Phipps Neighborhoods – SYEP Project Based Learning Facilitator

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 21 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries. SYEP also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and social growth.

In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Youth and Community Development, Phipps Neighborhoods is launching a school-based SYEP model that will strengthen New York City’s (NYC) workforce development system and help young people gain the support, educational credentials, and skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. This is an exciting opportunity to partner with high schools and help build lifelong career skills.

Position Summary:

The Project-Based Learning (PBL) Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating the PBL workshops and activities for the school-based SYEP program for 14-15 year old students.  This is a part-time, temporary position. 

Position Overview:

  • Facilitate Project-Based Learning curriculum and activities for 14 and 15 year old students.
  • Model positive youth development principles in facilitating workshops in a manner that is fun and engaging.
  • Establish classroom norms and expectations; develop rapport with the students.
  • Manage students and classroom dynamics appropriately,
  • Provide guidance and support to students throughout the course of their PBL project.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Program Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 2 years’ experience facilitating groups, lessons, activities, or workshops with teenagers; experience with 14 and 15 year olds preferred.
  • Dynamic public speaking and presentation skills, with the ability to provide an engaging learning experience for young people.
  • Strong background in youth development and an assets-driven perspective on how to work with disconnected youth.
  • Robust classroom management skills.
  • Proficient in basic computer applications (Outlook, Word, Power Point).
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible, enjoy working with teens, and have strong initiative to work in a team.