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Assistant Program Director (Chinatown YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


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.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking an Assistant Program Director who, under the supervision of the Program Director, will supervise program staff in the Two Bridges Cornerstone program, implement program components, assist in marketing and outreach, and maintain partnerships with community and sponsoring agencies. The incumbent must be able to work both in person and remotely across a variety of platforms.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.


  • Bachelor's degree in field of education.
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • 2-3 years of experience working in a related field.
  • Minimum of 2years of supervisory experience. 
  • Knowledge of health-related factors as well as an understanding of current issues and theories of child development.
  • Bilingual: Chinese/English; Spanish/English


  • Overall responsibility for the quality and efficiency of the Cornerstone Program. Analyzes statistics, ensure contract compliance and participates in the program’s audits. Serves as a cabinet member to the parent agency.
  • Supervise the program’s program, maintenance, specialists, security staff and volunteers.
  • Holds monthly program meetings to introduce new procedures and to discuss new issues in the field - responsible for the program’s policies and procedures.
    Ensure a high quality of service delivery.
  • Collaborates with Leadership staff in development and implementation of staff training component.
  • Represents the agency in the community, city and state agencies.
  • Supervision of professional staff on clinical & programmatic issues.
  • Coordinate the center’s programs with the community needs & resources & to maintain liaison with other community-based organizations.
  • Consult regularly with various funding sources & consult with the Program Director regarding program operation.
  • Identify trends for program development.
  • Mange Intake along with Program director.
  • Conduct program planning & evaluation.
  • Report to the Director if a child is at risk and has safety concerns immediately.
  • Keep up with documents updated on a weekly basis.
  • Comply with YMCA, DYCD, and DOH requirements, and coordinate quality assurance and quality improvement efforts across programs, if applicable.
  • Maintain accurate and current program files.

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.
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