Search

Job

Program Director: Free Mobile Showers

Posted by
Shower Power, Inc.
|
New York, NY
New
|
Published 7 days ago

Shower Power is an organization dedicated to increasing access to hygiene resources for New York City's residents in need. We believe personal care is directly linked to the stigmatization of people who are homeless and also to poor health outcomes that can have detrimental effects on their lives. We offer showers from a mobile trailer three days a week, to provide a safe place for people to wash up, get new clothes and toiletries, and seek additional services.


Job Title: Program Director                Effective Date: April 21, 2021

Type: Part-Time, 15-20 hours per week

Job Summary:

The Program Director will be responsible for the overall operations, safety and security of the guests and volunteers of Shower Power’s shower operation. They will oversee the flow of people through the site, manage staff and volunteers, address any inquiries or disputes and report on the administration of the program to the Board.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage on-site staff, responsible for:
  • Setting up and breaking down site
  • Tracking inventory
  • Registering guests and managing time slots
  • Instructing and enforcing the rules of the shower (time limit, bag limit…)
  • Ensuring cleanliness of the site overall (including personal belonging bins, shower stalls and restrooms)
  • Delivering a positive guest experience
  • Recruit volunteers and ensure site staff appropriately train and guide them, explaining appropriate safety procedures and ways to best interact with guests
  • Liaise with representatives of our partners on site as needed
  • Receive neighbor requests or feedback and communicate to the board
  • Participate in conversations with the Board to convey the staff feedback
  • De-escalate or resolve issues as they arise

Duties:

  • Encourage social distancing of guests while in line or in the parking lot
  • Coordinate wraparound services for guests through partner networks, tracking referrals and following up where necessary
  • Help troubleshoot any mechanical problems 
  • Oversee partner relationships and serve as the face of Shower Power to the local community
  • Submit reports on daily usage, inventory, and issues
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Effectiveness in prioritizing tasks and to delegating them when appropriate
  • Punctual and trustworthy
  • Familiarity with basic plumbing and electrical work
  • Spanish/Mandarin language skills a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at times. 
  • Must be able to spend at least four hours outside in the summer


Shower Power is an organization dedicated to increasing access to hygiene resources for New York City's residents in need. We believe personal care is directly linked to the stigmatization of people who are homeless and also to poor health…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    April 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 19, 2021

Salary

Depending on experience, $30-40/hour

Level of Language Proficiency

Conversational Spanish or Mandarin a plus

Conversational Spanish or Mandarin a plus

Location

On-site
New York, NY

Apply to This Job

All fields are required
Resume must be uploaded in PDF format
Drag file here or browse
No file chosen
By using the Idealist Application system, you consent to sharing your resume and other personal data with potential employers in accordance with Idealist’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.