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Education Director _ UPK

  • New York City, Queens
  • Location:
  • Sunnyside Community Services, Inc. 43-31 39th Street Sunnyside, New York, 11104 Google Maps

  • Region : New York City Queens
  • Job Type : Paid
  • Status : Full Time
  • Length : Permanent
  • Specific Days Needed: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Area of Focus: Academic Support/Homework Help
  • Job Description:

    Program Description:

    Sunnyside Community Services (SCS), a multi-service settlement house located in Western Queens. SCS Youth and Family Services (YFS) department offers engaging, youth-centered programming to children and youth throughout Queens and beyond. We offer a free, full day Pre-Kindergarten, five afterschool and summer camp programs, two Beacon Community Centers, a Cornerstone program, a College Readiness and Career Readiness program. Our youth development continuum spans Pre-K to College, and services are offered across seven campuses.

    Role Description:

    The Education Director will report directly to the Senior Director of Early Childhood and manage the daily operations of our 3-K and Pre-K classes.  This includes instructional as well as the outreach aspects of the program. The Education Director is responsible for the program in the areas of implementation of curriculum, program/parent events, data entry, staff development/training/hiring and supervision. The Education Director is also responsible for meeting compliance requirements set forth by all stakeholders including DOE & DOH. The Education Director will act as a substitute teacher on days where staff members are out.


    Working under the leadership of the Senior Director of Early Childhood, the Education Director’s responsibilities will include:

    • Ensuring that operational and educational outcomes are being met
    • Serve as site supervisor and ensure daily operations are conducted in a safe manner.
    • Communicate daily with Senior Director of Early Childhood
    • Ensure the safety of all staff and program participants
    • Lead recruitment and retention efforts for all staff and participants
    • Ensure classrooms have adequate staff coverage and coordinate proper supervision as needed.
    • Provide communication with families in a timely and professional manner
    • May cover classes when teachers are out, and subs are not available
    • Report all incidents with students, parents or teachers immediately to the Director of Early Childhood.
    • Attend and participate in trainings, professional development opportunities, and program meetings
    • Adhere to all security and privacy protocols
    • Review lesson plans and provide feedback weekly
    • Coordinate and implement monthly family engagement events and newsletters
    • Develop program design and implementation



    • Data entry collection, and management (using Salesforce and DOE Vendor Portal)
    • Respond to requests for program data, (from supervisor, agency fiscal department, agency senior managers, data manager, and funders, etc.), in a timely fashion
    • Maintain (staff and student) files and documents for internal and external audits
    • Work with fiscal team and office support in placing month supply orders, keep inventory of items on site, and maintain the UPK budget


    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, Masters preferred
    • NYS Teacher Certification
    • Minimum 3 years experience in a managerial role
    • Experience in community organizing/community engagement, or other forms of direct outreach
    • Excellent communication, project management, and multi-tasking skills
    • Excellent interpersonal organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated cultural competence with respect to local communities
    • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Proficiency in use of technology (i.e., laptops, computers, tablets)
    • Bilingual preferred (proficiency, written and spoken)

    Benefits Package

    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance
    • 403B pension plan with employer contribution
    • Flexible spending account and transit checks
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 12 paid Holidays
    • 1 sick day per month
    • 18 vacation days per year
    • 5 personal/floating days
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-term disability

    How to apply:   If you would like to join our team, please send a cover letter and resume with subject line: Assistant Director, UPK to: Kelly Connolly, Senior Director of Early Childhood.

    Please Note: If hired, Sunnyside Community Services requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

    Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention New York Google Maps

  • To the Attention of : Kelly Connolly
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