Martial Arts Activity Specialist

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Salary: $20.50 per hour




646 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York
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:                         Activity Specialist – Martial Arts

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

Location:                  HVA – 244 West 144th Street, New York, NY 10030

Hours:                      Part Time: up to 6 hours per week

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 6th to 8th grade 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.

·        Ensure the safety of all the children.

·        Facilitate programmatic elements for the group.

·        Provide age-appropriate activities according to the program activity schedule.

·        Develop and implement lesson plans.

·        Prepare materials and hand-outs for lessons.

·        Create and coordinate student performances.

·        Attend team and group supervision meetings.

·        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 preferred.

·        Experience creating lesson plans preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

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: Activity Specialist, Power Academy.

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