184 Eldridge Street
Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.
University Settlement owns and operates the 42,000 square-foot Houston Street Center in a unique partnership with the Chinatown YMCA. The Group Leader is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing grade-/skill-specific dynamic curricula in arts and leadership as well as implementing academic enrichment and other programs for SONYC STRIDE After-School Program for Middle School youth. The Group Leader is also responsible for engaging and supervising youth, assisting with program policies and procedures, and supporting the daily operations of the SONYC STRIDE After-School Program for Middle School youth.
Design, develop, and implement grade-specific programming and curricula for arts, culture, leadership and academic enrichment.
Facilitate, lead and coordinate activities.
Build strong and positive relationships with young people in the SONYC STRIDE Program
Collaborate with other SONYC STRIDE staff to create and implement curriculum to build arts and interpersonal skills amongst youth
Design and implement arts assessment and evaluation tools
Plan and coordinate workshops, activities, and special events.
Facilitate youth involvement in the planning and implementation of special projects and special events
Supervise youth in the space at all times
Update Director regularly regarding progress of youth
Collect and maintain comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate records, including attendance
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Must be at least 18 years old
Bachelor’s degree in arts, education, counseling or related field preferred (HS diploma or HSE required)
At least 2 years previous experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds
Strong background in program development, arts, curriculum design, and lesson plan writing.
Sensitivity to multi-cultural issues
Strong organizational, written, and verbal skills
Self-directed and able to work as part of a team
Creativity, flexibility, and commitment
Bi-lingual Cantonese or Spanish a plus
Hours: 14 hours per week: Monday-Friday.
Minimum Education Required