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The Child Center of NY Assistant Director in United States

The Co-lead/ Assistant Director of the NYPD Community Center must be the Heartbeat of the Youth Center. He/She is the connection between the Director, the staff and the youth that are being served. He/She must be confident with supervising people, be a trouble shooter and the stabilizer for the efforts and operations of the NYPD Youth Community Center. They must also have experience with working with the NYPD and being an advocate for youth and community efforts at the Center. They must be comfortable with standing in the shoes of the Director, all the while establishing themselves as compassionate, but effective leader. They must be outcome driven and assure that expectations of staff, the Center and the Youth are being met. They must be connected to the community, community stakeholders and resources. The Assistant Director must be motivated to serve, have community based and youth development experience, they must have an affinity with working with and for people.

The Assistant Program Director is responsible for providing day to day supervision of program and designated staff members. The Assistant Program Director works with other programs to ensure coordination, communication and the integration of program services. The Assistant Program Director assists with strategic oversight of monitoring budget, audits and all components of Program compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

● Development of programs including establishing and adapting programs as needed while assuring program goals are in alignment with agency mission and needs of recipients. Maintain up-to-date knowledge in order to consistently evaluate program adaptation and/or expansion in correlation with existing needs.

● Resolves problems in service provision and conflicts among staff.

● Participates and documents training on a regular basis for all areas/staff when required.

● Provides supervision to staff assigned, identifying learning needs and addressing limitations.

● Evaluate staff performance, participate in staff hiring, and oversees disciplinary actions.

● Coordinate schedules of staff and recipients.

● Prepares and submits statistical reports as required.

● Identifies appropriate community contacts/agencies to establish a network for communication, referrals, and working relationships.

● Meet performance expectations/metrics, as defined for the position within the assigned program.

● Perform other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Program/Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency policies and applicable laws. Solid comprehension of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) where applicable. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, directing work, rewarding, disciplining employees, performance reviews, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Public Administration or related field or equivalent experience

● 5 years’ experience.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

● Excellent organization and program development skills.

● Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

● Ability to plan and carry out assignments independently.

● Ability to prioritize, adhere to timelines and multi-task.

Qualifications Preferred:

● Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Public Administration or related field.

● Bilingual in one or more of the following: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali and others, may be required based on client needs

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