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Educational Alliance, Inc. Summer Camp Group Leader in New York, New York

Department: Community Schools and Youth Development (All Locations)

Classification: Seasonal, July - August

Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities. We are a place where everyone is welcome and where progress is powered one relationship at a time. We are proud of our legacy as a Jewish organization, and we provide high-quality, transformational services and programs to all New Yorkers through our network of community centers on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. As we have for 130 years, we offer best-in-class programming–now across 15 sites—focusing on a mix of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement.


Group leaders are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and creative role models who are directly responsible for the well-being and safety of participants. Group leaders are also ambassadors of fun! They help introduce participants to new experiences in the areas of academics, the arts, athletics, and more!


  • Direct client group: Youth in grades K-8

  • Directly supervised by Program Director


  • Assume responsibility for the health, safety, and well-being of participants.

  • Participate and/or facilitate all program activities (create lesson plans).

  • Ensure that each participant makes new friends and/or strengthens bonds with peers.

  • Provide quality supervision at all times with extra special attention paid to group, lunch, and transitional periods.

  • Keep record of participants attendance, activity, behavior, and injuries/accidents

  • Maintain standards of professional conduct, attendance, and punctuality

  • Work harmoniously with an assigned Co-group leader.

  • Communicate regularly with the Director.

  • Attend all days of staff orientation before program begins.

  • Attend all days of program.


  • Previous formal or informal experience working with children.

  • Previous formal or informal experience working in early childhood a plus.

  • Enthusiasm and desire to learn and/or teach basic sustainability methods.

  • Experience working in a camp, JCC, after-school program, or similar youth-based setting a plus.

  • Experience or interest in working in an inclusive environment that supports children with special needs a plus.

  • Pursuing and/or holding an undergraduate or graduate degree a plus


  • Competitive salary

  • Paid Sick Time

  • Free gym membership at the Manny Cantor Fitness Center and 14th Street Y

  • Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

EEO Info

Educational Alliance is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Educational Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information about Educational Alliance, please visit

Work days are Monday through Thursday. Schedules vary as follows:

Middle School: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Elementary School: Either 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This position will operate July through August at 40 hours per week.