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POSITION SUMMARY:  The PMP Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of PMP, a school-based after school program that provides literacy enrichment for English Language Learners and other bilingual students. The Program Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the hiring, evaluation, management, professional development, and training (in partnership with Teachers’ College) of the program’s staff of teachers, teaching assistants, and program assistant. The Director is responsible for program development, establishing and managing relationships with schools and other program partners, and meeting all proposal obligations. The Program Director will be responsible for outreach to schools and families, and enrollment of students, and for representing the program at meetings and conferences. The Program Director will participate in grant writing and funding efforts on behalf of the program, as needed.



  • Solidify initial relationships with participating schools, including meeting with principals to establish participation and partner school responsibilities including identifying potential students, referring teacher and assistant teacher candidates, and details of on-site implementation.Host Open Houses for parents to learn about PMP and to enroll their child in the program.
  • Ensure parent involvement and create events to support parent involvement during the program.
  • Manage school relationships throughout the school year.
  • Supervise Program Assistant in recruitment of students including creating initial and follow up announcements and fliers for schools and parents.
  • Supervise assistant in enrollment of students including preparing, distributing, and collecting enrollment forms.
  • Identify candidates for teacher positions and teaching assistant positions through principals’ referrals.
  •  Interview and hire teachers and teacher assistants for all school sites and community program sites.
  • Manage and participate in all PMP teacher and teacher assistant trainings.
  • Create and Manage database of student metrics throughout the year,
  • Ensure all details are in order for launching of program in all sites, and support these launchings.
  • Throughout program, provide regular observations at each site in order to monitor implementation of program and to provide feedback and staff development of teachers and teacher assistants.
  • Collaborate with our Teachers College partners in bringing the program to local elementary schools.  Support teachers to implement workshops and/or other activities to expose day school teachers to PMP strategies, themes, and learning.
  • Participate in Brooke Astor grantee meetings.
  • Participate in grant writing efforts on behalf of program, as needed.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Youth Services.


  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field strongly preferred; at minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. · Familiarity with literacy services and/or curriculum implementation to youth.
  • Demonstrated experienced in practicing youth development principles and working with urban youth ages 5 to 12.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in literacy development for English Language Learners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges facing teachers and youth in an urban setting.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Strong, demonstrated computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a fast paced, challenging, and constantly changing environment.
  • Strong commitment to working with youth.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
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