Group Leader

Phipps Neighborhoods
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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.

We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

Position Summary:

The Group Leader is responsible to work intimately with a small group of elementary, middle school or high school students, helping them achieve their best in both academic and non-academic settings. He/she develops, implements, and participates in a range of activities all geared towards making the students excited about being in an academically and culturally enriching environment. Group Leaders will help young people to develop individualized strategies for meeting their goals and improving their academic skills.  Part-Time Group Leaders work 20 hours per week.  Most work schedules are between 2 PM and 6 PM, Monday to Friday.  Other part-time schedules may be available depending on need at some locations.                                                                                                                                                                              

Duties and Responsibilities:

Please note that Phipps Houses and its related entities along with Phipps Neighborhoods, Inc. has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

  • Provide supervision and ensure the safety of program participants at all times including during trips and snack time.
  • Engage students in a wide range of project based learning activities including homework assistance.
  • 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 proper use of supplies and materials.
  • Maintain classroom cleanliness and organization.
  • Maintain ongoing open communication with parents and day school teachers.
  • 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.


The candidate must be a High School Diploma or GED and 1 year or more of relevant work experience


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to bend, stoop, and kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




Written Communication Intermediate

Verbal Communication Intermediate

Communication Intermediate



Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest



High School Diploma or better.


Bachelors or better in Academic.



1 year or more of relevant work experience

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)