Beacon Program Assistant -- PS 185 -- Harlem
New York, NY
Job Description

Position: Program Assistant

Location: PS 185 on 112th Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and 5th Avenue

Salary Range: $15.00 per hour

Employment Type: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

The Beacon Program is operated by the Boys' Club of New York and serves children in grades K-12, and adults of all ages. The Beacon Program will run a full-service after school program designed to help our younger community members acquire the skills they need to graduate from high school, succeed in their chosen career, and give back to the community. Typical programs include Tutoring, Robotics, Sports, Performing Arts, Studio Art, Media Arts and Design, S.T.E.A.M., Cooking, High School Access, College Access, and more. We aim to provide our participants with programming that bolsters self-confidence and nurtures a sense of belonging to their community.

Job Summary

The Program Assistant is responsible for modeling positive social interactions through combined academic, social, health and recreational programming. He/ She will assist in the guidance, supervision, and safety of Beacon members, while participating in activities alongside members to ensure encouragement and support.


  • Support the planning, implementation and supervision of activities
  • Assists in facilitating lessons, utilizing a variety of teaching methods and techniques
  • Supervise the movement of participants in all spaces
  • Ensure proper care of all area materials, organize room and report any misused or damaged materials to the Beacon Director
  • Use behavior management strategies to defuse inappropriate behavior and communicate behavior incidents with the Beacon Director and other necessary staff
  • Attend mandatory professional development training
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Previous experience in youth development, education, or after school, preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Well organized, able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Credits in college or technical school
  • First Aid and CPR certification desirable

The Boys' Club of New York is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type Part Time