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Assistant Community School Director

Grand St Settlement Inc.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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DEPARTMENT: Youth Services Department

LOCATION: Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School - 300 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

REPORT TO: Community School Director

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday; 8 am-4 pm or 9 am - 5 pm, late evenings and occasionally Saturdays are required (schedule may vary according to program needs).

SALARY: $45,000-$50,000 (annually); salary commensurate with professional experience. We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K plan, employee referral bonus and 24 vacation days per year, personal and sick days.

DATE: April 2022

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Community School Director (Assistant CSD) will be based at a Public School site in Brooklyn, New York, and will be charged with supporting the Community School Director (CSD) with brokering partnerships, organizing programs and services, and maximizing family/community engagement. The Assistant CSD will support with delivering the competencies available across Grand Street Settlement (GSS) into planning and organizing extended learning opportunities, additional funding opportunities and programs, attendance interventions, and student/family supports within the school and the greater community. This professional will identify student, school, and community needs; synchronize the objectives of the school and community with measures that support grade promotion, academic preparedness, and social support. The Assistant CSD will develop events and campaigns that promote high attendance and a grade promotion culture for all students.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred; and/or at least two years of experience coordinating and/or developing K-adolescent services and programming in an urban environment, elementary school, middle school and/or high school setting within a school-based program.
  • Experience with program coordination, management and supervision of team of staff, budget and program management, event planning, resource connection, and referral coordination with adolescents.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the school administration and school leadership team.
  • Ability to engage, build relationships, and demonstrate empathy with adolescents.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Capacity to work independently and collaboratively with staff members.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.
  • Diverse cultural competence is a must.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English preferred.
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel, email correspondence, and database management a requisite.
  • Candidate must successfully complete the following: NYSDOH Fingerprinting Screening; New York State Clearance Review Background Check; three (3) Reference Check; Physical with updated TB Test (fees may apply).
  • If offered the position, must submit $25 fee for NY State Clearance Review.
  • If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated including booster.
  • Valid CPR/AED Pro certification through recognized accrediting body preferred.
  • Valid First Aid/RTE certification through recognized accrediting body preferred.


  • Assist with the creation and establishment of an environment that responds to the needs of students and families while building a culture of high attendance and achievement.
  • Coordinate services, programs, and resources surrounding social and emotional well-being and mental health.
  • Develop new partnerships with organizations and programs to work with the school. Manage organization/program partnerships relationships.
  • Build relationships with students, existing Community Based Organization (CBO) staff and school staff.
  • Develop strong relationships with teachers, parents and students, especially through existing groups such as the school leadership team (SLT} and grade teams. Sit on the school's Instructional Cabinet, Administrative Cabinet, and School Leadership Team. Participate in weekly check-ins with the superintendent's office.
  • Assist with data collection and research, and prepare relevant data on a bi-weekly basis. Interpret data to inform the decision-making process.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and weekly individual supervision.
  • Identify chronically absent students and gain parent consent to provide services and supports for those students.
  • Connect students to a range of prevention, early intervention and intensive service programs that address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of each student.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the SYEP program to provide work experience to youth ages 6-24.
  • Engage families and caregivers in understanding and supporting the education of their youth.



Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position you are applying for. If selected, we ask that you also provide us with three (3) professional references that we can contact (at least one (1) professional reference should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or use the link in a search bar and apply online through our career center.


No phone calls, please.

Please be advised that job offers can only be made once your clearances come through!



Posted: 2022-04-19 Expires: 2022-05-20

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