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Program Director - Cornerstone Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Community Services


The position of Cornerstone Director is a critical, visible position requiring exceptional leadership, strong management experience and a successful track record of working with government contracts and nonprofit organizations providing social services. The Director should be highly flexible in dealing with the challenges of developing new programs and working to meet the needs of the community with compassion and innovation. The Director should have experience with community-based services for youth, children and families, including advocating with participants in NYCHA housing developments.

The Director should have proven ability to manage a professional staff and interact with the community using a strength based perspective. S/he must be a hands-on strategic thinker, a planner and problem solver, prepared to lead and direct staff through change and program development. Excellent communication skills are critical. Director must be comfortable communicating with the people who receive services and their families, and equally comfortable in training staff, presenting before elected officials, public agency administrators and members of the community.


  • Bachelor’s Child Development or Elementary Education with strong management experience (5 +) required; MSW, MPA, MPH or equivalent preferred
  • Excellent leadership, communication, supervisory & team-building skills,
  • ability to motivate, align staff efforts to changing priorities and approaches, set goals, delegate responsibilities, and manage staff to ensure effective service delivery in accordance with organizational goals and program contracts.
  • COVID Vaccinated


  • Supervision and coverage for direct reports: Assistant Directors, Groups Leaders, Youth Leaders, Office Manager, Activity Specialists; Provide On-Site coverage for staff when needed; Oversees the day-to-day activities/events of the center;
  • Develop educational and recreational summer and school year programming in accordance with DYCD, DOE and DOH/SACC guidelines; Ensure programs are effective and designed to achieve measurable goals in line with BCS mission and DYCD contractual obligations;
  • Direct contact and reporting to DYCD Program Manager, oversight responsibility of DYCD Site/Audit visits and attendance at DYCD Director meetings;
  • Oversee and monitor DYCD Cornerstone Database to ensure program is meeting contract compliance reporting, enrollment numbers and rates of participation, including pulling weekly ROP/ADA and enrollment reports to review in supervision with program staff and Deputy Director;
  • Recruit, engage, and monitor all Co-locator and Sub-contractor relationships for Cornerstone site;
  • Plan, implement and support all recruitment, enrollment, retention and referral efforts of Cornerstone participants to ensure contractual requirements are met;
  • Coordinate and attend all Resident Association meetings; Develop, coordinate and ensure compliance with all Youth Council meetings
  • Generous time off; excellent benefits; eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

How to Apply

Must apply on career website, complete application and upload resume. A cover letter is preferred
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