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Assistant Program Director, After School

Location: New York, NY

Department: After School

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Sheltering Arms Afterschool Programs act as centers for family and community life. Learning comes to life with hands on projects that enhance academic achievement, and programming provides a safe space for children, as well as peace of mind to parents who work late to support their families. Our events and workshops provide gateways for parent involvement in children’s schooling, and a chance to bond with neighbors, teachers, and staff. Afterschool clubs and trips prepare youth to meet the future. A special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs ensures students gain the technical skills and insights they need to lead as future urban planners, computer programmers, doctors, and more! 

Sheltering Arms is looking to hire an Assistant Program Director to oversee our After School sites in the Bronx, Harlem, Jamaica and Far Rockaway (Queens). The Assistant Program Director will be responsible for the supervision of the Program Directors, and evaluation of programs; helping to secure professional relationships; collecting/analyzing data, and managing the development and implementation of after school curricula aligned with OST goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the direct supervision of all OST site directors
  • Coordinating with the Fiscal department to develop, track, and modify all budgetary guidelines and expenses
  • Assisting with research, review, design, and implementation of new programs, as well as the expansion of existing programs; Writing/submitting program reports; Maintaining program-wide documentation
  • Working closely with HR department on hiring; Supporting training and professional development of staff; Supporting and mentoring directors in their work with and guidance of staff
  • Assisting with the grant writing process, as needed
  • Working with site supervisors to coordinate programming with partner/community-based organizations and volunteers; Outlining the objectives, goals, compliance requirements, and general obligations of all new and existing contracts; Working with the site supervisors and Director to promote curricula
  • Providing site-based technical assistance and coaching to staff with the goal of maintaining a learning environment that promotes children's physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative development
  • Acting as a liaison between the Sheltering Arms and the New York City Department of Education, NYC Administration for Children's Services, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Youth and Community Development, and other on-site CBOs
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Education, non-profit administration, social work or related field is required
  • 3+ years of experience in educational program serving children, with at least 2 in a supervisory capacity
  • Thorough understanding of SACC rules and regulations is required
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional partnerships with a variety of professionals, parents, and students in the community


Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms.

It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


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