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HERO Youth Support Specialist

Here Everyone Reaches Optimal Outcomes (HERO) is an ARP ESSER program under the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MAEC), funded through the Maryland State Department of Education. The Youth Support Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of the operations of the after-school program for youth in HERO. The Youth Support Specialist will report to the Program Director. The program will serve 45 students ranging from grades 6-8 at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, MD. Note – This is a part-time employment position, for 15 hours per week, from 3p.m.-6p.m. EST on Monday through Friday. Due to the potential of school building closures due to COVID-19, the after-school program may be held on a virtual platform, so the schedule and hours are subject to change. We will continue to monitor Prince George’s County Public School systems. This is a non-academic year-long position with the possibility of extension. The pay rate is $25/hour.


  • Support socio-emotional and community-building sessions.
  • Monitor students’ progress and maintain frequent communication with youth through school day visits, during the program, and through other means of communication to ensure that individual goals are being addressed and met.
  • Support academic and enrichment activities of the afterschool program.
  • Improve professional development by attending workshops and training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
  • High school diploma, coursework in youth development, education, or other related fields.
  • Minimum three years of experience working with high-need youth populations.
  • Experience working in an urban or suburban school setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of criminal background checks and ability to complete clearances.
  • Flexible, energetic, positive individual with commitment to youth development in a high-quality, respectful environment.Ability to work well and communicate with a culturally diverse population.
  • Display working knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion for students and families.
  • Access to stable internet connection.


Please email a tailored cover letter and resume, in PDF form, to

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $25.00 per hour
Expected hours: 15 per week
Work Location: In person, Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, MD
Reports to: HERO Program Director
Classification: Administrative and professional Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) non-exempt employee


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