Bard Prison Initiative
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About the Bard Prison Initiative
Formed in 1999 to address the mass incarceration crisis, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) defies expectations of who college is for and where it might lead. For twenty years, BPI has reimagined and redefined questions of availability, affordability, and expectations typically associated with college in America. One of the most rigorous and effective college-in-prison programs in the country, BPI is now extending its radical intervention in educational inequity outside of prison through the Bard Microcolleges and BardBac.
About the Position
The Tutor will join BPI’s New York City team to tutor youth in a juvenile detention center in Brooklyn, NY. The position is a one-year position with a possibility for a 2-year extension depending on grant renewal. The Tutor position will start on July 1, 2023 and end on June 30th, 2024. The Tutor reports to the Assistant Director of Youth and Alumni Learning Development.
The Tutor will join a team of student-centered, results-driven individuals implementing rigorous and robust education and career development training for students aged 14 to 21 years old. The ratio of tutors to students is 1:18. Using original curriculum and a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, the Tutor will play an integral part in supporting the students’ journeys to college and/or career and beyond. The Tutor will promote a depth of understanding and skill acquisition by serving as a coach and facilitator of learning to other tutors and to the students. The Tutor should be personable, approachable, friendly, reliable, and communicative. While the Tutor may be able to tutor in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and/or history, a strong background in math is preferred. Math tutors should be able to cover K-12 mathematical concepts and practices. Math tutors with a strong proficiency in primary and middle school math are encouraged to apply.
- Work closely with the Assistant Director of Learning and Instruction to (1) establish and maintain a tailored, dynamic in-class environment to meet students’ goals and (2) refine and grow the work of tutors in support of student learning
- Develop content, syllabus, lesson plans, and assigned work
- Support the creation of educational support materials for students
- Create and tailor lesson plans to meet the needs and strengths of each student
- Plan and lead tutoring and study hall sessions for students.
- Keep detailed records of tutoring sessions in required formats after each session with a student
- Attend tutor workshops to build and develop competencies
- Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York
- BPI New York City Office - midtown Manhattan office
- Capacity to recognize and appreciate the lived experience of students while supporting them in reaching their highest potential
- Have an aptitude for teaching and engaging youth
- Values and promotes diversity and inclusion
- Minimum of an associate’s degree in content related field
- Classroom teaching and/or tutoring experience
- Comfortable with and skilled at working with/navigating technological learning systems
- Understanding and practice of student-centered pedagogy
- Expertise and depth of knowledge in English Language Arts, writing, or reading skills; science; history; advanced high school-level mathematics
- Ability to adhere to BPI and NYC Administration for Children Services policies and procedures at all times
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
- Flexible and adaptable to change
- Degree in mathematics or a strong academic background in mathematics
- Secondary Education Degree and Certification
- Belief that every student can learn and love math
- Strong proficiency in primary and middle school math
- Knowledge and experience with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- Knowledgeable with research-based, culturally responsive, equity-driven, and anti-oppressive instructional practices
- Certifications, PD course completions, and/or tertiary education in Instructional Technologies
This salary range reflects the College's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
Please submit a resume and list of three professional references, as well as one document that answers all four of the following questions:
- What are the top two reasons you are interested in exploring whether this position is the right fit for you? (Maximum of 250 words)
- What are the top two to three things that others would say you are better at than 95% of the people they know? Share how this has made a difference in your work. (Maximum of 250 words)
- Take a look back at any job and/or class you had and tell us about one to two experiences when you had to go to someone else for help because they were stronger in a certain area. (Maximum of 250 words)
- What are the top 2-3 things those who have worked with you would say you are not so good at doing? Cite some evidence or examples. (Maximum of 250 words)