(Summer 2023) Enrichment Specialist - Elementary

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown toannually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and theSouth Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day,extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-basedyouth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorousacademics, social-emotional learning, deep family and communityengagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learnerswho are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out ofthe classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-yearplan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growingour organization's impact and leveling the playing field for allchildren. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.

Enrichment Specialists create diverse learning experiencesthat focus on, but are not limited to, physical activity, artistic,cultural or STEM activities for students in grades K to 5 tocontinue their learning and development over the summer. Previousenrichment activities offered include Karate, Hip-Hop Dance, SlamPoetry, and Art Club. Specialists deliver 45 to 75 minute-longsessions to teams of 18-20 students in grades K-5, supported by twoYouth Workers.Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver curricula for enrichment activities that arealigned to the DREAM curriculum and program model;
  • Collaborate with Youth Workers and Program Manager to provide acohesive and fun experience for youth;
  • Embed literacy throughout all instruction;
  • Prepare all materials before activities begin and facilitate athorough clean up afterwards;
  • Encourage youth to positively participate in activities;
  • Serve as a role model while demonstrating professionalbehavior;
  • Implement all health and safety protocols as required,including ensuring child safety and responding appropriately to anyincidents;
  • Note: Enrichment activities that require materials/resourceswill be given a conservative budget on an as-needed basis.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degreeor certification in related field preferred;
  • 2+ years of experience working with groups of youth, or similarexperience required;
  • Ability to independently plan and implement lessons;
  • Clear passion for and detailed knowledge of specialtyarea;
  • Understanding of effective youth development strategies andconflict resolution;
  • Exemplary social, organizational, and communicationskills;
  • Dedication to the program and ability to collaborate withcolleagues to ensure a positive, productive youth experience;
  • A commitment to DREAM's mission, including the belief that allstudents can achieve at high levels.


  • Start date: June 28, 2023
  • End date: August 4, 2023
  • Days & hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:45pm-4:45pm


  • Placements available in East Harlem and the South Bronx.


  • DREAM offers competitive compensation commensurate withrelevant experience with the potential for a seasonal increase. Thehourly rate for this position for incoming staff is between $25 and$30. New hires receive an offer within the range based on relevantexperience, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for therole.

DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees.Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability orsincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordancewith applicable law.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ANDINCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are amatter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed tobuilding a team where each individual can bring their full identityand experience to work because representation matters—it enrichesour team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthensour impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff thatrepresent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black andHispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practicesare equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated tocreating a world where youth, especially youth of color, havepermission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to maketheir dreams reality.Come dream with us.


All Kids Can. This Kid Can. 

DREAM is Family. 

Fun is a Serious Value.

 Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work. 

Fail. Persist. Exceed. 


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DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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