Extended Day Group Leader - (Fine & Performance Arts), South Bronx Early College Academy

Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation


The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation
50 East 168th Street
Bronx, NY, 10452



Job Type:



Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater)

Job Description:


Title:                     Extended-Day Group Leader (Fine & Performing Arts), South Bronx Early College Academy

Location:             639-55 St. Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10455

Reports to:         Extended-Day Program Director, South Bronx Early College Academy     


About the Organization:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities.  We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings are complete.  WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong communities that residents can be proud of.  WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See www.whedco.org for more information.


WHEDco affords all qualified applicants equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law.  WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.


Job Summary: 

Have a passion for the fine arts, performance arts, or just all around artsy? Have the ability to command the attention of students? Join us! This is a unique opportunity to help grow a young after-school program in the heart of the South Bronx. We are out to build a model program that connects students to the skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.


We are going into our second year and are looking for determined leaders to join our team and build something great. For this positon, we are looking for someone to help lead our artistic initiatives as well as co-lead students in an academic classroom. For our team, strong candidates take initiative, are open to coaching, understand our students, and extremely flexible. For our students, strong understanding of middle school youth, under-served communities, group dynamics, and classroom management a must.

Under the direct supervision of the Extended-Day Program Director and Program Assistant, the Group Leader will co-supervise a group of middle school students as they participate in academic and enrichment program activities. Expect to be coached in new skills around classroom management, youth development, and working on a team.  This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to build their youth management skills


·        Under the supervision of the Extended-Day Program Director, and working in conjunction with other staff, supervise assigned group of 24 to 28 middle school students during extended-day program hours;

·        Model appropriate behavior to participants, and use positive behavior-management techniques with participants;

·        Maintain attendance log for assigned group;

·        Maintain Observation and Incident logs for group;

·        Plan and lead academic activities during scheduled academic period;

·        Create opportunities for students that strengthen the connection between academic success and the arts;

·        Encourage and lead projects that foster academic, emotional, cultural and artistic growth;

·        Encourage students to positively participate in all programming and activities;

·        Assist in the planning and implementation of special events;

·        Attend all required staff/planning meetings;

·        Seek out and take on special assignments consistent with the goals and objectives of the extended-day program.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of After School Program Director Email: jwunneburger@sbecacs.org

To the Attention of:

After School Program Director

Required Skills/Experience:


·        Minimum two years’ professional experience working with children in a classroom, after school, or community based environment leading/organizing group activities.  Substantial volunteer work will be considered;

·        Demonstrated interest in the field of education, child development or literacy;

·        Demonstrated ability to teach fine arts or performance arts in an after-school setting;

·        Able to work Monday-Friday 3-6 PM;

·        Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively;

·        Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus;

·        willingness to be flexible and have a "do whatever it takes" attitude;

·        Current, active college enrollment or college degree preferred;

·        Previous work experience in low-income communities.


Competitive pay rate based on experience. This is a part-time, hourly position that would begin mid-August 2016.