Assistant Director for System- Involved Youth (MSW required)

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

The goal of The Door’s Career and Education Services Department is to support young people in completing secondary education and successfully transitioning into post-secondary education and employment. Programs within The Door’s Career and Education Services Department (CareerED) are designed to help both in-school and out-of-school youth to set and attain their educational and career goals. CareerED services allow a young person to craft a personalized life plan defining the steps he/she will take to achieve those goals while developing the necessary skills for future life success and independence. The Door’s Bronx Youth Center (BYC) aims to prepare out-of-school and out-of-work young people, with a special focus on system-involved youth, for meaningful placements in college and/or employment through the provision of comprehensive education and career services, which develop potential for economic self-sufficiency. 

The Assistant Director for System-Involved Youth is responsible for overall management and outcomes achievement for young people who are involved in the foster care and/or juvenile justice systems or are experiencing homelessness and are receiving services through Bronx Youth Center, the EPOCH Program, and College Paths. In this capacity, they will provide leadership, direction and oversight of The Door’s Annie E. Casey-funded Learn and Earn To Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative, which aims to increase educational and employment opportunities for youth and young adults ages 14 to 25 who are in foster care, involved in the juvenile justice system, or who are homeless. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for oversight of The Door’s Academy model for foster care youth at both the Bronx and Manhattan sites. They will supervise the Supervisor of Foster Care Youth, Juvenile Justice Coordinator, and work with Career and Education programs in the Bronx and Soho to implement the Jobs for the Future’s Back on Track model focusing on preparing system-involved young people for post-secondary career pathways and to support them during their first year in post-secondary education or training. They will also work with Career and Education Programs in both locations to oversee the Academy model that supports youth aging out of foster care to be successful in career and education programs and access supportive housing. The Assistant Director requires an innovative and collaborative spirit and a demonstrated success in program development and program operations. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for an individual with a proven track record in education and workforce development who wants to work on innovative solutions to improve outcomes for the City’s more vulnerable youth. 

For more information please visit: Assistant Director for System-Involved Youth

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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