Summer Program Assistant - ASA (Summer)


The Program Assistant will be responsible for aiding in the daily program operations of the Afterschool Academy that serves youth entering grades 7th-9th. Responsibilities will range from assisting with facilitation of activities, behavior management, administration tasks and other assigned duties as requested. .


  1. Assist with the day-to-day operation of a summer enrichment program that helps middle and high school students achieve personal and academic success and prepare for college.
  2. Assist with accurate record keeping and collection of intake information on each student.
  3. Work with Program Coordinator/Counselors to develop program agendas and group sessions.
  4. Provide group and individual counseling as needed.
  5. Assist with administrative task, including but not limited to, record keeping, filing, answering phones, and creation of marketing tools.
  6. Assist with classroom management.
  7. Serve KidsCafe Foodlink meals to the youth.
  8. Assist with recruiting students for summer program and upcoming school year program.
  9. Participate in training and orientation as required and approved by the Director for effective program operation. 
  10. Complete other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  11. Attend/support Urban League of Rochester events and fundraising functions.


  • High School Diploma required
  • Associates degree preferred in education, counseling, administration or related field, equivalent experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to work between the hours of 8am and 3pm while the summer program is in session and availability to work part time between 9am and 5pm during the days summer program is not in session.
  • Experience working with youth in an educational setting, teaching experience is a plus.
  • Experience using online platforms including but not limited to social media, Zoom, Khan Academy, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to relate well to youth from diverse backgrounds and to understand the barriers to success that less advantaged youth often face.
  • Proficient competency with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of community resources for youth and families is a plus.
  • Ability to work is a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, competing tasks and demands.
  • Must be customer service friendly.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.