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Afterschool Programs Group Leader

Afterschool Programs Manager (part-time)

Director of Finance & Operations


Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS) seeks motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and reliable individuals with a strong commitment to youth development and/or out-of-school time education for the position of Afterschool Programs Group Leader to help deliver an engaging learning experience for participants (Pre-K through 8th Grade) in our afterschool programs.

ISS Afterschool Programs Group Leaders are an invaluable part of our team and work collaboratively with the program site team to create a youth-centered, interest-driven, enriched learning environment that allow students to pursue their curiosity and interests through meaningful learning experiences.

The ideal candidate is committed to nurturing children and youth through positive youth development and the whole child approach. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to gain skills and experience in education and youth development in a non-profit setting.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day guidance, care, and safety of a group of children/youth in an afterschool environment.

  • Help and support students with their homework.

  • Plan, develop, and implement enrichment activities and/or theme-based project that are engaging, purposeful, developmentally appropriate,and aligned with our program. These will include existing ISS-developed curricula and lesson ideas as well as group leader-developed activities.Training, guidance, and assessment will be provided.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with youth participants of diverse backgrounds and needs.

  • Proactively communicate regularly with program site leadership staff about any issues, including but not limited to behavioral challenges, scheduling, and curricula.

  • Attendance at professional development and training and designated meetings as required.

Hours and Commitment: This is a part-time/contract position for the 2023-24 school year that follows the NYC DOE academic calendar. Must be available during afterschool hours, Monday–Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Flexible days, but five days a week is preferred.

Location: Our afterschool programs operate at public school sites in the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.

Payrate: starting at $16.00 per hour

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line: Afterschool Programs Group Leader.


Immigrant Social Services, Inc (ISS) seeks a part-time Afterschool Programs Manager to collaborate with and strengthen our afterschool programs team with overall development, implementation, and day-to-day management at our school site-based afterschool programs for Pre-K to 8th grade students.

About ISS Afterschool Programs: ISS operates afterschool programs at public school sites in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Chinatown. We recognize that the out-of-school time space presents new opportunities for us to reimagine learning and achievement that address the realities of an immigrant population. Designed to cultivate curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and compassion within a framework centering the needs of immigrant students and their families, ISS afterschool program activities and curricular content integrate a range of areas including language arts & literacy, STEM, social studies, the arts, health & fitness, and social and emotional development.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage and supervise daily onsite program operations and implementation of quality learning experiences.

Ensure the execution of a cohesive and holistic afterschool programming curriculum and structure that align with the organization’s goals, responsive to the needs of the students, and meet contractual expectations and outcomes.

Lead and deliver afterschool programs and activities as needed.

Provide overall support and supervision for site staff, coordinate and facilitate check-ins, observations, and evaluations.

Work with programs staff to recruit, hire, train, and coach site-based staff.

Provide a high level of customer service and effectively communicate with parents/guardians, verbally and in writing.

Determine ongoing needs/interests of students, parents/guardians, and schools, and program impact, including administer feedback surveys and program assessments.

Help ensure compliance with NYS OCFS SACC, DOHMH, DOE, and other regulatory agencies, monitor site for quality and risk management standards.

Qualification and Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in education or related fields or equivalent work experience. Master’s Degree or working towards a Master’s in education or related fields preferred.

Minimum of five years relevant experience with elementary or middle school-age children in an educational setting. Candidates with prior experience in out-of-school time informal learning environments, such as afterschool programs with multi-activities or specialty activities, youth/community centers, and museums are encouraged to apply.

At least two years of demonstrated track record with out-of-school time program management and operations.

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work cooperatively with staff and external partners/stakeholders that have diverse perspectives, different styles, and experiences.

A self-starter with the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment with strong organizational, problem solving, conflict resolution, and crisis management skills.

A commitment to a whole child approach to education and positive youth development.

Knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse and nuanced perspectives inherent in working with Asian Americans/immigrants, communities of color, low-income families,

Working knowledge of DOE/public school system; out-of-school time programs and networks; non-profit organizations; curriculum design and implementation; program evaluation and assessment; Asian American studies; community development.

Familiarity with grants and government contracts tracking and reporting, a plus.

Compensation: This is a part-time, academic year-based position at $24-$27/hr, depending on education and experience. Must be available during program operations hours of Monday through Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm when NYC public schools are in session. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject heading: Afterschool Programs Site Manager.

Director of Finance and Operations

Immigrant Social Services, Inc. (ISS) seeks a Director of Finance and Operations to join our leadership team. This role is pivotal in ensuring the financial health and operational efficiency of our organization as we expand in scope and complexity. With the support of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance and Operations will be responsible for developing, strengthening, and managing financial and administrative systems and practices that advance our mission and goals. ISS has an annual budget of approximately $1.8M and our five-level office and programs space is located in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.

The ideal candidate will possess expertise in nonprofit finance and operations, demonstrating resourcefulness and creative problem-solving skills. They will be the type of person who is willing to roll up their sleeves, appreciates the significance of both micro and macro-level strategic thinking, and thrives in a small dynamic nonprofit environment.

Primary Responsibilities:


Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement organizational budget and facilitate budgeting process with staff.

Manage and monitor budgets, cash flow, and financial records to align with our mission and ensure the organization’s financial health.

Prepare regular financial reports, highlighting key metrics, trends, and recommendations.

Oversee the financial aspects of grant applications, government contracts, reporting, and compliance, ensuring adherence to all financial requirements.

Establish, maintain, and regularly review financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard assets, maintain financial data integrity, and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

Provide financial insights and analysis to support decision-making, effectively translating numbers into accessible narratives, communicate financial information to non-finance team members.  

Operations & Administration

Oversee external vendors and contractors related to HR, payroll, banking, investments, insurance, audits, compliance, and IT.

Manage HR administrative functions, including maintaining accurate records, recruitment, hiring, onboarding, personnel policies, payroll, benefits administration, and employee relations, ensuring compliance with employment laws.

Manage the day-to-day of our physical office and programs space and technology, including office and equipment inventory, supplies, furniture, repairs and maintenance with support of multiple vendors and consultants.

Establish, maintain, and enhance internal systems, workflows, and policies to create efficiencies, foster innovation, and improve the overall experience for staff and stakeholders.

Proactively address operational issues and collaborate across teams to solve problems promptly and thoughtfully.

Qualifications and Skills:

A passion for Immigrant Social Services’ mission.

5+ years of relevant non-profit experience in financial and/or operations management.

Strong working knowledge of nonprofit finances and budgeting, grants and government contracts, audits, and compliance.  

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to implement quality control and best practices in financial, HR, facilities, and operations management.

Advanced proficiency in Excel and QuickBooks Online

Proven effectiveness in working with external vendors, contractors, and operational resources.

Independent, focused, self-directed, and detail-oriented.

Strong project management skills with the ability to balance multiple priorities effectively.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. The salary range for this position is $75,000-$85,000 per year depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: “Director of Finance and Operations”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.