Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) Instructor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/11/2018 1:16 PM)
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    Literacy New Lots
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library’s Adult Literacy Department seeks to hire a P/T academic instructor to effectively deliver engaging Pre-HSE level instruction to a young adult aged (17-24) cohort in the East New York section of Brooklyn. The ideal candidate is a vibrant, creative, dynamic, civic minded facilitator who is capable of engaging and motivating students in a non-traditional learning environment.

    The academic instructor is responsible for designing and delivering thematic units of study; reflective of evidenced-based literacy and numeracy instructional approaches. In addition, the instructor will support the progression of and oversee a student centered, service learning process as well as work cooperatively and collaboratively with the rest of the Young Adult Literacy Program team to ensure academic success of the YALP participants.


    • Develop and deliver high interest academic instruction to a young adult population.
    • Guide and oversee a student led service learning process
    • Collaborate daily with YALP team to provide seamless support for the YALP participants
    • Maintain student records and confidentiality as required
    • Provide program support at recruitment, orientation and recognition events
    • Participate in ongoing training and professional development as assigned
    • Perform additional duties as required


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, 2 years teaching or facilitation experience required. MA/MS a plus.
    • Lively, energetic personality with a genuine interest and dedication to working exclusively with a young adult population.
    • Experience with curriculum development with a specific focus on thematic units of study
    • Superior interpersonal, verbal, written and organizational skills
    • Working knowledge of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment and the NYS High School Equivalency Exam (TASC).
    • Must be available during the daytime hours Monday – Wednesday and Fridays

     This is a grant funded position. The pay rate is $38.00 an hour /19 hours a week. The work schedule will be:

    Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:30am to 2:30pm

    Wednesdays: 10am to 2:00pm

    Fridays: 10am to 3pm

    The YALP instructor reports to the Young Adult Literacy Coordinator.






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