NYSA LIT Peer Mentor
New York City
Job Title: Newcomer Youth Summer Academy LIT Peer Mentor
Band / Level / Grade: 9B1
Location: New York
Overtime Eligible: Non-exempt (per local law)
Position Reports to: Dean of Operations
Background/IRC Summary: Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.
Job Overview/Summary: The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and social emotional learning classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.
Peer Mentors support the students' academic and social emotional growth during the Academy. Peer Mentors will be placed with one class of students for the duration of the Academy, supporting Lead Teachers and Co-Teachers to ensure productive & enriching lessons, and serving as positive role models for refugee youth.
This is a fixed-term position with a rate of $15/hour.
From Monday to Thursday, Peer Mentors work either the morning shift (8:00am to noon) or the afternoon shift (noon to 4:00pm. On Fridays, all Peer Mentors work the full day (8:00am to 4:00pm) to support students on field trips.
Position Term: July 6,7,8, 2022: 9:00am – 4:00pm
July 11 – August 19, 2022: Morning or Afternoon Shift: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-4:00pm, AND Fridays 8:00am – 4:00pm
- *Candidates must have participated in the IRC’s Leaders in Training Program during the 2021-2022 school year and maintained an LIT Grade of 75% or higher*
- Participate in all All-Staff orientations and Training days, as well as all program meetings and staff development activities thereafter
- Model appropriate student behavior and academic engagement with NYSA students at all times
- Assist teachers and staff with various classroom management activities and lessons on a daily basis
- Tutor students individually or in small groups at the direction of the teacher
- Assist in supervision of daily student meals and student sign in/out
- Assist teachers and staff with afternoon activities and field trips on Fridays
- Act as a positive role model for newcomer youth
- Complete all staff evaluations
- Other tasks as assigned by Lead and Co-Teachers, and NYSA staff as requested