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The Life Skills Specialist, LKS, position assists with the planning, development, and implementation of the overall goals of the Education and Life Skills programs and activities. In addition to performing the general duties, the LKS serves as a resource, and a support person for the staff, players, teachers, and the Mets leadership team. The LKS takes on a leadership role in collaboration with other departments to ensure that the mission, vision, values, and culture of the New York Mets are embraced by the players and staff. The Life Skills Specialist position reports to the Education and Life Skills Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to effectively perform job duties with minimum supervision

  • Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, complex environment, and organize time and workload effectively with demonstrated problem-solving ability

  • Contributing to the Education and Life Skills programs leadership and management team

  • Assisting, guiding, and reviewing other teaching staff members

  • Ability to teach life skills, academics, Spanish, Cultural Transition, and English as a Second Languages content

  • Ensure that the workshops, events, and activities will provide the players with the necessary skills and tools to increase independence and help build capacity to maintain well-being

  • Collaborating with other departments to contribute to the overall education improvement of the New York Mets Latino Minor League players and staff

  • Establishing a supportive environment in which players and staff are encouraged to participate actively in the educational process

  • Communicating with players, staff, administrators, and teachers regularly, both orally and in writing

  • Ascertaining that players’ growth and achievement are consistent with their needs, interests cognitive, and academic skills

  • Assessing players’ development and academic progress and collaborating with the leadership group in designing courses of study that meet their needs

  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the Education and Life Skills programs through methods including feedback surveys, focus groups, one on one interviews, etc.

  • Collaborate in adjusting and scheduling the Life Skills programs delivery based on participant feedback, success rates, and attendance

  • Preparing weekly and monthly reports on players’ progress and keeping anecdotal notes

  • Supervising classrooms to ensure the program’s educational standards, quality, safety, and cleanliness are met.

  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills

  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect players, equipment, materials, and facilities

  • Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials

  • Other administrative and office duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Education: Masters in Higher Education, Linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, or TESOL Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Mathematics, Science, Statistics, Spanish or English Personal and Professional

  • Bilingual: Spanish C1-Native Level | English: C2- Native Level

  • Demonstrate professionalism High integrity

  • Outstanding customer service, communication, and organizational skills

  • Growth mindset

  • Detail-oriented, Data-driven, Task on time, Action-oriented attitude

  • Innovative, Inventive, and creative

  • Humility, resourcefulness, and truthfulness

The above information is intended to describe the general nature, type, and level of work to be performed. The information is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The individual selected may perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

The New York Mets recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and value the unique qualities individuals of various backgrounds and experiences can offer to the Organization. Our continued success depends heavily on the quality of our workforce. The Organization is committed to providing employees with the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.

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