[Summer 2024] Enrichment Specialist - Early Elementary

New York, NY: Multi-Site
Seasonal Program Positions – Summer /
Part-Time and Seasonal /
Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization’s impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.

Enrichment Specialists create diverse learning experiences that focus on, but are not limited to, physical activity, artistic, cultural or STEM activities for students in grades K to 5 to continue their learning and development over the summer.  Previous enrichment activities offered include Karate, Hip-Hop Dance, Slam Poetry, and Art Club. Specialists deliver 45 to 75 minute-long sessions to teams of 18-20 students in grades K-5, supported by two Youth Workers. 


    • Design and deliver curricula for enrichment activities that are aligned to the DREAM curriculum and program model;
    • Collaborate with Youth Workers and Out of School Time and Athletics Director (OAD) to provide a cohesive and fun experience for youth;
    • Embed literacy throughout all instruction;
    • Prepare all materials before activities begin and facilitate a thorough clean up afterwards;
    • Encourage youth to positively participate in activities;
    • Serve as a role model while demonstrating professional behavior;
    • Implement all health and safety protocols as required, including ensuring child safety and responding appropriately to any incidents;
    • Note: Enrichment activities that require materials/resources will be given a conservative budget on an as-needed basis.


    • Must be at least 18 years of age;
    • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree or certification in related field preferred;
    • 2+ years of experience working with groups of youth, or similar experience required;
    • Ability to independently lesson plan and implement lessons;
    • Clear passion for and knowledge of specialty area;
    • Understanding of effective youth development strategies and conflict resolution;
    • Exemplary social, organizational, and communication skills;
    • Dedication to the program and ability to collaborate with colleagues to ensure a positive, productive youth experience;
    • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.


    • Start date: 6/24/24
    • End date: 08/02/2024
    • Days & hours: Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
    • Dates and hours are subject to change


    • DREAM Charter School East Harlem Elementary - 1991 Second Avenue, New York, NY
    • DREAM Charter School Mott Haven Elementary -  20 Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, NY
    • DREAM Charter School Highbridge Elementary - 360 E 168th St, Bronx, NY 10456


    • DREAM offers competitive compensation commensurate with relevant experience with the potential for a seasonal increase. The rate for this position for incoming staff is between $25 and $33 per hour. New hires are typically brought into the role at a salary closer to the start of the range depending on qualifications and internal equity.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission. 

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.

Come dream with us.

DREAM Maxims 

All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.

Applying to DREAM

We know applying for a new job can be a daunting process. In addition, studies have shown that historically underrepresented individuals often only apply to roles if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage all applications! You may be just the person we need. If you have any questions about your application or interview process, do not hesitate to ask your recruiter; we are here to help!

DREAM provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact your recruiter.