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 10,000 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.
CAMBA SONYC at Flagstone Family Center is a program serving 50 children that reside in the Flagstone Family Center in Brooklyn, NY. The program operates from September to June for 2.75 hours per day, Monday – Thursday and one Saturday per month for field trips. The program will feature activities including supper, homework help, recreation, conflict resolution, creative arts, and STEM.
Position: Program Director
Reports To: Vice-President
Location: 196-211 Amboy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212
What the Program Director Does:
- Ensure the safety and security of each program participant by following all CAMBA protocols and procedures including but not limited to procedures and protocols regarding safety, supervision, accident and incident reporting.
- Ensure that staff is fully trained in a broad range of areas including child development, effective teaching strategies, behavioral management, positive reinforcement techniques and service issues.
- Coordinate outreach, enrollment and linkages for activities with subcontractors and cultural institutions.
- Interface with parents through family nights, office visits, telephone calls and follow-up referrals as necessary.
- Actively monitor students in the hallways, bathrooms and classrooms to ensure a safe environment.
- Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract’s goals and performance targets.
- Communicate effectively with participants, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
- Motivate, coach and counsel direct reporting staff to excel.
- Improve teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
- Review and sign timesheets, conduct regular staff meetings, and address all concerns to the Program Manager or Program Director.
- Troubleshoot participants and direct reporting staff program problems 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 participants, 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 participants’ progress weekly.
- Monitor, collect, and compile daily and monthly attendance records of targeted participants.
- Input all participant attendance data into database(s) on a daily basis.
- Keep accurate records on absenteeism and success resulting from counseling and referrals
- Follow up and report to participants’ parent(s) attendance via telephone calls, mailings, and home visits on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
- Order, receive, and maintain office supplies.
- Review all documentation related to participants’ 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.
- 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 participants.
- May prescreen participants over the telephone for eligibility and may schedule intake appointments.
- May have direct client service/program responsibilities in addition to the above.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- Master’s Degree in education, social work or relevant field and five years of applicable experience. (A license is required of these Master’s Degrees: Social Work (LMSW or LCSW), Mental Health Counseling, Counseling/Guidance, Art Therapy).
- Must sign NYC DOH/MH attestation stating that candidate has not been the subject of a founded child abuse report.
- Program operates Monday – Thursday for 2.75 hours directly after day school dismissal.
- Must be available to work one Saturday per month for approximately 5 hours per day to facilitate field trips.
Compensation: – $60,000-$62,000 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.