Bradenton Dream Center Afterschool Program Group Leader


The Bradenton Dream Center is a faith-based non-profit organization established to meet the needs of the community, restore hope, and impact the next generation.

The Bradenton Dream Center exists to reach students, instruct them to become honorable citizens, and inspire them to pursue their purpose in life. Through the context of relationships, we provide meaningful learning experiences and opportunities to enrich the lives of the students in our community.

POSITION TITLE: Aferschool Program Group Leader

POSITION STATUS: Contractor - Paid (Hourly)

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all-inclusive)

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent working with children
  • Associates Degree preferred.
  • Previously Volunteered at After School Program/Bayside Kids or equivalent.
  • Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development.
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test
  • Experience and ability in creating interactive and educational activities
  • Strong Organization, Time Management Skills, and ability to set Priorities
  • Obtain strong Work Ethic, Positive Attitude, High Level of Energy, and Flexibility
  • Strong communication, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth
  • Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities


  • 20 hours per week
  • Monday-Friday

REPORTS TO: BDC Program Director


  • Create an environment that facilitates the mission and values of the Bradenton Dream Center.
  • Establish rapport with students and provide mentoring, guidance, role modeling to members, and overall direction for their leadership development, artistic skills, physical activity engagement, and academic progress
  • Monitor and evaluate programs, services, and activities to ensure the safety of students, quality of programs, and appearance of the program at all times.
  • Submit regular lesson plans, attendance sheets, and other administrative duties
  • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in Bradenton Dream Center staff meetings
  • Maintains close, daily contact with Bradenton Dream Center staff (professional and volunteer), students, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; collaborate; and advise/counsel.
  • Mandatory cleaning, set up, and closing down of the program area on a daily basis.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth
  • Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.


  • Required to stand, walk, and sit. Able to use hands and fingers on a (computer) keyboard and other office equipment.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • The noise level in the work environment is high due to work being conducted in an after-school setting, indoor/outside.

By submitting an application, I acknowledge that my answers given are true and complete to the best of my ability. In the event that I am employed, I understand that any false or misleading information I knowingly provide in my application or interview(s) may result in discharge and/or legal action. I understand also that if employed, I am required to abide by all the rules and regulations of Bradenton Dream Center, Inc., and any special agreements reached by Bayside Community Church, Inc., and me.

Bradenton Dream Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. While we do make employment decisions that are aligned with our faith and beliefs, we do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

I understand, authorize, and agree that Bradenton Dream Center, Inc. & Bayside Community Church, Inc., may conduct national and local criminal biographical searches, state sexual offender searches, credit files, and motor vehicle checks when applicable. I agree to sign any and all authorizations by appropriate companies or entities who are engaged in, including, but not limited to the Florida Law Enforcement Division, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other necessary agencies.

This application is only valid for the position for which I am applying and will remain active for 45 days. If I wish to apply to another position or the 45-day active period has passed, I may need to resubmit an application.