Location US-NY-New York
Job ID 2024-2292
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At The New York Foundling, we trust in the power and potential of people, and we deliberately invest in proven practices. From bold beginnings in 1869, our New York-based nonprofit has supported hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence.  We help children and families navigate through and beyond foster care. We help families struggling with conflict and poverty grow strong. We help individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, and we help our neighbors access quality health and mental health services—core to building lifelong resilience and wellbeing. Together, our interrelated programs provide a whole-person, whole-family, and whole-life approach that unlocks solutions for a lifetime.


As part of The Foundling’s comprehensive services for youth in foster care in New York City and New York State, the Tutor ensures that each student is prepared to experience the most from their classes, develop effective study habits to help then now and as they advance in their academic endeavors, explore various majors and careers (as age applicable), and implement a long-term academic plan that will allow them to excel and achieve their full potential.


• Reports directly to the assigned supervisor or covering leadership.
• Support a caseload of 15-18 students across any subject where they need help. Conduct one-on-one
tutoring sessions every week (unless bi-weekly as part of academic plan).
• Meeting students 1x/week for 60-90 minutes in the student’s home or nearby in the community to provide
academic support and mentorship (virtually based on current context as per agency’s practice). Provide
tutoring sessions through both in person face to face and virtual online tutoring sessions.
• Engaging students during sessions and performing outreach in support of students who are facing barriers
to attend an engage
• Maintaining a regular schedule of tutoring sessions
• Promptly reporting non-tutoring-related concerns to the appropriate program and agency staff and
assisting with referrals to support services as needed
• Collaborating with students and families to obtain academic records needed for program evaluation
• Effective collaboration with partner agency stakeholders including case planners, education specialists,
coaches, etc. in order to keep them updated on student progress as well as working to remove any barriers
to academic success.
• Lesson planning and development of practice materials during time not spent in tutoring sessions
• Participating in training and self-study to ensure that their content knowledge remains effective, efficient
and up-to-date
• Participate in weekly coaching with supervisor to discuss student needs and identify areas for professional
development. Participating in group meetings and consultations as well as 1:1 coaching
• Liaises with stakeholders and assists students in integrating.
• Develop a success plan for each student that takes into account the student’s interests, strengths, and areas
of growth, and sets a clear path toward grade/degree completion within a reasonable amount of time;
regularly review and update this plan regularly as needed. Track each student’s academic progress and
troubleshoot academic issues.
• Submit feedback after each meeting with a student to track goals, successes, and challenges.
• Engage in group discussions to troubleshoot specific student issues and share methods for teaching
various types of content.
• Perform outreach to students to create a tutoring schedule and develop strategies to enhance their
• Spend in-office time developing teaching materials such as worksheets with practice problems; study
guides and outlines of course materials; and methods for explaining important concepts.
• Adheres to program protocol’s and procedures and maintains clear, concise and accurate approved
documentation of efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrates
compliance with ACS, and meeting our agency’s expectation. Assures documentation (data entry) for
contacts, incidents, and reports are submitted timely (as indicated by program). Has ability to maintain
confidential client records.

• Available when students are available (including evenings and potentially one weekend day), and willing
to travel extensively and work with students in the home.
• Patient and positive; able to engage and build a collaborative relationship with students.
• Able to identify and reflect on what went well or improvements in a tutoring session and effectively
integrate new strategies and feedback into instruction + engagement strategies.
• Willingness to provide coverage support as needed to peers/team members
• Ability to travel outside of assigned borough/region based off of client needs.
• Respond to email correspondences in a timely manner.
• Regular and punctual time and attendance, and adherence to The Foundling’s and your department’s
specific time and attendance policies and protocol.
• Consistent demonstrated commitment to The Foundling’s BHAG, mission, vision and values
(Compassion, Dignity, Family and Community, Diversity, Excellence).
• Adherence to The Foundling’s employee policies, Code of Conduct and applicable rules, laws,
regulations or bargaining agreements.
• Appropriate engagement with support departments to ensure appropriate and timely hiring, performance
management, investigation, discipline, suspension, and restructuring decisions concerning direct reports.
• Any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned.


The New York Foundling is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee population, the Foundling will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


Salary Range: $51,000-$58,300/hr.


Other Requirements:

• Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Email, and Data entry systems.
• Able to deliver effective instruction across all core subjects.
• Compassionate and patient, and sensitive to the needs of our target population.
• Proficient in or able to quickly learn a wide range of academic subjects at multiple grade levels.
• Able to develop and tailor lessons that fit the particular strengths of each student.
• Capable of working in a group setting, and of giving and receiving critical feedback.
• Detail oriented, responsible, and punctual.
• Previous tutoring or teaching experience preferred.
• Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to safety.

Education Required



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