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Good Shepherd Services Assistant Program Director - SONYC @ JHS 292 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!

Title: Assistant Program Director, SONYC After School Program at JHS 292

Reports To: Program Director, SONYC After School Program at JSH 292

Location:  301 Vermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Hours:                35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt 

Job Summary:

The Assistant Program Director, under the supervision of the Program Director is responsible for the day to day management and coordination of the SONYC middle school after school program activities, delivered both in-person and virtually. They will ensure the implementation of all contracted activities and school requirements for space use.  In partnership with the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director is responsible for ensuring a continuum of services and youth development programming for families and youth.


  • Assist in the planning and coordination of after school program both in-person and virtually.

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

  • Supervision of all part time group leaders, assistant group leaders, and volunteers. 

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

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

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

  • Monitor and inventory the use of equipment and supplies to insure items are stocked as needed and submit items for replenishment to the Program Director.

  • 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..

  • In consultation with Program Director, assist and 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 program.

  • Coordinate collection & summary of statistical information including entering program data into DYCD Connect.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BA Degree preferred and/or minimum 2 years of experience of youth program supervision and administration. 

  • Strong administrative & supervisory skills in a youth development program

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • 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, youth and family development and trauma-informed 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: 2020-3483