Assistant Director of Adolescent Programs
Reports To: Director of Adolescent Programs
Employment Status: FT FLSA Status Exempt
ABOUT RED HOOK INITIATIVE (RHI)
Red Hook Initiative (RHI) is a community-based nonprofit working to improve the lives of the more than 6,500 residents of Red Hook Houses, Brooklyn’s largest public housing complex. RHI believes that the social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth, and that change in communities should come from within. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community, and society.
Youth development, community building, and community hiring are at the core of RHI’s approach to strengthen Red Hook’s future. Our model gives young people and residents the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to interrupt the systems and barriers that perpetuate historic inequities for the community. Residents lead the way toward a more equitable, hopeful future. Over our 20-year history, RHI’s model and dedicated team have been nationally recognized for its innovative, place-based approach to social change.
RHI creates a culture of excellence with our ten core values as the foundation: community leadership, mutual respect, welcoming space, strengths-based perspective, trust, high expectations, encouragement, inspiration, holistic approach and adaptability.
RHI is seeking a skilled Assistant Director of Adolescent Programs, reporting to the Director of Adolescent Programs to help manage and guide staff to support middle and high school aged youth (11 to 18 years old) to achieve their goals within the areas of education, employment, and health & wellness and personal development. The Assistant Director will maintain a bird’s eye view of the program’s overall performance, troubleshooting barriers for youth or for staff in achieving program outcomes. Additionally, the Assistant Director will support case management from a strengths-based perspective. The Assistant Director will assume the responsibilities of the Director of Adolescent Programs in the Director’s absence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Development, Implementation + Evaluation
Program Management & Staff Supervision
Administration & Contract Compliance
COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal Attributes)
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
WORKING CONDITIONS (ENVIRONMENT) & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The ideal candidate should be able to meet the physical demands of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
COMMITMENT TO DEI & EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
RHI actively engages individuals from all backgrounds and is committed to embracing diversity across all areas and aspect of the organization. We firmly believe that an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect towards individual differences and embracing an inclusive and equitable environment is indispensable to building a successful organization, contributing to a positive and meaningful employment experience for staff, and advancing the best possible outcomes for the clients served by RHI’s programs. We are also committed to community hiring and supporting the job prospects of Red Hook residents.
As an equal opportunity employer, RHI is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information, or any other characteristic or basis prohibited by applicable law.
This position is based on-site at RHI’s main program office in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The ideal candidate should be within reasonable commuting distance to our main program office or a resident of Red Hook or one of its neighboring Brooklyn communities. Proof of full COVID vaccination is required prior to starting employment.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
RHI strives to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that reflects our core values and commitment to our employees. The salary for this position is: $65,000 commensurate with an employee’s or candidate’s competencies and experience. Additionally, RHI provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes 12 counseling sessions per year, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket health, dependent and commuter expenses, life insurance, 24 PTO days, “Summer Fridays,” when possible and a hybrid work schedule when direct services are not in session.
Please log on to the RHI career portal at: https://rhicenter.applicantpro.com/jobs/ for further instructions about how to apply for this position. Please be sure to attach your cover letter and resume as one combined pdf.
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