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After-School Director

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JOB SUMMARY: The After-School Director will be responsible for a center-based after-school program funded by one of our various funders the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), to provide services and supports to our after-school participants and families. The After-School Director will report to and be supervised by the Division Director of Schools and Community Partnerships. We are seeking a qualified After-School Director with a strong commitment to youth development for our after-school programs. Our After-School Division allows participants to explore interests and passions, develop positive social connections, contribute to their community, become life-long learners, and gain meaningful experiences. The After-School Director is a member of the leadership of the unit that comprises our school-based and center-based year-round after-school programs. The After-School Director will work collaboratively with the host school, Bronx community, and stakeholders to ensure participants can explore interests and passions, develop positive social connections, contribute to their community, become life-long learners, gain meaningful experiences, and instill a youth development approach towards our youth work. They are responsible for providing excellent:

  • Leadership and supervision of staff
  • Collaboration, Relationship Building, and Advocacy with Key Stakeholders
  • Assurance of a high quality and high performing program

The After-School Director has overall accountability for the development and growth, quality, and success of the program operation, its students, and staff. They foster a safe and inclusive atmosphere of fun and learning where the concept of teamwork, creativity, youth advocacy, and sportsmanship can flourish, preparing participants for future and long-term success in the program of 80+ participants with a team size of 9+ staff members

Job Duties include but not limited to:

  • Design and implement high-quality after-school and summer camp programming, incorporating Arts, Sports and Fitness, Recreation, Community Service, Academic Assistance and Leadership Development while also delivering New Settlement’s mission through services.
  • Supports and enhances a culture that respects and honors diversity, invests in professional development and encourages self-care.
  • Conduct weekly staff meeting and 1:1 supervision with staff as needed.
  • Lead the hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of department personnel with a focus on program planning, development and implementation, supportive counseling and case management, assessment and evaluation, team building, staff development and team meetings.
  • Recruit, enroll and retain students to meet and exceed the required enrollment and rate of participation expectation of our funders.
  • Plan and carry out family events and parent meetings in accordance with program requirements
  • Assess and address the individual and collective needs of students and parents and solicit and respond to their input into the program.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations and effective partnerships with all stakeholders—school staff, building partners, parents.
  • Serve as liaison to funders and regulators of program.
  • Develop collegial relationships with funders, parents, local organizations and regulatory agencies (DOHMH, DOE, & DYCD, 21st Century) and other key stakeholders; serve as an advocate.
  • Maintain contractual and regulatory compliance. Maintain registration, attendance, surveys and questionnaires, and comply with School Age Child Care (SACC), Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD)
  • Maintain safety of staff and participants at all times; report any suspicious activity that can threaten, harm or risk the safety of staff and participants to the Division Director within 24 hours of observation
  • Manage a budget of $200.000+
  • Monitor purchases and inventory of all program related expenses; prepare and monitor program budgets, payroll and other management tasks.
  • Be an active and engaged participant in division-wide, agency-wide and project team meetings
  • Perform other duties as reasonably requested for the success of the program and organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a high-quality after-school program(s) that incorporates New Settlement’s mission, professional development topics and curriculum, contractual requirements, and engaging activities for participants.
  • Lead the supervision, training, and evaluation of department personnel with a focus on program planning, development and implementation, supportive counseling and case management, assessment and evaluation, team building, staff development and team meetings.
  • Responsible for supervision, operations, programming and evaluation of assigned site(s); coverage areas include program planning, program development and implementation, supportive counseling/case management, assessment, team building, and staff development.
  • Work with and meet regularly with principal and school partner(s) on program updates, sharing of program data and progress and to address mutual issues of concern.
  • Develop collegial relationships with funders, parents, local organizations and regulatory agencies (DOHMH, DOE, & DYCD, 21st Century) and other key stakeholders; serve as an advocate.
  • Serve as a lead in developing a Parent Advisory Board; plan and execute family events and parent meetings.
  • Ensure continuous program quality and performance measurement.
  • Monitor purchases and inventory of all program related expenses; prepare and monitor program budgets, payroll and other management tasks.
  • Maintain registration, attendance, surveys and questionnaires, and comply with School Age Child Care (SACC), Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD).
  • Ensure input of data in all databases (DYCD and others), and submit reports, in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to relate to persons of diverse backgrounds, knowledgeable and respectful of different cultural practices and beliefs.
  • Extensive experience with after school/extracurricular settings with elementary, middle school, and high school aged people.
  • Applicant must have 3+ years of supervisory experience in a school-based or education setting managing a team of 10 or more.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in after school program design and implementation, supervision (including recruiting, selecting, supervising staff) and collaborative partnering.
  • Strong passion for working with and developing youth.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to utilize google suite, zoom, google meet and social media platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Social Work or Education or related Youth Development field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Ability to relate to persons of diverse backgrounds, knowledgeable and respectful of different cultural practices and beliefs
  • Experience in the Youth Development or related field.
  • Minimum of two (3) years of supervisory and management experience developing and implementing youth programs, staff training, and evaluation; ability to work with a diverse staff of varying professional and educational backgrounds—
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to young people and staff as a positive adult role model.
  • Demonstrated experience in program outreach and recruitment, budgeting, performance-based contracting, and compliance with SACC licensing procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, programming and organizational skills, verbal and written skills.
  • Proficiency with various computer programs (Microsoft Office, Salesforce) and willingness to learn new ones.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.

Additional Details:

New Settlement offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan. We value health and wellness too and as such eligible staff will receive a comparable time-off package. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to be considered for employment. Proof of vaccination is required upon hiring. Applicants may seek medical or religious exemption from this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Mental demands/Physical demands/Environmental factors: Work with frequent interruptions. occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • The ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
  • The ability to work occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
  • The physical ability and capacity to ability to frequently stand, stoop, bend, kneel, push and pull; prolonged use of computer and repetitive hand motions.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and whiteboards.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Employment is at will and employees will undergo 45- and 90-day check-ins during their 90-day probationary period.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

New Settlement is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of you as an employee. You may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Full-Time

SALARY

$50,000.00 – $54,500.00 per year

POSITION

After-School Director

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT

Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO

Leydi Calle

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