Program Director, Learning to Work (LTW)

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, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 20,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

The Learning to Work (LTW) for Transfer Schools Program will provide services to students, ages 15-21 that are over-aged for grade, under-credited, and have spent at least one year in another high school to earn a high school diploma and gain valuable vocational and life skills supports.  Using the Primary Person Model, each student will have a Young Adult Career Advisor who will: guide students towards removing barriers toward graduation, engage students in college preparatory activities, provide supportive services, and increase self-direction and self-sufficiency through meaningful career exploration experiences, including subsidized internship placements for 20% of the student population.

Position: Program Director

Reports To: Program Manager

What The Program Director Does:

  • Communicate effectively with students, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract’s goals and performance targets.
  • Motivate, coach and counsel direct reporting staff to excel.
  • Troubleshoot customer and direct reporting staff program problems, and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Review all documentation related to students’ progress for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.
  • Oversee and maintain annual OTPS budget.
  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings on a regular basis or as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of applicable experience.
  • Master’s degree (preferred)
  • Master’s degree preferred.
    • A license is required of these Master’s Degrees:
      • Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy.

Other Requirements:

  • Must obtain and maintain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.

Compensation: $54k
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 a City contractor that provides services where employees can be expected to physically interact with members of the public. All CAMBA staff are subject to the City’s October 21, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate, whether they have direct involvement with members of the public, or they support others who have direct involvement.

All CAMBA Education and Youth Development staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in compliance with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requirements for DYCD-funded programs.

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