Make a difference in a young person’s life!
The Police Activities League (PAL) of Massena invites applications from exceptional individuals with a passion for our mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.
Thank you for your interest in our openings!
We currently have no openings, but check back periodically to see of any updates.
If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please send your questions or a copy of your résumé by email to careers@MassenaPAL.com
Please note that the following job descriptions are provided for informational purposes only: we are not accepting resumes for these staff positions at this time.
Energetic youth workers to lead activities and provide positive supervision for groups of children. The position is perfect for college students (especially education or other youth-related majors) and teachers looking for after-school work. Keys to success in this position include a positive, high-energy outlook; experience working with youth grades K-12 or college courses in a youth-related field; and ability to serve as a positive role model for young people. Experience planning, leading and supervising activities for children that are fun, educational, age-appropriate and structured is especially helpful.
You’ll work 20-25 hours per week (to include scheduled Club times, program planning and prep time) at a pay rate above the NYS minimum wage, commensurate with your education and experience. This position requires you to have a valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation to the site location.
Download the full Program Assistant Job Description to confirm that you meet the minimum qualifications, and review the Application Process that appears below.
Energetic youth workers to provide positive supervision for groups of children. The position is perfect for college students (especially education or other youth-related majors) and teachers looking for after-school work.
Keys to success in this position will include a positive, high-energy outlook; experience working with youth grades K-12 or college courses in a youth-related field; and ability to serve as a positive role model for young people. Experience supervising activities for children that are fun, educational, age-appropriate and structured is especially helpful.
You’ll work 15-20 hours per week at a pay rate at or above NYS Minimum Wage, depending on education and experience. This position requires you to have reliable transportation to the site location.
Download the full YDP Job Description to confirm that you meet the minimum qualifications, and review the Application Process that appears below.
Massena PAL has a specific process by which we recruit, select and hire qualified candidates. We ask that all applicants familiarize themselves with this process prior to submitting their application. Failure to follow the established guidelines may result in an application being discarded. All open positions will be listed under the Careers section of Massena PAL’s website, along with their respective requirements and deadlines.
If there is a position for which you would like to be considered, please review the minimum qualifications. These criteria are established as the basic credentials that must be possessed to be considered for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications only guarantees that a candidate’s application will be reviewed; it does not assure an interview.
If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to be considered for the position, please follow the instructions on submitting an application, résumé or curriculum vitae. Occasionally some positions may require additional documents or information. We ask that all information be submitted electronically.
Following a position being advertised and a qualified pool of applications established, PAL will schedule interviews with the best qualified candidates. Those candidates that are interviewed will be contacted about the hiring decision, but applicants that were not chosen for interviews may not receive any notification.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where are your open positions listed?
A. All open positions will be listed at the top of this Careers page on our website.
Q. How do I apply for a particular position?
A. Each listed position is a link to a PDF file, which contains a position description, the basic and preferred qualifications, and instructions on how to apply.
Q. When do you typically advertise openings?
A. Positions are listed as they are identified. Interested job-seekers are advised to periodically check the website for updates. Clicking on the Follow option on the PAL of Massena website will also help to ensure that you receive notification when a new position is posted.
Q. How long are openings listed? How long do I have to apply?
A. Some positions will have a closing date listed in the application instructions, while others will simply remain open until filled.
Q. How do I know my application was received?
A. If you send your application to the specified e-mail address, you should receive a reply confirming receipt. If you submit an application and do not receive a confirmation by the close of the next business day, please follow up to make sure we did receive your submission.
Q. How long does it take for a hiring decision to be made? Will I receive updates about the process and selection of candidates?
A. After a position is listed, it takes several weeks or more to review applications, select candidates for interviews, conduct the interviews, and make a hiring decision. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot communicate with each candidate about the status of any given opening. Those candidates that are interviewed will be alerted about the final decision.
Q. I have applied for multiple positions and not been selected, should I continue to submit my application?
A. Candidates should make certain they meet or exceed the minimum (required) qualifications. If you meet the minimum qualifications, then we welcome your application.
Q. Can you tell me what kind of candidate(s) you select or anything that could be of advantage to me?
A. Our goal is to find the best candidate for any given position — a great fit for the Club and for the job seeker. Candidates should take time to review the position, PAL of Massena in general, and the youth services industry. PAL’s mission is “to ensure and enhance the quality of life for boys and girls of our community and its surrounding area, with special concern given to those who need us most.” Most of our employees demonstrate a commitment to a cause and have an understanding of the virtues and sacrifices made while working in a direct-service or support position within a non-profit. Candidates simply seeking employment without these fundamental motivations or without a strong desire to contribute to the organization and its mission are likely not the right fit for employment with the Massena PAL. Thus, candidates are asked to seriously consider the motivation for their application and what they are seeking from employment with PAL of Massena.