Manhattan Youth Recreation and Resources, Inc.


120 Warren Street
New York, NY, 10007



Job Type:



Full Time



Number of Available Positions:


Public Transportation:

Bus, Train

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater), Community Service/Service Learning, Computers/Technology, Health/Nutrition, Leadership/Mentoring, Office/Adminstrative Support, Sports/Recreation/Fitness

Job Description:

We are seeking full-time program directors for SONYC (Middle School OST) after-school programs in several Manhattan middle schools. The program director must be patient, compassionate, proactive, organized, creative, resourceful, and a good judge of character. The program director must be an educator, a manager, a counselor, a mediator, an administrator, an ambassador, a problem solver, a negotiator, a coach, and a nurse. He or she must be a credible authority at the program, skillfully managing relationships with program staff, students, parents, custodians and school administration, as well as representatives of DYCD and OCFS. He or she must be one of those special people who finds joy helping middle school students through the maelstrom of early adolescence. He or she must be able to earn their trust and gain their confidence. The director must have the ability to hire staff who relate well to the students, and design activities that are developmentally appropriate and suit the individual needs of the students. Responsibilities Include:

•Developing and implementing program structure and activities

•Overseeing day-to-day program operations

•Hiring and supervising line staff

•Maintaining staff files onsite

•Recruiting and enrolling participants

•Reporting on enrollment and attendance to DYCD

•Managing budgets

•Organizing special events

•Constant communication with parents, students and school staff

•Identifying and implementing professional development

How to Apply:

Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Email:
120 Warren Street
New York, NY, 10007
United States

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Required Skills/Experience:

•Four-year college degree, preferably in a field related to education and/or child development

•Professional experience in a school, after-school program, or other youth service, in a leadership capacity

•Exemplary oral and written verbal skills, and a comfortable, professional demeanor in person, on the phone, and over email.

•Experienced in hiring and supervising staff

•Excellent computer skills

•Able to produce schedules, manage budgets, and submit reporting on attendance and expenses accurately and on time