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SYEP Program Director

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Location: New York, NY, United States
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Salary Range: 68000 - 72000 USD Annually

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Alianza Youth Services is a non-profit division of Catholic Charities which strives to strengthen academic achievement, health & wellness, artistic expression, and employment access to young people. This position will provide administrative and programmatic leadership to the Youth Employment Programs with the goal to create focused civic engagement, work-readiness and paid opportunities for youth between the ages of 14-   21.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Provide   supervision, training, coaching   and   evaluation   to members   of   the Youth. Employment Programs team.
  • Establish clear vision and direction for the growth and stability of the DYCD funded youth employment programs.
  • Implement strategies to enhance team building, professional development, and  program cohesiveness.
  • Develop protocols, procedures and strategies that will provide structure to staff, volunteers and for new program development. 
  • Manages CCCS corporate budget, government contracts and foundation grants for the Youth Employment Programs.
  • Manage and analyze the coordination of data collection, contract deliverables, and metrics.
  • Identify areas(s) of unmet needs throughout Youth Employment Programs and organize. community-based initiatives and develop training and workshops for staff.

 Salary:  $37.36 - $39.56 per hour or $68,000 - $72,000 annually.


  •        H.S Diploma/GED; Some college credit/courses are a plus, preferably a bachelor’s degree or     related experience in the field.
  •        At least five (5) years' supervisory and management experience
  •        Understanding of youth workforce development
  •        Familiarity with post-secondary success
  •        Knowledge of budget, government and grants management
  •        Capable of handling multiple, complex tasks including statistical analysis
  •        Strong organizational planning, time management and leadership skills
  •        Excellent interpersonal, communication> verbal, written and public relation skills.
  •        Some knowledge of New York City resources and public benefits
  •        Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  •         Bilingual, English/Spanish a plus

Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to S:00 PMMonday -  Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet program deadlines, or client needs.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  •       To conduct site visits and outreach approximately 25% of the time, use public transportation or traverse city streets, occasionally ascend/descend stairs, and be exposed to outside weather.
  •       Ability to work with the public and client population in underserved communities.
  •       Remain stationary at a workstation and use a computer at least 50% of the time.
  •       Potential to carry a laptop and/or cell phone to offsite work locations.
  •       Participate in special events> meetings, forums, etc. at least 25% of the time.