Cornerstone Assistant Program Director

Grand Street Settlement


Tompkins Cornerstone Community Center
736 Park Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11206



Job Type:



Full Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Number of Available Positions:


Maximum Hours/Week:

40 hours/week

Minimum Education:

GED/HS Diploma

Job Description:

Grand Street Settlement Cornerstone Program Assistant Directors are responsible for assisting in the overall development, implementation, and oversite of the NYCHA Community Center. In addition, there is an expectation of high quality, innovative programming for our elementary, middle school, high school and adult participants.


Under the direction of the Cornerstone Program Director, ensure the following:
Program & Community Development:
• Provide direct leadership and strategic direction to two program staff
• Support with the orientation and evaluation of program staff assigned to center-based after school program, evenings, Saturdays and summer day camp
• Support all program staff under the guidance of the program director and
delivery of services on a day-to-day basis, in order to ensure that all goals, targets, and performance
outcomes are met on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
• Responsible for participant recruitment and retention strategies by utilizing the DYCD online report
• Serves as the primary liaison for school administration, parents and other community entities and constituencies
• Work with the Program Director to ensure staff improve job performance through ongoing mentoring,
coaching, and monthly staff development
• Facilitate bi-monthly team meetings and ensure that all staff meetings are properly executed
• Work with the Program Director to set, communicate and enforce clear standards for quality youth development programming
• Actively engage community residents, local businesses, community leaders, tenant association, youth, and Resident Advisor to participant on monthly advisory board and youth council to support to community needs
• Must understand and navigate community culture and dynamic to ensure program quality
• Participate in ongoing efforts to advocate for program needs via community coalition building and via administering feedback surveys and program assessments
• Seek partnership opportunities and bring in at least 3 new partners a year to support programs
• Create quarterly community events, special events, and workshop series
• Assess program on quarterly to ensure that community needs
• Ensure attendance tracking and reporting meets contractual requirements regarding enrollment and attendance.
• Respond to all electronic and phone communication within 2 business days
• Ensure all DOH School-Aged Child Care and DOH Summer Day Camp regulations and procedures are complied with and conduct quarterly self-checklist inspection
• Coordinate and execute all major events and activities along with other GSS’s Program Directors
• Responsible for the CACFP Food Program and all of its components, including reporting and maintaining appropriate documentation
• Communicate with NYCHA and DYCD key stakeholders, as well as participate in meetings
• Prepare monthly calendar of events, programs, meetings, and activities.
• Create a budget plan that supports program needs and ensure timely spending.
• Collaborate on cross-borough and agency/ department wide events and strategic planning efforts.
• Maintain and diligently follow up on facility logs to ensure timely response
• Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of facility and coordinate with agency (NYCHA & DYCD) to effectively maximize program space
• Bi-yearly beautification/upgrade projects for the center
• Seek partnership opportunities and bring in at least 3 new partners a year
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Deputy Director/CPO
• SUMMER: Manage MS Expansion program (open seven days a week) as required and be available during off hours to provide additional support as needed to the Program Director and Evening Supervisors (including weekends).

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

ChaRon Brabham

Required Skills/Experience:

• Associates degree or equivalent of 3+ years in youth services,
• Familiarity with respective BK communities, key stakeholders and resources
• Experienced in designing, planning, and implementing structured programs
• 1+ years of budget, contract and grant management experience
• Ability to work independently, assesses priorities, and take initiative
• High level of proficiency in administrative work
• Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple tasks and projects
• Knowledge of the public education system and positive youth development best practices
• Strong public speaking, writing and organizational skills
• A team player with demonstrated commitment to working with urban youth and young adults from an asset-based perspective
• Ability to set up and maintain work environment that challenges gender stereotypes and is LGBTQIA+-friendly
• A background in partnering with the Department of Education and local community based organizations to support programs
• Have skills in experiential learning and group facilitation with youth
• Must be an outstanding strategic thinker
• Must be flexible, cooperative and willing to work in a team environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft office suite
• Proficiency in a variety of internet research and communication functions
• Experienced in DYCD programming regulations and DYCD online
• Must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance ($25 fee)
• Must have NYS Food Handler’s Certificate
• Must be CPR and Advanced First Aid Certified
• Bi-lingual (Spanish preferred) a plus