The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The goal of The Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. Programs within the Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help young people, who are in school, out-of-school and out-of work, to assess, set, and obtain their educational and career goals. CareerED services specifically allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps he/she will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence. The Math instructor is responsible for providing classroom and small group for pre-HSE and HSE students at the Bronx Youth Center to help them make literacy and numeracy gains and move towards preparing for the HSE test as they move up ladder towards economic self-sufficiency into post-secondary options.


  • Create curriculum and facilitate all instructional aspects of pre-HSE, HSE or Bridge academic classes for Bronx Youth Center students
  • Provide differentiated instruction to a wide-range of learners
  • Plan lessons and projects that are outcome based to develop skills necessary for both job readiness and HSE preparation that are aligned with the NYS Common Core Standards
  • Communicate with other support staff to ensure students are receiving optimal services
  • Administer multiple forms of assessment, including the TABE test and other summative and formative assessments, and use these assessments to inform lesson planning and day to day instructional strategies
  • Maintain records of students’ academic strengths, challenges, and progress; prepare reports on students’ progress
  • Collaborate with other instructors are coaches to map out a continuum of academic progress for students
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is stimulating, supports individual and group learning and is rigorous and nurturing
  • Develop and implement teaching strategies to assist struggling youth in literacy and numeracy skills
  • Provide one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction to support students struggling with specific subjects
  • Develop and maintain student portfolios, documenting milestone and other supporting interim achievements
  • Record case notes on participant progress and be involved in progress meetings and case conferencing
  • Assist the Supervisor of Education Services in leading instructional team projects and initiatives including but not limited to: curriculum design and selection, test coordination, program exhibitions, and instructional resources allocation
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team with instructional team, placement staff, and college advisors to ensure participants’ education and career needs, interests, and goals are being met; participate in case conferencing
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principals of positive youth development
  • Participate in relevant departmental, agency, and external agency meetings, trainings, case conferences, workshops and events
  • Handle any appropriate additional responsibilities and functions as assigned by Supervisor and/or Director


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field required, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum of three years classroom teaching experience working with high-risk adolescent population a multi-cultural vulnerable young adult population (foster care, court involved, runaway, homeless, teen parent, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Familiar with TABE and TASC specific Math curricula and subjects
  • Comfortable with co-teaching model
  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation
  • Experience incorporating and using technology in instruction
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong computer skills required
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, or French, preferred but not required

Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
Salary: Low-Mid 40s, plus generous benefits package

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