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Program Coordinator: Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) 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 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)

Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work remotely when program need allows.

TITLE: Program Coordinator ( SYEP / WLG )

REPORTS TO: Community School Director, Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence

HOURS: 35 Hours/Week Exempt

LOCATION: 797 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

JOB SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Good Shepherd’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and Work, Learn, Grow (WLG) program at Bushwick Leaders High School. The Program Coordinator strongly contributes to the overall development, implementation and supervision of the program as well as supports components of the community school and after school program with the Community School director.


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

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

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

  • Work with Job Developer to develop a robust menu 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 point person liaising with business partners during the summer to troubleshoot issues that arise with student placements.

  • Work collaboratively with GSS community school programs located in the school.

  • Develop and implement a program recruit and retention plan in partnership with school leadership.

  • 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, providing information as needed in a timely manner.

  • Represent agency on relevant external committees and work groups.

  • Create detailed policies and procedures for program operations.

  • Support community school and after-school programming.

  • Participate in school leadership activities.

  • Alongside the Community School Director support the development of partnership with the school administration.

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field.

  • Bilingual in Spanish required

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

  • Strong 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: 2022-5598

Base Salary: USD $40,000.00/Yr.

Max Salary: USD $45,000.00/Yr.