Summer Institute Site Leader

New York, United States



Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership programming to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth of color in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersection of love and rigor, we use the tools of popular education to build critical consciousness, community, and college and career readiness. Our programs include a nationally recognized six-week summer institute, in-school and after-school classes, paid internships at local organizations, college access and persistence support, and an advanced level fellowship to design and implement an original social justice project. Our vision is to equip all our participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community

Summer Institute is a rigorous six-week program where high school aged young women and gender-expansive youth (lovingly called Nashers) participate in social-justice themed courses, workshops, and field trips rooted in leadership and feminism. In 2019, we will be operating at four sites: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Newark, NJ.


We are seeking a hard-working, responsible, and detail-oriented Site Leader at several sites (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Newark). The site leader work closely with a co-site leader to cultivate the unique culture of each Summer Institute location and support the Summer Institute Deans (college aged mentor-teachers who serve as teaching assistants and direct mentors to youth) and Summer Faculty. The position requires staff to be onsite from June 10 until August 16, 2019. Program report and evaluation are remote submission and payment is issued upon completion by August 20. Youth will be on-site from July 8 - August 16, 2019.

We offer two Site Leader tracks for each Summer Institute:

The Core Site Leader fulfill the duties of the Site Leader outlined in this job description and teach our in-house Leadership Seminar course twice a week. This integration ensures our leadership team develops deeper connections with participants and deans.

The Administrative Site Leader fulfill the duties of the Site Leader outlined in this job description and provide direct support to the Faculty w/ support from full-time SNLP staff and will take the lead on projects outlined below during Core Site Leader instruction time.

Site Leaders will oversee one Summer Institute Site including daily program coordination and management as well as training, supervision, and evaluation. Specific responsibilities would include:

Participant Onboarding and Family Orientation:

Faculty and Dean Onboarding, Training, and Supervision:

Program Development & Management:

Administration & General Support:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. Priorities may shift over time.





Please review the checklist below of the required materials needed to complete your application.

Position Timeline:

Jan 20: midnight EST: Application closes

Jan 23 - 31: Interviews

Feb 15: Candidates notified

June 3 - 7: Director Training & Logistics

June 10 - 28: Dean Training

July 8 - Aug 16: Summer Institute Program

August 19-20: Summer Institute Program Evaluation and Final Report Submission ($120 upon completion)


The deadline to apply is January 20, 2019 but interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Please submit an application including Resume, Cover Letter, and Reference HERE.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports inclusivity in our staffing and values. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, gender-expansive individuals, particularly those who reflect people of color, immigrant, working-class and queer communities. SNLP complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Please visit our website: for more information on SNLP.

Thank you for your interest in our work and in this position!



For 9.5 week Site Leader position:

$5700 (includes for training and on-site seasonal position)

*$120 upon completion of Final Report

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