After-School Program Director
LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York
REPORTS TO: VP of Programs
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-time
SALARY: $50,000 - $65,000
Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based, non-profit organization, in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy) Brooklyn, whose mission is to embrace the children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. CPNYC offers an innovative and unique after-school program and summer day camp, the only one of its kind in New York City, specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The After-School Program Director will assist in leading and operating a comprehensive after-school program for children throughout the school year, from the end of the school day to 6pm daily. He/she will also be responsible for directing the development and implementation of age and grade appropriate curriculum for our after school and summer program.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manages all aspects of the elementary school after-school program, ensuring a quality educational and youth development experience for all participants
- Develops and maintains a strong relationship with school staff, including scheduling regular check-ins with the principal and community school coordinator and participating in collaborative partner meetings
- Develops and regularly revisits instructional plans for each grade level, with the objective of supporting all members in becoming academically proficient and developing the life skills and attitudes necessary to achieve high school graduation
- Determines ongoing needs/interests of students, parents and school staff
- Reviews and revises program offerings to meet emerging needs and interests
- Arranges training to support after-school instructors in designing and delivering effective lessons
- Prepares and supports informal and formal program evaluation
- Builds strong relationships with parents by leading parent orientations and meetings (ideally in English and Spanish); connecting daily at pick-up time, making phone calls regarding student attendance, attitude and participation; encouraging participation in BGCP and school celebrations; and organizing workshops, family nights, or other events that increase parents' connection to and involvement in their child's school and education
- Purchase and prepares materials for activities as needed
- Selects, trains and manages all CPNYC after-school staff, , including evaluating and assessing their needs for ongoing professional development
- Delegates work appropriately to the Educational Specialist and Counselors
- Collaborates with CPNYC Facilities Director to ensure program space is safe, functioning optimally and meets SACC requirements
- Manages staff schedules, ensuring adequate coverage. Provides last-minute coverage in classrooms as needed
- Leads professional development, staff meetings, and some trainings.
- Manages site expense, ensuring quality program implementation within budgetary limits
- Compiles data and tracks students for program evaluation and reporting
- Creates opportunities to publicize and involve CPNYC in school events (e.g. Open House, Back-to-School Nights, parent conference days, staff development) as well as events in the broader community (e.g., city council meetings, parent education opportunities). Prepares and gives presentations as needed.
- Other duties as assigned based on department and/or organizational needs
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor degree and/or (5) five + years equivalent experience. A minimum of one year successful experience teaching in an educational environment
- A minimum of two years successful experience supervising staff
- A demonstrated ability to coordinate, inspire, and motivate others
- High level of communication skills, both written and oral
- Experience working in an ethnically diverse community
- Availability to work with some flexibility for occasional evening or weekend events
- Strong interpersonal, team development, organizational, and management skills
- Clear background check and history indicating fitness to work with children, clear fingerprinting from Dept. of Justice (DOJ)
- Negative TB test
- Current CPR/First Aid certification
- Teaching credential (multiple-subjects or single-subject) and/or Master's in Education preferred
- Competency in writing and speaking in Spanish
Interested candidates may forward their resume and cover letter to HR@cpnyc.org and reference After-School Director on the subject line and referral source (HiringThing).