Learning for Social Impact Instructor (9th-12th Grade)

HEAF is a comprehensive supplemental education and youth development organization that works to help motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career and life. HEAF identifies scholars in middle school and supports them until they are successfully admitted to four-year colleges through a variety of after-school, Saturday and summer educational and youth development programs.

Program Description:

Thursdays, January ; June

4:30 pm ; 7:00 pm, instruction time

Course Summary:

Learning for Social Impact Project® (LSI) is a service-learning initiative that combines community service with direct reflection, academic learning, youth exchange and travel. LSI® project goals are to promote cultural, academic/cognitive and social competencies of its participants, as well as to complete a sustainable service project that addresses a community need. Each six-month LSI project relates one country or theme to the experiences of the HEAF students. The project culminates in a trip of approximately fifteen HEAF students visiting the community and culture studied, where they complete the service aspect of the project. The hired instructor will not participate in the trip.

This year, students will explore the culture, history, and politics of Sweden as they compare Sweden to the United States. Students will discuss the pros, cons, and pitfalls of each form of government. They will also examine issues related to youth unemployment, diversity, and assimilation. The ideal candidate will be able to bring Swedish culture and politics to life, enabling students to truly embrace the content. Swedish expats are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Requirements:

  • B.A. in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, History or related field (graduate students are encouraged to apply)
  • 1-3 years teaching experience or direct youth experience with high school to college aged students
  • Experience in project based and inquiry-based learning techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Impeccable classroom management skills
  • Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the HEAF staff
  • Ability and willingness to commit to entire program
  • Engaging, dynamic, passionate, and an ability to have FUN in the classroom

How to apply

Send cover letter and resume to:

Harlem Educational Activities Fund

Attn: LSI Teacher Search

Email: ntynes@heaf.org

No Phone Calls please

New York, New York
Harlem Educational Activities Fund
LSI Teacher Search

2090 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10027, US