Grand St. Settlement

Job Title


Job Description


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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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, and Jason Cotto at

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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