Job Type

Part Time


Details: $14.50 hourly based on qualifications, experience, and fit.




646 Malcom X Boulevard
New York
United States


New York City Mission Society helps children, youth, and families in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods transcend the ills of poverty and create a cycle of success for generations to come. We have a dynamic portfolio of education, workforce development, prevention, and youth development and community-building programs.

Title:                          Group Leader, Power Academy After-School Program

Basic Function:            Facilitate implementation of program activities for a group of elementary school-aged after-school participants while creating a nurturing environment that fosters the creativity and educational advancement of the children.

Location:                   Various locations in Harlem and the Bronx (please indicate preferred location, if any)

Hours:                        Part-time: 15 - 20 hours per week, September through June

Program Description:

New York City Mission Society’s Power Academy is an after-school program dedicated to cultivating the personal growth and educational advancement of all of our elementary school aged participants. With a curriculum focused on academic enrichment, community service, cultural enrichment, the arts, recreation, and character education, Power Academy reinforces school-day learning in a safe and healthy environment. Programming is provided after school, on school holidays, and during the summer.

Principal Responsibilities:

·        Create a supportive and nurturing group environment for students.

·        Accountable for the safety and well-being of students at all times.

·        Supervise and monitor students during all program activities and transitions on-site and off-site.

  • Facilitate academic enrichment programming for students in a group setting.
  • Provide age-appropriate activities according to each site’s program activity schedule.
  • Provide one-on-one homework help.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans.
  • Prepare materials and hand-outs for lessons.
  • Keep accurate records on attendance, sign-out, accidents, and incident reports.
  • Create and coordinate student performances as needed.
  • Attend team and group supervision meetings.
  • Interact with and report to parents on a daily basis at dismissal.
  • Establish good working relationships with youth workers and other program staff and members of the school staff and leadership team.
  • Attend professional development trainings as required by the agency and program contract.
  • Other duties as assigned.


·        Minimum Associate’s Degree in a related field or two years of experience working with students (elementary or middle-school aged) required.

·        Must have strong interest in working with children.

·        Must have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of program and school staff.

·        Must have excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills.

·        Experience overseeing a group of young people required.

·        Experience creating lesson plans preferred.

General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Apply: Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to, or Fax to 212-979-5764. Include in Subject Line: Re: Group Leader, Power Academy.

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Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.