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Good Shepherd Services SYEP Program Coordinator 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.

For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)

  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)

  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time)

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Good Shepherd’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at DeWitt Clinton Community High School. The Program Coordinator contributes to the overall development, implementation and supervision of the program, as well as supports the goals of the Community School.

REPORT TO: Community School Director, DeWitt Clinton Community High School

HOURS: 35 Hours per week / Exempt

LOCATION: 100 W. Mosholu Pkwy S, Bronx, NY 10468


  • Oversee all daily operations of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

  • Develop a culture that is cheerful, welcoming, and youth friendly.

  • Responsible for hiring, training and supervision of staff.

  • Create detailed policies and procedures for program operations.

  • Work with program staff to ensure work readiness trainings are of high quality, rigorous, and meet the needs and interests of students and business partners.

  • Work with Job Developer to develop a portfolio of business partners (with a focus on program priority employment sectors) and internship placement sites that respond to the needs and interests of participants.

  • Be the liaison with business partners during the summer.

  • Work collaboratively with GSS community school program and school leadership.

  • Develop a recruitment and retention plan in partnership with Community School Director and school leadership.

  • Monitor and manage program budget.

  • Ensure DYCD contractual requirements are met.

  • Attend external meetings and trainings with DYCD and DOE leaders as needed.

  • Work collaboratively with GSS central office support departments and provide information as needed in a timely manner.

  • Represent the agency on relevant external committees and work groups.


  • Some college credits required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience, including experience supervising or managing youth employment programs.

  • Familiarity with the NYC employment field and business sector(s) and industry(ies) relevant to the SYEP program.

  • Experience working with high-school aged students.

  • Strong relational skills and community engagement experience.

  • Track record of successfully engaging hard to reach youth

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based youth and family 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: 2021-3843