Director of Programs

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $85,000
Maximum: $95,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



Atlantic Avenue
New York
United States


PNP Staffing Group is pleased to be partnering with a top social justice nonprofit in their search for a Director of Programs.  The organization currently partners with diverse families, more than 400 Early Childhood Centers and Department of Education schools, and 90 cultural institutions in New York City. Through this collaboration, the organization promotes arts and culture as a means to build awareness and inclusion, strengthen family engagement and early childhood education, and activate leadership in our communities.



  • Program Leadership:In consultation with the Executive Director, develop program models and strategies that maximize impact and advance the organization's vision and mission.
  • Develop short and long-term goals and outcomes for all programs and ensure the coordination and alignment of both programs and evaluation across the organization; this includes curriculum development, program planning and implementation, executing large-scale family events and volunteer engagement.
  • Knowledgeable about current best practices in family engagement, arts for social justice, early learning standards, participatory program development and evaluation, research and models in the field as it pertains to social justice, community and family engagement, early learning, and arts and culture education.
  • Build and nurture relationships with early childhood educators, cultural institutions, artists, government agencies, and community-based organizations to identify and develop opportunities for potential strategic partnerships.
  • Work with the Executive Director to increase the visibility of the organization and its programs locally and nationally by representing the organization at professional conferences and other venues to be determined.
  • Program Team Management:Provide direct supervision and foster the development of a 5-person team consisting of assistant program directors, program managers, and program coordinators; possible increase in team size within the next year
  • Manage the program team in ways that optimize impact and efficiency, builds leadership at every level of the organization, and galvanizes inter-and-cross-departmental collaboration and inclusivity, and that reflect the organization's core social justice values
  • Oversee the hiring of and onboarding for new program team members as needed
  • Create and submit annual program budgets; oversee and manage adherence to budgets; establish ways to increase revenues and decrease costs
  • Organizational Leadership and CollaborationPartner with the leadership team to instill and promote a culture of inclusivity, intentional planning, and integrated decision-making, especially regarding key organizational priorities, in order to maximize impact and meet multiple needs.               
  • Partner with Development to understand their needs for program outcome and participation metrics, maintain practice of regularly collecting and analyzing relevant data, as well as sample materials, impact stories, and photo documentation, and contribute to grant proposals and reports, engaging stakeholders (e.g. site visits, etc.) as appropriate.
  • Partner with Communications to increase the visibility of the organization by providing updates about program development and outcomes, contributing to strategy conversations, and creating systems and timelines to facilitate collaboration.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:At least 7 – 10 years of experience in program development, management and evaluation, in the area of community engagement/organizing, social work, family engagement, arts education, museum education or early childhood education
  • Experience collaborating with external partners
  • Experience managing, supervising, and mentoring staff
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies including museum educators, preschool teachers, and families
  • Demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments and deadlines simultaneously and working in fast-paced environments on tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational ability, attention to detail and accuracy a must
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • An evangelist for issues of educational equity, arts and social justice, with a strengths-based approach to family engagement.
  • Flexibility and sense of humor
  • Availability to work full-time including occasional weekend days and evenings
  • Degree in education, social work or related field a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Mandarin a plus.


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree