Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Job Title

SITE DIRECTOR, Cornerstone

Job Description

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:  The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization focusing primarily on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers. We operate at community centers located in the neighborhoods of East Harlem and Yorkville, and seek to deliver programs that are impactful, innovative, and inter-generational.



The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) – a highly effective and well respected comprehensive social service agency is seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial and highly motivated candidate to serve as Site Director for a Cornerstone Community Center (Cornerstone) for youth and young adults within a New York City Housing Authority ( NYCHA) development. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Site Director will be responsible for the operational success of this program ensuring seamless program delivery, team management and development, quality control and evaluation. In this role, the Site Director will be the key external face of Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (SINC) within the community, will direct the daily administration of programming serving participants ages 5 to 21 and perform other duties as needed.



  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of experience working in youth programs including at least two years in a supervisory/managerial position.
  • Completed coursework for site supervisors mandated under the New York State School Age Child Care (SACC) Regulations.
  • Experience and strength in developing productive partnerships with community leaders and representatives.
  • High standards for program planning and implementation.
  • Excellent outreach, engagement, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Personal commitment to and passion for youth and community services.
  • Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group.
  • Experience and commitment to coaching and developing entry-level staff members
  • Strength in managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility and performance.
  • The desire to actively participate in conferences, workshops, and other networking opportunities to strengthen knowledge and promote agency visibility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
  • Evening and some weekend hours are required.


Program Management

  • Lead a NYCHA-based community center serving ages five through adults.
  • Plan and implement dynamic program design for elementary, middle school and young adult programs, expanding on the agency model to meet the interests of participants.
  • Develop and oversee evening and weekend programming for children, teen and young adults, including recreation, leadership development, job readiness, college prep, and additional services based on the needs of the community.
  • Gather resources and curriculum for Literacy, STEM, social-emotional development, physical fitness, nutrition, service-learning, gender groups, and career / college prep; support staff with lesson planning and implementation for these core program components.
  • Develop and oversee inter-generational programming designed to serve the needs and interests of the community.
  • Cultivate community partnerships through outreach, regular meetings, and community events; market programming; recruit and retain participants.
  • Develop strong relationships with parents, community leaders and representatives to support learning and development of young people and to provide opportunities for enrichment.
  • Support short and long term division-wide implementation of program planning and outcomes tracking; specifically, seek ways to improve attendance, academic self-efficacy, employment self- efficacy, skills for success (social-emotional skills), literacy, and lifelong learning.
  • Supervise DYCD online system and Cornerstone administrative mandates to ensure 100% compliance.
  • Track enrollment, attendance, and data entry to ensure center is on track to meet programmatic mandates.
  • Oversee compliance with School Age Child Care (SACC) license and regulations pertaining to staff hiring and clearances, trainings, safety, and related items.


  • Hire, train and coach staff, instructors / activity specialists to plan and implement after school and evening, age appropriate activities.
  • Develop and implement a system to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of all staff; address employee experience and skill gaps.
  • Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements, to ensure consistent, high- quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees.
  • Provide on-going observation, coaching and feedback to staff.
  • Participates in and develops linkages with other agencies, institutions and organizations.

Salary Information

Department: Youth Services
Hourly/Salary: Salary
Work Schedule: 35 hours per week
Regular/Seasonal/Temporary: Regular
Exemption: Administrative
FLSA Classification: Exempt

To Apply

Qualified applicants should email their resume for consideration to Amy Ramirez, Human Resources Director. Email:

The Isaacs Center is an equal opportunity employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, socio- economic status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or creed, disability, or political or sexual orientation.

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