Job description

Location: Various locations throughout 5 boroughs

Programs typically run from 3-6pm during the week. Not all sites run M-F. Able to work late afternoons and/or evenings. After-School hours can span from 2:50pm-6:50pm, with most programs running from 3-6pm.

Responsible, reliable and punctual Group Leaders are needed for programs that helps to bridge the opportunity gap among underserved students through programs designed to improve academic performance, health and wellness, self-confidence, character and attitudes for success in life. The Group Leaders will be responsible for supervising and leading a group of students while promoting their physical, intellectual, social, cultural and emotional well-being. Group Leaders also participate in activities and trips while providing and maintaining a safe working environment.

Leaders must embrace positive child and youth development principles and practices. These include building on youth strengths rather than focusing on youth deficits; setting and maintaining high expectations; understanding the centrality of and fostering positive relationships with peers and adults; providing age-appropriate and challenging programming; engaging participants as partners, not just as consumers of services; promoting positive identity-formation and helping young people to fully develop their potential. Leaders will respect and value the cultures and traditions of participants, their families and their communities, and treat all participants and staff equally, irrespective of race, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. Group Leaders must appreciate the range of abilities and diverse needs of children and youth in the programs.

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Organizes, leads, and promotes the students’ interest and participation in the activities offered by the Champions Club program
  • Provides homework help to students
  • Greets new arrivals to the program, introducing them to other students, explaining rules, and encouraging participation
  • Fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Promotes positive character development in all youth

What you need to have

  • Bilingual proficiency is a plus
  • Must have passion for the mission of the program and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development
  • Strong academic skills in Math and English
  • Knowledge of New York State standards and test preparation
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development
  • Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
Prior experience & qualifications
  • HS diploma required. AA or BA in progress preferred
  • A minimum of two years direct experience working or volunteering with youth under 13 in a classroom, after school, or community-based environment
This opportunity requires fluency in English