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Job Opening:

Program Aide

Public School #85

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: Program Aide

Program: Power Academy, Public School  #85

Reports To: Senior Director of Children's Program Education & Operations

Employment Status: Part-Time:

Basic Function:  The Program Aide provides assistance and support to the Program Manager and the administrative team to assure the effective and efficient operation of the Power Academy program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Director with daily program management and development

  • Assume responsibility for the program in the absence of the Assistant Program Director

  • Oversees the daily operations of the administrative office, providing critical support to the Program Director & Assistant Program Director.

  • Supervises volunteers and staff

  • Serves as the front-line greeter, administrative leader, and record-keeper for the program.

  • Manages and tracks relevant documents and data.

  • Inputs data into program management databases and creates and maintain participant personnel files

  • Support student and staff achievement, program operations and promotes a healthy building-level culture and climate.

  • Facilitates scheduling regular after school staff meetings and trainings.

  • Creates and maintains a welcoming environment to students, staff, families and all visitors.

  • Answers phones, responds to parent requests and inquiries with courtesy and professionalism. A willingness to help out and flexibility in dealing with stressful situations contributes to the success of the school

  • Develops and maintains a high level of communication and positive relationships with principal, teachers, office staff, cafeteria staff, and custodians

  • Attends professional development trainings

  • Addresses and assists in resolving staff concerns and grievances

  • Schedule flexibility

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma is a must; however, a college degree is preferred.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience performing the duties and responsibilities associated with this position at a high level.

  • Must be adept at Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Power Point. (Google platforms)

  • Must possess strong organizational, problem solving and writing skills.

  • Bilingual- Spanish required.

General Requirements

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

Salary and Benefits

Hourly wage of $20.50 per hour. 


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

Include in Subject Line: Re: Program Aide, 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.

New York City Mission Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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