Job Title

Instructor for EXCEL & YALP

Job Description

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 37 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.


The Department of Children and Youth is looking for a part-time Instructor to teach subjects covered on the TASC exam, support the Youth and Education portfolio. The Instructor will serve as part of the educational team supporting the overall goals of a performance based contract for youth 16-24 years old in the Young Adult Literacy and EXCEL program. Please specify the subject interest, Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. 


BronxWorks is hiring (1) Instructor for the EXCEL & YALP Program.



  • Under the direction of the Program Coordinator to support the academic goals of the Young Adult Literacy and EXCEL program.
  • Help ensure for high quality programming. Offer input on program goals, program design, and evaluations of program activities.
  • Create a nurturing and supportive environment for the participants.
  • Work with the leadership team to plan and facilitate staff meetings, orientation, trips, events, etc. 
  • Develop and build relationships with parents and families of program participants.
  • Ensure a physically safe environment for participants.
  • Attend internal and external agency meetings and trainings.
  • Submit reports as required including monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Identify, obtain and organize educational resources, materials and curriculum guides for thematic periods (ie, bulletin boards, trips, etc). 
  • Develop lesson plans with a particular focus on literacy; reading and writing to ensuring that activities are engaging, age-appropriate, thematic, experiential, educationally sound and engaging. 
  • Create and maintain an educationally enriching environment including bulletin boards, displays and library.
  • Implement technology applications in the classroom; develop computer literacy activities and promote project- based learning.
  • Attend monthly supervisory sessions to identify participants’ educational needs, review lessons, assess classroom environment, and plan events.
  • Collaborates with Case Manager to address the specific needs of participants. 
  • Provide 1:1 or group tutoring to interested program participants. 
  • Provide feedback to on the development of the educational component.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field of study.
  • Certificate in Adult Literacy preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of at least two years of experience in an educational setting, high school or college preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required. 


  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork.
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation.
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.


BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.

  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
  • Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.

ADDITIONALLY, BronxWorks Offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendar
  • Access to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees 

Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:


BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.

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Candidates can apply directly on BronxWorks Careers website by clicking on URL Link:

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