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Activity Specialist

Grand St Settlement Inc.
New York, NY 10002
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POSITION: LESP Activity Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Youth Services

LOCATION: Beacon - 145 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10009

REPORTS TO: Program Director

SALARY: $20 per hour (35 hours per week)

DATE: September 20, 2021-June 24, 2022 (School Year Only)

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday (8 am-1 pm) or (2 pm-6 pm). Schedule may vary base on program needs. This position is performance-based and is also contingent on funding availability.

JOB SUMMARY: As part of our Youth Services Departments vision: all Youth Services Staff will assist in promoting growth, leadership, and positive self-image in all young people at all of our Grand Street Settlement sites. Group Leaders during the summer will promote and develop a safe and engaging learning environment for youth. Recreational activities, team building activities/games, theme based lessons, and trips are integral parts of summer day camp activities.


  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required; College Degree Preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience working in a specialized field.
  • Experience working with and devising curricula around specialization.
  • The ideal candidate has previous experience with classroom instruction and/or facilitating lessons in specialized fields.
  • Candidates should be very responsible; organized and demonstrate positive communication skills.
  • The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and enthusiastic.
  • Candidate must successfully complete the following: NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check; three (3) Reference Check; Physical with updated TB Test (fees may apply).
  • Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with all students while remaining professional at all times and be able to motivate the students while setting an example in all areas, including timeliness, attendance, and most importantly, professionalism.
  • If offered the position must submit a $25 fee for NY State Clearance Review.
  • If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Candidates should be able to communicate effectively with all staff and participants while remaining professional at all times.
  • Candidate should demonstrate timeliness, attendance, and most importantly, professionalism.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry-out detailed but uninvolved oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to relate to officials, staff, and the public in a courteous manner.


  • Must complete 15-hours of training as per school-age childcare requirements within the first three months of hire and attend two mandatory agency-wide Professional Development training
  • Responsible for supervising all participants particularly during special activities
  • Responsible for maintaining classroom space in an organized and clean fashion
  • Responsible for maintaining a daily log of all incidents/injuries.
  • Chaperone youth group during trips and other field activities.
  • Assist with all aspects of programming (i.e., following the organizations mission; supervising all youth, working collectively, and communicating with all staff).
  • Administrative duties include: follow-up calls to parents.
  • Attend all required department/agency meetings and/ or training.
  • Create lessons and curriculum around the specialty.
  • Implement and facilitate projects and recreational activities for the school year or summer camp.
  • Take initiative to assist program participants and group leaders as seen fit
  • Maintain program supplies and proper use of all.
  • Help enforce all rules and regulations and codes of conduct
  • Other duties as assigned.



Please read the specialty opportunities listed below and submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components you are applying for. If selected, we ask that you also, provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or use the link in a search bar and apply online through our career center.


No phone calls, please!

Specialty components: Photography, Athletics, Music, Dance, Culinary Arts, Journalism & Communication, Fine Arts & Creative Expression, and STEM/Lego Robotics.

Please be advised that job offers can only be made once your clearances come through


Posted: 2021-09-28 Expires: 2021-10-30

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