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Program Director

Grand St Settlement Inc.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
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DEPARTMENT: Youth and Community Development Services

LOCATION: Unity Plaza Cornerstone- Brooklyn, NY

REPORTS TO: Brooklyn Program Supervisor

WORK SCHEDULE: School-Year: Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm, occasional weekend. Summer: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm; at least three (3) days out of the summer program weeks Program Director (PD) must close program at 11 pm; Saturdays and Sundays (various); as a non-exempt employee, working hours will include non-standard hours.

SALARY RANGE: $63,000-$65,000 (annually); salary commensurate with professional work experience. We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K plan, employee referral bonus, and 24 paid vacation days, personal and sick days. This position is performance based and is also contingent on funding availability, and job performance.

DATE: April 2022

JOB SUMMARY: Grand Street Settlement (GSS) Cornerstone Program Directors are responsible for the overall development, implementation, and supervision of the NYCHA Community Center. In addition, there is an expectation of high quality, innovative programming for our elementary, middle school, high school and adult participants.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent of 5+ years in youth services preferred, at least two (2) of those years are in a supervisory role required; Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Familiarity with the respective to the community, key stakeholders and resources.
  • Experienced in designing, planning, and implementing structured programs.
  • 2+ years in supervising more than ten (10) program staff.
  • 2+ years of budget, contract and grant management experience.
  • Ability to work independently, assesses priorities, and take initiative.
  • High level of proficiency in administrative work.
  • Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple tasks and projects.
  • Knowledge of the public education system and positive youth development best practices.
  • Strong public speaking, writing and organizational skills.
  • A team player with demonstrated commitment to working with urban youth and young adults from an asset-based perspective.
  • Ability to set-up and maintain work environment that challenges gender stereotypes and is LGBTQIA+-friendly.
  • A background in partnering with the Department of Education and local community-based organizations to support programs.
  • Have skills in experiential learning and group facilitation with youth.
  • Must be an outstanding strategic thinker and problem solver.
  • Must be flexible, cooperative and willing to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google email.
  • Proficiency in a variety of internet research and communication functions
  • Experienced in DYCD programming regulations and DYCD online.
  • Must obtain NYC Department of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance ($25 fee).
  • If hired, Grand Street requires all potential employees to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated including booster.
  • Must have NYS Food Handlers Certificate, CPR and Advanced First Aid Certified.
  • Bi-lingual a plus, fluent in Spanish or Chinese.


Program & Community Development:

  • Candidate will be required to complete SACC Program Director's (30 hour) credentials.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to full-time and part-time program staff.
  • Recruit, hire, orient and evaluate program staff assigned to center-based after school program, evenings, Saturdays and Summer Day Camp.
  • Provide direct/indirect supervision of all program staff and delivery of services on a day-to-day basis, in order to ensure that all goals, targets, and performance outcomes are met on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Responsible for participants recruitment and retention strategies by utilizing the DYCD online report.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for school administration, parents and other community entities and constituencies.
  • Prepare and evaluate mid-year performance reviews of program staff.
  • Work with program staff to improve job performance through ongoing mentoring and coaching, and monthly staff development.
  • Facilitate bi-monthly team meetings and ensure that all staff meetings are properly executed.
  • Set, communicate and enforce clear standards for quality youth development programming. Actively engage community residents, local businesses, community leaders, tenant association, youth, and Resident Advisor to participant on monthly advisory board and youth council to support community needs.
  • Must understand and navigate community culture and dynamics to ensure program quality. Participate in ongoing efforts to advocate for program needs via community coalition building and via administering feedback surveys and program assessments.
  • Seek partnership opportunities and bring in at least three (3) new partners a year to leverage resources to support programs.
  • Create quarterly community events, special events, and workshop series.
  • Assess program on a quarterly to ensure that community needs are met.


  • Ensure attendance tracking and reporting meets contractual requirements regarding enrollment and attendance.
  • Respond to all electronic and phone communication within two (2) business days.
  • Ensure all DOH School-Aged Child Care and DOH Summer Day Camp regulations and procedures are complied with and conduct quarterly self-checklist inspection.
  • Coordinate and execute all major events and activities along with other GSSs Program Directors.
  • Responsible for the CACFP Food Program and all of its components, including reporting and maintaining appropriate documentation.
  • Communicate with NYCHA and DYCD key stakeholders, as well as participate in meetings.
  • Prepare monthly calendar of events, programs, meetings, and activities.
  • Create a budget plan that supports program needs and ensure timely spending.
  • Collaborate on cross-borough and agency/department wide events and strategic planning efforts.


  • Maintain and diligently follow-up on facility logs to ensure timely response.
  • Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of facility and coordinate with agency (NYCHA & DYCD) to proactively and effectively address facility issues.
  • Bi-yearly beautification/upgrade projects for the center.
  • Summer: Manage MS Expansion program (open seven (7) days a week) as required and be available during off hours to provide additional support as needed to the Assistant Director and Evening Supervisors (including weekends).
  • Perform other duties as assigned from time-to-time by the Deputy Director/CPO and/or leadership.



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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