Washington Irving Young Adult Borough Center (YABC)
New York City Mission Society improves the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, we create cycles of success for generations to come.
The Washington Irving Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) is an evening academic programs designed specifically to meet the needs of high school students who might be considering dropping out because they are behind or because they have adult responsibilities that make attending school in the daytime difficult. Students graduate with a diploma from their home school after they have earned all of their credits and passed all of the required exams while attending the YABC program. Students who are registered in a YABC program remain assigned, for all accountability measures, to their sending school. Attendance is strictly monitored and documented by the YABC program. YABC also has the added support of the Level Up Program, which offers additional academic and student support, post-secondary and career exploration, work preparation, and skills development. These elements of The Level Up Program are designed to enhance and complement the academic component of YABC. YABC also include the Level Up Program internships component, in which students can gain valuable work experience and earn money at the same time. The program’s aim is to enable students to graduate high school, transition into post-secondary education, or into meaningful permanent employment.
Title: Program Director
Program: Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) @ Washington Irving HS
Reports To: AVP, Career and Education Pathways
Supervises: Level Up Program Staff
Employment Status: Full-Time Exempt
Basic Function: The Program Director will plan, implement and operate the YABC Program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and direct the activities of the LTW staff including college counselor, internship coordinator, advocate counselors, and social worker
Effectively manage the daily operations of the program including student recruitment, timesheets and payroll, employment readiness workshops, internship placement, and counseling
Provide supportive services to students inclusive of youth development, counseling, group work and parent outreach
Establish formal linkage agreements with a variety of agencies, colleges and organizations to enhance program effectiveness
Orient staff to LTW program model and approach and provide staff with training and supervision in: the principles of youth development, the skills of solution-focused counseling and advocacy strategies needed for school-based work
Monitor staff’s job performance to ensure the achievement of contracted milestones (internal and external)
Manage program budget and adhere to all NYC Mission Society organizational guidelines
Collaborate with the school Principal and administration to create a partnership between the Mission Society and DOE staff in order to create and maintain a positive learning culture in the school
Plan, facilitate and/or attend staff meetings and team meetings with appropriate DOE and agency parties
Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s degree preferred
At least 5 year’s experience working with adolescents
Knowledge of adolescent development and youth development principles
Proven track record in development and execution of youth, education or related human service programs
Experience in program administration including staff supervision and program implementation
Excellent interpersonal communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
Ability to work collaboratively with program staff, school principal, administrators and DOE faculty
Bilingual English – Spanish is a plus.
Staff is expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Mission Society. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory.
Salary and Benefits
Salary range is high $60k based on experience, qualifications and fit. Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, life, long term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, TransitChek, Employee Wellness Program, Municipal Credit Union membership, voluntary supplemental insurance options.
Interested and qualified individuals should forward their resumes with cover letter to HR@missionsociety.org
Subject: Washington Irving YABC Program Director.
Note: We are unable to accept phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Mission Society of New York City is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.