Beacon Program Director at JHS 210

Queens Community House

Location:

JHS 210
93-11 101st Ave
Queens, NY, 11421

Borough:

Queens

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Full Time

Length:

Permanent

Number of Available Positions:

1

Minimum Education:

Undergraduate Degree

Job Description:

Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change lives.

We are seeking a passionate, flexible and qualified Director for our Beacon Program at JHS 210 in Ozone Park. Beacon programs are collaborative school-based youth and community development centers, serving children age six and older, and adults of all ages.

Our Beacon at JHS 210 operates Monday-Friday from 1:30PM-9:30PM, Saturdays from 9AM – 4PM, and during school holidays, school recesses and in the summer from 8AM to 6PM.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive recruitment, enrollment and retention of participants and families to the program that meets and exceeds contractual requirements.
  • Prepare and monitor program budgets, petty cash, inventory, payment requests, payroll and other fiscal tasks.
  • Maintain all aspects of program in regulatory compliance with QCH, Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health (NYC DOH & NYS OCFS) and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD).
  • Attend regular QCH, DYCD, Beacon Unit and other meetings.
  • Ensure input of data in all agency and funder databases and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Lead in developing DYCD Beacon Advisory Board.
  • Supervise sub-contracted programs, co-located programs, referral linkages and reciprocal agreements.
  • Maintain registration, attendance, staff files, student files, surveys, documentation and all data to meet requirements of QCH, DOE, DOH and DYCD.
  • Keep the above mentioned organized and filed accordingly for audit and storage purposes.
  • Ensure positive DYCD program assessments via EMS.
  • Maintain regular communication with supervisor. Regularly check and respond to email requests, phone calls and inquiries with a quick turnaround time for time sensitive materials.
  • Manage e-mail inbox daily.
  • Ensure up to date, accurate and professional standards of all written documents, outreach and registration materials, data, and flyers that are in line with agency and funder requirements.
  • Timely and accurately submit all agency, program, funder and regulatory required documents.
  • Ensure fiscal and budgeting practices that are adherent to agency and funder regulations.
  • Organize special community events, including but not limited to 3 parent showcases a year, an annual Community Health Fair and incentive based, culturally enriching field trips that meet contract driven outcomes.
  • Represent QCH in the community through outreach and attendance at meetings.
  • Complete other duties and lead special projects as assigned.
Additional Details:
This position is available immediately. Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and networking opportunities.

 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of (submissions without a cover letter will not be considered) Email: BeaconYouth@qchnyc.org

To the Attention of:

Oswald Araujo

Required Skills/Experience:

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree required with preference in Social Services, Social Work, School / Public Health, Education or related field. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory and management experience developing and implementing youth and community development programs; or at least 3 years of supervisory and management experience in health, education, and/or social services in an urban community. Previous experience in school settings and working with a number of age groups preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and work effectively with staff and stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds to achieve shared goals.
  • Proven capacity to relate to young people and staff as a positive adult role model.
  • Proficiency with various computer programs (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 365 Outlook E-mail and Calendar and Video Editing software) and willingness to learn new ones.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
  • Demonstrated competency in program outreach and recruitment, budgeting, performance-based contracting (DYCD preferred) and compliance with state and city child care licensing procedures (NYS OCFS & NYC DOHMH preferred).
  • Must obtain appropriate clearances and meet NYS SACC Program Director requirements.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas in writing and make effective public presentations.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and a strong initiative to drive forward and complete project goals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to successfully develop and execute plans, manage multiple activities and prioritize competing demands.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish) with proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • Current CPR & First Aid certifications preferred.
  • Excellent judgement, decision making and follow-through on tasks.