Job Posting: Program Director, Elementary After School Program at PS 24, Brooklyn, NY

August 7, 2019

The Program Director is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our after school program, which serves almost 200 students from grades kindergarten to 5 at PS 24, a public elementary school in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Responsibilities include recruiting students, hiring staff, program development, supervision and support for a staff of 30, reporting and compliance, and collaboration with the school and community.

The Program Director is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of our after school program, which serves almost 200 students from grades kindergarten to 5 at PS 24, a public elementary school in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Responsibilities include recruiting students, hiring staff, program development, supervision and support for a staff of 30, reporting and compliance, and collaboration with the school and community.

This is a full-time, salaried, year-round position with excellent benefits. Salary is based on experience and qualifications.

The program is run by Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, a national leader in partnering with schools to implement research-based programs in social and emotional learning (SEL). Accordingly, our after school program at PS 24, called PAZ (Peace from A to Z) has SEL as its core theme. PAZ also includes a rich array of engaging hands on activities in the arts, physical education, academic enrichment, and community service.

The PAZ program at PS 24 has a successful 20-year track record. Morningside Center also collaborates closely with PS 24 during the school day to foster students’ social and emotional learning.

 

Responsibilities

  • With support from senior staff, develop and schedule activities that fulfill the program’s objectives and that address the needs and interests of students and families
  • Recruit children and families to participate in the program
  • Hire, supervise and support a staff of approximately 30, including counselors, activity specialists, and PS 24 teachers
  • Write and submit quarterly reports to funding agencies
  • Ensure compliance with Department of Health and other regulations governing the program
  • Attend all Morningside Center staff meetings at our home office and participate in PS 24’s School Leadership Team
  • Promote good communication among Morningside Center, PS 24, and funding agencies.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to Morningside Center’s mission to educate for social responsibility and to foster students’ social and emotional learning
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) Morningside Center’s curricula (including The 4Rs and Building Belonging) 
  • BA required; MA a plus
  • 3 - 5+ years experience leading highly effective learning programs in a public school or non-profit setting; demonstrated talent as a program manager. Experience in the NYC Department of Education is a plus.
  • Excellent social and emotional skills
  • Experience in providing culturally responsive programming
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the strengths, needs and challenges of this low-income, primarily Latinx community; knowledge of Sunset Park community a plus
  • Superior administrative skills, including excellent writing skills, the ability to understand and create budgets, attention to detail, and effective time management
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Previous SACC license an advantage

 

In addition, the successful candidate is:

  • A passionate, creative educator
  • A fierce advocate for children and their families
  • A strong believer in the importance of high-quality, equitable public education
  • A visionary and strategic thinker
  • A dedicated collaborator and thoughtful team player
  • A creative, indefatigable problem solver
  • A detail oriented administrator
  • An effective and inspirational leader and manager of staff
  • A good listener and partner

 


Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

 

Benefits

Excellent

How To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to yhernandez@morningsidecenter.org.

Location

PS 24, 427 38th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232