We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working, and creative individual who is experienced in middle school youth development, global education, social action, and managing staff. Candidates should be interested in leading a team based at St. John’s Recreation Center in Brooklyn, NY and be familiar with the Department of Youth and Community Development’s SONYC program model. Position available Immediately
Program Design & Implementation
● Work with Director of Middle Schools and collaborate with GK staff and youth to generate new program ideas and content focusing on global and local issues.
● Coordinate, develop and co-facilitate interactive, experiential workshops and activities for center-based SONYC after-school programs.
● Design programs and activities appropriate for middle school students focusing on socioemotional health, global/local issues and service learning.
● Organize special events such as field trips, mini-conferences, parent nights, and performances
● Ensure student and Global Kids staff participation in Global Kids citywide events.
● Occasional overnight and long distance travel required.
● Maintain SACC license for center-based site, including up to date personnel files.
● Conduct attendance outreach, recruitment and retention services including attendance monitoring/data review, data entry, conferences and attendance incentive activities and phone calls to comply with GK and SONYC requirements.
● Remain informed on current DYCD guidelines and contractor responsibilities by attending provider meetings and maintaining contact with DYCD Program Manager.
● Ensure all staff members are aware of, and follow, any changes and new developments to program and contractual expectations guidelines and expectations.
● Maintain all program and student records (digital and hard copy), including but not limited to: workshops, field trips, student sign-in/attendance sheets, and incentive forms. (Ensure proper delegation)
Supervision and Management
● Manage all day-to-day operations on site and ensure the implementation of quality programming.
● Provide overall support and supervision for center-based staff, including full time trainers/educators, part- time staff, and teaching artists
● Supervise daily management of tasks, facilitate weekly check-ins, conduct program/staff observations with immediate feedback, conduct formal performance evaluation.
● Review and approve bi-weekly time sheets and school sign-in sheets.
● Help navigate, secure resources and build/sustain relationships with participants, parents, local middle schools, other CBOs, and policy makers.
● Work with center-based staff and partnering schools; (principals, faculty, guidance counselors, parent coordinators, facilities staff etc.) to conduct high quality and safe programming.
● Provide guidance and referrals for social services to youth
● Degree in related field and 3 years professional experience
● Experience supervising personnel and managing teams.
● Experience working in NYC public schools, NYC Community Centers, and with DYCD SONYC programs or after school programs.
● Experience/enthusiasm for working with middle school aged youth and using interactive learning strategies in culturally diverse settings.
● Knowledge of and passion for global issues, political science, history, education and social activism.
● Excellent facilitation, consensus-building and interpersonal skills.
● Strong work ethic, initiative, creativity, willingness to learn, and ability to juggle multiple tasks independently.
● Strong communication, writing, organizational, and technology skills.
Mid to high 40’s, depending on experience. Good benefits and possibilities for travel. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds