Summer Rising Beacon Group Leader – I.S. 5 (Seasonal)

Group Leaders will report directly to the Campus Director. 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 aged appropriate activities alongside the group’s instructor.

This position will be a part of our Youth and Family Services offered at Sunnyside Community Services, which includes, 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 and 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 summer program hours.
  • 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 required DOE & DOH fingerprints, medical forms, letters of recommendation, and online trainings are successfully completed/cleared as per SACC & SCS requirements.
  • Summer staff must be available for Summer Staff Orientation from June 24 – June 28, 2024.

Compensation: $16.00 – $17.00 per hour

Schedule: July 1 – August 16; Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 4 pm & Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

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

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

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. 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.