Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community. University Settlement has been providing a variety of effective and strengths-based community based programs for children. The Settlement operates after-school programs for elementary school and middle school children in Brooklyn and Manhattan. In total, these programs serve over 1,000 children from kindergarten through 8th grade, after school and in summer day camps

The Site Manager will be responsible for the strategic oversight of programs and all day-to-day operations at one of these sites. The program will provide academic support; artistic, athletic, and cultural enrichment; and opportunities for family involvement. The position requires a creative, energetic, team-building leader committed to providing the highest quality of programming for children and families.


  • Set programmatic direction for after-school programs and services.
  • Manage all day-to-day operations of site
  • Maintain program compliance per funders’ regulations; be knowledgeable of funder regulations as well as DOH SACC regulations
  • Supervise, monitor and coach direct-service staff 
  • Perform annual staff evaluations and submit timely appraisals to HR
  • Responsible for hiring new personnel following program and HR compliance protocols
  • Maintain consistent communication with supervisor about all programmatic issues 
  • Monitor accuracy of attendance and data reporting, and maintain files
  • Develop and select curricula appropriate for the developmental needs of children in an after-school setting
  • Develop and participate in high quality, relevant staff training
  • Ensure compliance with all funding sources and regulating agencies; prepare monthly reports of program information and data and other reports as needed
  • Track program expenses and work with Finance department to ensure proper fiscal procedures are in place
  • Work collaboratively with Department of Education staff, Principal, parent association, and other CBOs; contribute to efforts to improve school achievement  
  • Ensure proper use of school facilities, and maintain effective communication with custodians, security and cafeteria staff
  • In conjunction with Supervisor, maximize parent and family involvement in program through parent advisory board, family workshops and events, and volunteer recruitment
  • Participate in advocacy efforts for after-school funding and other campaigns that affect the community
  • Handle other duties as assigned by Supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree preferred 
  • Experience in an administrative role in an after-school program or another type of community-based program 
  • Experience designing, implementing and evaluating project-based after-school programming
  • At least 2-3 years of experience supervising staff 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving ability and crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to think creatively, encourage enthusiasm and develop outstanding programs. Initiative, drive and programmatic vision expected
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in presentation formats
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative management team
  • Youth development skills

Hours: Full time  



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree