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Assistant Director/Education Specialist (Full Time)

Sunnyside Community Services



Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is seeking an Assistant Director/Education Specialist for the Campus at IS5 Located in Elmhurst, Queens. This campus houses a range of educational and recreational services for youth and adults in the community, Monday through Saturday. The Assistant Director will, among other duties, work with youth workers on day-to-day services, as well as supervising the site in the absence of the campus director.


  • Monday – Friday, 3PM – 9PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM. Administrative hours vary based on 35-hour work week schedule. **Schedule will vary and is at the discretion of the Campus Director**


  • Assist the Campus Director in building and maintaining relationships with designated school personnel to ensure that our program is aligned with school goals and initiatives.
  • Oversee participant recruitment and retention strategies alongside the Program leadership team.
  • Conduct wellness rounds of program often to ensure the safety of participants and program, observe programming in action to ensure program quality and safety.
  • Assist in resolving conflicts between stakeholders as they arise including between staff and students, students and students, and staff and staff.
  • Work with program leadership to identify or develop curriculum, consultants and/or subcontractors.
  • Work with program leadership to provide trainings on lesson plans, compliance and safety, behavior and classroom management, and other topics as needed for direct service staff.
  • Assist Campus Director with meeting and overseeing contractual requirements that include record keeping, data entry, and reporting.
  • Create a welcoming and safe environment for all staff, clients, and program participants.
  • Assist the Campus Director with hiring, onboarding, and retention of direct service staff including background checks and staff clearances through the DOH/OFCS and DOE clearances.
  • Assist in creating and maintain systems of documentation and data keeping to keep the site in compliance both in person and digitally.
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings.
  • Act as Site Supervisor in the absence of the Campus Director.
  • Fill in for gaps in program as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience in community-based services required, Beacon or Cornerstone experience preferred.
  • Experience managing entry level onboarding, retention, and background clearances required.
  • At least two years of experience of supervisory experience required, preferably in an afterschool setting.
  • At least two years’ experience with planning lessons and leading activities required.
  • Ability to thrive under high stress situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communications skills
  • Computer literate with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Canva, DYCD Connect and Salesforce.
  • Ability to organize, manage and evaluate multiple activities and project manage.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment as a participant and leader.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends in addition to regular schedule as needed required.
  • Bilingual Spanish, Chinese preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, volunteers, and other community/government agencies.
  • Ability to work both in person and remotely required.


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

Sunnyside Community Services’ strength lies in its ability to work with people at every stage in their lives and in their own communities. We pride ourselves in an approach that is comprehensive, caring and community based.

How to Apply:

***If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Denise Aragon*** Indicate “Assistant Director (IS5) – your name” in the subject line.

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

Sunnyside Community Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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