Grand St. Settlement

Job Title

CORNERSTONE ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR - Baruch Community Center

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPSONSIBILITES:  

Under the direction of the Cornerstone Program Director, ensure the following:

PROGRAM & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to full-time and part-time program staff
  • Recruit, hire, orient and evaluate program staff assigned to center-based after school program, evenings, Saturdays and summer day camp
  • Provide direct/indirect supervision of all program staff and delivery of services on a day-to-day basis, in order to ensure that all goals, targets, and performance outcomes are met on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Responsible for participant recruitment and retention strategies by utilizing the DYCD online report
  • Serves as the primary liaison for school administration, parents and other community entities and constituencies
  • Prepare and evaluate mid-year performance reviews of program staff
  • Work with program staff to improve job performance through ongoing mentoring and coaching, and monthly staff development
  • Facilitate bi-monthly team meetings and ensure that all staff meetings are properly executed
  • Set, communicate and enforce clear standards for quality youth development programming
  • Actively engage community residents, local businesses, community leaders, tenant association, youth, and Resident Advisor to participant on monthly advisory board and youth council to support to community needs
  • Must understand and navigate community culture and dynamic to ensure program quality
  • Participate in ongoing efforts to advocate for program needs via community coalition building and via administering feedback surveys and program assessments
  • Seek partnership opportunities and bring in at least 3 new partners a year to support programs
  • Create quarterly community events, special events, and workshop series
  • Assess program on quarterly to ensure that community needs

ADMINISTRATIVE:

  • Ensure attendance tracking and reporting meets contractual requirements regarding enrollment and attendance.
  • Respond to all electronic and phone communication within 2 business days
  • Ensure all DOH School-Aged Child Care and DOH Summer Day Camp regulations and procedures are complied with and conduct quarterly self-checklist inspection
  • Coordinate and execute all major events and activities along with other GSS’s Program          Directors
  • Responsible for the CACFP Food Program and all of its components, including reporting and maintaining appropriate documentation
  • Communicate with NYCHA and DYCD key stakeholders, as well as participate in meetings
  • Prepare monthly calendar of events, programs, meetings, and activities.
  • Create a budget plan that supports program needs and ensure timely spending.
  • Collaborate on cross-borough and agency/ department wide events and strategic planning efforts.

FACILITY:

  • Maintain and diligently follow up on facility logs to ensure timely response
  • Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of facility and coordinate with agency (NYCHA & DYCD) to effectively maximize program space
  • Bi-yearly beautification/upgrade projects for the center
  • Seek partnership opportunities and bring in at least 3 new partners a year
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director/CPO
  • SUMMER: Manage MS Expansion program (open seven days a week) as required and be available during off hours to provide additional support as needed to the Assistant Director and Evening Supervisors (including weekends).

Salary Information

PROGRAM: DYCD Cornerstone Initiative
REPORTS TO: Cornerstone Program Director
LOCATION: Baruch Community Center
SALARY: $15/Per Hour; Commensurate with professional work related experience, program contract work scope, funding, and job performance
WORK SCHEDULE: School-Year: Monday-Friday, 6pm-10pm, alternating Saturdays
Summer: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; at least 3 days out of the summer program weeks PD must close program at 11pm; Saturdays (various); as an exempt employee, working hours will include non-standard hours

To Apply

Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the position you are applying for. Also, provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor) with the subject header “Assistant Program Director”, to both Mimi Woldemariam at mwoldem@grandsettlement.org, and Jason Cotto at jcotto@grandsettlement.org

No phone calls, please. EOE

If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.


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