Group Leader Job Openings - 8 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary


    Transformation Director- Value Consulting Group

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary


    Group Exercise Instructor
    WTS International

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary


    Group Leader - Sales
    Danaher Corporation

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary


    Group Leader, Summer Intensive DC
    Johns Hopkins University

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary


    Mission Software Group Lead
    Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary


    Extended Day Group Leader
    Friendship Public Charter School

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary


    Mission Software Group Lead

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary


    Mechanical Systems Group Lead
    Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

    Manassas, VA

Group Leader Jobs



  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

What does a Group Leader do

A Group Leader is responsible for developing and implementing educational after-school programs for the youth of a community. Their duties include tracking daily attendance, acquiring materials for activities, and ensuring that campers are supervised at all times.

how to become a Group Leader

Education and training requirements for recreation workers vary with the type of job, but workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent and receive on-the-job training.

Education and Training

Recreation workers typically need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. Many receive on-the-job training that typically lasts less than a month.

Entry-level educational requirements vary with the type of position. For example, an activity leader position working with the elderly will have different requirements than a position as a summer camp counselor working with children.

Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or college coursework. In 2014, the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions, a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), accredited 80 bachelor’s degree programs in recreation or leisure studies. A bachelor’s degree in other subjects, such as liberal arts or public administration, may also qualify applicants for some positions.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Recreation workers must be able to communicate well. They often work with large groups of people and need to give clear instructions, motivate participants, and maintain order and safety.

Flexibility. Recreation workers must be flexible when planning activities. They must be able to adapt plans to suit changing environmental conditions and participants’ needs.

Leadership skills. Recreation workers should be able to lead both large and small groups. They often lead activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Physical strength. Recreation workers need to be physically fit. Their job may require a considerable amount of movement because they often demonstrate activities while explaining them.

Problem-solving skills. Recreation workers need strong problem-solving skills. They must be able to create and reinvent activities and programs for all types of participants.

For recreation workers who generally work part time, such as camp counselors and activity specialists, certain qualities may be more important than education. These qualities include a worker’s experience leading activities, the ability to work well with children or the elderly, and the ability to ensure the safety of participants.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The NRPA offers four certifications for recreation workers:

  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE)
  • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)

Applicants may qualify for certification with different combinations of education and work experience. They also must take continuing education classes to maintain their certification.

The American Camp Association offers four certificates for various levels of camp staff, from Entry-Level Staff Certificate to Camp Director Certificate. Individuals who complete online courses may show their advanced level of knowledge of core competencies.

Some recreation jobs require other kinds of certification. For example, a lifesaving certificate is often required for teaching or coaching water-related activities. These certifications are available from organizations such as the YMCA or the American Red Cross. Specific requirements vary by job and employer.


As workers gain experience, they may be promoted to positions with greater responsibilities. Recreation workers with experience and managerial skills may advance to supervisory or managerial positions. Eventually, they may become directors of a recreation department or may start their own recreation company.

Show More

Show Less

Show More Show Less

Group Leader Videos

Career Advice on becoming an Activity Instructor Group Leader by Dave B (Highlights)

Flaws Of Biblical Proportions - Finding the Perfect Small Group Leader

How to Be a Life Group Leader

Real Group Leader Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Group Strategy Lead R/Ga Media Group, Inc. New York, NY Aug 18, 2016 $225,000 -
Group Leader Weisscomm Group Limited Austin, TX Sep 19, 2015 $210,000
Vice President/Group Leader Goldman, Sachs & Co. Salt Lake City, UT Sep 10, 2015 $186,700
Applications Group Lead EMC Corporation Southborough, MA Dec 16, 2015 $174,574
Group Leader Spectroscopy Group Ut-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Oak Ridge, TN Aug 06, 2016 $152,131
Group Leader Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2016 $150,000
Group Leader Howard Hughes Medical Institute Ashburn, VA Jan 10, 2016 $150,000
Clinical Assistant Professor, Generalist Group Leader East Carolina University Greenville, NC Jan 07, 2016 $145,000
Group Leader, Formulation Development Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC Piscataway, NJ May 02, 2016 $144,310
Group Head II-Stress Analysis Lead Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Savannah, GA Jan 19, 2016 $138,445

Top Skills for a Group Leader

Know what it takes to get the job done


Top Group Leader Skills

We found these three skills more than any other for group leader jobs are:
  1. Supervise
  2. Weekly Lesson Plans
  3. Small Group
The skill that employers don’t seem to have as a strong a need for group leader jobs is Continuous Improvement.

FDA, Additional, Group Activities, Communication Skills, Bible, ISO, Staff Members, Mathematics, Phone Calls, Small Group, Weekly Lesson Plans, Family Readiness Group, Supervise, Daily Activities, Customer Service, Project Management, Group Members, Process Improvement, Continuous Improvement, Safe Environment

Top Group Leader Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Group Leader Employers

You can find a job as a Group Leader with over 10 different companies. The company with the highest employment for a Group Leader is YMCA.

Other companies that have high employment for Group Leader jobs are:
  1. Boys and Girls Club
  2. Target
  3. Police Athletic League
  4. Good Shepherd Services

YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Target, Police Athletic League, Good Shepherd Services, Quest Diagnostics, Target Distribution Center, Extendacare Home I Nfusion, After School Matters, Extend a Care for Kids

Why Zippia is Better

Zippia empowers you to make the correct career decisions, not just find your next job.

You can access millions of others' career paths with the Career Map to help you identify what skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals. And when you're ready to take the next step in your career, you can research jobs and really understand the implications for your career aspirations.