Managing Director

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


About ASPIRA of NY, Inc.

ASPIRA of New York is a progressive, non-profit organization founded in 1961 to foster the social advancement of Puerto Rican, Latino and other diverse communities by supporting its youth to achieve educational excellence through leadership development activities and programs emphasizing community commitment and pride in cultural roots. Although ASPIRA is recognized as a Latino agency with roots in Puerto Rican culture, our doors are open to all students and does not exclude anyone based on their economic background, race, nationality, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. ASPIRA is dedicated to serving New York City youth, providing opportunities that would otherwise not be available to them, and serving as an effective advocate, fighting to improve education. ASPIRA of New York has served thousands of New York City children, youth, parents, schools, and other community based agencies, establishing a record of providing high quality, comprehensive programs and services. 


  • Assist ASPIRA Chief Program Officer with Agency wide program development, implementation and execution in all phases of ASPIRA programming
  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, and providing professional development/training, and evaluation of a team of Program Directors
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and Program Directors to establish and track organization wide goals that ensure systematic alignment of program departments within the organization
  • Responsible for providing overall supervision to Program Directors to support after school programming by using ASPIRA’s Supervision Protocols
  • Implement plans, strategies and policies to guide and direct Directors in achieving program and organizational goals
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization's operations and make sure employees have the resources needed to do their jobs
  • Review program budgets and oversee expenses throughout the year
  • Monitor organizational compliance and control standards to ensure staff follow ethical business practices
  • Act as liaison between Program Directors, Contract Managers and School Principals to ensure smooth implementation and execution of program components
  • Responsible for ensuring completion and analysis of all reports, computerized and otherwise, as required by contract to funding sources
  • Develop the effective lines of communication that keep the Executive Director and Chief Program Officer informed about program progress.
  • Establish, maintain, and expand contacts with outside resources, especially in areas related to agency programming, development, and implementation



  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree in an education field preferred; youth development; or related field
  • Minimum 5 -7 years experience working with and engaging youth, families and teachers in an afterschool environment
  • At least 3-5 years previous supervisory experience, with demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Knowledge of backgrounds and cultures of program participants and their communities and ability to integrate this knowledge into service delivery
  • Individual must possess strong leadership and organization skills, excellent writing and communication skills, and strong supervisory skills
  • Proven ability to deal with parents and children in an education/social service setting
  • Excellent command of oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to with “Managing Director” in the subject line. In your cover letter please highlight your skills and experience, and tell us why you would be an ideal match for this position. Submissions without a cover letter including salary requirements will not be considered.