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RiseBoro Homecare Inc. Director of Youth and Family Programming in BROOKLYN, New York


Director of Youth and Family Programming will be part of the Education Division managerial staff and will be responsible for providing high level support to the Divisions programming in all areas including contractual and regulatory compliance, quality evaluation and assessment, innovation, and organizational adherence. Direct oversight of programs includes assigned school-aged child care programs, afterschool and evening programs, and family programs. Specific responsibilities include:

Program Oversight:

  • Overall leadership and supervision of assigned Youth and Family Programs

  • Manage, direct and coordinate high quality, safe, and inclusive programs that incorporate RiseBoros mission, vision, and positioning

  • Ensure high quality programs and establish new programs and activities. Expand program within the community in accordance with strategic plan

  • Develop and oversee implementation of curriculum that support youths developmental, social, and academic needs; meet contractual requirements; and support family engagement

  • Responsible for supervision, operation, programming, and evaluation of assigned programs and staff. Coverage areas include program planning, program development and implementation, curriculum development and implementation, coaching, training, assessment, evaluation and team building

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required

  • Uphold RiseBoro and licensors policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management

  • Complete all local, state, and federal documentation as needed for various funders

  • Establish positive rapport with youth, parents, volunteers and school personnel

  • Oversee organization of special and culminating events, including showcases that highlight youth achievement

  • Ensure all program data is accurately and timely recorded in appropriate database systems

  • Develop, facilitate, and monitor all required evaluations, surveys and assessments to inform programmatic continuous Quality Improvement feedback

  • Ensure follow-through on program plans, ongoing program development and evaluation

  • Communicate with program officers and appropriate funder staff members

  • With division leadership, develop and manage program budgets

  • Maintain regular communication with supervisor pertaining to all agency, program, contract, and site related matters

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

    Program Operations:

  • Lead and direct program design, planning and implementation in order to contribute to programs success

  • In collaboration with RiseBoros Office of Innovation, lead and pursue proposal writing efforts to secure funding and additional resources for Education Division programs and innovation

  • Cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with key partners that bring resources to the organization

  • Seek internal and external collaborations to implement strategies and maximize impact

  • Identify key performance indicators, assess emerging risks and opportunities, and develop plans to address them

  • Recommend opportunities to successfully integrate into new communities through proven engagement techniques, supporting the RiseBoros theory of change

  • Work with Division Leadership to produce and analyze data to support continuous improvement, including defining goals, objectives, timelines, and creating reporting dashboards to demonstrate program outcomes and impact

  • Work in collaboration with Program Directors to create and promote collaborative engagement and high performing teams

  • Meet with funders as required to cultivate relationships, share best practices, and provide exemplars of successful interventions

  • Ensure after-school and summer programming sites comply with respective funding source program regulations and other regulatory authorities including the New York City Department of Health, the NYC Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services

  • Organize and/or represent RiseBoro during meetings, conferences, and public forums as required

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, supervise and develop assigned staff; ensure programs are adequately staffed at all times and that staff are oriented to respective roles within program structure

  • Support Program Directors and Coordinators in the daily functioning of their programs as well as timely decision making to ensure the delivery of high performance.

  • Provide oversight, coaching, mentoring, evaluation and guidance to program staff leading to their embracement of RiseBoros mission and youth development principles and practices contributing toward a safe, motivating, and respectful environment

  • Manage and delegate responsibilities involved in the day-to-day program operations to allow for efficient programming

  • Implement bi-monthly planning sessions with staff to enhance programs, services, and staffs skillsets

  • Prepare, review, and submit timesheets on a bi-weekly basis to the payroll department for processing


  • Participate in the annual budget development process with RB leadership team; responsible for managing all budgets relating to programs under direct supervision

  • Recommend regular adjustments as needed to enhance program offerings; ensuring expenses remain within budgetary guidelines

  • Assist in division-wide goal of growth

    Community Engagement:

  • Develop relationships with local schools, libraries, and community organizations; serve as an advocate

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders (funders, Board Members, etc.) to develop, sustain and/or expand effective programs and promising practices.

  • Represent and promote RiseBoros programming in the community and attend meetings and events as required


  • At least 5 years' experience operating or directing in the youth development field or in an educational organization or equivalent

  • Considerable knowledge of the youth development field, program development, and school settings

  • Demonstrated success in proposal writing and securing funds

  • Teaching experience including capable of developing curricula is required

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to young people and serve as a positive role model; ability to engage individuals and families with diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • Strong program management and development background

  • Demonstrated ability in program outreach and recruitment, budgeting, performance-based contracting and compliance with SACC licensing procedures

  • Excellent interpersonal, program planning, organizational, verbal, and written skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion

  • Ability to organize, manage, and evaluate multiple activities and services

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with RB staff, volunteers, and clients

  • Ability to motivate and engage staff

  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, community agencies, and clients with diverse opinions, values, and cultures

  • Strong ability to track and report on programmatic data; complete necessary reports and meet prescribed deadlines

  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel

  • Ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)


    Bachelors degree required in Education, Psychology, Sociology or related field; Masters degree strongly preferred

    Teaching experience preferred

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.