Program Director, Learning to Work (LTW), Brooklyn

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.

The Learning to Work (LTW) at Young Adult Borough Centers Program will provide services to students, ages 17 1/2-21 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   

Location: Brooklyn Academy High School (832 Marcy Ave Brooklyn NY 11216)

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.
  • Improve teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
  • Overcome resistance to change from students, 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.
  • Review all documentation related to students’ progress for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.
  • Hold weekly meetings with principals.
  • Facilitate bi monthly individual and team meetings with staff.
  • Oversee and maintain annual OTPS budget.
  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting staff.
  • May reach out and market the program to the community in order to recruit students.
  • May conduct initial intake or assessment of clients and/or clients’ families and periodic reassessments.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) and two years of applicable experience. 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 Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance.
  • Ability to maintain fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.

Compensation: $54,000 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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