Program Director

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


SUMMARY:  The YES-NYC Program Director will implement, manage, and evaluate YES educators, sessions, and scholars. The overall goal of the Program Director role is to uphold the execution of the YES mission of providing talented low-income students with the guidance and resources to ensure academic excellence by overseeing all aspects of YES NYC programming.


*manage all aspects of nonprofit management, including maintaining relationship with Los Angeles-based central office, organizing financials, budgeting, grant-writing, data collection, and meeting with stakeholders and invested partners.

*develop and maintain professional relationships with partner school administrators, school admissions personnel, and outside organizations to create stronger partnerships and pipelines.

*analyze trends in the program, identify issues, and develop and recommend solutions.

*oversee individual high school application processes for students including the creation of a high school list, coordinating interviews, checking and mailing applications, writing recommendations, communicating with schools about admission and financial aid, and facilitating visits to schools.

*coordinate monthly individual, face-to-face contact meetings with students, conduct high school site visits, and provide academic and personal counseling for students in grades 9-12.

*serve as the point-person within the organization for all general student issues (tutoring, counseling, academic progress, discipline issues, mentor relationships, etc.) pertaining to students in high school.

*plan annual college visits and tours.

*coordinate and manage all activities for YES scholar applications to summer programs and college (including applications forms, financial aid, interviews, and program visits).

*establish relationships with outside programs and organizations to provide academic, social, and college access support for all YES Scholars.

*track program statistics relating to enrollments, success rates, attendance, and other data.

*support students with the transition to college by executing college contract agreements, performing monthly check-ins with college students, and support college students with summer and internship plans.

*assist students with college financial aid process and maintenance.

*support students in their transition from college to career through leverage of YES networks; counsel students on career decisions and pathways.


*Bachelor’s degree or higher; 2 years work experience.

*Proactive; accountable; strong problem-solving and leadership skills.

*Demonstrated ability of excellent oral and written communication skills.

*Ability to work flexible hours with strong attention to detail and organization.

*Demonstrated commitment to educational equity, multiculturalism, and successful student outcomes.


*Experience working in schools, educational nonprofits, or community based organizations.

*Previous experience or academic training in nonprofit management.

*Familiarity with public, charter, and independent school environments.

*Spanish competency.

Level of Language Proficiency

English; Spanish proficiency preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to