Cornerstone Seth Low 137 Belmont Avenue Brooklyn, New York, 11212 Google Maps
Program Director – Cornerstone Seth Low
Reports to: Deputy Director for BCS Cornerstone programs.
Location: 137 Belmont Avenue 11212
Status: Full time, Full-time – 35 hours per week; schedule is based on program needs. Program hours – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00pm
Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000
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Founded in 1866, Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) empowers children and families to reach their full potential, strengthen families, and foster self-sufficiency in adults. With programs in over 30 locations, BCS serves more than 20,000 individuals a year.
Cornerstone Programs provide academic, learning spaces and recreational opportunities to children, teens and adults in NYCHA community centers. The Cornerstone program is offered every weekday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, and extended hours during the summer and school holidays. Learning Labs are a new 8am-3pm service model that will provide a safe place and supported space for students in grades K-8 to participate in remote learning and enrichment activities on days when they are not in school. BCS Cornerstone Programs are located in Brownsville, Fort Greene, Sunset Park and Coney Island.
The position of Cornerstone Program Director is a critical, visible position requiring exceptional leadership, strong management experience and a successful track record of working with government contracts and nonprofit organizations providing social services. The Director should be highly flexible in dealing with the challenges of developing new programs and working to meet the needs of the community with compassion and innovation. The Director should have experience with community-based services for youth, children and families, including advocating with participants in NYCHA housing developments.
The Program Director should have proven ability to manage a professional staff and interact with the community using a strength based perspective. S/he must be a hands-on strategic thinker, a planner and problem solver, prepared to lead and direct staff through change and program development. Excellent communication skills are critical. Program Director must be comfortable communicating with the people who receive services and their families, and equally comfortable in training staff, presenting before elected officials, public agency administrators and members of the community.
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