Program Director

New Settlement Apartments


New Settlement After-School Program at The Mount Eden Children's Academy (MECA)/ PS 555
1501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10452



Job Type:


Minimum age:

21 years old


Full Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

35 hours/week

Number of Available Positions:


Maximum Hours/Week:

35 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus (BX1, BX2), Train (4, B, & D)

Minimum Education:


Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater), Community Service/Service Learning, Health/Nutrition, Leadership/Mentoring, Office/Adminstrative Support, Sports/Recreation/Fitness

Job Description:

OVERVIEW OF NEW SETTLEMENT APARTMENTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES: We are a non-profit, mixed-income housing and community-service organization with a 30-year track record of active commitment to neighborhood revitalization, community building and organizing, and positive youth development. Our community services currently provide year-round educational, cultural and recreational programs and social services to more than 13,500 youth and adults who live in the surrounding area.



The program director is responsible for the leadership and management of a comprehensive after-school program for 150 children (grades 1-5), operating Monday through Friday, 2:50pm - 5:50pm during the school year.  This position is full-time (35 hours a week) and year round. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in developing a program model, and lead a team to implement curricula that will nurture and encourage elementary school students to discover and develop their interests, skills and talents, by offering high quality youth-centered activities. 
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise the after school staff (group leaders, assistant group leaders, administrative assistant, teaching artists and/or activity specialists).  Develop on-going professional development plans for staff.
  • Recruit and enroll 150 students in the program for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Collaborate on a day-to-day basis with the school administration and teachers to support the effective integration of in-school and extended day learning goals. 
  • Conduct outreach to parents and build strong relationships with them and other community resources in order to enrich the experiences of students and their families in the program. 
  • Collect and maintain accurate and up-to-date attendance and program data; evaluate and asses program effectiveness; and submit all required reports.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety policies and fulfill the New York State School-Aged Child Care licensing requirements of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Division of Child Care Services. 


The program director reports to the Director of Community-School Partnerships at the New Settlement Community Campus. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  In 2012, the Mount Eden Children’s Academy (MECA)/PS 555 opened its doors at the New Settlement Community Campus, located in the Mount Eden section of the Bronx.  The new after school program will serve 150 children.


How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:
1512 Townsend Avenue New Settlement Apartments
Bronx, NY, 10452
United States

To the Attention of:

Vivian Vazquez- Irizarry

Required Skills/Experience:


  • A minimum two years of supervisory experience in relevant setting. MSW, MEd or other relevant advanced degree highly desirable. 
  • English/Spanish bilingual skills strongly preferred. 
  • Community-based youth development, elementary education and/or social work, with a focus on after school programming for youth and families;
  • Excellent communication skills (including report writing) and computer literacy (including spreadsheet, word processing and communications technology). 
  • A commitment to community building through youth development and education in partnership with parents, educators and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Successful teaching experience useful.


SALARY AND BENEFITS OFFERED: The salary for this year-round position is low- to mid-$50’s.  New Settlement offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 401(k).


TO APPLYSend cover letter, résumé and list of three professional references to Subject line should include “MECA After School Program Search,” or to attn.: MECA ASP Search, New Settlement Apartments, 1512 Townsend Ave., Bronx, NY 10452. EEO/AA

No phone calls please.