Alliance Director: Community Partnership Program

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Mid-sixties based on experience.



Start Date


Application Deadline



1231 Lafayette Avenue
United States


Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is a non-profit organization transforming the lives of children and families in Hunts Point, a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood with significant opportunity to improve child well-being. Founded in 2006 in response to the low education outcomes of at-risk students in Hunts Point, HPAC pursued the bold mission of expanding the hopes and potential of the neighborhood and its families. The organization accomplishes this by nurturing children and youth along their path to college or career. Since its’ founding, HPAC has grown to become a central community leader and currently directly serves approximately 300 children across programs that target early learning all the way through college, in addition to working with all community school and child-serving organizations towards making educational success and post-secondary options available for all Hunts Point children.

HPAC is building on success as it searches for an Alliance Director to manage the Community Partnership Program who can facilitate community educators, providers, and advocates to collectively achieve our common vision through strong community relationships, ongoing communication, and shared metrics that demonstrate improved well-being, developmental, and educational indicators.

HPAC’s work falls into four program areas:

1)   Early Childhood Education, Youth Development and Scholar Support, The Family Project, and Alliance and Community. Early Childhood Education focuses on building early learning and executive functioning skills for children ages 0-4.

2)   Youth Development and Scholarship Support includes HPAC’s Community to Career Pipeline for children in grades 4-12, including education counseling that helps scholars make the best school choices and transition smoothly into middle school, high school, and college.  

3)   The Family Project helps Hunts Point families to achieve household stability so that they can provide their children with a nurturing, secure, and supportive environment.

4)   At the community level, HPAC is a convener of the neighborhood’s schools and community-based organizations, aligning their efforts, expanding opportunities, and leveraging resources to connect every family with much-needed support. Partnerships include two district schools, three charter schools, one independent school, as well as the local Head Start. HPAC also works closely with city-sponsored afterschool programming, the local community health center and clinic, and an array of local CBO’s serving Hunts Point youth.

HPAC’s comprehensive efforts to build program-to-program collaboration through its strategic alliance and direct services have positioned the organization to more broadly influence systems to benefit children through the CPP.

The Position:

The Alliance Director will provide collaborative leadership for the Alliance through the Community Partnership, reporting to the Executive Director. At a minimum, the full-time Alliance Director would have the following responsibilities:

·     Strategic planning responsibilities include: manage strategic planning process with consultant that facilitates engagement with stakeholders from multiple sectors to identify appropriate goals and action steps for the Alliance that reflects community needs and Community Partnership Program outcomes.

·     Work with existing Alliance partners to develop a governance system that reflects the local needs and priorities, potentially including:

o  An Advisory Leadership Group comprised of a team with the appropriate skills, knowledge and insights to guide the partnership; ensure alignment of program strategies and community education events; develop a member outreach strategy to create a membership representative of the community and that provides relevant programs and services.

o  A Family Advisory Board comprised of community members to advise local providers and guide implementation and priorities.

o  An overall Alliance body comprised of providers committed to serving the children of Hunts Point with the highest quality services.

·     Maintain strong, long-term working partnerships with stakeholders, including grassroots leaders, faith leaders, service provider staff and leadership, and government agencies and officials.  

·     Develop program evaluation that includes overseeing collection and reporting of process and impact indicators for all program areas; assist in analysis of process and impact indicators and develop recommendations with stakeholders; participate in cross-site learning collaboratives to identify and replicate successful strategies and develop fidelity measures.

·     Administrative responsibilities include hiring and providing direct supervision and support to Community Organizer, paid Community Ambassadors, and community volunteers; facilitating and planning for membership meetings and work group activities; ensuring fiscal integrity of budget.

·     Ongoing building of knowledge regarding developments, trends, and best practices in community-based programs focused on child and family well-being; identifying member strengths that can be leveraged to build capacity, such as trainings, quality assurance processes, outreach staff, and linkages to other networks; identifying and leveraging in-kind donations and pro-bono services.

·     Serve as an effective spokesperson for the Alliance and HPAC’s role in the community as well as partnership with ACS. This includes oversee communication and marketing strategies, including websites, social media, and outreach materials to develop a strong, visible brand.

  • Other duties as needed, requested or assigned by the Executive Director.

Core Qualifications:

·     Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in non-profit administration, social work, child-development, community development, or related field with at least five (5) years of successful, relevant experience, including three (3) years in a leadership position managing community-based programs engaging children, youth and families,

·     Or a bachelor’s degree in relevant field with at least seven (7) years of successful relevant experience, including five (5) years in a leadership position.

·     Capacity to oversee data collection and analysis efforts and experience using data to make programmatic decisions and to guide discussions with multiple stakeholders.

·     Experience managing collaboratives and achieving target outcomes; preferred experience with Collective Impact models.  

·     Evidenced commitment to serving children and families in poverty including bringing together stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives around a common cause.

·     Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and versatile while maintaining effectiveness and fidelity to overarching goals.

·     Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of partners to maintain relationships and advance collaborative work.

·     Evidenced experience working cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance overall effectiveness.

·     Skilled at setting priorities, monitoring progress towards goals, and tracking details, data, information and activities.

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred 


A competitive benefits package is provided, including health benefits and a generous vacation policy. 

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs Please note ‘Alliance Director’ in the subject line. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews scheduled late November and early December.