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Assistant Director/Education Specialist, Cornerstone Program (Full Time)

Sunnyside Community Services


Start time: September 2022

Schedule: Weekdays with weekend availability

Position Overview

Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is seeking an Assistant Director/Education Specialist for its Youth Services at the Cornerstone Program located at Woodside Houses, Woodside NY. This program provides a range of educational and recreational services for youth as well as services for adults in the community.

This position will be a part of our Youth and Family Services offered at Sunnyside Community Services, which includes a pre-kindergarten program, after-school programs for elementary and middle school students, high school job readiness, career readiness, and enrichment programming and Adult and Immigrant Services.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work with Director to ensure implementation of daily program activities and operations. Assist with overall supervision of staff, participants and communication with parents.
  • Assist with participant recruitment and retention strategies
  • Identify and implement curricula for programming that align with DOE standards (i.e. STEM, Literacy, and Enrichment); researches and defines educational goals, objectives, and methodologies to meet program goals.
  • Periodically observe line staff and their implementation of lesson plans as well as provide feedback and coaching.
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with designated school personnel and faculty to ensure that our program is aligned with school goals and initiatives.
  • Assist Program Director with meeting contractual requirements that include record keeping, data entry, and reporting.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of special events and meetings
  • Act as Site Supervisor in the absence of the Program Director
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by supervisor related to program operations and agency initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field required.
  • Experience with programs that serve youth and families.
  • Experience with programs that serve at-risk youth is a plus.
  • Prior supervisory experience in a similar setting. Experience with DYCD Cornerstone programming is a plus.
  • Ability to work extended day hours and weekends as needed.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching methods and curriculum implementation with afterschool and summer camp settings.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

SCS offers an Excellent Benefits Package:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403B pension plan with employer contribution
  • Flexible spending account and transit checks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 12 paid Holidays
  • 1 sick day per month
  • 18 vacation days per year
  • 5 personal/floating days
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability

How to Apply:

***If interested, please send you resume and cover letter Diane Adlam, Program Director at *** Indicate “Assistant Director/Educational Specialist” in the subject line.

Please Note: If hired, Sunnyside Community Services requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

All positions at Sunnyside Community Services are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Employer

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