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Afterschool Director at Liberty Avenue Middle School

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Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation


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Published 6 days ago

March 1, 2021
$50,000 - $54,000

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is a not-for-profit community development organization serving 8,000 residents a year through a comprehensive array of housing preservation, economic development, community organizing and youth and family support services programs and projects. With community residents leading the way, the mission of CHLDC is to build a strong, equitable East New York, where youth and adults achieve educational and economic success, secure and preserve affordable housing, and develop leadership skills to transform their lives and community. We actively promote policies that advance racial equity.

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation has an opening for one (1) Afterschool Director in the Youth and Family Services Division. This position is salaried for 35 hours per week.


Principal Core Competencies

·        AGENCY MISSION/STRATEGIC PLAN: Shows understanding and commitment to CHLDC mission and values, adherence to strategic plan, agency’s policies and procedures, participates in agency’s committees/events. Supports leadership development & community building, represents CHLDC and residents’ concerns in coalitions and advocacy campaigns and organizations.


·        SUPERVISORY SKILLS: Is effective in developing others, provides consistent supervision opportunities, and provides regular performance feedback. Must develop and obtain respect and trust by being forthright with their team and the greater community of which they are a part.


·        PLANNING, ORGANIZING, EXECUTION/IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANS: Well organized; identifies priorities, completes them in a timely way. Demonstrates initiative and flexibility. Approaches work assignments in systematic way; meets deadlines; organizes work space to facilitate productivity.


·        PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION MAKING AND JUDGEMENT: Can find appropriate solutions to problems; works efficiently and effectively, confident and effective decision maker, gathers information to solve problems, anticipates problems and demonstrates accountability.


·        COMMUNICATION: (Both written and verbal) Demonstrates the ability to express ideas and feelings clearly, consistently and effectively. Keeps supervisor properly informed of activities and/or concerns. Observes agency’s policies and procedures.


·        COLLABORATION: Maintains and models strong working relationships with staff, colleagues, funders and others in the field. Shows ability to work well with others as well as the ability to oversee and cultivate healthy teams.


·        LEADERSHIP: Demonstrates the ability to establish authority through positive leadership and development practices, communication, and most importantly patience, giving our staff and students the confidence, stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed.

 

Principal Duties*:

  • Design and implement high-quality after-school and summer camp programming, incorporating Arts, Sports and Fitness, Recreation, Community Service, Academic Assistance and Leadership Development.
  • Hire, supervise, train and evaluate the performance of program staff. Conduct weekly staff meeting and 1:1 supervision with staff.
  • 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.
  • Assess and address the individual and collective needs of students and parents, and solicit and respond to their input into the program.
  • Build and maintain effective partnership with principal.  Conduct a monthly meeting.
  • Develop positive relations with all stakeholders---school staff, building partners, parents.
  • Serve as liaison to funders and regulators of program.
  • Maintain contractual and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage budget and petty cash account.
  • Participate in division-wide, agency-wide, and project team meetings.

·        Perform other duties as assigned as necessary for the success of the program.

 

*We acknowledge that Covid-19 has shifted the youth development field and are looking for leaders who are willing and able to navigate a hybrid environment that utilizes online platforms, remote spaces, social media, etc.…

 

Position Requirements:

·        Extensive experience with after school/extracurricular settings with middle school aged young people. 

·        2 - 5 years of experience with supervision of a staff team of greater than 10 people. 

·        Demonstrated Commitment to youth development principles and practice and capacity to engage middle and high school aged youth.

·        Familiarity with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Department of Youth and Community Development(DYCD) and/or 21st Century programs.

·        Should be enthusiastic and dedicated to program’s educational and youth development goals. 

·        Bachelors in Education, Social Work or related field required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


Salary:

·        Salary range $50,000 - $54,000. 

·        Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays)

·        Medical/dental/vision coverage

·        Retirement matching,

·        Paid parental leave

·        Resources for professional development, and more.


To Apply:    

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Yasmin Schwartz, the Director of Middle School Programs, at yasmins@cypresshills.org.


CYPRESS HILLS LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.


Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) is a not-for-profit community development organization serving 8,000 residents a year through a comprehensive array of housing preservation, economic development, community…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

·        Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays)

·        Medical/dental/vision coverage

·        Retirement matching,

·        Paid parental leave

·        Resources for professional development, and more.

·        Generous benefits package includes paid time off for service (in addition to vacation and holidays)

·        Medical/dental/vision coverage

·        Retirement matching,

·        Paid parental leave…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
625 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208

How to Apply

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Yasmin Schwartz, the Director of Middle School Programs

Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references to Yasmin Schwartz, the Director of Middle School Programs

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