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Good Shepherd Services Program Director: MS 15 in Bronx, New York

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.

The Program Director will be responsible for the overall development, implementation, and supervision of the Afterschool SONYC program at MS 15. He or she will be the liaison to school staff and responsible for required documentation reports. This is a year-round position and will require availability for weekend training and supervision.

Reports To: Division Director

Location: 2195 Andrews Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453

Hours: 35 hours, exempt

Major Duties:

  • Provide overall leadership and supervision for the SONYC after-school program including the summer camp.

  • Supervise the program coordinator of the Aiming High program in fulfilling all the required goals and mandates.

  • Oversee the coordination of SONYC enrichment activities and curricula.

  • Collaborate with the Education Specialist on the academic goals of the program and the staff training needed to meet these goals.

  • Ensure the implementation of parent engagement activities.

  • Provide daily crisis intervention with participants regarding personal and/or in school issues that affect their behavior and attendance.

  • Develop linkages within the school and the community.

  • Liaise with the principal and designated staff of school to align the activities with the school day.

  • Participate in appropriate school based teams or committees

  • Create linkages and feedback to programs within the school for student support and/or educational achievement.

  • Complete required narrative and statistical reports.

  • Monitor program expenditures.

  • Ensure the safety, security, and cleanliness of the site.

  • Ensure program’s compliance with Department of Health, DYCD and COA accreditation requirements.

  • Participate in weekly supervision.

  • Attend all staff meetings and required professional development activities.

  • Collaborate effectively with GSS Peer Programs and support departments (g. Development, Finance, QI, Human Resources, IT and Training)

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors with experience in youth development programs and supervision required; Masters with supervisory experience preferred.

  • Excellent communication and strong organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2021-4331

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