The OST, "Out of School Time" after school programming directly addresses the Library’s mission: to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. Through these programs, NYPL brings together students of all ages to help them work together closely, with the Library’s expert guidance, to achieve their academic goals.
BridgeUp, is a College Prep Program, which builds a supportive network of students from under-served communities through developing cohorts of high school graduates who are prepared to thrive in college and career. The College Prep Program has created a network of safe spaces that allow students to come together to develop their individual passions and creativity, while helping them succeed both academically and socially. With the success of each student, the program aims to bridge the opportunity divide, close the achievement gap, and transform lives.
Reporting to the Program Director, the HGB Education Fellow will:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Services, or a related field
Previous experience working with adolescents on an individual and group basis
Demonstrated experience in program and curriculum design
Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively across many different Library departments
Ability to coordinate work with many different external constituencies
Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and wear many different hats
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Bridge Up Program and New York Public Library
Excellent organizational skills
Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Interest in addressing issues of urban education and character development through direct intervention and practice.
Commitment to working with adolescents from low-income communities within New York City.
Fellows are expected to commit to at least two years, with an option to remain on board, provided they meet program expectations.
Travel between schools and branches