Director of Technical Assistance

NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

Location:

DYCD
156 William Street
New York, NY, 10038

Borough:

Manhattan

Job Type:

Paid

Area of Focus:

Office/Adminstrative Support, Capacity Building

Job Description:

APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) APPROVAL.

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED WITHIN 90 DAYS OF APPOINTMENT.

 

The Director of Technical Assistance, reporting to the Assistant Commissioner for Capacity Building, will manage the agency’s capacity building initiatives that focus on improving the programmatic and administrative capacity of DYCD-funded nonprofit organizations to sustain high-quality programs. DYCD’s capacity building model places a dual emphasis on enhancing the agency’s own staffing capability and increasing the competencies of front-line staff, supervisors and nonprofit executives. The Director’s primary responsibility is to monitor the agency’s contracts with technical assistance vendors, ensuring that contractual terms are met. Other key responsibilities key to the position are:

  • Advise the Assistant Commissioner on the development and implementation of capacity building policies and management systems;
  • Supervise full-time staff and graduate interns;
  • Monitor capacity building service utilization and evaluate the impact and sustainability of customized capacity building investments;
  • Lead intra-agency planning around existing and emerging programmatic priorities and service gaps;
  • In partnership with the director of professional development and personnel responsible for procurement, planning and human resource management, develop capacity building initiatives for DYCD staff and funded nonprofits;
  • Nurture a learning community of capacity building vendors and/or funders; and
  • Represent DYCD at public events and on inter-agency committees.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume (include JVN# 261-11-001) to the attention of Email: opportunities@dycd.nyc.gov
Mail:
156 Willam Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY, 10038
United States

To the Attention of:

Karen Alexander, Assistant Commissioner NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Office of Human Resources

Required Skills/Experience:

DYCD is seeking an independent, seasoned supervisor, with exceptional writing and presentation skills, who can successfully manage competing demands. It is preferable that the candidate has intricate knowledge of the nonprofit service provider and consulting communities in New York City. Experience in youth and/or workforce development is also preferred. The successful candidate should have strong research and analytical skills and be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Access, Excel, Power point and Word.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in"1" above.