About United Communities Southeast Philadelphia

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia improves the quality of life for every generation and member of the multicultural community we serve by providing educational, advocacy, and social programs. United Communities Southeast Philadelphia has a long and rich tradition of service to children, adults and families residing in Southeast Philadelphia. For the past 51 years, United Communities has carried out the original settlement mission to promote the educational and economic advancement of individuals and families within its host neighborhoods. We work in a collaborative, team-based environment. United Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. United Communities Southeast Philadelphia recognizes the role our staff play in our ability to fulfill our mission. As such, we seek highly qualified and mission-focused individuals to join our organization. United Communities Southeast Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Job Description

The Summer Program Group Leader will work alongside with Philadelphia School District teachers in the morning to provide academic activities and deliver extracurricular activities in the afternoon for youth in grades 1st -8th. Each Group Leader will be assigned a cohort of 12 youth whom they will be responsible for during the six-week program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate daily brain breaks for assigned cohorts of students during summer instructional learning time
  • Provide fun and hands on programming for students after conclusion of instructional programming during the afternoon hours
  • Prepare and plan afternoon activities for various weather conditions indoor and outdoor
  • Ensure youth safety and monitor their activities
  • Supervise assigned cohort during meals
  • Follow safety and emergency procedures and guidelines

Department: Out of School Time

Reports to: Site Director

Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:00pm


Qualifications – Essential:

  • High School Degree or Equivalency
  • Self-starter
  • Self-disciplined
  • Organized
  • Creative

Knowledge, Skills & Experience – Essential:

  • One or more years working or volunteering with K-12 grade level youth
  • Proficiency in MS applications (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects while setting appropriate priorities to achieve goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be an industrious problem solver and big dreamer

Job Type


School Type






Education Level

High School