Hudson Guild is looking for our new Assistant Director of Teen Services. Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Services, you will be responsible for the supervision of all sites and programs in regards to Teen Services for our Youth Development and Education department. You will directly oversee education and recreation services for teens but also the following programs: POWER UP, OPTIONS, Pathways to Graduation, College Retention, and Education and Career Access for ages five to young adults. Alongside the Director, you will be responsible for directing a team of coordinators, budget preparation, assessment and evaluation of programs and contractual compliance, as well as the development and implementation of responses to community needs.
In order to be considered, you will need to have the following: MA in Education, Social Work or related field with minimum 3 years supervisory and work experience with children and youth in a community center/non-profit setting.
In order to impress us, you will also have the following: Proven experience with youth development principles, career development and/or work placement, strong organizational, as well as written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual in English/Spanish and/or English/Mandarin a plus.
- Provide and maintain a warm, challenging and nurturing environment for participants, families, and staff.
- Engage and connect with youth in the community to increase and maintain participation in our services and programs.
- Collaborate with YDE Director to develop and oversee the implementation of all department programs at all sites.
- Develop new partnerships and initiatives to meet ongoing needs of the program. Supervision of YDE staff, including hiring, staff development, and evaluation.
- Provide direction and leadership toward achievement of program goals according to policies and standards set forth by agency and funders.
- Monitor and maintain compliance with regulations including DOH and DYCD and all other relevant stakeholders.
- Ensure that all statistical and narrative information required by organization, city agency, or other funding source is completed and submitted in a timely fashion.
- Assist in the development of annual budgets and ensure proper oversight of budgets.
- Create and enhance collaborations/partnerships with the agency’s various internal programs, schools, local service providers, cultural institutions and civic groups to help meet the needs and interests of current and potential participants.
- Support and assist in the development of relationships with schools, funders, and external agencies.
- Attend programmatic meetings, departmental meetings, agency wide leadership staff meetings and grant related meetings.
- Design and implement educational and recreational programming that responds to the needs and interests of participants and their families.
- Create outreach and engagement opportunities to increase participation. Create curricula that are age and developmentally appropriate, as well as approve lesson plans for after school and summer camp programming.
- Model strong classroom and behavioral management skills, ensuring that all participants follow agency and program rules.
- Serve as technical assistant and crisis responder for staff, consultants and volunteers in charge of activities.
- Develop a family engagement plan including special events.
- Act as liaison between school administration and after school staff. Represent agency in community and inter-agency activities.
- Participate in community-building activities sponsored by program and agency and encourage participants to support these activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor.