Elementary School Youth Educator

Youth Development & Education · New York, New York
Department Youth Development & Education
Employment Type Part Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $18-$20 per hour

Our mission is to create and sustain a strong, effective community that acknowledges and responds to the potential, achievements and interdependence of its diverse members. Rooted in and primarily focused on the Chelsea neighborhood, we seek to empower all individuals and families to achieve their highest potential, while maintaining a priority on those in economic need.

Hudson Guild’s Youth Development and Education Department is proud to offer free programming for participants in elementary and middle school grades. Offering a safe, healthy and enriching environment, these programs increase young people’s opportunities to have fun and explore interests while developing lifelong skills through experiential learning.

Hudson Guild is looking for a Youth Educator for Elementary School with a fun-loving and open-minded attitude. We are seeking an individual who always puts kids first and goes beyond their comfort zone to inspire and motivate children! In this role, Youth Educators will be responsible for leading group instruction and activities in an after-school setting for ages 5 – 11. You will be responsible for the daily leadership of a designated group. This could include but is not limited to adherence to the daily schedule, leading trips, developing culminating events, communicating with parents, collaborating with the team, etc.


REQUIREMENTS: Must have a minimum of an Associate Degree or qualifying credits and be at least 18 years of age. Must possess two or more years of experience and/or training in, education, elementary school youth, recreation and/or any other youth services field. Must have strong classroom management skills. Develop lesson plans. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have adaptability in the workplace; including but not limited to working remotely and providing youth services and support through virtual platforms. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree. 2 or more years of relevant experience. Expertise in a special area (STEM, Recreation, Art, Music, Dance, Chess, Cooking, etc.) 


  • Research, develop and execute fun and engaging lesson plans (activities) to create opportunities for discovery, learning, adventure and recreation. 
  • Provide group and/or individual assistance to youth in their learning and engagement as well as supporting their development. 
  • Participate in indoor and outdoor activities assisting with daily set-up, daily clean up, and overall procedures. 
  • Use behavior management strategies to address misbehaviors effectively, promptly communicate behavior incidents with supervisors and other necessary staff and provide guidance and behavior modification as needed.
  • Serve as a role model for all participants in our program. 
  • Complete necessary reports to track student progress and participation; daily attendance logs, pick-up sign-in sheets, etc. 
  • Responsible for area materials, room organization and reporting misused/damaged materials to the supervisor. 
  • Professionally communicate with all staff, guardians, children, and community members in a polite and respectful manner. 
  • Uphold program policies and procedures while promoting an inclusive, welcoming and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all staff, participants and stakeholders. 
  • Actively participate in mandatory professional development training and meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 

HOURS: Sample schedule - After School – M-F 1pm – 6:30pm. – Subject to change. THIS IS AN IN-PERSON POSITION.

As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Hudson Guild fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, consultants, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

Hudson Guild is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Youth Development & Education
  • Employment Type
    Part Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $18-$20 per hour