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Group Leader

The Bronx Institute at Lehman College

Summary

Project BOOST (Bronx Opportunities for Out-of-School-Time) is a funded initiative designed to
foster academic success and increase students’ performance by providing services to middle school
students. Project BOOST is a funded New York City initiative awarded by the Department of Youth
and Community Development. The Institute collaborates with a Bronx middle school, colleges,
organizations, and other service providers in the planning, and delivery of services to (1) foster
academic, social, and emotional competencies, and physical well-being; (2) provide opportunities
for youth to explore interests and activity; (3) build emotional competencies; (4) provide
opportunities for youth to explore interests and creativity; (5) cultivate youth leadership and
community engagement; and (6) engage families in support of the above goals. These goals
align with the overarching Bronx Institute mission to focus on improving opportunities for the Bronx
youth to enter postsecondary education by fostering a “college-going” culture in schools.
We are seeking Activity Specialists, Counselors, and Group Leaders, for the Project BOOST after-school program in The Bronx. Activity Specialists, Counselors, and Group Leaders must
demonstrate a strong interest in working with youth and have expertise in one or more disciplines.
or content-specific program activities or subjects such as ELA, STEM subjects, History, performance
art, drama, art, or other activities or subjects that enrich the experiences of children. Staff must be
able to develop lesson plans in their area(s) of expertise.

Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor's or associate degree or attend college with appropriate training or certification in their area of specialty.
  •  Minimum of one year experience working with middle school-aged children.
  • Must have experience in the fields of Dance, Technology, Art, Science, English, Math, Arts
    &amp; Crafts
  •  Must have strong classroom management and conflict resolution skills.
  •  Ability to create and implement interactive academic and/or enrichment activities that are age appropriate.
  • Must be committed to working with middle school students.

Duties

  • Ensure the engagement of children in assigned activities.
  • Develop weekly activity lesson plans in area(s) of specialty.
  • Facilitate purposeful activities that foster the development of new skills in children, while reinforcing skills/information previously taught.
  • Provide strong classroom and behavioral management skills, ensuring participants follow agency and program rules.
  • Assist in all activities to ensure the orderly operation of the program, inclusive of accompanying students to the classroom during school dismissal and facilitating after-school dismissal.
  • Attend and supervise children's field trips, including those that occur outside of regular program hours (some Saturdays and possibly some nights).
  • Attend all staff meetings and professional development as required.
  • Demonstrate key competencies including initiative, teamwork, cooperation, preparedness, professionalism, reliability, and a willingness to continuously improve.
  • Available during after-school hours, generally 2:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Must have a good record of attendance.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to:
tiffanie.johnson@lehman.cuny.edu
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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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5,200

Afterschool Professionals Supported

Resourcetable

151

Professional Development Events Offered

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100,000

NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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