Urban Leaders Academy is a holistic after school program located at Dr. Gladstone Atwell Middle School 61 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Urban Leaders Academy values youth as catalyst for change to improve gender, race, and class civil rights for communities of color. Our four-prong strategy for community mobilization incorporates a service learning curriculum, interagency collaborations, intergenerational practice, and youth development model. Staff and mentors apply social justice principals within Urban Leaders Academy programming to promote leadership, community activism, and self-determination in the lives of our young people of color.
Urban Leaders Program Director (ULA) GGE is seeking an ULA Program Director who firmly believes in feminist/womanist theory, works from a strengths perspective to develop vulnerable communities of color, and cultivates sustainable collaborations within and outside of the agency. This is an administrative position that requires leadership and vitality!
Job Description The full-time Program Director (PD) will be on-site at MS 61 in Brooklyn to implement Urban Leader Academy in the after school environment from 2:30-6:00p, Monday-Friday. With the support of the Executive Director, the PDs responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
PROGRAM DESIGN & ENVIRONMENT Through gender, race, and class lenses design, supervise, and evaluate effective implementation of program activities, including: identifying and scheduling age-appropriate workshops and field trips; developing and assessing hands-on, project-based and curricula; collaborating with stakeholders to plan program events. Develop a lively student-centered and exploratory atmosphere different from the school day. Ensure student safety by implementing a structured, respectful environment with strong routines and high expectations for student behavior.
PROGRAM EVALUATION Identify indicators of program objectives, and implement evaluation tools to measure program impact on participants. Write fluid and engaging quarterly reports.
STAFF RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, SUPERVISION, EVALUATION Recruit, hire, train and formally evaluate program staff, interns and volunteers. Assign, coordinate, and supervise the work of high school mentors, volunteer instructors, and employees of the program, ensuring that program activities, schedules, policies and procedures are implemented effectively. Develop and facilitate in-house staff development trainings; and identify, schedule and track additional staff trainings as per program licensing requirements. Supervise program coordinator (MSW intern) in conducting various administrative tasks, acting as a liaison between the program and the host school, and recruiting and supervising Jr. Intern Board (student leadership team) members. Support MSW interns in implementing GGE Gender Respect and Sex Ed. curricula, including classroom management techniques, age-appropriate interactive activities, and assessment of student learning.
PROGRAM LOGISTICS & IMPLEMENTATION Attend to administrative duties such as monthly attendance/activity reports, submitting appropriate space permits within the school, applying for CACFP funding for snacks, taking inventory of supplies to determine what needs to be ordered, etc. Maintain School Age Child Care (SACC) licensing compliance, including conducting monthly fire drills, logging daily attendance, collecting and submitting staff clearance documentation, maintaining and displaying necessary program documents, enforcing appropriate student/staff ratios, and all other requirements under SACC regulations. Address crisis issues, complete and maintain incident reports, illness/abuse logs, parental phone logs, and other necessary documentation Identify funding sources, secure program donations, and track ongoing program fundraising and donation-solicitation efforts
OUTREACH Act as primary liaison for students, parents, program staff and host school; initiate frequent communication with school day teachers, school administration and parents/guardians concerning student progress. Conduct outreach and recruitment to register and maintain an enrollment of approximately 100 participants over the course of the school year. Indentify and integrate community resources with program; seek and partner with local CBOs and community volunteers; create opportunities for parent involvement in program activities and support.
Qualifications This is an administrative position and the PD must fulfill the following requirements: A Masters degree in a Social Work, Education or related field. Employment history in the field of social service, program management, and/or NYC public schools. At least 1 years experience working with middle-school-aged youth in NYC public schools. Demonstrated commitment to youth development. Ability to attract and engage a diverse group of students at varying levels of academic skill. At least 1 years experience supervising staff. Excellent program planning, organizing, oral communication and writing skills (especially for relating to parents and teachers). Ability to collaborate well with other agencies and follow up with calls, computer tracking and reporting. Creative approach to implementing and monitoring programming. Strong organizational, communication and delegation skills for supervising staff and participants.
PD Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: $39,000 - $45,000 - Commensurate with experience including full heath care benefits & paid vacation
Start Date: August 9, 2010
How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Joanne Smith