PROGRAM DEVELOPER

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive Salary

Published

05/25/2018

Address

Bronx
New York
United States

Description

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 37 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.

BronxWorks seeks a Program Developer to work on projects across the Case Management programs, which include homeless shelters for families and adults, street homeless outreach, permanent supportive housing, homelessness prevention, foster care prevention, programs for people living with HIV/AIDS and a variety of specialized programs related to health and housing. The Program Developer will work with senior staff to develop grant proposals, budgets, and reports for the development, continuation, and expansion of programs. The position offers significant opportunities for growth and previous Program Developers have represented BronxWorks on Citywide task forces, managed construction projects, independently managed starting programs, and overseen the adoption of new performance metric tracking systems. Additionally, the Program Developer will assist with the development and implementation of quality assurance activities and reporting mechanisms. Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication, and networking skills are a must. The applicant should be able to work independently and maintain many projects at once and effectively manage and prioritize a vigorous work load. The Applicant must be able to complete last-minute tasks and complete tasks very quickly; strong writing skills and time management skills are a necessity. Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree, and related experience in homeless services, writing, project management, or journalism is preferred.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all program components, including staff orientation, training and development; client assessment, service plan development and progress; relationships with other community based organizations; and components specific to the program.
  • Supervise three or more contracts or over 20 employees in program
  • Recruit, train and supervise assistant directors, coordinators, and direct service staff.
  • Administer personnel policies and procedures.
  • Develop regular communication with contract managers for programs supervised; act as liaison with funding source.
  • Ensure all programs meet contractual goals and reporting requirements.
  • Monitor program progress and submit all required reports to funding sources, including government and private sources.
  • Submit internal progress reports to Department Director and/or Executive Director on a monthly basis, or more frequently as required.
  • Plan and develop budgets, and work with fiscal staff to ensure that collection of payment from funding source(s) is current.
  • Monitor fiscal expenses and analyze fiscal reports on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare proposals for the development, expansion and continuation of programs in coordination with Department Director.
  • Hold monthly individual supervision meetings with staff and group meetings as necessary.
  • Act as link between the administrative office, fiscal department and program staff.
  • Monitor staff performance, including performing case reviews and structured observations.
  • Participate in, and encourage staff to become involved in, agency events.
  • Act as liaison with the community including the area community district
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work or another related field of study.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a related field.
  • Strong oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills are necessary.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb five flights of stairs, if required to conduct home visits and/or fieldwork.
  • Ability to bend and retrieve objects and/or documents.
  • Ability to travel in the boroughs of New York City and its adjacent counties via public transportation.
  • Ability to travel for a minimum of 1 mile within a reasonable amount of time and in all types of weather, including inclement weather, if required to conduct home visits and/or field work.

 

 

Benefits

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.

  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paid
  • Two tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.


ADDITIONALLY, BronxWorks Offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendar
  • Access to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees

BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.


Level of Language Proficiency

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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