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Global Kids Group Leader

Part-Time Position

Global Kids educates, activates, and inspires young people from underserved communities to take action on critical issues facing our world. Global Kids, Inc. is seeking dynamic, hard-working, and creative individuals who are experienced in and/or committed to youth development, global education, and social action, and are interested in working in GK’s afterschool programs located in New York City public middle schools and supported by DYCD SONYC Initiative. We are seeking to fill multiple positions for our school-year program (September – June) with the potential for summer employment. COVID-19 vaccination is required. All positions will be in-person.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with interactive, experiential workshops and activities for GK’s weekly school-based academic programs and after-school leadership groups.
  • Co-facilitate afterschool clubs
  • Serve as a positive, encouraging & affirming mentor for GK middle school youth.
  • Help with attendance outreach services including attendance monitoring, attendance incentive activities and phone calls.
  • Help with group management including supporting positive group interactions, monitoring group transitions between activities, ensuring safety during check in and dismissal and throughout the program hours.
  • Assist with supervising students, including ensuring that students are never left on their own.
  • Assist with chaperoning trips
  • Help with collecting program documents and attendance.
  • Follow all guidelines and protocols outlined by Global Kids, the Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development and the Department of Health.
  • Attend training as required by the Department of Health.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma required. Some college preferred.
  • Experience working with youth using interactive learning strategies.
  • Commitment to and understanding of working in culturally diverse settings and using antiracist practices
  • Knowledge of or passion for global issues, political science, history, education and social activism.
  • Good facilitation, consensus-building, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong work ethic, reliable, initiative, creativity, and willingness to learn
  • Strong communication, writing, organizational, and technology skills.
  • International experience a plus.
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus (particularly Spanish or Haitian Creole)
  • Global Kids alumni strongly encouraged to apply.

Hours/Wages/Benefits

Group Leaders will be required to work September – June during afterschool hours plus additional hours of training, preparation and follow up time at a time to be scheduled with GK staff (typically between 1:30-6:00 pm M-F, depending on the site placement). Salary is $16 – $18 an hour, depending on experience and qualifications for 20 hours per week. GK also offers paid vacation time off, personal day, and sick time. GK staff also have access to retail discounts through our Professional Employer Organization (PEO).

 

How To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@globalkids.org. Please indicate “Group Leader” in the subject line of the email and specify neighborhood preference (Washington Heights, East Harlem, Astoria, Forest Hills, Bedford Stuyvesant, or East Flatbush), if any. 

We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries; please refer to the Global Kids web site for further information, www.globalkids.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Global Kids, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity and do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, citizenship, mental or physical handicap or disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. We continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and diversity in all forms.

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