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Activity Specialists (5 openings)


Job posted by: Grand Street Settlement

Posted on: August 14, 2014

Job description

TITLE: Activity Specialists – Athletics/Culinary/Dance/STEM/Yoga/Music (5 slots)

DEPARTMENT:Youth Services
LOCATION: Lower East Side, Manhattan –The School for Global Leaders, OST Program

REPORTS TO: OST Program Director

SALARY: $20 -$30 (approx. 10 hrs/ week) DATES: September 2014 – June 2015 (End of school year)

SCHEDULE: Must be available between 3pm-5pm, Mon- Fri (some Saturdays); Scheduling may vary due to needs of program. Some occasional special events (will require you to work late evenings & attend trips or games).

This position is performance based and it is also contingent on funding availability.

JOB SUMMARY: As part of our Youth Services Department's (YSD) vision, all YSD Staff will assist in promoting growth, leadership and positive self-image in all young people during the Out-of-School-Time (OST) After school Program at The School for Global Leaders. Grand Street Settlement and The School for Global Leaders is currently seeking Athletics, Culinary, Dance, STEM, Yoga and Music specialists. The role and responsibility of activity specialists is to promote health, wellness, creative expression, global learning, leadership and academic excellence to middle school aged youth.


  • BA strongly preferred
  • Three (3) or more years' experience working with youth (volunteer experience is acceptable).
  • Three (3) or more years' experience coaching, instructing, or facilitating group based activities (to youth preferred).
  • Must have experience working with youth in grades 6-8.
  • Ideal candidate is personable, energetic, & enthusiastic.
  • Ideal candidate is knowledgeable in various aspects of their expertise, curriculum instruction and general leadership education of youth.
  • Candidate must successfully complete the following: NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check; 3 Reference Checks; Physical w/ updated TB Test ( Fees may apply)
  • Valid CPR/AED Pro certification through recognized accrediting body preferred.
  • Valid First Aid/RTE certification through recognized accrediting body preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with all students while remaining professional at all times and be able to motivate the students while setting an example in all areas, including responsibility, timeliness, organization, attendance and most importantly, professionalism.


  • Facilitate planned activities that incorporate a deeper understanding of Athletics, Culinary, Dance, STEM, Yoga and Music
  • Responsible for supervising all participants in group
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space and recreational space in an organized and clean fashion
  • Partner with local organizations and facilities to maximize resources and build capacity
  • Responsible for maintaining daily log of all incidents/ injuries
  • Chaperone youth group during trips, sporting events, games, and other field activities
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding design and implementation of sports programs, communicate barriers and brainstorm solutions
  • Create and follow through on lesson plans and health/sports based curricula
  • Call parents regarding student performance and address parent concerns
  • Attend all required department/ agency meetings and/ or trainings
  • Other/ special duties as assigned by supervisor and/ or senior staff

How to apply

Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor) with the subject header "OST Athletics, Culinary, Dance, STEM, Yoga and Music Specialist" to and/or

No phone calls, please.



145 Stanton Street, New York, NY, 10002, US


Start date
August 14, 2014
Application deadline
October 14, 2014
Education requirements
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
Job function
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