Nonprofit

Director of Youth Development

On-site
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 10 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
August 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 24, 2024
Experience Level
Director
Salary
USD $80,000 - $85,000 / year

Description

Position: Director of Youth Development 

Location: 519 8th Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Approximate Start Date: August 1, 2024

Salary Range: $80,000 – $85,000

About the Fiver Children’s Foundation 

The Fiver community includes 400+ youth, ages 8-18 and 700+ alumni, ages 18+, from systemically under-resourced neighborhoods in New York City and rural central New York.  Fiver programs develop the inherent strengths of young people in a supportive environment suffused with shared values and mutual respect.  Following a multi-week experience at our award-winning, overnight summer camp, we wrap our arms around youth providing social and emotional support as well as education and career programs during out-of-school time hours. Fiver creates a far-reaching community of role models that nurture and challenge youth over a period of ten years.

Fiver is looking to provide additional support for the program team by adding a new Director of Youth Development position.  This person will oversee all programs (excluding Camp Fiver) for youth participants.  This position is an exempt role, a member of the leadership team, and reports to the Deputy Executive Director.

 Responsibilities

 Program Oversight

• Oversee implementation and ensure outstanding quality of all youth programming (excluding Camp Fiver) including one-on-one support, education and career programming, community-building socials, virtual hangouts, school break programming, alumni, and family programming.

• Ensure the delivery of youth development programs aligns with organizational goals, mission, and best practices in the field.

• Support Program Manager in developing and refining program curricula, activities, and resources to meet the evolving needs of youth participants.

• Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the program team, promoting innovation and creativity in program design and delivery.

• Manage youth engagement with corporate partners in coordination with development department.

Case Management

• Oversee case management and one-on-one meetings between youth participants, family members and Fiver staff to ensure their needs are identified and addressed effectively.

• Directly support youth and families whose situations have been escalated. 

• Provide ongoing support and guidance to staff in implementing effective one-one-one outreach strategies, including coaching and mentoring techniques tailored to individual needs.

• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of one-on-one meetings and case management processes, identifying areas for improvement and implementing enhancements to better meet the needs of youth participants. 

 Alumni Support

• Develop and implement workshops aimed at providing ongoing support, guidance and resources to program alumni as they transition into the post-high school and post-college world. 

• Oversee one-on-one support to program alumni aimed at assisting them with goal-setting, career planning, educational opportunities, and personal development. 

• Support the development team and alumni board of directors in promoting and implementing alumni engagement events.  

Leadership and Administration

• Supervise and support Program Manager, Alumni Program Associate, and Family Coaches in achieving youth outcomes and engagement goals.

• Complete regular program reports.

• Facilitate annual program team retreat and hold regular program team meetings.

• Serve as a member of the leadership team and participate in strategic planning.

• Support the evaluation of programs in partnership with Deputy Executive Director.

• Develop and manage the program budget.

• Utilize and maintain database systems to track progress, document interactions, and maintain comprehensive records of participant engagement and outcomes.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

• Minimum of six years of related work experience

• Willingness to work in-person at Fiver’s midtown Manhattan office (Up to 6 work-from-home days each month)

• Willingness to work up to two Saturdays per month

• Willingness to work the hours of 11 am – 7 pm

• Open to visiting Camp Fiver for one or two brief visits each summer

• Speaking and writing skills in Spanish, preferred

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Ability to multitask and work well in a team, as well as independently

• Motivated, “can do” attitude, friendly personality, quick learner, and a desire to take initiative

• Highly organized and attentive to detail

• Able to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, youth, parents, and community partners

• A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and active participation in growing one’s knowledge and understanding in these areas

• A high level of computer literacy

• Advanced degree in Social work or related field preferred

 Benefits Package

• Subsidized medical insurance for employee

• Full dental and vision insurance for employee

• 24 PTO days, 10 holidays, 10 sick days

• 403b retirement plan with 2% employer match after 2 years

• Participation in professional development program, “Fiver U”

• 2 work-from-anywhere weeks (one in August and one in December)

Estimated Hiring Timeline

• May 8-14: Resume & Cover Letter Review

• May 15-24: Introductory calls with candidates

• May 28-June 6: In-person 1st round interviews

• June 11-14: Final round interviews

• Week of June 24-28: Reference checks, background check, and position offer

• Start date: August 1, 2024

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@fiver.org.

The Fiver Children’s Foundation believes that historically marginalized communities must be centered in the work that we do, and are actively taking steps to make sure our processes and practices promote equity for all, including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

Position: Director of Youth Development 

Location: 519 8th Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Approximate Start Date: August 1, 2024

Salary Range: $80,000 – $85,000

About the Fiver Children’s Foundation 

The Fiver community includes 400+ youth, ages…

Benefits

 Benefits Package

• Subsidized medical insurance for employee

• Full dental and vision insurance for employee

• 24 PTO days, 10 holidays, 10 sick days

• 403b retirement plan with 2% employer match after 2 years

• Participation in professional development program, “Fiver U”

• 2 work-from-anywhere weeks (one in August and one in December)

 Benefits Package

• Subsidized medical insurance for employee

• Full dental and vision insurance for employee

• 24 PTO days, 10 holidays, 10 sick days

• 403b retirement plan with 2…

Level of Language Proficiency

• Speaking and writing skills in Spanish, preferred

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Speaking and writing skills in Spanish, preferred

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@fiver.org.

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@fiver.org.

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