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Children's Aid Program Director in Manhattan, New York

Program Director 11/24/21Full Time--Manhattan

Job ID: 005134

*Position Summary: *The Program Director is responsible for the management and supervision of the Extended Day Program, Summer Camp, Holiday Program, as well as other special programs involving students and parents in the Community School.

*Responsibilities: *

  • Design and implement programming that meets the educational, social and emotional needs of children in the school, including holiday and summer camp programming.

  • Develop and implement a strategic recruitment plan to ensure compliance of enrollment and rate of participation in COMPASS program.

  • Meet all program outcomes as outlined by the agency and contractual mandates by DYCD, DOE, and OCS.

  • Ensure that the goals for all program components align with the Division’s extended day program outcomes related to education, STEM, SEL & executive functioning, nutrition & fitness, arts & enrichment, youth leadership and family engagement.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will lead to achieving program outcomes.

  • Supervise the day-to-day functions of the program.

  • Maintain collaborative relationships with the school administration, NYC Department of Health, Department of Youth & Community Development, Office of Food and Nutrition Services and other agencies as appropriate.

  • Develop relationships with parents using our Parent Model of engagement which calls for consistent communication and outreach, promotion of parent involvement practices such as parent classes, workshops, orientations, invitations to student EXPOs, and program celebrations.

  • Participate in the hiring of educational, support and program staff with the Community School Director.

  • Assure the quality of the program through regular staff supervision, observations, evaluation, staff training and program development.

  • Maintain and ensure that all administrative details of the program are implemented.

  • Manage School Age Child Care (SACC) and summer camp licenses, program registration, student enrollment forms, employee documentation and background clearances, attendance and order of supplies.

  • Participate and represent the program during visits initiated/sponsored by the National Center for Community School.

  • In the absence of the Community School Director oversee the management of all programs and activities in the Community School.

  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the Community School Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Public Administration or Related Field required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Three years of experience with Extended/Expanded School Learning administration and program development, ideally within a school setting.

  • Experience running a DYCD funded program.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.


Job Type Full Time

Location --Manhattan