Careers at the New York State Network for Youth Success
STEM Afterschool Expansion VISTA
The Network is currently seeking a STEM VISTA. This position, based in the Network’s Troy, NY office, reports to the Professional Development Director. Please find the full description here. Open until filled.
Afterschool Pathfinder is also an incredible tool that connects employers, trainers, and professionals in the field with constant updates on job openings, trainings, and educational opportunities. Even if there aren’t any openings of interest with the Network for Youth Success, you’ll find tons of other great opportunities in the field while getting valuable trainings and professional development coaching.
Capacity Building VISTA
The Capacity Building VISTA will work to provide support for afterschool providers in the Capital Region and statewide. The VISTA will expand the Capital Region Expanded Learning Opportunities (CRELO) regional afterschool network. The duties include increasing professional development opportunities, identifying high quality training opportunities for local underserved staff, providing training, identifying potential new members, increasing engagement, and supporting the needs of current members to professionalize the field. These responsibilities align with the Network’s mission to increase access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom, especially for underserved K-12 students.
We have partnered with the AmeriCorps VISTA Program at Siena where you will be mentored by 2 VISTA Leaders and trained by an experienced VISTA management team. You will attend a Pre-Service Orientation, an On-Site Orientation, and ongoing training throughout the year. The program functions like a fellowship and provides high-impact professional development training that focuses on the enhancement of our VISTA Fellows’ overall growth to make the best of the service year experience. The Fellows bond as a cohort to support each other as they learn, grow, and serve.
EARN YOUR NYS SAC CREDENTIAL AND...-Qualify as a Site Supervisor-Reduce challenging behaviors-Learn how to meet children's needs-Familiarize yourself with NYS OCFS SAC Regulations-Increase confidence in your work-Enhance your leadership skills-Join a network of credentialed professionals serving children in NYSThe Distance Learning School-Age Care (SAC) Preparatory Course includes viewing recorded videos, reading, and preparing a portfolio and resource file. This class meets the education requirement to be a Site Director in New York State. Now enrolling for Fall 2021 register here: networkforyouthsuccess.org/credential/distance-learning/... See MoreSee Less
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This week, the Network is pleased to shine a spotlight on Shakema Cyrus, the afterschool program director for Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School. Inspired by the afterschool program she attended when she was younger, Shakema began working in the afterschool field in 2018. “Through that experience, I was able to build long-lasting relationships, be exposed to many community opportunities that have aided in my growth as a young adult, and [gain] access to organizations that I am now able to partner with for my current students,” said Shakema. Shakema has successfully applied her previous skills in event planning and education to create amazing opportunities for students, staff, and their families, and "to educate, support, and empower the community" that she serves. The SAC Credential Course was essential to Shakema’s transition from her business background to the afterschool field. Taking this course was a “no-brainer,” she explained, as it positioned her to elevate her career and run a great program that is "in compliance with every aspect of [our] program requirements." Shakema went on to say that, “Through taking the SAC Credential Course, I learned that creating an efficient afterschool program for students takes hard work and commitment...and that the opportunities are endless as long as you're utilizing all resources provided to you to create the best program possible." To find an agency that teaches the SAC Credential near you, click here. For more information on the asynchronous distance learning course, click here. ... See MoreSee Less