Summer Group Leader – P.S. 343 (Seasonal) 

Reporting directly to the Campus Director and Assistant Director, the Summer Group Leader is responsible for the supervision and safety of program participants for various levels of activities, including, but not limited to, physical enrichment, arts and crafts, and mealtimes. Group Leaders will also serve as liaisons for the program and participants to ensure adequate safety. Responsibilities also include ensuring that the program environment is safe, clean, and appropriate for program activities. It is ideal for Group Leaders to be proficient in a variety of areas such as literacy, STEAM, crafts, and leadership.  

This position will be a part of our Youth and Immigrant Services Division offered at Sunnyside Community Services, which includes a pre-kindergarten program, multiple after-school programs for elementary and middle school youth, college and career readiness for high-school-aged youth, and adult and immigrant services. 


  • Supervise groups of participants along with the additional Youth Workers and provide for the safety and well-being of participants. 
  • Assist in the completion of participant assignments. 
  • Develop age-appropriate recreational lesson plans to match participant needs. Submit lesson plans in a timely manner. 
  • Assist in the preparation of materials and examples in advance for student understanding during activities. 
  • Assist with the planning and preparation of special events and projects. 
  • Meet regularly with supervisors and other staff members to share best practices and address challenges. 
  • Maintain the sanitization of the program space and ensure program supplies are well organized, cleaned, and in good condition. 
  • Ensure health and safety protocols/policies are maintained. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.  


  • Must be 18 years old or older. 
  • Must be available Monday – Friday during program hours through August 18. 
  • High school diploma; some college of relevant degree preferred. 
  • Moderate organizational and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • This position begins the last week of June through August after clearances are completed.  

Compensation: $16.00 – $18.00/hour 
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 6 pm; schedules may vary 
Main Campus Location: Sunnyside Community Services Campus P.S. 343 – 4545 42nd Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104 

How to Apply  
E-mail a cover letter and resume to Please use the following subject header template: “First and LastName_PS343Summer Group Leader”.

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/Affirmative Action Employer