Community School Group Leader

Job Type

Part Time


00Details: this position is budgeted at $15/hour for 15 hours per week



Start Date


Application Deadline



2475 Southern Boulevard
New York
United States


Young Audiences New York has been selected as the lead Community Based Organization (CBO) for a multi-year 21st Century Learning program at PS205X in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. In partnership with the school and District 10 we will create, launch, and implement a distinctive, holistic, arts-centered “community school” approach that engages a diversity of partners in providing new enrichment opportunities for children and their families. We are looking for dedicated Group Leaders who will work for Young Audiences New York at our Community School in Belmont, Bronx. This position is budgeted to run from September 2018 - May 2019.

Background on Community Schools

Community Schools offer a holistic approach toward improving academic performance driven by strong, collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, and CBOs. In Community Schools, parents are real and active partners in their children’s education, the school climate is joyful and positive, and expanded learning opportunities are abundant.

Core outcomes are two-fold. At the student-level, community schools aim for increased attendance and student engagement; connectedness to adults; development of social and emotional skills; and improved academic performance. At the school-level, community schools aim for improved school culture; more actively engaged families; and seamless service delivery with partner organizations.

Background on Young Audiences New York

Young Audiences New York gives children and youth from under-resourced schools and neighborhoods a chance to experience and create art. We offer both broad reach and significant depth. During the past year, we have served nearly 50,000 of New York City’s children and youth during the school day and after school. We apply our depth of experience in the field to operate extremely efficiently, on a budget of just over 2 million dollars.

As a 65-year old organization, we remain pioneers with an ambitious agenda, working to deepen our impact as we leverage the arts to generate new opportunities for children and youth in our most under-resourced schools and neighborhoods. Our programming intentionally integrates the creation of art with the development of important life skills, expanded social networks, and increased belief in a positive future.

Job Responsibilities:

·        In an after-school program setting, serve as the primary point of contact and engagement for a group of about 15 elementary aged young people.

·        Create, plan, and implement successful educational, recreation, youth leadership, community service and arts activities with school-aged children.

·        When facilitating activities and transitioning your group, follow policies and procedures making the safety and care of children your primary focus.

·        Build a positive relationship with each after-school participant in your care and foster positive connections between participants. Actively engage with children always, with the goal of fostering the positive development of each child and the group.

·        Assist in enrollment, recording and submitting daily attendance records, and any other required documents.

·        Inspect on a daily basis all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are accounted for and put away at the end of each day.

·        Inspect classroom at the beginning of each session and at the end of each session and provide Supervisors with a daily room check in log.

·        Actively participate in all aspects of staff development, including weekly supervision, weekly team meetings, and training opportunities.

·        Inspire young people daily, to actively use their minds and hearts.


·        High School Diploma or Equivalency Required. Some college credit preferred.

·        DOE fingerprinting and background clearances.

·        Bi-lingual (Spanish), helpful but not required.


·        Takes initiative—and follows through.

·        Well organized and able to learn new systems/procedures quickly.

·        Excellent people skills.

·        A genuine investment in helping young people navigate challenges and grow from their experiences.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual (Spanish), helpful but not required.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates: Please send a detailed cover letter and resume outlining your experience and why you think you would be a good fit for this position to No phone calls please.

Young Audiences New York provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.