R.I.S.E. Youth Program Activity Aide (Art, Recreation, Theater, Photography, Music, Chess, Yoga, Board Games, Dance)

Job Type

Part Time




West 65th Street
New York
New York
United States


Intro/Program Description: Our Summer Program provides recreational, cultural and artistic experiences for youth ages 11 to 24 in the Lincoln Square Neighborhood.


Purpose of Position: The program aide will support all program activities by assisting activity specialists while developing strong and positive relationships with youth.


6pm to 11 pm (weekdays)

3pm to 11 pm (weekends)

(between 9 and 20 hours per week depending upon schedule and participation) from July 9, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Role, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

  • Support program activities, based on your expertise/interest, designed to engage youth ages 11 to 24 living in Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center catchment area
  • Resolve conflicts and mediate solutions as needed
  • Provide a safe space that promotes a positive social environment where youth regularly have opportunities to display integrity and leadership development (empowerment), and demonstrate respect for all
  • Collaborate with the Activity Specialist leading the activity to ensure all participants are engaged
  • Participate in program activities and staff meetings as required
  • Collaborate with other program staff and external partners such as the NYPD police officer assigned to the site to create a positive and appropriate environment

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • HS Diploma (minimum); prior Youth Development experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to lead activities in specialized area; previous youth work required that employed best practices; familiarity with community preferable; bi-lingual English/Spanish desirable; Responsive, Interactive, Supportive and pursues Excellence; Must pass background check

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand on feet for extended period of time; able to lift 20 pounds; able to walk distances and be fairly mobile.

Work Environment

  • Indoor and outdoor



Level of Language Proficiency

bi-lingual English/Spanish desirable

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

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