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Social Justice Writing Seminar Instructor, Saturday

Innovation, Policy, and Research

Start Date: Oct 02, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - Social Justice Writing Seminar Instructor, Saturday

Where: 610 W 112th Street, New York, NY 10025
When: Saturday, October 2017 – May 2018

Liberty LEADS is seeking an instructor to lead a social justice curriculum, created by Justice by the Pen, for high school students in the 12th grade. .

Justice by the Pen’s curriculum is designed to encourage communities towards self-determination by engaging youth in social justice and community activism. The class should include a combination of free discussion-based workshops, group activities, films, field trips, and various social justice campaigns. We want to encourage our youth to become lifelong learners and leaders, able to actualize and exercise their voice for a communal cause that matters.

The Liberty LEADS Program at Bank Street College is an after-school college access and college success program serving students throughout New York City. We offer a comprehensive academic program and a wide range of resources for students in grades 5 through 12, Monday through Saturday, for 11 months of the year. Liberty LEADS works to ensure that youth with few economic resources have access to the supports necessary to realize their potential, make positive contributions to society, and smoothly make the transition into college or an entry-level career. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.


● Adapt and implement a social justice focused curriculum for groups of 10-15 students
● Execute and modify curriculum according to needs of students
● Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies
● Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS High School Advisor for supervision and debriefing


● Must possess strong communication skills
● A commitment to social justice and youth activism
● NYS Teacher Certification or professional proficiency in content area preferred
● Must possess Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
● Previous experience working with adolescents

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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