Assistant Program Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $45,000
Details: Salary Commensurate with Experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



160 East 120th Street
New York
New York
United States


Job Description: The "I Have A Dream"® Foundation – New York seeks an experienced, creative and enthusiastic individual to assist in organizing, coordinating & overseeing long-term support programs for participants, currently in middle school, at the IHDF-NY: East Harlem Program. The Assistant Director reports to the Program Director.




1) Develop personal relationships with the Dreamers and their families in an effort to assist them in managing academic and personal issues or challenges.

2) Assist in the development and management of the after-school, weekend, and Summer Academy activities aimed at meeting Dreamers’ academic and social-emotional needs.

- Assist Program Director with the implementation of academic, wellness and talent building activities in all programs.

- Disseminate and reinforce key information on programs, policies and expectations for all staff, interns/volunteers, Dreamers and families.

- Ensure fidelity to behavior management procedures by all staff.

- Help facilitate or oversee Girls and Boys (and joint) groups.

- Serve as Instructor/Group Leader when needed. Delegate minor program responsibilities to staff (set up/clean up, walkie-talkies, office maintenance, set up transitions/choice time areas, etc.)

3) Assist in the recruitment and supervision of volunteers/interns and staff.

4) Report to and maintain collaborative relationship with Program Director, as well as NYC Executive Staff, National Staff and Program Sponsors.

5) Order, organize, store and manage materials; manage petty cash.

6 Enter information in online data management system, provide reports when needed.

7) Collaborate with program team and community partners to develop and enhance programming for Dreamers. Assist in the implementation and coordination of partners’ contracts and mutual expectations.

8) Access and attract useful resources from community institutions, local schools, public agencies, and local businesses for the benefit of the "I Have A Dream"® Foundation – New York.

Additional Requirements:

- Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or a related discipline preferred

- Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)

- Strong interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills

- Strong commitment to the well-being of children and an understanding 

of the challenges facing low-income communities

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, web navigation and basic IT skills

- Spanish-speakers strongly encouraged to apply


Full medical, dental, and life insurance benefits.

10 sick days

5 weeks vacation

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in Spanish preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement