Senior Group Leader (Afterschool)

Position Overview

The Senior Group Leader is responsible for overseeing the curriculum development and implementation for our Afterschool Program (students age 5-13). S/he assists the Program Director in project design, supervision of staff, direct student care, and general program support. This role is a wonderful opportunity for a creative, organized, and positive person who is excited about cultivating an enriching and productive space for students to learn and grow!

About the Program

The Elizabeth Peabody House is a nonprofit community center that provides quality child care and other services to residents of the greater Somerville community.

The EPH Afterschool Program provides enriching, affordable, accessible afterschool and out-of-school-time programming for school-age children. The program provides activities that foster the development of positive social and emotional skills while supporting academic and educational enrichment.


  • Assist Program Director in development of enrichment curriculum and in supervision of 52 student Afterschool Program.
  • Facilitate varied, multi-subject activities for youth that are enriching and age-appropriate. (e.g. arts education, STEM, community engagement, physical education, etc.)
  • Provide direct supervisory care for a group of 10 – 13 youth during group activities.
  • Assist Program Director in supervision of OST staff.
  • Transport students from school to EPH daily in program van.
  • Be able to identify when one-on-one care is needed, and provide it effectively and positively.
  • Ensure safety of all participants during structured and unstructured time.
  • Provide positive role modeling, reinforcement and behavior modification when necessary.
  • Remain controlled in difficult situations.
  • Guide children to develop appropriate social skills with peers and adults.
  • Assist with preparation of snacks and other program functions. (e.g. clean-up, meal time, transitions, etc.)
  • Attend professional development trainings and agency meetings that occur during non-program hours, as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated involvement and commitment to the youth community.
  • Experience working with youth. Curriculum development experience preferred.
  • Good administrative and supervisory skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • At least 21 years of age with a clean valid driver’s license.
  • 7-D Van Driver License or willingness to obtain license.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • A Criminal Offenders Records Information request and Sexual Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position.

Part-time, 20 hours per week


Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Sam Pipp, OST Program Director at

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Elizabeth Peabody House is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, religious belief, or sexual orientation.