After School Group Leader

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $12.00
Maximum: $15.00




394 Rogers Ave
United States


Trail Blazers is an award-winning youth nonprofit specializing in outdoor, environmental education and positive youth development. We are currently seeking talented and enthusiastic staff to fill a variety of positions in Under One Sky, a Brooklyn-based after school program.

The UOS Group Leader will lead a group of 10-12 children and facilitate TBC programming in an engaging and meaningful manner.


  • Lead hands-on environmental science workshops for groups of 10-12 elementary school students using inquiry-based learning strategies
  • Bring camp magic to the program every day through songs and games
  • Get to know the children individually and tailor the activities and programming to meet their needs and interests
  • Engage in conflict resolution and positive behavior management practices as needed
  • Work closely with the Enabler to ensure ongoing coaching and professional development
  • Ensure the children’s safety and well-being during the program
  • Act as a champion for the children by positively encouraging and supporting their growth individually and collectively
  • Incorporate the Trail Blazers Values into all aspects of programming
  • Participate in all staff trainings and activities, including regular check-ins with supervisors


  • 19+ years old with at least one year of college or post high school experience
  • Commit to 3+ afternoons per week
  • Minimum of 1 year of child care experience
  • Experience, interest, and desire to work with elementary aged youth
  • Work and/or educational experience related to child development, leadership, child psychology, environmental education, and/or behavior management preferred
  • Knowledge or interest in outdoor skills, personal health, environmental stewardship, interpersonal relationships, youth development, group dynamics, and programming
  • A good sense of humor, high level of patience, and ability to engage appropriately with youth while maintaining professional boundaries
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred

Program Dates:                                              

Monday September 11, 2017 – Friday June 22, 2018

Programs run Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm in accordance with the NYC DOE calendar. UOS does not operate when schools are closed or on early dismissal days.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Bombardier at, with "UOS Group Leader" in the subject line