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Activity Specialist
SCAN-Harbor, Inc.


Program Description

SCAN-Harbor After-School Programs are built on a foundation of academic skills enrichment, positive youth development and the cultivation of informed and independent decision-making. The SCAN-Harbor After-School Programs provide enrichment activities within the areas of academics, artistic exploration, community service, recreation, and personal development in leadership.

The COMPASS After-School Program operates 3 hours immediately following school dismissal, Monday through Friday. The After-School Program will be open 8 am – 6 pm on some days when public schools will be closed. The Elementary After-School Program will also have a summer program.

Reports to: After-School Program Director

Hours: Activity Specialists will work varying schedules Monday through Friday between the hours of 2 pm to 6 pm with additional preparation and evaluation hours added, as needed. They will also be available for expanded scheduling during full-day programming as needed.

Activity Specialists are responsible for conducting classes in their area of expertise. Areas may include; cooking, creative writing, poetry, videography, photography, visual arts, arts and crafts, knitting, dance, Latin drumming, martial arts, basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and a variety of other topics. Their responsibilities include:

  • Develop weekly activity lesson plans in area(s) of specialty;
  • Provide homework assistance;
  • Supervise small groups of students based on age;
  • Facilitate purposeful activities that foster the development of new skills in children, while reinforcing skills/information previously taught;
  • Work with Group Leaders and Counselors, engaging them in the lesson plan development process and modeling activity facilitation to help Group Leaders develop professionally and eventually to become Activity Specialists;
  • Provide strong classroom and behavioral management skills, ensuring that all participants follow agency and program rules;
  • Complete all projects and tasks as requested, while ensuring the safety and security of all participants and the smooth operation of programming;
  • Assist in all activities to ensure the orderly operation of the program, inclusive of: supervising children during snack/supper, facilitating dismissal and completing daily administrative paperwork (e.g. keeping attendance, time sheets, etc.);
  • Prepare students for culminating events and special events/projects;
  • Complete 15 hours of professional development each calendar year;
  • Demonstrate key competencies including: initiative, teamwork, cooperation.


  • Must have experience working in camp or school environment and enjoy working with children.
  • HS diploma is required, some college preferred. Extensive professional experience may substitute for education.
  • Must be punctual, dependable, enthusiastic, energetic, and have a sense of humor.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be sensitive to the needs of students from different cultures and learning styles.
  • Must be outgoing, able to accept directions and work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English and/or experience with special needs students are desirable.
  • Must pass a federal Comprehensive Background Check by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
  • Must have a tb test and physical exam completed annually.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $20.00 – $22.50 per hour

Date posted:

September 1

Expire date

Open Until Filled

Contact email:
NYC AiE Roundtable