Work at ACYR

Do you want to be a part of team that is dedicated to your success and growth as a professional? Do you want to be part of building a company that inspires people to be great? For over 35 years ACYR has helped prepare the next generation of worker. We are a non-profit community based organization dedicated to providing services and support for low-income young adults needing assistance completing their education and gaining employment. ACYR programs are youth centered and adapted to address a broad range of needs. ACYR programs provide safe and supportive environments that foster independence and personal growth for young adults as they build on existing strengths.

Great Career Opportunities

ACYR ideal candidates will be outgoing self-starters who excel at working independently and in teams while meeting deadlines with highly focused attention to detail. Our work environment is team-oriented, fast paced and fun. We encourage ALL of our employees to grow with the company and to become part of our success story. That’s why your success is ours! We support and encourage our employees by:

providing an ongoing training program.
developing and promoting from our hourly entry level positions when applicable.
helping our employees to continue/meet their personal and education goals
promoting participation in the development and healthy growth of ACYR and its many programs

Great Benefits
Competitive Base Salary with Paid Training
Comprehensive Medical benefits, Dental & Vision discounts
Simple IRA with company matched funds
Supplemental Insurance available through Humana or AFLAC
Two Weeks Paid Vacation, to start
16 hours of Personal Time Yearly
12 Days of Sick Leave Yearly
11 Paid Holidays, which includes your Birthday!
Automatic 5% Salary Increase upon successful completion of the Introductory Period.

To apply email your resume to hr@acyraz.org

Current Openings

Social Studies Teacher, Full Time

To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum.  Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a bachelor’s degree in appropriate subject area or hold a bachelor’s degree with 24-plus semester hours of study in appropriate subject area.  Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships.  Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication.  Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches.  Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences in people. Awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in standards-based education and training; experience in curricula integration and alternative teaching strategies

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, and education, and criminal background search, Email verification with the Arizona Department of Education’s Investigations Unit for any ongoing investigation or open incident that have not been resolved.  This check will be initiated by ACYR’s Resource Manager and a contract offer is contingent upon a “no ongoing investigation and/or no unresolved issue(s)” response from ADE.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

Certification/Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Arizona State Teacher’s Certification (9-12) in appropriate subject area
  • Valid Arizona Identity Verification Print Card (Fingerprint Clearance Card)
  • NES/AEPA Content Certificate
  • Reading Endorsement
  • SEI or ESL or Bilingual Endorsement
  • Copy of complete transcripts

Responsibilities

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels.  

Responsibilities

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum.  Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.  Must be Highly Qualified in Government, History and Economics, no exceptions.
  2. Develop and implement individual student education plans; assess student achievement and revise educational plans as necessary.
  3. Deliver course content and interact with students through a variety of instructional methods that address multiple learning styles.
  4. Document students’ progress and achievement, maintaining accurate and complete student records; grade and record all student assignments in a timely manner and submit grades to Registrar at the end of each grading period.
  5. Monitor the talents, special abilities, disabilities, deficiencies or problems of each individual student; assist students when necessary to enhance learning skills and complete projects.
  6. Promote and foster each student’s positive self-esteem and individual development toward their fullest potential in the areas of physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth.
  7. Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with all students, parents/guardians and colleagues.
  8. Interface with colleagues and school administrative staff to assure consistency with the educational philosophy and goals of the school.
  9. Attend in-service training, conferences, staff meetings and parent/guardian meetings as required.
  10. Compile and report statistical data that demonstrates student and school progress
  11. Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning.
  12. Maintain equipment and materials in safe and efficient manner; maintain classroom and storage areas in a neat and orderly manner.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Teacher, Contract

Overview/Culture

At ACYR, our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach self-sufficiency.  We align our thinking on three values: youth-centered, accountable and quality-driven programming. Our programs are all developed using positive youth development principles, and encourages effective staff-youth partnerships

Overview of Objectives

To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum.  Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a bachelor’s degree in appropriate subject area or hold a bachelor’s degree with 24-plus semester hours of study in appropriate subject area.  Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships.  Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication.  Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches.  Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

 

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences in people. Awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in standards-based education and training; experience in curricula integration and alternative teaching strategies.

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, and education, and criminal background search, Email verification with the Arizona Department of Education’s Investigations Unit for any ongoing investigation or open incident that have not been resolved.  This check will be initiated by ACYR’s Resource Manager and a contract offer is contingent upon a “no ongoing investigation and/or no unresolved issue(s)” response from ADE.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

Certification/Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Arizona State Teacher’s Certification (9-12) in appropriate subject area
  • Valid Arizona Identity Verification Print Card (Fingerprint Clearance Card)
  • NES/AEPA Content Certificate
  • Reading Endorsement
  • SEI or ESL or Bilingual Endorsement
  • Copy of complete transcripts

Responsibilities

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels. 

 

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum. Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.  Must be Highly Qualified in Government, History and Economics, no exceptions.
  2. Prepare course curriculum to include goals, objectives, methods, assignments, references and instructional aids; plan and prepare lesson plans.
  3. Develop and implement individual student education plans; assess student achievement and revise educational plans as necessary.
  4. Deliver course content and interact with students through a variety of instructional methods that address multiple learning styles.
  5. Document students’ progress and achievement, maintaining accurate and complete student records; grade and record all student assignments in a timely manner and submit grades to Registrar at the end of each grading period.
  6. Monitor the talents, special abilities, disabilities, deficiencies or problems of each individual student; assist students when necessary to enhance learning skills and complete projects.
  7. Promote and foster each student’s positive self-esteem and individual development toward their fullest potential in the areas of physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth.
  8. Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with all students, parents/guardians and colleagues.
  9. Interface with colleagues and school administrative staff to assure consistency with the educational philosophy and goals of the school.
  10. Attend in-service training, conferences, staff meetings and parent/guardian meetings as required.
  11. Compile and report statistical data that demonstrates student and school progress
  12. Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning.
  13. Maintain equipment and materials in safe and efficient manner; maintain classroom and storage areas in a neat and orderly manner.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

ELL English Teacher, Full Time

To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum. Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.

Must hold a bachelor’s degree in appropriate subject area or hold a bachelor’s degree with 24-plus semester hours of study in appropriate subject area. Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships. Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication. Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches. Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences in people. Awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in standards-based education and training; experience in curricula integration and alternative teaching strategies.

Certification/Licenses
Bachelor’s Degree
Valid Arizona State ELL Teacher’s Certification (9-12) in appropriate subject area
Valid Arizona Identity Verification Print Card (Fingerprint Clearance Card)
NES/AEPA Content Certificate
Reading Endorsement
SEI or ESL or Bilingual Endorsement
Copy of complete transcripts

Special Education Teacher, Full Time

Provide a variety of technical work to support the Special Education Department including gathering data for compliance purposes, reporting to the state department critical data, maintaining records and files in accordance with IDEA regulations, maintaining data bases processing and purchase orders.

To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum. Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.

Must hold a bachelor’s degree in Education or Special Education. Masters of Education or Special Education preferred. Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships. Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication. Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches. Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

Strong written and verbal communications skills are critical. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships. Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication. Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches. Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

Adult Education Instructor, Part Time

Overview of Objectives
Responsible for providing individualized instruction to ABE/GED students as well as those students who need to improve their reading and mathematical skills.

Education/Training
Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge of adult student characteristics and adult basic education content areas. Ability to instruct students in the use of basic technology applications and integrate into instruction. Experience teaching/working with adult learners is a must.

Facilities Handyman, Part Time

Overview of Objectives
Responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks. Performance of building maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g. carpentry; electrical; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing, etc.). Perform other tasks as assigned.

Lead Youth Success Coach

Overview/Culture

At ACYR, our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach self-sufficiency.  We align our thinking on three values: youth-centered, accountable and quality-driven programming. Our programs are all developed using positive youth development principles, and encourages effective staff-youth partnerships

Overview of Objectives

Responsible for assessment and advisement relative to youth with special needs. Coordinates, organizes, and plans programs and social activities targeted toward their personal, educational, behavioral, developmental, psychological, and emotional growth. Understands the challenges young people go through, and plays the role of counselor by giving them useful advice and tips on how to deal with issues rationally. Serves as a mentor to young people and as such leads an exemplary life worthy of admiration and imitation. Supervises social worker interns and maintain relationships with other community referral partners.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s Degree is required with a major in Social Work.  A minimum of five or more years of experience working with opportunity youth preferable at a nonprofit organization.  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and exemplify leadership and composure under pressure, while maintaining high morale.  Experience in the fields of youth development, education, and workforce development is highly desirable.  Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships.  Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication.  Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches.  Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

 

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences and self-awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations.

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, education, and criminal background search.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

Certification/Licenses/Other Requirements

Valid Arizona Level II Fingerprint Clearance Card. Valid Arizona Driver’s License.  Requires use of insured personal vehicle for agency business.


Responsibilities

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels.

Primary Job Duties

  1. Monitors all programs for youth success and engagement. Advises senior management team as appropriate.
  2. Troubleshoots and strategizes to address youth engagement challenges.
  3. Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners and works with counselors and administrators to promote program.
  4. Work cooperatively with outside agencies and individuals to link youth to available and appropriate services; foster inter-agency partnerships and coordinate activities with appropriate agencies such as local school districts, community-based organizations, and employers in order to reach individual program goals.
  5. Insures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing business and program operations
    1. Leads in the design, development and execution of student engagement, workshops, seminars, and events for students, personnel and sponsors
  6. Coordinates and integrates initiatives that promote and enhance student services and activities
  7. Maintains baseline for agency Trauma Informed practices and approaches.
  8. Develop and update: written protocols for the delivery of psychosocial support services.
  9. Leads a team of professionals working directly with youth and may supervise up to 15 career advisors and 5 interns at any given time.
  10. Provide staff development and training on assessments, reassessments, care plan development, interventions, prioritizing needs, case conferencing, and follow-up.
  11. Provide consultation, technical assistance and/or delivery of direct client psychosocial support services.
  12. Select and/or produce culturally competent psychosocial educational materials suitable for opportunity youth. Honor diversity, including attitudes, practices, and/or policies that hold cultural differences and diversity in the highest esteem.
  13. Train staff to be aware of the relationship between personal and environmental issues.
  14. Educate team members regarding the client’s attitudes, behaviors and coping styles which may affect their approach to care. Promotes innovative and best practice policies and procedures that result in improving program effectiveness.
  15. Assess youths’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals
  16. Develop plans to improve their youths’ well-being
  17. Help youth adjust to changes and challenges in their lives.
  18. Identifies resources for participants and facilitates & schedules staff development trainings for program staff.
  19. Assists in the planning and execution of activities and student services.
  20. Designs and monitors data collection and reporting schedules, as needed.
  21. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Foreign Language Teacher, PT

Overview/Culture

At ACYR, our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach self-sufficiency.  We align our thinking on three values: youth-centered, accountable and quality-driven programming. Our programs are all developed using positive youth development principles, and encourages effective staff-youth partnerships

Overview of Objectives

To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum.  Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a bachelor’s degree in appropriate subject area or hold a bachelor’s degree with 24-plus semester hours of study in appropriate subject area.  Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships.  Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication.  Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches.  Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

 

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences in people. Awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in standards-based education and training; experience in curricula integration and alternative teaching strategies.

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, and education, and criminal background search, Email verification with the Arizona Department of Education’s Investigations Unit for any ongoing investigation or open incident that have not been resolved.  This check will be initiated by ACYR’s Resource Manager and a contract offer is contingent upon a “no ongoing investigation and/or no unresolved issue(s)” response from ADE.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

Certification/Licenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Arizona State Teacher’s Certification (9-12) in appropriate subject area
  • Valid Arizona Identity Verification Print Card (Fingerprint Clearance Card)
  • NES/AEPA Content Certificate
  • Reading Endorsement
  • SEI or ESL or Bilingual Endorsement
  • Copy of complete transcripts

Responsibilities

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels. 

 

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver courses in their entirety within set time constraints as outlined in the curriculum. Responsible for providing to students standards-based education in accordance with established educational requirements and student need.  Must be Highly Qualified in Government, History and Economics, no exceptions.
  2. Prepare course curriculum to include goals, objectives, methods, assignments, references and instructional aids; plan and prepare lesson plans.
  3. Develop and implement individual student education plans; assess student achievement and revise educational plans as necessary.
  4. Deliver course content and interact with students through a variety of instructional methods that address multiple learning styles.
  5. Document students’ progress and achievement, maintaining accurate and complete student records; grade and record all student assignments in a timely manner and submit grades to Registrar at the end of each grading period.
  6. Monitor the talents, special abilities, disabilities, deficiencies or problems of each individual student; assist students when necessary to enhance learning skills and complete projects.
  7. Promote and foster each student’s positive self-esteem and individual development toward their fullest potential in the areas of physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth.
  8. Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with all students, parents/guardians and colleagues.
  9. Interface with colleagues and school administrative staff to assure consistency with the educational philosophy and goals of the school.
  10. Attend in-service training, conferences, staff meetings and parent/guardian meetings as required.
  11. Compile and report statistical data that demonstrates student and school progress
  12. Implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure an environment that is conducive to learning.
  13. Maintain equipment and materials in safe and efficient manner; maintain classroom and storage areas in a neat and orderly manner.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Center of Excellence Receptionist, PT

Overview/Culture

At ACYR, our mission drives us, and you’ll see this in our desire to help others reach self-sufficiency.  We align our thinking on three values: youth-centered, accountable and quality-driven programming. Our programs are all developed using positive youth development principles, and encourages effective staff-youth partnerships

 

Overview of Objectives

Responsible for the delivery of program and administrative support (front desk/reception area, COE file maintenance, COE support, support to agency departments.

 

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Prior High School clerical support experience required.  Strong communications skills are critical, both verbally and in writing.  Must be able to work independently and part of a team. Ability to commit to teamwork and establishing effective working relationships.  Willingness to consistently display a positive attitude and image of the agency, as well as provide high quality, effective customer service in all facets of communication.  Must consistently engage in learning and developing new skills and approaches.  Understands and utilizes positive youth development practices in all levels of work.

 

Experience working with at risk youth a plus. Bi-lingual bi-cultural a plus. Ability to be flexible as specific tasks will change with the evolution of the program. Acceptance of individual differences in people. Awareness of one’s capabilities and limitations.

 

Background Check

Must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.  Misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be disqualifying depending on type, number, severity, and how recent.  The background check will consist of a reference checks, employment, education, and criminal background search.

 

ACYR is an at-will employer and any offer of employment with ACYR is contingent upon a successful completion of said background check.

Certification/Licenses/Other Requirements

Valid Arizona Level II Fingerprint Clearance Card. Valid Arizona Driver’s License.  Requires use of insured personal vehicle for agency business.

 

 

Responsibilities

All staff is responsible to meet agency goals and objectives outside of their responsibilities to the program they are a part of. Those responsibilities include; attending all ACYR mandatory training, agency functions and events, knowledge of ACYR mission, vision, programs and program goals.  Embodying the mission in all aspects of job performance by 100% participation in agency fundraising efforts, continuous self-improvement, and communicating effectively at all levels. 

 

 

  1. Answer multi-line telephone system, take accurate messages, and transfer telephone calls to the appropriate person in an efficient manner.
  2. Greet every incoming client and visitor as they enter the building and direct them to the appropriate party or communicate delay in a professional manner.
  3. Respond to and direct inquiries and concerns from the general public in an efficient manner.
  4. Maintain program waiting lists, including making initial and follow-up phone calls.
  5. Inventory and monitor office supply inventory and order additional supplies as needed.
  6. Maintain an up-to-date supply of forms for use within office and organization.
  7. Maintain files in an organized and accessible manner to include updating information, purging files on a regular basis and creating new filing systems as needed.
  8. Operate standard office equipment efficiently such as copy machine, computer, multi-line telephone, and fax machine.
  9. Perform various clerical duties such as word processing, data entry, copying, faxing and collating.
  10. Type correspondence and memos in the proper format and distribute as assigned.
  11. Provide technical assistance to COE staff in the preparation of correspondence, conducting file audits, requesting attendance, and other duties that contribute to positive program outcomes.
  12. Utilize Synergy for data entry.
  13. Perform errands to pick up/deliver mail, supplies, reports, etc., as needed.
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

We appreciate your interest in our organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Only those candidates with the experience and qualifications that correspond to our requirements may be contacted by a member of our hiring department. All inquiries on the status of your application should be made through hr@acyraz.org.

Contact us

Contact Information

ACYR 649 N. 6th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003
West Valley Career Center, 1840 N. 95th Avenue, Phoenix
Arizona College, 4425 W. Olive, Glendale

Phone: 602-252-6721