Group Leader of After School Middle School SONYC Program

YWCA of the City of New York


New Design Middle School
625 West 133rd Street Room 125 H
New York, NY, 10027

Job Type:



Part Time



Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Office/Adminstrative Support

Job Description:

 YWCA of the City of New York is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The YWCA of the City of New York is seeking caring, creative, responsible and reliable group leaders.  We are looking for individuals with experience working with middle school students and who are committed to positive youth development. Group leaders must be passionate about engaging youth and serving as a positive role model. Key attributes of a successful Group Leader is the ability to manage complex and detailed tasks simultaneously; effectively integrate program philosophy and management policies consistent with organization’s mission and goals;  utilize of analytical skills and creativity to implement program initiatives; and the ability to work collaboratively and independently as necessary with key stakeholders and partnering organizations.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure classroom management and a positive learning environment
  • Assist and support activity specialists in engaging students in hands-on activities
  • Ensure the safety of students during program transitions and while class is in session
  • Provide homework assistance and tutoring
  • Maintain responsibility for program supplies and proper use of all facilities
  • Ensure the engagement of students during program activities
  • Submit required program documentation daily
  • Communicate effectively with Program Director and colleagues
  • Communicate effectively with school-day staff and parents
  • Attend staff meetings and professional developments
  • Perform other duties as needed



  • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred or commensurate experience
  • 2+  years of experience working with middle school youth
  • Commitment to promoting YWCA’s social justice mission, educational and youth development philosophy
  • Excellent interpersonal,  written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong capabilities in math, reading and other general academic studies
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Spanish speaking is a plus


Equal Opportunity Employer

The YWCA of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant shall be discriminated against because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alien status, citizenship status, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by law. 


Salary range: Part Time position; salary commensurate with credentials and experience.


How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Be sure to reference the title of the position in the subject line. 

How to Apply:

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Be sure to reference the title of the position in the subject line. Email:

To the Attention of:

Program Director