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Temporary Program Director, Stuyvesant Gardens I

CAMBA's Cornerstone Program:  CAMBA administers services at 9 Community Centers across Brooklyn. All Cornerstone programs are run in partnership with other community organizations to provide education, recreation, cultural activities, health information and screenings, youth leadership and social services to the neighborhood's students, their families, and other residents. Activities and services are available after school, evenings and on weekends.


Responsibilities for the Program Director: The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running and supervision of program-related staff and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following:​

  • Communicate effectively with clients, direct reporting staff, peers, supervisors, and funders.
  • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets.
  • Motivate, coach and counsel direct reporting staff to excel.
  • Improve teamwork among direct reporting staff as well as among peers.
  • Troubleshoot client and direct reporting staff program problems and make decisions in accordance with program policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through client feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.
  • Overcome resistance to change from clients, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.
  • Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff, as needed.
  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.
  • Monitor clients' progress weekly.
  • Review all documentation related to clients' progress for accuracy, completeness, and clarity.
  • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • May review and sign timesheets.
  • May prepare performance appraisals for direct reporting staff.
  • May prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • May reach out and market the program to the community in order to recruit clients.
  • May prescreen clients over the telephone for eligibility and may schedule intake appointments.
  • May conduct initial intake or assessment of clients and/or clients' families and periodic reassessments.
  • May have direct client service/program responsibilities in addition to the above.
  • May plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.
  • Task may be modified, expanded and/or assigned over time.

 

Requirements for the Program Director:

  • Bachelor's degree; OR 18 credits completed in education/a related field; OR a certificate in Youth Studies and two years of applicable experience.
  • Evening and Saturday hours required.
  • Must obtain clearance from the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Sex Offender Registry.
  • Ability to maintain DCJS Sex Offender Registry clearance throughout the duration of employment.
  • Must take S-95 test and obtain FDNY Certificate of Fitness within two weeks of hire.

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