Youth Program Director-Full-Time

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Position Summary

As Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) celebrates its 35th Anniversary, we are looking for a strong leader to be a Youth Program Director. This position will provide supervision, leadership and oversight of an interdisciplinary team of staff serving young adults through a diverse portfolio of education and workforce programs.


Who We Are and Where We Are Going:

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a premier Workforce Development Organization in NYC, is in the process of developing its next phase of growth. We have a proven track record as a strong community based organization since 1983. We have assisted thousands of NYC opportunity youth and adults gain critical skills and obtain employment. As a leading workforce training not-for-profit, OBT provides a training program that balances high accountability and high support, with the goal of developing self- sufficiency and providing access to quality career pathways. We are excited to continue to develop on our strong foundation and demonstrated success while meeting the challenges and opportunities of the modern workplace.



  • Deliver on an interdisciplinary program model that combines workforce development, youth development, and academic skill building
  • Supervise and develop large team of staff members across education and workforce programs
  • Develop systems for quality improvement and data informed programming; including ensuring fidelity of program implementation
  • Maintain and exceed programmatic goals for a variety of performance based contracts
  • Manages grants and ensures all contract deliverables are met and correctly reported to the appropriate funding partners
  • In collaboration with the Director of Outreach & Community Partnerships, leads development and implementation of programmatic recruitment strategies
  • Cultivate and manage institutional partnerships, including day-to-day communication and collaboration
  • Attends to and builds a team culture that supports the organization’s mission and values
  • In collaboration with OBT’s employment team, establish a system for communication, data sharing, and feedback loops to inform program improvements
  • In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, manage programmatic budget
  • Act as liaison with both government and private funders, as well as community partners

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Will have prior demonstrated success in leading and developing large team of staff
  • Experience in developing programmatic systems
  • Able to manage, delegate, and prioritize tasks in a fast paced setting
  • A passion for working with Opportunity Youth
  • Believes that workforce development and equity are inextricably linked
  • Is driven to create a strong culture of high accountability and support
  •  Has experience engaging and building relationships with varied stakeholders including young adults, employers, and community partners
  • Leads by example and models integrity
  • Values and cultivates a learning environment, embodies a growth mindset


  • Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred
  • At least 6 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in workforce programs


Why You Should Join Us:

  • Competitive Salary and full benefits
  • Opportunity to network across NYC higher education institutions
  • Challenging, entrepreneurial work environment
  • Company events and outings (ongoing professional development, coaching, staff retreat
  • Passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s youth and adult communities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

 To apply go to Enter Position code 8HMK2 when prompted.