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Graham Windham Assistant Director of Teen Programs in New York, New York

Assistant Director of Teen Programs

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Job Location

530 West 133rd St., New York, NY 10027 - New York, NY

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Salary Range

$62,000.00 Salary/year

Assistant Director of Teen Programs

About Us:

Graham – Windham Manhattanville Cornerstone has an opportunity available for an Assistant Director, Teen Programs. As a member of the site leadership team, the Assistant Director will report directly to the Program Director and manage the aspects of the Cornerstone Program related to the high school, young adults, and adult partnerships. The Assistant Director of Teen Programs, Weekend and Evening Programs is primarily responsible for program in the areas of academic enrichment, program design and implementation, curriculum development, and staff development and training as well as support the day to day operations of the program by working side by side with the Program Director and by interfacing with participants and stakeholders in a manner that promotes safety and compliance with funding parameters.

The Cornerstone Program, located at Manhatanville Development, provides services for youth from K – 12th grade. Program components include academic assistance as well as cultural and recreational activities. The Cornerstone Program is part of the Youth Success Division of Graham- Windham and offers engaging, youth-centered programming to children and youth throughout NYC


Program design and implementation:

  • Plans and designs curricula for and high school programming and Enrichment; researches and defines educational goals, objectives, and methodologies to meet program goals.

  • Writes, edits, and coordinates development of educational material for high school staff.

  • Works with the Program Director and other members of the youth services team to develop and implement a program design that addresses contract requirements.

  • Supports college readiness and workforce readiness program opportunities.

  • Develops and implements programming that engages participants and incorporates best practices.

  • Implements programming in a manner that is reflective of approved budgets and budget trends.

  • Develops tools to assess program success and challenges. Ensures feedback informs programming.

    Staff development and training:

  • Plans and develops appropriate staff training and other professional development activities for staff.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to staff development by researching and attending relevant opportunities.

  • Manages and supports staff with lesson plans, ensuring they meet program criteria


  • Recruits, hires, and orients seasonal staff according to program schedules. •

  • Supervises and supports seasonal staff.

  • Helps plan, promote and report on special events (culminating events, art shows, open houses, etc.).

  • Attends meetings relevant to role, such as agency director meetings, funder sponsored contractor meetings, and school sponsored meetings.

  • Manages site when the Program Director is off-site.

  • Fulfills other duties as assigned by supervisor.


What You'll Need:

  • Knowledge of effective teaching methods and curriculum development.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required

  • Experience in program operations for programs that serve youth and families.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

  • Cleared background check indicating ability to work with children.

  • Current CPR and First Aid certification within 90 days of employment.

  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Must be available to work an evening and weekend schedule on site

  • Prior supervisory experience in a similar setting.