New York Educator

New York Educator Job Description – Girls Leadership

About Girls Leadership

Girls Leadership envisions a society where girls embrace the power of their voice, to shape the world. We work with girls, parents, caregivers and educators to ensure lasting impact by teaching the practices of assertive self-expression and strengthening emotional intelligence, equipping girls with the skills and confidence to exercise the power of their voice.

Girls Leadership was founded in 2001 by bestselling author and girl-expert Rachel Simmons and educator Simone Marean. Together, they created a critically acclaimed program and curriculum that delivers workshops, a residential summer program and day camps. We are growing rapidly, driven by a three-year strategic plan to expand our work across lines of difference, such as race and class, to impact as many girls as possible.


About the Position

Girls Leadership is seeking part-time Educators dedicated to improving the social and emotional development of girls from all backgrounds. Educators should be willing to teach school-year workshops in the following New York sub-regions:


  • New York City (Five Boroughs)


Girls Leadership Educators join a team of outstanding professionals at a nationally recognized nonprofit. Educators will work at the cutting edge of thinking and practice for girls’ social and emotional development; learn and exercise the techniques of educational theater; embody our core values of Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity, and Play; and become a certified Girls Leadership Educator.


Candidates must be at least 25 years of age and must have experience teaching young people through interactive lessons. A graduate degree in education, arts in education, psychology or similar, is preferred.

The foundation of the Girls Leadership curriculum is educational theater. All interested Educators should apply. We prefer applicants with experience teaching arts-integrated curricula, specifically theater. We also seek Educators with experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and who are bilingual in Spanish. As part of the application process, we ask you to facilitate a short original lesson with a small group of people.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about the empowerment and leadership of girls from all backgrounds
  • Demonstrate the ability to create an inclusive community through intentional language use and role modeling
  • Relate to and effectively teach girls from diverse backgrounds in the K-8th grade age range, in addition to their parents/caregivers
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion practices
  • Demonstrate social and emotional intelligence
  • Be comfortable with professional observation and regular feedback
  • Possess experience executing lesson plans and project units (creating lesson/unit plans is a plus!)
  • Have at least two years experience teaching youth in academic or recreational settings
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Be responsible and self-motivated, as well as tech responsive (this position is satellite and part-time in nature, and includes timely submission of paperwork, prompt email responses, navigation of Google Mail and Calendar)
  • Work well with others as part of a team and be invested in building community amongst Educators
  • Approach problems creatively and proactively
  • Bilingual in Spanish (a plus!)
  • Be able to be playful when teaching and have fun with parents/caregivers and girls!
  • Travel to revolving school and community sites in one of the sub-regions listed above – please consider distance and travel during peak hours before applying. Workshops typically run weekdays, between the hours of 5-8p and on weekend days.
  • Be available to teach programs a minimum of one night per week and on weekends, September through June


Year-Round Teaching Requirements & Compensation for Accepted Applicants:

Initial Training: Two-day 2020 weekend training (compensated at $100 for the training)

First Stage: Observation of a Girl-Grownup workshop series (four weekly workshop sessions compensated at $25 per week) K/1 workshop session is 60 minutes per week for four weeks, 2/3 and 4/5 is 90 minutes per week, and 6-8th grade is two hours per week.

Second Stage: Co-teaching of a Girl-Grownup workshop series (four weekly workshop sessions compensated at $50 per session)

Third Stage: Solo teaching (each workshop session compensated at the rate of $138, $175 or $213 depending on session length dictated by curriculum grade levels). Prep compensation is included in this amount.

Ongoing Support: Year-round coaching by regional Program Manager (not compensated).

The training timeline for new Educators varies based on Educator availability during evening hours, and the demand for workshops within their specific sub-region. Once trained, the frequency of workshops Educators teach will also be dependent on availability and demand.


Important Dates:

  • Available for the “Teach Back Interview Night” (second interview) on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 7-9:30pm at a Manhattan location, TBD.
  • Available for “New Educator Training” February 29 and March 1, 2020 at a Manhattan Location, TBD.


To apply please send your resume and completed application (available through this hyperlink) to NY Program Manager, Julia Nickerson, at The subject line of the email should read as follows: “Your Full Name – New York Educator Application”.

Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Completed applications will be reviewed and processed on a rolling unless the positions are fully secured before this date. The most qualified and best-matched applicants will be contacted for a first interview over Skype. To learn more about Girls Leadership please visit our home page.