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Assistant Director

University Settlement Early Head Start
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Salary / Wage: Low to Mid $50’sK
Location: New York, New York
Job Type:


  • Work with Program Director to manage and operate all aspects of community center programming 
  • Supervise, monitor and coach direct service staff  
  • Work with the leadership team, including the Program Director and Site Coordinators, on activities designed to support the program’s expansion  
  • Work with Site Coordinators to oversee day-to-day operations and maintain quality assurance  
  • Maintain effective working relationships with partner agencies and schools to facilitate quality programming 
  • Provide regular technical assistance, support, and supervision to assigned sites \
  • Work with the leadership team to develop, implement and coordinate trainings and professional development opportunities 
  • Maintain consistent communication with Program Director about all programmatic issues  
  • Monitor accuracy of attendance and data reporting, and maintenance of files 
  • In conjunction with management team, develop and select curricula appropriate for the developmental needs of children in an after-school setting 
  • In conjunction with the leadership team, ensure compliance with all funding sources and regulating agencies; prepare monthly reports of program information and data and other reports as needed 
  • Work collaboratively with Department of Education staff, parent association, and other CBOs; contribute to efforts to improve school achievement   
  • Ensure proper use of school facilities, and maintain effective communication with custodians, security, and cafeteria staff 
  • In conjunction with leadership team, maximize parent and family involvement in program through parent advisory board, family workshops and events, and volunteer recruitment 
  • Participate in advocacy efforts for after-school funding and other campaigns that affect the community 
  • Take photos and create content for social media with approval from Communications department 
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor 


  • Bachelors in Education, Social Work, Counseling, or related field and two years of relevant experience preferred. Associates Degree  and four years additional relevant experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s. 
  • Experience in an administrative role in an after-school program or another type of community-based program 
  • Experience in curriculum development 
  • Strong supervisory skills 
  • Must have flexibility for schedule changes based on program needs 
  • Experience managing youth mentoring groups and clubs 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, and crisis intervention skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in presentation formats 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative management team 
  • Ability to travel to multiple programs sites 
  • Comfortable using social media  

Application Instructions:

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to

Additional Information:

Hours: Full time; Must be able to work evening hours from 2PM to 10PM and possible weekends 

Location: Cornerstone @ Campos Plaza, 611 East 13th Street, NY NY 10009 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.  We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization.   We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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