Division Director

Good Shepherd Services


Brooklyn, NY, 00000

Job Type:



Full Time



Job Description:

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt Good Shepherd Services, goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. We provide quality, effective services that deepen connections between family members, within schools, and among neighbors. A leading NYC non-profit that has been recognized for its commitment to the success of young people and families, is currently seeking a Division Director - Brooklyn. Job Summary: The Division Director oversees elementary and middle school after-school programs and day camp in efforts to promote the development and success of youth through the services provided. In collaboration with the Associate Executive Director (AED), the Division Director stabilizes and strengthens existing programs and drives initiatives to expand services at after school centers. Major Responsibilities:

•Directly supervise program director(s) and supervisors: Develop supervisors and staff through feedback, training and learning opportunities; Train supervisors and staff in the principles of youth development; the skills of solution-focused counseling and the advocacy strategies needed for school-based work.

•Conceive, develop and implement new programming in collaboration with the AED.

•Administer contracts, monitor compliance and meet contractual requirements for each program. •Develop and monitor program budgets in collaboration with the Finance Department.

•Review, analyze and respond to appropriate public Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

•Assist in the development and implementation of quality improvement mechanisms and procedures. •Participate in youth, education and workforce development efforts.

•Participate in agency work groups and Senior Leadership Group.

•Represent GSS at community development meetings and contract agency meetings.

•Utilize technology as a management tool.

•Utilize outcome data in program management.

•Maintain up to date knowledge in relevant practice areas.

•Act as liaison to the larger community as appropriate including membership on relevant committees, representation and/or participation in community, city, state and federal meetings and committees.

•Collaborate with GSS support departments to ensure program excellence.

•Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

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Required Skills/Experience:

Job Requirements •MA preferred – but will consider BA with extensive after school experience •Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience. •Experience supervising after school program (s) in a youth development framework. •Must have successfully supervised multiple sites. •Must be able to develop and monitor budgets. •Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access). •Excellent communication, and organizational skills •Strong personal integrity and accountability . •Must have proven track record developing new procedures, protocols and programming. •Must be able to attend outside community meetings and work extended hours as needed. •Must have a commitment to work from a strength based youth and family development perspective. •Commitment to community-based programming required. •Valid driver’s license. General Requirements: All staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. Good Shepherd Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Any offer of employment is contingent upon receiving satisfactory references and approval of hire by applicable regulatory bodies, as appropriate. For programs regulated by the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Youth Justice Programs, the respective City departments determine employment eligibility and advise Good Shepherd Services (GSS) if the organization can hire the individual. Falsification or omission of relevant information in connection with any application for employment is grounds for denial or dismissal.