Assistant Director

  • Bronx, NY


: $132,420.00 - $206,040.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Job Description Position Title: Horizon Program Assistant Director Supervisor: Horizon Program Director The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights. CCA s Youth Services Department is seeking a qualified youth development professional to assist in the development and implementation of CCA s new Career Exploration Program at the Horizon Juvenile Detention Facility. Job Duties and Responsibilities: Program Coordination (90%) Develop and oversee yearly Career Exploration Program (CEP) calendar including daily workshops, guest speakers, family nights, performances and other special events Act as the primary liaison with ACS Program staff; develop the CEP weekly schedule in conjunction with ACS program staff; coordinate CEP Schedule with ACS facility schedule Act as the primary point person for subcontracting organizations and workshop facilitators; schedule facilitators based on availability and CEP scheduling requirements; communicate schedule changes with facilitators, schedule make-up programming as needed Coach facilitators on curriculum and lesson plan development; provide regular workshop observations, professional development opportunities and ongoing feedback and support Work with Program Director to ensure all facilitators complete onboarding paperwork, clearances, orientation, PREA and security training Ensure all facilitators submit material and supply clearance in advance of sessions; submit clearances well in advance of workshops Ensure facilitators and youth arrive on time for program and troubleshoot scheduling issues as they arise Develop a schedule of guest facilitators to ensure youth have weekly contact with role models and community-based opportunities In collaboration with ACS program staff, develop peer leadership program and incentive opportunities for youth Perform weekly informal observations and monthly formal observations; provide written feedback to facilitators; ensure all workshops are structured and highly engaging to youth participants Work with Employment Specialist and Program Assistant to develop a portfolio for every young person to take with them when they leave Horizon; portfolios will include their artwork, certificates, skills passport as well as recommended resources and community-based opportunities Meet weekly with Resident Association and/or Peer Leadership team to develop activities and events; request feedback on workshops and ensure youth input in program design In collaboration with ACS staff and peer leaders, plan and coordinate monthly family nights Facilitate and co-facilitate Career Exploration workshops as needed Administrative Duties (10%) Complete Weekly Reports and send to CCA, ACS and DYCD stakeholders to share successes Maintain DYCD binder and ensure it is up to date with all requisite information (attendance, enrollment sheet, SCR/SCL clearances, weekly schedule, etc.) Update enrollment sheet on a daily basis and send to Program Assistant Prepare contractors and youth for monthly family nights and regular special events and performances Collect attendance and send to Program Assistant for data entry QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor s degree in education, youth development, social work or other related field degree required, MSW preferred At least 5 years experience delivering and facilitating youth programs required; At least 2 years developing project-based curricula, lesson planning and facilitating groups At least 2 years coordinating youth development and workforce programs required Experience working with justice-involved youth and/or within detention facilities required Demonstrated experience implementing positive youth development and trauma-informed best practices required Excellent networking, writing and organizational skills Strong interpersonal and team building skills Some weekends required Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus MSW Job Type: Full-time Employment Type: Full Time
Associated topics: administrative, administrative officer, administrative staff, assistant, associate, document, food, operation, records management, staff

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