The Program Director is responsible for the oversight of a school based after-school program. The Program Director provides leadership, direction, supervision, and support to program staff to ensure desired program goals and outcomes are met. The Program Director serves as the primary contact between NIA and the school principal, and represents NIA to the whole school community. The Program Director will report to a Program Supervisor and will work with assigned supervisor to create a dynamic after-school program that includes academic enrichment, project based learning, arts, sports, and leadership activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise all aspects of a school based after-school program
Manage daily operations and coordinate with the school's administration, teachers, secretaries, and custodial staff
Organize program logistics, such as schedules, lesson plan collection, snack and space reservations, trips, supply requests, and programmatic needs
Build relationships with the school principal and administration team to facilitate seamless integration of NIA staff and expanded hours into the overall school culture
Build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders (participants, parents, school staff and administration, funders, the community, and NIA)
Ensure program content supports initiative goals and outcomes
Participate in school leadership committees and PTA meetings
Work closely with families, parents, and guardians to ensure the needs of students are met
Create a strong sense of community which values respect, acceptance, and high expectations
Perform other duties and tasks as deemed necessary by the NIA
Qualifications and Requirements:
All candidates must have at least two years direct experience working with children, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity in a childcare program or related field of work
All candidates must possess either a School Age Child Care Credential or at least 18 college credits in Child Development, Elementary Educations, Physical Education, Recreation, or a related field (such as Child Psychology)
A Bachelor's degree in education, youth development, or a related field is preferred
Strong leadership, conflict resolution, and diplomacy skills
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multitask in a fast paced environment
Capacity to work independently and collaboratively
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word and Excel, email correspondence, and database management is required
Familiarity with NY State Standards
Must be available to work Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Must take part in 30 hours of professional development opportunities per year and be available for some organization events outside of regular business hours.
This is a full time position. Salary is commensurate with applicant experience and program size. This position is located in Corona, Queens, NY.
A current physical exam and TB test are required for all Program Directors. All site based staff must be fingerprinted before being hired. A $25 mandatory background check is required.
How To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please write "Program Director" in the subject line of your email. Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Only candidates being considered for the position will be contacted.
Founded in 1981, the NIA Community Services Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing issues that impact youth, families, and seniors. The NIA serves thousands of clients each year through after-school programs, summer day camps, cultural arts opportunities, youth and family counseling services, community assistance, referral services, and senior support programs.
The NIA offers students access to arts, sports, leadership, STEM, and academic opportunities through after-school programs that foster positive youth development, teach new skills, and encourage learning through exploration. NIA programs provide an environment where students learn to think critically and communicate confidently; a place where students develop the tools necessary to realize their individual talents and embrace the larger world through meaningful opportunities for experiential education, service learning, and community building.
NIA complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations and with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.