LINC Director of Programs

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience.




5030 Broadway, Suite 641
New York
United States


Position Summary

LINC’s mission is to engage families and community members to support pre- and young readers in high-need neighborhoods. A strong literacy foundation is crucial to success in school and beyond. LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children.

The Director of Programs will lead LINC’s program implementation strategy and curriculum development; ensuring high quality, replicable programs that help children, and their families, achieve literacy success. The role will be responsible for improving LINC’s programs, ensuring a solid outcomes management process, and deepening the impact of our organization in alignment with our mission.




Represent LINC as an expert in early childhood literacy programs that engage families in developmentally appropriate reading achievement:

  • Promote LINC and its mission
  • Work with senior management to develop program practices that deeply engage LINC’s communities and stakeholders
  • Keep current with academic literature and recent studies about early literacy and community-based literacy support
  • Be a source of expertise about out-of-school time strategies that support educational achievement

Direct the implementation and development of LINC’s programs and engagement strategy across NYC:

  • Lead and supervise program team towards continuous improvement of LINC’s Comprehensive Literacy Model , resulting in a replicable, high-quality curriculum and programs
  • Manage program implementation and outcomes by coaching LINC Community Teams, providing leadership through:
  • Ongoing outcomes management and quality reviews
  • Supporting teams in improving delivery of services
  • Facilitate programs with schools, libraries and other community partners
  • Team with fellow directors to develop and achieve yearly program plan and strategic vision

Manage and analyze program evaluation and assessment data:

  • Lead and supervise internal and external assessment teams
  • Ensure that assessment tools and outcomes management process are implemented for all programs
  • Analyze and report outcomes to our stakeholders
  • Implement program improvements based on evaluation, making tactical shift in long-range program planning

Cultivate strong, productive relationships across New York City:

  • Assist senior management in building and maintaining strong relationships with supporters
  • Cultivate working relationships with educators, community-based organizations and local non-profits to understand how to better serve our communities

Performs other related tasks as assigned.


5+ year’s early education program management experience

Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred

Experience teaching and working with NYC DOE, a plus

Excellent communicator with success working with diverse audiences

Computer literate

Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language ability, a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email your cover letter, detailing your specific qualifications for the role, and resume to