Job Opening: Director of Morningside Center’s PAZ After-School Program in the Bronx

April 25, 2019

Morningside Center is seeking a program director to lead our after-school program for elementary school students at PS 214 in the Bronx.

Description

Morningside Center is seeking a program director to lead our after-school program for elementary school students at PS 214 in the Bronx. Our program, called PAZ (Peace from A to Z), develops youngsters' academic, social, emotional, and physical competence through activities in conflict resolution, reading and writing, cooperative games and sports, the arts, citizenship education and community service. The program director will coordinate the activities of the after-school program and serve as liaison between Morningside Center, the PS 214 community, and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), which funds the program. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Manage the PAZ after-school program for elementary students at PS 214 in Bronx District 12, including but not limited to recruiting participants and staff, scheduling activities, daily supervision of staff, record-keeping and reporting, communicating with parents, organizing special events, and managing the budget
  • Serve as liaison between Morningside Center and the school administration and between PAZ and the school staff, parents, community, DYCD, and ExpandED.
  • With support from Morningside Center, conceptualize and implement a developmentally appropriate and rigorous program designed for elementary school students
  • Provide site-based support for teachers and youth workers in implementing the program
  • Supervise and manage a staff of approximately 25
  • Develop innovative projects and procedures to enrich PAZ and help it run smoothly
  • Write and submit quarterly reports to various entities, including DYCD and funders
  • Ensure compliance with Department of Health and all regulations for DYCD programs, including SACC license requirements, plus the required 30 hours of training
  • Attend all Morningside Center staff meetings at the organization’s office, as well as school leadership team meetings at PS 214

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Masters Degree a plus
  • 3 - 5+ years experience and demonstrated talent as a program manager; previous SACC license a plus
  • Strong administrative skills (including writing and word processing, ability to understand budgets, attention to detail, effective time management)
  • Ability to communicate clearly and articulately with school leadership and staff, parents, and children, community members and funding organizations
  • Ability to juggle a variety of complex tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of the public education system and positive youth development best practices
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Morningside Center’s curricula, which support social and emotional learning and restorative practices
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively
  • High energy; enthusiasm 
  • Deep commitment to Morningside Center’s mission (please find out more on our website)
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Fluent in both Spanish and English
  • Knowledge of West Farms/Bronx community is highly desirable

 

This position is full time (10:30 am - 6:30 pm), with excellent benefits. Salary depends on experience and qualifications. 

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are a good match for this position to yhernandez@morningsidecenter.org by June 1st.  No phone calls please. Morningside Center is an equal opportunity employer.