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Children's Aid Program Director in Washington Heights, New York

Program Director 11/18/22Full Time--Washington Heights

Job ID: 005735

Mirabal Sisters Campus (I.S. 90) (21 Jumel Place)

$60,000 to $70,000

Position Summary:* *The Youth Division Program Director is responsible for the management and supervision of the Extended Day Program, Summer Camp, Holiday Program and support the Community School strategy. We are committed to ensuring that there are no boundaries to young people’s aspirations, no limits to their potential. We do this by implementing the agency mission, goals and objectives. We aim to cultivate a strong foundation for success in all of our participants and the community thought innovative and effective social-emotional, academic, family and health and wellness services.

Responsibilities:* *

  • Responsible for the management and supervision of the After-School, Holiday and Summer Day Camp, and other special programs involving students in the Community School.

  • Responsible for the supervision of Summer Youth Employment Program

  • Develop, plan, and implement quality and innovative youth programming based on organization goals that employs youth development principles and practices-as well as an holistic approach to expose youth to new experiences and which meet their social emotional needs

  • Plan and schedule educational and fun trips to expose youth to new experiences that foster learning and academic success

  • Obtain all related licenses required to operate After-School and Summer Camp programs within compliance and agency guidelines

  • Perform Youth Outreach

  • Perform Data Input

  • Completes any and all monthly and quarterly reports for Agency, Contract Agencies and funding sources including incident and accident reporting.

  • Create, organize and maintain confidential Client & Staff files

  • Interview, hire, supervise and evaluate Youth Division staff and Summer camp program staff

  • Facilitate staff development workshops, orientations, meetings and trainings on educational enrichment initiatives for CAS After-School programs.

  • Organize and implement program calendar, events, workshops, and community service project based on educational themes and project based learning activities and events.

  • Model appropriate child, youth and adult development practices, and handle behavior concerns as needed

  • Complete and submit weekly schedules, reports and all other required documentation

  • Develop relationships with parents through parent involvement strategies and regular communication.

  • Work collaboratively with other agency youth programs and community partners

  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships between Compass program and relevant community groups, school administrators, public officials, funders, parents and other critical stakeholders and represent organization to community boards, other institutions, agencies, and organizations.

  • All other duties as required, assigned and necessary to carry out job functions as needed under the direction of the Community School Director

In addition to the points above, the setting of the Community School brings together many programs, professions, Para-professionals, community groups, and families in an effort to integrate services. This creates a highly interactive setting where staff needs to look beyond the scope of their individual programs and recognize their membership in the larger community. All staff must be ready to work collaboratively in partnership with others working in the Community School.

Qualifications:* *

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Psychology or related field preferred

  • 3-5 Years of experience working with youth and /or families in in a fast-paced community based programs

  • Demonstrated commitment to working with middle-school-aged youth in growing up surrounded by poverty, family instability, and physical or emotional stress

  • Supervisory Skills & Experience

  • Enthusiasm to work with middle school youth, creativity, initiative, a sense of humor and a sense of urgency.

  • Knowledge of youth development principles

  • Crisis/Emergency Management Skills

  • Flexible & able to adapt

  • Ability to interface with diverse youth and staff populations

  • Excellent communication Skills (written & Verbal

  • Fluent in English and Spanish preferred

  • Working Knowledge of the Computer System & Data Base Operations

  • Ability to Travel

  • Ability to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays


Job Type Full Time

Location --Washington Heights