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Good Shepherd Services Assistant Program Director: Red Hook Community Center Beacon @ PS 15 in Brooklyn, 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/testing mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

If working in a NYC DOE partner program, proof of vaccination is mandatory.

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for the day to day management of the community center programs and for the coordination of after school program activities at the center. He or she will ensure the implementation of all contracted activities and school requirements for space use. In partnership with the Director and Assistant Director of Evening and Saturday programming, the Assistant Director of After School is responsible for ensuring a continuum of services and youth development programming for families and youth of Red Hook.

Title: Assistant Program Director, Red Hook Community Center Beacon at PS 15

Reports To: Program Director

Location: 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt

Major Duties:

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of after school programs.

  • Responsible for the coordination and day to day management of the summer camp program.

  • Coordination and monitoring of activities offered at the center by other programs, including activities of other Good Shepherd Services Programs as well as other community events and programs.

  • Supervision of all part time group leaders, program aids/interns and leaders in training.

  • Group supervision of leadership groups: Pathfinders and Challengers

  • Providing on-site crisis intervention when the program is in operation.

  • Develop weekly schedules and insure daily staff coverage including vacation programming for mid-winter break, spring break and various holidays.

  • Responsibility for insuring the smooth operation of the program within the building including responding to specific maintenance and security concerns.

  • Responsible to monitor and inventory the use of equipment and supplies to insure the equipment is repaired when necessary and that adequate supplies are maintained.

  • Attend agency wide trainings and meetings

  • Facilitate program activities and special events

  • Develop and implement staff trainings and assist in the facilitation of ongoing staff meetings

  • Available to supervise weekend programming as necessary

  • In consultation with Beacon Director, participate in hiring of staff

  • Oversee ongoing work with DYCD, DOE and other appropriate public agencies to meet contractual mandates, and to implement the goals of the Center.

  • Coordinate collection & summary of statistical information.

  • Assist with the covering of evening program when needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by direct Supervisor.


  • BA Degree and/or experience in youth program supervision and administration preferred.

  • Must be able to engage in crisis intervention activities and demonstrate, lead, and teach a range of group activities.

  • 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: 2021-3979