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Group Leader & AWE Fellow
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Emma Sprecher at

About the Job

Be Me is the Y's in-house Jewish afterschool Program for Kinder to 5th-grade students. At Be Me, we are committed to instilling universal values such as enrichment, inclusion, and curiosity to learn new things. Our warm, welcoming culture creates a vibrant afterschool community, where we all look out for each other and take care of the world around us, especially for our children. Staff members are central to carrying out this vision by supporting, running, and sometimes even creating programs that are in line with our educational goals and values, and by providing positive and enthusiastic energy every day.


Angel Whispering Educators (AWE) Fellows are Group Leaders with a background in Jewish Experiential Educational or proven leadership roles within Jewish organizations such as Hillels, tasked with the additional responsibility of bringing to life the richness of Jewish values and content for participants of all backgrounds.

Supported by the Ys Center for Jewish Life team, AWE Fellows will provide our innovative Jewish afterschool program with an engaging values-based and Jewish-content-rich environment. They will also gain professional and leadership skills and be provided with multiple avenues for growth. The AWE Fellows will serve as group leaders, responsible for the overall safety and supervision of program participants, and their successful engagement in all aspects of the Be Me experience, including trips, programs, and aquatics (see below).



Supervision and Support:

Daily Duties:


Minimum Qualifications:


Rate of Pay:
Hourly: $16 + $1,700 stipend per semester (possible total of $3,400)

Mon-Fri 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM + additional meetings and planning time related to the AWE Fellowship

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan. We welcome people of diverse ethnicities and all ages, from pre-school to older adults, into the Y family with a wide range of educational, recreational and social services and programs that focus on improving the quality of their lives. With a long and distinguished history, the Y is a multi-service community center that is well known for its nurturing environment and non-judgmental philosophy.