Teen Advisor

Employment Type
Job Category
Youth & Teen Programs
Greenpoint YMCA


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Greenpoint YMCA is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for the organization and delivery of quality programs, catering to teens. The Advisor will monitor and supervise all teen services and programs, including service learning, community development, leadership, college readiness and outreach.  In addition, s/he will be responsible for advertising and recruiting participants, ensuring proper documentation, teen reports, and meeting program goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants in the program, by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Plan, prepare and create lesson plans for Teens Take the City, Rowe Scholars, Leaders Club and Teen Center.
  • Facilitate and implement Teens Take the City, Leaders Club and Teen Center program curricula.
  • Work with the Youth and Family Director to organize, prepare and submit teen quarterly reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all participants sign in and sign out, on a daily basis.
  • Provide support with teen registration and audit compliance.
  • Ensure return on surveys, applications and other documentation, as needed.
  • Develop positive relationships with the participants, their friends and family members.
  • Instruct and mentor teen participants.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, Department of Youth and Community Development and YMCA of Greater New York standards.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with professional staff and other departments.
  • Data entry.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of program space during all activities.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate actions for emergency situations on-site and during field trips.
  • Work with staff to implement recreational and academic teen programs.
  • Create an environment that is diverse, culturally sensitive and relevant to the needs of teens. 
  • Assist in fund development endeavors for the Youth & Family Department.
  • All other duties that arise as a direct result of quality Teen Programming.
  • Actively participate in designated meetings, training sessions and special events.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or working towards degree.
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with youth and teens.
  • Experience teaching and facilitating trainings on issues related to teens.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to manage adolescent behavior with respect, maturity, compassion and encouragement.
  • Must be available to cover weekend shifts.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Access, Adobe PageMaker and Photoshop, and data entry.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Teen Advisor” to kcharter@ymcanyc.org or to:

Greenpoint YMCA
Attn: Kendall Charter
99 Meserole Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To be considered for this position, please attach your proof of COVID-19 vaccination, along with your resume.  

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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