Director, Elementary Programs

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/26/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

Address

505 West 171st Street
New York
New York
10032
United States

Description

About Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that assists immigrant and first-generation youth to reach their greatest potential. Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across four sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1400 children, from pre-K through grade 12, participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, clinical services, and college access programs. We offer the tools, supports, and caring relationships that children and teenagers need to navigate life transitions, connect to their community, flourish in school, and get on track for college and career.  


About the Position

The Director of Elementary programs leads high-quality out-of-school time services for 220 children from pre-Kindergarten through the fifth grade. With public and private funding, programs focus on addressing the needs of the whole child through afterschool, Saturday and summer camp programs. The Director will manage all three programs, supervise staff, and guide the implementation of high-quality activities and services in the areas of social-emotional learning, the fine and performing arts, and recreation – complementing the program’s current excellent literacy practices. The Director will work collaboratively with the Education Director, Director of Administration, Clinical Director, two Program Coordinators, and the Executive Director, ensuring that this a fully supported position.


Qualifications

ABOUT FRESH YOUTH INITIATIVES (FYI): FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that assists immigrant and first-generation youth to reach their greatest potential. Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across four sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1400 children, from pre-K through grade 12, participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, clinical services, and college access programs. We offer the tools, supports, and caring relationships that children and teenagers need to navigate life transitions, connect to their community, flourish in school, and get on track for college and career.  


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Director of Elementary programs leads high-quality out-of-school time services for 220 children from pre-Kindergarten through the fifth grade. With public and private funding, programs focus on addressing the needs of the whole child through afterschool, Saturday and summer camp programs. The Director will manage all three programs, supervise staff, and guide the implementation of high-quality activities and services in the areas of social-emotional learning, the fine and performing arts, and recreation – complementing the program’s current excellent literacy practices. The Director will work collaboratively with the Education Director, Director of Administration, Clinical Director, two Program Coordinators, and the Executive Director, ensuring that this a fully supported position.


QUALIFICATIONS

The best candidate is: visionary, dynamic, and energetic with strong executive skills; excited by the opportunity to build wonderful programs for children and families; comfortable collaborating with colleagues and working in an inter-disciplinary environment; balances high expectations with compassion in working with families, children, school personnel, and staff.  

 Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, or closely related field

 Three to five years of experience working with children

 Two years of experience supervising staff and program management

 Experience working collaboratively with teachers and parents 

 Demonstrated competence facilitating groups 

 Strong written and oral communication skills

 Spanish/English fluency preferred, and demonstrated cultural competence 


Benefits

Excellent salary. Benefits include health insurance, twenty-one vacation days per annum with third year increase to 24 days per annum, and professional development opportunities. This supportive setting encourages staff to strengthen or broaden their practice skills, design and implement innovative programs, and contribute to the field at large.


Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish fluency, preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

msanchez@freshyouth.org
http://www.freshyouth.org

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mary Sanchez, Director of Administration/Comptroller at msanchez@freshyouth.org


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