Group Leader - Bronx

Phipps Neighborhoods


Phipps Neighborhoods-Soundview
1680 Seward Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10473



Job Type:



Full Time



Job Description:



About Phipps Neighborhoods:


Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources.


Our education programs prepare children, youth and young adults for success in school and beyond, supporting learners of all ages, from those in early childhood programs who need a strong foundation on which to build, to older students who benefit from support to stay in or return to school. 


Position Summary: 


The Group Leader is responsible for working closely with a small group of elementary or middle school students, helping them to achieve their best in both academic and non-academic settings. Summer Group Leaders develop, implement, and participate in a range of activities geared towards making the students excited about being in an academically and culturally enriching environment. Summer Group Leaders will help young people to develop individualized strategies for meeting their goals and improving their academic skills.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide supervision and ensure the safety of program participants at all times, including during trips.
  • Engage students in a wide range of project based learning activities.
  • Maintain accurate participant attendance, activity and sign-out records.
  • Develop lesson plans and curriculum in accordance with program schedule, programmatic themes, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Document student progress.
  • Establish a comfortable learning environment and implement clear, consistent age-appropriate expectations and rules.
  • Model appropriate child development practices.
  • Uphold program policies and procedures and ensure proper use of supplies and materials.
  • Maintain classroom cleanliness and organization.
  • Maintain ongoing open communication with parents.
  • Attend staff meetings, professional development workshops and program events.
  • Communicate with all staff, parents, children and community members in a polite and respectful manner so as to represent the program in a professional way.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Web:

To the Attention of:

John Campos

Required Skills/Experience:




• The candidate must have at least a High School Diploma or HSE; some college credits preferred.

• Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as strong classroom management skills.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and intermediate level computer skills.

• Bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) preferred.

• Enthusiasm, creativity and initiative.