Supporting Newark Public School Children with Remote Learning

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Job Description 

The City of Newark has established nine (9) physical learning spaces to assist Newark Public School students with virtual learning for Fall 2020. We are currently seeking Rutgers University-Newark students who are willing to support students at one of the nine (9) City of Newark locations.  The Newark Public School students will range from grades 2-7.  This is an exciting opportunity for Rutgers University-Newark students who have an interest in community engagement, youth development and collaborative partnerships.


Student Program Assistant

Rate  $11 per hour
Locations around the City of Newark:
  • Bo Porter Recreation Center (378 Lyons Ave.)
  • Boylan Recreation Center (916 So. Orange Ave.)
  • Hayes West (179 Boyd St.)
  • Lombardi Center (201 Bloomfield Ave.)
  • Newark Public Library (5 Washington St.)
  • Sharpe James/Ken Gibson Recreation (206 Rome St.)
  • The Clubhouse (205 Spruce St.)
  • The TREC (55 Ludlow St.)
  • The Waterfront (1100 McCarter Highway)
  • Will be physically working and located at one of the nine (9) locations
  • Under the leadership of Newark Board of Education & City of Newark Recreation Center staff, assist the Newark Public Schools students with logging on to virtual learning by providing virtual/IT assistance
  • Assist students with staying on task and in assigned socially distanced work spaces
  • Assist students will locating resources in the building (e.g. restrooms, lunch spaces, cleaning stations, etc.)
  • Redirect Newark Public School students to education staff on site for assistance with their work

Each of the locations will be open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Students hired for the above position will need to complete an orientation training; undergo a background check and complete the university’s Protection of Minors and State mandated COVID-19 training. Students will report to one of the nine (9) physical locations Monday- Friday during assigned work times. Students hired for will be tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis by the university.

Work study students are strongly encouraged to apply. The position may be used to fill internship/placement/clinical experience with the permission of the appropriate school official.

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