Senior Trainer

Full-Time Position
New York City

Global Kids, Inc. is seeking dynamic, hard-working, and creative individuals who are experienced in youth development, global education, and social action, and are interested in working in our middle and high school programs located across New York City and supported by DYCD SONYC Initiative, DYCD COMPASS Initiative or the NYC Community Schools Initiative. We are seeking to fill multiple full-time positions to start by the end of August 2021.


Program Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in writing curriculum/lesson plans focusing on global content and other key program areas.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced program staff in program development, facilitation, and workshop design.
  • Coordinate, develop and co-facilitate interactive, experiential workshops and activities for GK’s global education academic enrichment programs.
  • Collaborate with GK staff and youth to generate new program ideas focusing on global/local issues and meeting the goals of the contracted initiatives.
  • Develop relevant content and curriculum on global issues, 21st century skills while supporting social and emotional learning.
  • Work with other staff and students to implement the annual Global Kids Youth Conference and other special projects.
  • Lead occasional training sessions for other youth, educators, and Global Kids staff.
  • Implement student outreach, recruitment, and retention strategies throughout the year.
  • Help to support partner school’s goals and functions.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders such as students, families, school personnel, policy makers and other community members.
  • Occasional evenings, weekends and overnights with long-distance travel required (annual overnight or multi-night youth retreat, college trips, GK events).


Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Serve as site manager/point person for school-based programs in the absence of a site supervisor.
  • Work with program director/manager for program design/ scope of work
  • Collaborate with school personnel on logistics for program implementation (e.g. space, security needs, permits, trip forms/permission slips).
  • Collect, input and review attendance, evaluation and other data related to projects and student progress.
  • Maintain necessary documentation/case files, as well as program data entry and records.
  • Complete administrative tasks related to maintaining assigned GK equipment, fiscal procedures (fund requests and expense reports) and other tasks.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of relevant professional experience or master’s degree in a related field and two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong understanding of a wide array of NYC social service resources for youth and families.
  • Experience using interactive experiential learning strategies, counseling and conflict resolution skills, and youth development/leadership strategies with middle school and/or high school age youth.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for designing and leading educational workshops that build on each other.
  • Commitment to and understanding of working in culturally diverse settings and using antiracist pedagogical practices
  • Experience working in or closely with NYC public schools a plus.
  • Knowledge of and passion for global issues, political science, history, education and social justice and human rights.
  • Excellent facilitation, consensus-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, creativity, willingness to learn, and ability to manage multiple tasks independently.
  • Strong communication, writing, administrative, organizational, and technology skills (Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, Zoom).
  • International experience a plus
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus (particularly Spanish, Haitian Creole and South Asian languages and dialects)


This full-time exempt position has an annual salary of $44,000. GK also offers affordable medical benefits, dental, and life insurance as well as paid holidays, vacation time off, personal days, sick time and possibilities for travel. GK staff also have access to retail discounts through our Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

How To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Your cover letter should specify your abilities or preference to work with middle and/or high school youth. Please indicate “Senior Trainer” in the subject line of the email. 

All resumes submitted will be reviewed by GK senior staff. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries; please refer to the Global Kids web site for further information, Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.


Global Kids, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity and do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, citizenship, mental or physical handicap or disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and diversity in all forms.