The Men Teach Anchor position is an after-school teaching fellow opportunity. NYC Men Teach is invested in the development of men of color as impactful educators. As a part of a Village Pathway program, NIA looks forward to supporting you as you work towards becoming a classroom teacher.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successfully lead after-school activities with groups of up to 20 students for grades K-5 (up to 30 students for grades 6-8)

  • Work collaboratively with co-workers who assist in the classroom

  • Submit written lesson plans in a timely manner

  • Effectively manage the classroom and address student behavior issues in a positive, professional manner

  • Communicate clearly and positively with students, co-workers, and supervisors

  • Maintenance of the classroom and supplies

  • Must be available for monthly professional development and mentoring meetings

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of prior experience facilitating group activities with students

  • High school diploma required

  • College coursework in the areas of education, youth development, or the subject area the instructor will teach is expected

  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Pay rate begins at $15 per hour, commensurate with experience.

All positions require availability Monday through Friday, with hours varying between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, with training and special events outside of those hours. All positions require training and some special events outside of regular work hours.

A current physical exam and TB test are required for all staff. All site-based staff must be fingerprinted before being hired. A $25 mandatory background check is required.

How To Apply:

Please fill out the form below. Put "Men Teach Anchor" in the Position You're Applying For field. Please upload your resume and a cover letter as well. Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted. 

About NIA:

Founded in 1981, the NIA Community Services Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing issues that impact youth, families, and seniors. The NIA serves thousands of clients each year through after-school programs, summer day camps, cultural arts opportunities, youth and family counseling services, community assistance, referral services, and senior support programs. 

The NIA offers students access to arts, sports, leadership, STEM, and academic opportunities through after-school programs that foster positive youth development, teach new skills, and encourage learning through exploration. NIA programs provide an environment where students learn to think critically and communicate confidently; a place where students develop the tools necessary to realize their individual talents and embrace the larger world through meaningful opportunities for experiential education, service learning, and community building. 

About NYC Men Teach:

In a city where the majority of the 8.4 million inhabitants are people of color, it is important that such diversity is reflected in New York City classrooms. Diverse cultures, perspectives, and realities are the backbone of our great city, and increased understanding of the rich diversity in our city affects every aspect of our daily lives. Yet, far too many young people in our City - especially young men of color - will never see someone who looks like them at the chalkboard. If we're going to be serious about address inequality in education, economics, health and justice, diverse teachers must be a part of the overall strategy.

In January 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio, in conjunction with New York City's Young Men's Initiative, made a bold pledge: NYC will develop new initiatives and programs aiming to put an additional 1,000 men of color on course to become NYC public school teachers over the next three years.

The Young Men's Initiative, together with Department of Education, City University of New York, Center for Economic Opportunity, and Teach for America, excitedly announces the launch of NYC Men Teach to recruit and unite Black, Latino and Asian men committed to educating today's diverse student population; supporting each other's professional and leadership development; and to empowering the communities they serve. 

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NIA complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations and with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

Though focused on the recruitment of African, African American/Black, Caribbean and Latino/Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander males and other underrepresented groups, NYC Men Teach does not discriminate based on race or gender and will serve as a model for improving diversity in education overall. All programs and activities of the NYC Men Teach program are open to all eligible applicants, without regard to race, gender, or national origin.