Family Trainer

PowerMyLearning - New York, NY - Part time

Position: Family Trainer

Job Type: Part-Time (Saturdays during the school year)

Location: New York City Region


 The focus of the training is making parents feel more empowered to help their children do better in school. On training days, Family Trainers provide 2 three-hour workshops, with up to fifteen families (over thirty people) per workshop.

PowerMyLearning provides new Family Trainers with training prior to leading a workshop. Family Trainers receive ongoing coaching and feedback from PowerMyLearning staff and their peers in order to ensure high-quality training at all times.

Family Trainers should be able to commit to working two Saturdays per month during the school year (there is often the opportunity to work three Saturdays per month if desired). The time commitment for Saturday training is approximately eight and a half hours (8:30am – 5:00pm), including prep time and teaching time. You will also receive a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. PowerMyLearning partner schools are located within New York City (all boroughs); training locations will vary throughout the year. This position reports to the Program Manager, Family Engagement on the New York City team.


PowerMyLearning Family Trainers are responsible for:

  • Providing an engaging presentation of PowerMyLearning’s curriculum
  • Following PowerMyLearning’s curriculum and workshop pacing guide
  • Maintaining control and flow of the workshop classroom at all times
  • Utilizing Customer Service Representatives and volunteers as teaching assistants through active engagement to support and assist families throughout the workshop
  • Creating a safe, inviting and motivating classroom environment
  • Representing PowerMyLearning in a professional manner at all times
  • Working with PowerMyLearning staff to continuously improve the PowerMyLearning curriculum
  • Coordinate with PowerMyLearning’s Program Manager and Coordinator, Customer Service Representatives and Registration Coordinators
  • Ensuring that families leave the workshop:
    • Knowing how to set up their computer

oAble to use the educational software provided

oReady to improve their home learning environment

  • Attending periodic training sessions in person



  • Passion for PowerMyLearning’s mission
  • High School Diploma
  • Bilingual Spanish/English or other language
  • Experience training or teaching in some capacity
  • Experience working with low-income communities
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and high levels of confidence as a public speaker/presenter
  • Strong relationship or “people” skills
  • Strong problem solving skills & extremely flexible
  • Proficiency and comfort using basic computer functions, including computer setup, MS Office applications, and the Internet
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical information about computer and software use to a non-technical audience
  • Availability on Saturdays


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with public schools and/or districts
  • K-12 teaching background


  • $25 per hour
  • Compensation does not include the cost of transportation
  • Lunch provided during workshops


Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to using the following conventions:

Subject line: NYC Family Trainer

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PowerMyLearning is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Experience Level

1 to 5 years


ABOUT PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national non-profit that leverages technology to strengthen the learning relationships among students, teachers, and families so that all students can succeed. Our work fosters growth in teachers as instructional leaders, in parents as support partners, and in students as learners who can meet the challenge of high academic standards. We partner with schools, districts, and after-school hubs to provide teachers with coaching and students and parents with devices and training. Underlying our work is our free web platform, PowerMyLearning Connect, already in use in more than 40% of school communities nationwide. We have demonstrated impact on student achievement and love of learning; teacher instructional practices; and parental confidence.

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