Job Openings: Staff Developers

Title:   Per Diem Staff Developer
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Organizational Overview: 
Morningside Center works hand in hand with educators to help young people develop the values, personal qualities, and skills they need to thrive and contribute to their communities—from the classroom to the world.
Since our founding in 1982 Morningside Center has developed an array of programs to engage young people in learning essential social and emotional skills and to support educators in making their schools and classrooms productive and equitable. Last year, Morningside Center’s programs provided sustained support for 23,000 students and 2,000 educators in 60 schools throughout New York City. We also work in several school districts outside of NYC. We are part of a nationwide movement to make high quality, social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of every child’s education and to bring restorative practices to schools. To learn more please visit us at
Position Overview:
Morningside Center is seeking experienced, resourceful educators strongly committed to SEL and equity in education to join our diverse team of staff-developers in transforming schools. Our per diem staff developers provide ongoing support to schools in implementing our programs for grades pre-k to 12. Morningside Center provides extensive orientation and ongoing support to our staff developers.
A staff developer’s responsibilities vary to some extent from school to school depending on the program the school chooses to implement. But they usually include the following:

  • Facilitating workshops for teachers to prepare them to teach Morningside Center’s curricula.
  • Coaching teachers in teaching lessons from our curricula by providing demonstration lessons in their classrooms, co-facilitating lessons with the teacher, observing the teacher and providing feedback, and conducting conferences with the teacher.
  • Providing consultation and strategic support to help schools integrate restorative practices, establish peer mediation programs, and advisory programs.
  • Communicating regularly with supervisory staff at Morningside Center about progress, highlights, and challenges, including written reports.

Our ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Passion for Morningside Center’s mission of fostering social responsibility through education
  • Three years or more of classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in facilitating workshops for adults
  • Experience in coaching teachers
  • Experience in facilitating workshops with children and young people
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering social responsibility and social and emotional learning 
  • Cultural competency and eagerness to work in a diverse organization
  • A professional, flexible, and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to size up a situation, create a viable plan, overcome obstacles, and make it happen

To Apply
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and outlook meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Address to Doris Lo at Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2017.
Morningside Center is an equal opportunity employer.