Harlem Village Academies is a community of educators working to build an urban school district based on the ideals and tenets of progressive education. HVA is the demonstration site for the Progressive Education Institute.
As an Elementary School Aide, you will directly support our instructional and non-instructional teams to ensure the integrity of our day-to-day operations. Among other tasks, the School Aide will manage students during transitions, monitor behavior during lunch and recess, and execute individual projects assigned by instructional and non-instructional leaders. Based on performance, School Aides may be given additional responsibilities overseeing domains of interest, such as inventory and purchasing, facilities upkeep, or other administrative tasks.
The ideal candidate is smart and passionate about supporting children and believes that all students can learn at the highest level. S/he can communicate well with elementary age children and demonstrate patience and care. S/he is genuinely warm, kind, and able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
Intensively support and demonstrate love and care for students while supervising during recess, lunch, and public park visits
Execute special projects assigned by instructional and non-instructional leaders
Oversee non-instructional domains such as inventory and purchasing, facilities upkeep, and family communication, as assigned by the school Operations Director
Support the school community with other duties upon request
High school diploma, preferably pursuing a bachelor’s degree
Strong sense of personal accountability for student and school success
Prior experience working with children
Physical and emotional endurance to deal with challenging students
Comfort working in a main office setting, including completing computer-based tasks
Exceptional ability to build relationships and communication with students, colleagues, and families
Excellent behavior management, great attention to detail, and incredible flexibility to meet any challenge with a positive, solutions-oriented outlook
Willingness to go above and beyond to meet student needs
Microsoft Office Suite fluency preferred
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.