Assistant Director

University Settlement


Cornerstone Community Center
177 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11201



Job Type:



Full Time



Area of Focus:

Community Service/Service Learning, Leadership/Mentoring, Office/Adminstrative Support

Job Description:

  Since 1886, University Settlement has been providing a variety of effective and strengths-based community based programs for children. Currently, the Settlement operates after-school programs for elementary and middle school children at several sites in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  

Reporting to the Site Director, the Assistant Site Director will be responsible for assisting in the overall strategic development, implementation, and supervision of the DYCD/NYCHA Cornerstone Community Center. The program will provide academic support; artistic, cultural, and athletic enrichment; therapeutic services; and opportunities for family involvement. The position requires a creative, energetic, team-building leader committed to providing the highest quality of programming for children and families.
  • Maintain consistent communication with Site Director about all programmatic issues 
  • In conjunction with the Site Director, provide leadership and strategic direction to full-time and part-time program staff. Work with program staff to improve job performance through ongoing mentoring and coaching
  • Under the direction of the Site Director, recruit, hire, orient and evaluate program staff assigned to the center-based afterschool/summer, evening and weekend program
  • Provide direct/indirect supervision of all program staff and delivery of services on a day-to-day basis, in order to ensure that all goals, targets and performance outcomes are met.
  • Act as primary liaison for cornerstone program and other agency departments such as HR, Finance, Facilities, and IT; as well as all external partners 
  • In conjunction with Site Director, set, communicate and enforce clear standards for quality youth development programming
  • In collaboration with Site Director and Fiscal department, track and analyze program expenditures, while ensuring proper fiscal procedures are adhered to. Create and monitor a budget plan that supports program needs and ensure timely spending
  • Monitor accuracy of attendance and data reporting, and maintenance of files; prepare, maintain and submit monthly reports of program information and data
  • In conjunction with departmental management team, develop and participate in high quality, relevant staff training
  • In conjunction with Site Director, ensure compliance with all funding sources and regulating agencies; prepare monthly reports of program information and data and other reports as needed
  • Assess program on a quarterly basis to ensure community needs are being met. Seek partnership opportunities that align with the program and agency mission
  • In conjunction with site leadership, maximize parent and family involvement in program through parent advisory board, family workshops and events, and volunteer recruitment
  • Participate in advocacy efforts for after-school funding and other campaigns that affect the community
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Director

How to Apply:

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Required Skills/Experience:

  • Associates degree preferred or equivalent of 5+ years in youth/community services
  • 4 years administrative or supervisory experience in a youth or community-based program setting
  • 1+ years of budget, contract and grant management experience
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative management team
  • Ability to assess priorities and take initiative. Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple task and projects
  • Experience designing and implementing innovative, hands-on activities that support social emotional learning and academic enrichment of the participants
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, and crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in presentation formats
  • Ability to think creatively, encourage enthusiasm, and develop outstanding programs