Summer Group Leader

Job details

Level: Entry
Position Type: Seasonal
Salary Range: $18-$20 hourly
Job Location: 1025 41ST AVE - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, 11101
Job Shift: Day
Education Level: High School


Job Title: Summer Group Leader
Department: Youth Services

Riis Academy is seeking dynamic, creative, and engaging individuals who enjoy working with children, in groups, and as a member of a community. As a Summer Group Leader, you will be responsible for leading and supervising participants in our K-6 Summer Program, writing lesson plans and facilitating activities, and performing minor administrative duties such as attendance tracking during the program. 

Temporary full-time position with potential for part-time employment during the academic year.

Upon hiring you will be placed at one of the following sites. Limited slots available:

  • P.S. 76 William Hallett School
  • Ravenswood Cornerstone Community Center
  • Hunters Point Community Middle School
  • P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein School
  • Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement (Queensbridge)


  • Adhere to policies and procedures in a proactive manner.
  • Successfully implement educational, artistic, and recreational activities.
  • Actively engage with and build positive relationships with children with the goal of cultivating the positive development of each child and the group.
  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Daily inspection and organization of all facilities/areas, equipment, and supplies; providing supervisors with a daily room check-in log.
  • Evaluate each scholar’s performance and growth in knowledge and aesthetic understanding.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation.
  • Prepare the learning environment that exhibits participants’ work.
  • Work as a collaborative team; provide support to other Specialists and Group Leaders.
  • Understand and communicate the Riis Settlement mission and the goals of the Riis Academy Summer program to the participants and parents.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of professional development.
  • Organize and/or participate in external special events to promote the Agency's mission.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health and New York State OCFS policies and standards.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.
  • Experience working in an after-school or summer camp setting preferred: Elementary/ Middle School Aged students.


  • Candidate must successfully complete the following: National Sex Offender Registry; NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check.
  • Three professional references
  • Must be available Monday-Thursday 11 am-6 pm & Friday 8 am-6 pm

Covid Requirements: 

Proof of vaccination status is not required for this position.


Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.

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