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Part-Time Group Leader
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

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Are you looking for a job that is fun, interesting & makes a real difference in the lives of NYC school children?

If you love to work with youth and are a fun and engaging person that treats' others with the utmost respect then consider joining the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood and be a role model to those most in need of your help!

WHY WE NEED YOU! The youth of today need people to build on their strengths rather than focusing on their deficits. People who appreciate their differences and backgrounds and can highlight the risks of inappropriate, and unhealthy behaviors. People who will promote positive identity formation and character development. We want to help every youth reach their potential!

Summary: Group leaders are asked to help with academic tutoring and to assist lead instructors in preparing students to demonstrate newly acquired skills in STEM, leadership, sports and the arts. Qualified candidates must enjoy working with children and be able to promote positive character development. Previous experience as a group leader is a plus, but not required. Must be able to supervise a group of children and participate in activities and trips; provide and maintain a safe working environment. College Students encouraged to apply!

Essential Job Functions:

 Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible

 Organize, lead, and promote the students interest and participation in the activities offered by the program

 Provide academic support, homework guidance, assistance, and supervision to students

 He/she fosters an atmosphere of fun and learning and serves as a role model to youth, always conducting him/herself in the utmost professional manner and maintaining appropriate boundaries Promotes positive character development in all youth

Minimum Qualifications:

Required skills:

 Must be responsible, reliable and punctual!

 Must have passion for the Y mission and demonstrated interest in the field of education and youth development.

 Requires strong academic skills in Math and English as well as knowledge of the New York State standards and test preparation.

 We are open on most school holidays so the successful candidate will be someone that is flexible and available to work on such days as needed.

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required

 Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively


 Experience working or volunteering with youth in a classroom, after school, or community based environment.

 High School Degree required. AA or BA in progress preferred.

 Must pass pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to fingerprinting, employment history, and criminal background check.

Agency Information:

A destination for culture, education and compassionate support since 1917, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood ("the Y") elevates the lives of our diverse and evolving Washington Heights and Inwood community through programming and service informed by universal Jewish values. 4 years ago the Y added to its many oncampus programs some Middle School and High School off-site after school programs in partnership with schools in Districts 5 & 6.