Program Director, Cornerstone Program (Brooklyn Sites)

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA’s Cornerstone Program:  CAMBA administers services at 9 Cornerstone Community Centers across Brooklyn. All Cornerstone programs are run in partnership with other community organizations to provide education, recreation, cultural activities, health information and screenings, youth leadership and social services to the neighborhood’s students, their families, and other residents. Activities and services are available after school, evenings and on weekends.

Position: Program Director

Reports To: Senior Program Manager  

Location: Brooklyn Sites  

What The Program Director Does:

  • Improve teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
  • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff program problems and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
  • Overcome resistance to change from clients, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
  • Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff, as needed.
  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
  • Monitor clients’ progress weekly.
  • Review all documentation related to clients’ progress for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.
  • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • May review and sign timesheets.
  • May prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting staff.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • May reach out and market the program to the community in order to recruit clients.
  • May prescreen clients over the telephone for eligibility and may schedule intake appointments.
  • May conduct initial intake or assessment of clients and/or clients’ families and periodic reassessments.
  • May have direct client service/program responsibilities in addition to the above.
  • May plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • 5 years’ experience in a youth program of comparable size
  • 2 years in a supervisory/managerial position
  • Bachelor’s degree; OR 18 credits completed in education/a related field; OR a certificate in Youth Studies and two years of applicable experience.
  • Or the following minimum requirements of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS):
    • Associates degree in child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation or a related field AND two years direct experience working with children under the age of 13 years, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity
    • New York State Children’s Program Administrator Credential AND two years direct experience working with children 13 years, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
    • School Age Child Care Credential AND two years direct experience working with children 13 years, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity.
    • Two years of college with 18 credits in child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation or a related field AND two years direct experience working with children 13 years, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity.

Other Requirements:

  • Evening and Weekend hours required.
  • Must obtain the following clearances
    • The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Sex Offender Registry (SOR),
    • The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).
    • The New York State Central Registrar (SCR)
    • The New York State Staff Exclusion List (SEL).
    • Criminal History Review
  • Ability to maintain clearance of the above throughout the duration of employment.
  • Must take S-95/F-07 test and obtain FDNY Certificate of Fitness within two weeks of hire.
  • Must participate in 5 hour Foundations in Health and Safety and, Mandated Reporter trainings

Compensation: $64,000-$70,000 annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

 Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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