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Job Opening:

Group Leader

Various Locations in Harlem and the Bronx

New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.

Position Summary

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 our elementary school aged 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. 

Title: Group Leader

Program: Power Academy

Location: Various locations in Harlem and the Bronx (please indicate preferred location, if any) 

Employment Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a supportive and nurturing group environment for students.

  • Accountable for the safety and well-being of students at all times.

  • Supervise and monitor students during all program activities and transitions on-site and off-site.

  • Facilitate academic enrichment programming for students in a group setting.

  • Provide age-appropriate activities according to each site’s program activity schedule.

  • Provide one-on-one homework help.

  • Develop and implement lesson plans.

  • Prepare materials and hand-outs for lessons.

  • Keep accurate records on attendance, sign-out, accidents, and incident reports.

  • Create and coordinate student performances as needed.

  • Attend team and group supervision meetings.

  • Interact with and report to parents on a daily basis at dismissal.

  • Establish good working relationships with youth workers and other program staff and members of the school staff and leadership team.

  • 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 required.

  • Experience creating lesson plans preferred

General Requirements

Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly wage between $19.25 per hour, based on qualifications, experience, and fit.


Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to or fax to 212-979-5764.

Subject: Re: Group Leader, Power Academy. 


Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Mission Society of New York City is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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