Advanced ELA and Social Studies

Location: Remote to Onsite (Brooklyn, NY) 
Position Code: RDQ0B

Position Summary:
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is looking for a knowledgeable English Language Arts and Social Studies Instructor for our Advance and Earn, Young Professional’s Institute Program.  Work hours would be Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. .Under the supervision of the Academic Coordinator, the ELA and Social Studies Instructor will be responsible for developing and facilitating educational level appropriate content to participants ages 16-24 in our pre-HSE and HSE level classes. The Instructor will work to create intentional content to facilitate educational gain for those in pre-HSE and TASC readiness for those in HSE. The Instructor will work closely with the team and under the direction of the Academic Coordinator to identify participants who can make educational gain and are bound for the TASC with additional 1:1 and small group instruction.


  • Develop interactive and intentional curriculum for high performing pre-HSE and HSE students that seeks to facilitate grade gain, NRS level gain and/or TASC readiness
  • Track, monitor and input data on all funder and internally required student and program milestones and outcomes
  • Utilize dynamic platforms to facilitate classes in the remote environment
  • Facilitate meaningful and interactive classes onsite, when applicable
  • Employ strength based, youth centered approach to support strong attendance and participation
  • Develop, collect and track internal and funder mandated worksheets
  • Administer the TABE test
  • Work collaboratively with the Advance and Earn and Academic Team to ensure cohesive messaging and services to youth
  • Attend all required program, team and agency meetings
  • Attend trainings and monitor trends on optimizing student learning
  • All other appropriate duties as assigned by supervisor

 The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and facilitate intentional academic content geared toward facilitating educational gain and/or TASC attainment
  • Work closely with the Academic team to identify gaps in educational services and provide recommendations
  • Ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary team to identify and respond to, as well as raise, participant academic, social, emotional, and vocational needs
  • Be passionate about providing educational opportunities and skills to opportunity young adults
  • Understand the positive correlation between educational opportunity and equity
  • Ability to meet deadlines and enter data in a timely and accurate manner
  • Have prior demonstrated success in developing and facilitating math instruction to a diverse group of learners at varying levels of proficiency
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in forming relationships with participants, community partners, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners
  • Be driven to create a strong culture of high accountability and high support
  • Lead by example and model integrity
  • Value and cultivate a supportive, growth minded team culture


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (Bachelor’s Degree in Education preferred)
  • Background in ELA and Social Studies Instruction
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
  • Experience in curriculum development and design
  • Experience in non-profit preferred

Why You Should Join Us:

  • Salary $25-$30/hour
  • Built in curriculum development time
  • Ability to build out curriculum as you see fit; and work closely with the Academic Coordinator on department infrastructure building
  • Growth orientated, fast paced, autonomous, and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Company events and outings (ongoing professional development, coaching, staff retreat
  • Passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s youth and adult communities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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