Elementary and Middle School Education Specialist

New York, NY

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Salaried Exempt

LOCATION: Harlem

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Education and Leadership Development

SUPERVISES: Teachers, Tutors, TAs

Are you passionate about guiding elementary and middle school students toward a love of

learning and community? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where creativity and

innovation are celebrated? If so, we want you to join our team at Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH)

as the Elementary and Middle School Education Specialist.

BACKGROUND/MISSION

Figure Skating in Harlem (FSH) is the only organization to combine the power of education with

the grace and discipline of figure skating to build young leaders. We give girls 6-18 access to

innovative afterschool and summer programs that advance their intellectual, emotional and

physical health. Our mission is to help girls transform their lives and grow in confidence,

leadership and academic achievement. For more than 27 years, our award-winning programs

have provided girls from low-income communities with access to education, health and

wellness services to help them reach their fullest potential. Our vision is for every student,

regardless of socio-economic background, to acquire the foundational academic, social and

leadership skills to achieve her dreams. She will be a powerful speaker, an effective leader, live

a healthy lifestyle and be a global citizen. Headquartered in Harlem, we have launched our first

chapter in 2017, Figure Skating in Detroit.

POSITION SUMMARY

As the Elementary and Middle School Education Specialist at FSH, you will play a crucial role in

shaping the educational journey of our elementary and middle school students. This role

involves developing and implementing curriculum tailored to these age groups, overseeing

student data collection and analysis, and ensuring that every student receives personalized

learning support. Reporting to the VP, Education and Leadership Development, you will work

closely with the education team to uphold FSH's commitment to academic excellence and

student success.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum Development:

Collaborate with the VP Education and Leadership Development and Education team to

develop and implement engaging and relevant curriculum for elementary and middle

school students in our afterschool and summer programs, ensuring alignment with

academic standards, covering a spectrum of subjects including STEAM, communications,

and financial literacy to enrich the educational experience of our students.

Craft personalized learning strategies to support the diverse needs of students in grades

K-8.

Student Support:

Act as point person/group liaison for elementary and middle school families,

maintaining a culture of support and high expectations.

Work closely with the VP Education and Leadership Development to support individual

students’ learning needs and access to opportunities.

Facilitate mandatory tutoring sessions as needed to support student learning and

academic progress.

Liaise with the VP Education and Leadership Development to provide parent workshops

and communications.

Staff Management:

Recruit, hire, and train elementary and middle school teachers, tutors, and TAs to

deliver high-quality instruction that meets the needs of our diverse student population.

Provide ongoing support and professional development opportunities for frontline staff.

Conduct mid-year and end-of-year evaluations to assess staff performance.

Data Collection and Evaluation:

Oversee the collection and evaluation of report cards and other academic metrics for all

high school students, ensuring accuracy and completeness of academic records.

Lead longitudinal approach to tracking and documenting program effectiveness for

elementary and middle school students, including developing and analyzing program

metrics, administering student surveys and other data collection.Collaboration:

Work collaboratively with the Education team and FSH leadership to ensure alignment

of programming with organizational goals and grant deliverables.

Proactively share student insights with the head of Marketing and Communications to

inform outreach efforts.

Perform and assist with other projects, initiatives, and duties as needed and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in education or related field; graduate degree preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in elementary and/ or middle school education, with

a focus on curriculum development and student support. Applicants with classroom

teaching experience preferred.

Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and

meet deadlines.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a genuine desire to work with

students and their families.

Patience, empathy, and trustworthiness, with the ability to foster a supportive learning

environment.

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.


Figure Skating in Harlem values its diverse community and encourages all qualified applicants to

apply. Due to the high volume of resumes, FSH may not respond to all who apply. FSH is an

equal opportunity employer.

BENEFITS

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, you'll have the

opportunity to work alongside a passionate and dedicated team committed to empowering

young leaders through education.

Thank you for considering a career with Figure Skating in Harlem. We look forward to

welcoming a motivated and enthusiastic professional to our team!