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Educational Alliance, Inc. Associate Director, Family and Community Partnerships in New York, New York

Job Title: Associate Director, Family and Community Partnerships

Division - Department: Family Resource Center, Department 90

Job Classification (FLSA): Exempt, 40 Hours – Non-Union

Date: March 2021

Supervisor: Senior Director, Family and Community Wellbeing and Social Work Support

Educational Alliance, a 128-year-old New York institution, is a vibrant, dynamic organization serving New Yorkers from all walks of life. We serve everyone regardless of the language they speak, where they come from, or their socioeconomic status. We believe that everyone should have a chance to live a better life and that arts and culture, education, health and wellness, and social services can help lay that foundation.

EdAlliance “Perks”

  • Competitive Salary

  • Paid Holidays

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance

  • Free Gym Membership to our Manny Cantor Center Gym

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

  • Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance

  • Generous Vacation Package

JOB PURPOSE

Reporting to the Senior Director, Family and Community Wellbeing and Social Work Support, the Associate Director, Family and Community Partnerships oversees the key programmatic initiatives of our suite of supports for parents and families. The Associate Director, Family Resource Center and Community Partnerships is charged with ensuring seamless program delivery, management of staff and program operations, and partnership with evaluation.

The Associate Director, Family and Community Partnerships ensures that all programs under his/her supervision meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives.

SCOPE OF INFLUENCE

  • Leader within a department serving over 200 families within Manny Cantor Center’s (MCC) Early Childhood Education program as well as individuals and families from the larger Lower East Side (LES) community.

  • Manage a multifaceted team of content area specialists.

  • Along with the Senior Director of Family and Community Wellbeing and Social Work Support, serves as a regular spokesperson for the program and is a key liaison and thought partner with internal and external partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing Manny Cantor Center’s suite of supports for parents and caregivers, including employment services, college advising and GED support, ESOL, and parenting classes.

  • Establishing partnerships with local service agencies focused on housing, domestic violence, food insecurity, legal supports, employment, immigration and citizenship, and counseling to expand the Family Resource Center's (FRC) reach and the supports offered to individuals and families.

  • Supporting and partnering with Senior Director to position MCC’s family and community supports internally and externally as a premier community-based resource hub for individuals and families living on the LES.

  • Collaborating internally with key programs (i.e., Early Childhood Education, 14th Street Y, Center for Recovery Wellness, Weinberg Center, Teen Center, CYSD) across EA campuses to determine how programming can be augmented by the FRC and how referrals can be streamlined.

  • Holding staff to an approach that is internally aligned according to a shared methodology of change and human development. Determining how a social work and Two Generation (2G) approach can be integrated into all FRC programming.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Program development and design experience in the area of social service support and/or family wellness

  • Familiarity with the following content areas: employment, ESOL, continuing education, and parenting, housing

  • Experience in and passion for building and maintaining partnerships with external agencies.

  • Experience managing budgets, partnering with research and evaluation, and working with marketing and communications.

  • Resourceful, ability to work collaboratively,

  • Strong verbal and written communication, and organizational skills

  • 7+ years professional experience and experience supervising seasoned staff

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; valuing a diversity of perspectives and encouraging contributions by all team members.

  • Team player and a commitment to build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Quick, creative, entrepreneurial, and flexible, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and opportunities.

  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

  • Assertive decision-maker: an ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

  • Ability to work independently and on one’s own initiative.  Able to work a flexible schedule as needed (evenings and weekends)

ROLE KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Team Player

  • Resourceful

  • Communication

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Management

  • Initiative

EEO Info All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities

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