Empowerment Director (Substance & Alcohol Abuse Prevention)

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City’s most disadvantaged communities. Our programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful. A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at four sites throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an Empowerment Director at our following clubhouses:

  • Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse – Bronx, NY
  • Columbus Clubhouse – Bronx, NY

This is a full-time position working 35 hours a week Monday through Friday in the afternoon and evening.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating departmental programs, activities and events under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director and providing individual guidance and referrals as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement workshops utilizing prescribed evidence-based programs to empower youth to avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs, proper decision making and the importance of life-long healthy decision-making and behaviors
  • Work effectively to prepare members to be leaders, upstanding citizens and community role models
  • Track and measure participants progress utilizing program forms, participant files and web-based system
  • Establish and maintain relationships with agencies and community-based programs in order to make the proper referrals for the intervention of drug and developmental problems of members
  • Guide program participants individually and in group settings to achieve personal adjustments in regards to social, school or family situations
  • Initiate and maintain community contacts with families, schools and other organizations and institutions to enhance programs and services

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from state-accredited university/college and a minimum of 2 years in a related field required
  • CASAC or CASAC-T strongly preferred, but not required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds, ages 6-18 as well as a range of other organizational personnel in a courteous and professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to empower youth with effective programming and leadership training in small group settings Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Proven track record of engaging youth in a responsible and mature manner

We offer a professional work environment, competitive salary, benefits package including 403(b) and pension plan. For immediate consideration, please e-mail resume and cover letter along with salary requirements as an attachment in MS Word or Adobe PDF format to: jobs@madisonsquare.org

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement