Research Foundation CUNY Youth Workforce Development/SYEP Director in New York City, New York
Job Title: Youth Workforce Development/SYEP Director
PVN ID: LA-2109-004242
Category: Instruction and Social Service
Location: LAGUARDIA C. C.
Reporting to the Director of Youth Initiatives, the Youth Workforce Development/SYEP Director will oversee the day-to-day management of the youth workforce initiatives within the Division of Adult and Continuing Education. The Youth Workforce Development/SYEP Director will lead and coach workforce development staff, responsible for introducing youth ages 14-24 to career pathways and employment opportunities, while strengthening or establishing new workforce development programs for the youth. Additionally, the director will foster strong relationships with a multitude of stakeholders to include external and internal members, collaborate with other divisions and departments within the college, and serve as a national thought leader on youth development and workforce initiatives.
The successful candidate will have experience in overseeing grant-funded youth workforce development programs, grant writing, budget management, and be dedicated to youth and workforce development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with the Director of Youth Initiatives, of the Summer Youth Employment Program and CareerReady to lead and meet strategic youth workforce development initiatives at the College
Maintain a standard of excellence for all programs, ensuring high-quality implementation and monitoring all program milestones/outcomes
Recruit, interview, hire, train supervise, and evaluate team members
Oversee successful program enrollment, ensuring all documentation is current and accurate to funders’ regulations
Provide oversight on the collection and analysis of program evaluation data, as dictated by the funders
Maintain relationships with a network of schools, employer partners, community-based organizations, as well as, expand and manage external and internal partnerships
In collaboration with the Youth Workforce Initiatives Director oversee related budget issues
Plan and implement program enrollment & orientation for participants
Ensure all program documentation is accurately recorded in funder database in an accurate & timely manner.
Develop and manage program and data reports to provide routine updates to leadership.
Work with the Director of Youth initiatives to monitor program performance and progress via data collection and reporting including making changes for improvement when necessary.
Strong knowledge of data entry in DYCD contracted data systems (YEPS, DYCD Connect) including participant enrollment and attendance and ensure that all program goals and outcome targets are achieved
Ensure all records including, participant files, and program certifications are up to date and in accordance with organizational and funding source requirements
Monitor trends, best practices, government actions and legislative pertaining to youth workforce development, career readiness, college attainment, apprenticeship programs, etc.
Collaborate with the Director of Youth Initiatives and senior leadership to strategize and write grants
Perform any and all task deemed necessary by the Director of Youth Initiatives
Master’s degree required
Strong demonstrated experience working with vulnerable youth learners (the economically disadvantaged and/or other high-needs populations) and the ability to actively and effectively engage on regular bases is required
Minimum of three-five (3-5) years of relevant supervisory experience
Strong confident leader and team-builder
Highly organized, excellent management skills, and strong writing and verbal skills required
Prior successful experience leading and overseeing DYCD programs and strong skillset in managing program operations; including development, implementation and evaluation.
Ability to translate the vision of an operating plan and effectively communicate the details and timeline of establishing benchmarks and goals for accountability.
Must be self-directed, results oriented, and have proven ability to prioritize and execute deliverables efficiently and timely with minimum supervision.
Ability to Multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines
Possess strong interpersonal, public speaking and relationship-building skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders including program participants, staff, funders and program partners.
Finger printing required upon offer and acceptance of the position.
Department Workforce Education Center
Status Full Time
Annual Salary Range $80,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing Date Nov 14, 2021 (Or Until Filled)
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