Program Director - P.S. 154

Employment Type
Job Category
After School Programs
Castle Hill YMCA

SALARY:  $58,500

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities. 

The Castle Hill YMCA is seeking a Program Director who, under the supervision of the Senior Youth & Family Director, will provide leadership for the strategy, systems, supervision, and structure of the Y After School program at PS 154 located at 333E 135th Street in the Bronx. The Program Director will plan, organize, and implement a structured program consisting of engaging educational and recreational activities according to age group. They will ensure a high level of quality, communication, and collaboration within the Y After School program that is responsible for 120+ children. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Recruit, interview, hire, train and supervise staff according to YMCA policies and best practices.   
  • Manage administrative issues such data entry (AS400,, DYCD etc.,) human resources, reports, snack, space, security and all other administrative duties/documentation required or assigned for the betterment of the program and branch in a timely fashion. 
  • Ensure that adequate supplies and equipment are kept safe and are available to operate a successful program. 
  • Promote literacy, multiculturalism, parent and community involvement through appropriate program enhancements and activities. 
  • Respond to e-mails and phone messages within twenty-four (24) hours. 
  • Maintain accurate records pertaining to licensing requirements, staff/child health and safety.  
  • Evaluate and document staff performance during the program year. 
  • Serve as a liaison to the school personnel, specifically the principal and their designee.   
  •  Develop community relations with other community organization or programs.    
  • Facilitate and/or supervise the collection of data for Fordham University, DYCD evaluator assembling the data and arranging for its timely delivery as requested. 
  • Plan and supervise summer component/responsibilities and duties as assigned. Seek DOH license for summer camp.   
  • Attend all required trainings, designated meetings, and special events. 
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, Department of Education, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.    
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members. 
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.  

Desired Skills & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience supervising community-based youth programs.
  • Experience working with youth in school age programs.
  • Knowledge of development and administration of youth program.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.  

How to Apply: 

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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