After-School Group Leader – I.S. 5 (Part-Time; Seasonal) 

Group Leaders will be in charge of a group of participants and will be responsible for the overall care and safety of the youth. Group Leaders are responsible for conducting age-appropriate activities alongside the group’s Instructors. Group Leaders will report directly to the Campus Director. 

This position will be a part of our Youth and Family Services offered at Sunnyside Community Services, which includes a pre-kindergarten program, after-school programs for elementary and middle school youth, high school job readiness, career readiness, enrichment programming, and Adult and Immigrant Services.  


  • Ensure the safety of all program participants. 
  • Submit age-appropriate lesson plans in a timely manner. 
  • Assist Instructors in the implementation of lessons and activities. 
  • Lead, plan, and prep special projects for community or program events in a timely manner. 
  • Provide guidance and supervise SYEP and volunteers. 
  • Provide constant and consistent supervision to assigned groups of participants. 
  • Maintain room and activity areas, ensuring that they are clean, organized, and sanitized. 
  • Motivate and maintain active involvement of program participants. 
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 


  • Must be 18 years old or older. 
  • Must be available Monday – Friday during program hours (2:30 – 6 pm). Limited flexibility is available to accommodate school schedules. 
  • High School diploma required; some college or relevant degree preferred. 
  • Experience working with youth and experience working in an after-school environment preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • This position begins after clearances and the required online trainings are completed. After-school staff are expected to be committed to the position until the end of the school year in June. 

Compensation: $16.00 – $17.00 per hour 

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 6 pm (with limited opportunity for additional hours based on programming) 

Location: Sunnyside Campus at I.S. 5 in Elmhurst, NY 11373 

How to Apply 
Email a cover letter and resume to Denise Aragon, Campus Director, at Please indicate “After-school Group Leader” in the email subject line.                                

Sunnyside Community Services’ strength lies in its ability to work with people at every stage in their lives and in their own communities. We pride ourselves in an approach that is comprehensive, caring and community based.   

All positions at Sunnyside Community Services are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All are encouraged to apply.   

Sunnyside Community Services strives to address, explore, and educate all our stakeholders about the diversity of human experience and to advance and integrate racial equity and social justice into all organizational policies and programs. We believe that everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do for the organization, should feel equally involved and supported.  

Sunnyside Community Services represents a commitment to considering the whole person and how systemic barriers and access to opportunities can affect well-being.  

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer