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Assistant Director

University Settlement


University Settlement partners with 40,000 New Yorkers on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn every year to build on their strengths as they achieve healthy, stable, and remarkable lives. For over 130 years, we’ve collaborated with our neighbors to pioneer highly effective programs that fight poverty and systemic inequality. Established in 1886 as the first Settlement House in the United States, we bring the values of that movement into the 21st century by meeting New Yorkers where they live, listening deeply to all perspectives, engaging with every individual holistically, and creating space for people to organize. Joining together with our neighbors to advocate for justice and equality, we help build community strength.

We work with New Yorkers of all ages. We infuse a commitment to civic engagement, equity, and communal action into each of our programs, which include early childhood education, mental health and wellness, benefits assistance and eviction prevention, adult literacy and education, healthy aging, community, and recreation centers, performing and visual arts, and youth development.

Reporting to the Site Director, the Assistant Site Director will assist in the overall strategic development, implementation, and supervision of the DYCD/NYCHA Cornerstone Community Center. The program will provide academic support; artistic, cultural, and athletic enrichment; therapeutic services; and opportunities for family involvement. The position requires a creative, energetic, team-building leader committed to providing the highest quality of programming for children and families.



  • HS or GED with 5 years of experience in after school required; 4-year degree preferred 
  • Experience working with children and experience as a supervisor or coordinator required 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, via phone, and in person 
  • Highly energetic, dynamic, fast-paced, can easily multi-task and very motivated 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, and crisis intervention skills 
  • Must be solution-oriented and able to work independently as well as part of a management team 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 


  • Maintain consistent communication with Site Director about all programmatic issues.
  • In conjunction with the Site Director, provide leadership and strategic direction to full-time and part-time program staff. Work with program staff to improve job performance through ongoing mentoring and coaching.
  • Under the direction of the Site Director, recruit, hire, orient and evaluate program staff assigned to the center-based afterschool/summer, evening, and weekend program.
  • Provide direct/indirect supervision of all program staff and delivery of services on a day-to-day basis, in order to ensure that all goals, targets and performance outcomes are met.
  • Act as primary liaison for cornerstone program and other agency departments such as HR, Finance, Facilities, and IT; as well as all external partners.
  • In conjunction with Site Director, set, communicate, and enforce clear standards for quality youth development programming.
  • In collaboration with Site Director and Fiscal department, track and analyze program expenditures, while ensuring proper fiscal procedures are adhered to. Create and monitor a budget plan that supports program needs and ensure timely spending.
  • Monitor accuracy of attendance and data reporting, and maintenance of files; prepare, maintain, and submit monthly reports of program information and data.
  • In conjunction with departmental management team, develop and participate in high quality, relevant staff training
  • In conjunction with Site Director, ensure compliance with all funding sources and regulating agencies; prepare monthly reports of program information and data and other reports as needed
  • Assess program on a quarterly basis to ensure community needs are being met. Seek partnership opportunities that align with the program and agency mission
  • In conjunction with site leadership, 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
  • Other duties as assigned by the Site Director
  • Qualification:
  • Associates degree preferred or equivalent of 5+ years in youth/community services.
  • 4 years administrative or supervisory experience in a youth or community-based program setting.
  • 1+ years of budget, contract and grant management experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative management team.
  • Ability to assess priorities and take initiative. Capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple task and projects.
  • Experience designing and implementing innovative, hands-on activities that support social-emotional learning and academic enrichment of the participants.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in presentation formats.
  • Ability to think creatively, encourage enthusiasm, and develop outstanding programs.

How to Apply

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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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