This role plays an integral function in the community schools strategy, primarily focused on leading grant-funded, outcomes based program (out-of-school and/or in-school) for elementary, middle or high school youth. Responsible for maintaining the program’s budget, hiring and management of associates, coordinating partnerships, tracking progress towards outcomes and writing reports. Program is located in a public school designated as a community school and is held during school hours and/or non-school hours with potential for summer programming. Depending upon the school site, this position can be tailored to fit the school and community’s specific needs. The Community School Assistant Director demonstrates a commitment to the Y in Central Maryland’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Implement and oversee high quality, developmentally appropriate youth program that aligns with grant requirements (youth served up to 200 students)
Supports the Community Schools Director in implementing the Community School strategy, culture, vision, and team morale
Hire, develop, appraise, approve time and attendance, and when necessary participate in the progressive discipline process for direct reports (management and supervision for 10-30 associates)
Develop positive relationship with school leadership while maintaining focus on and meeting job expectations
Management and fiscal responsibility for budget range up to $500,000
Provide data and narrative reports to meet monthly grant reporting requirements
Maintains accurate registration, attendance, and schedule records
Monitor staff hours and program spending to meet grant budget
Attend, contribute to, and lead meetings
Develop marketing materials and create social media presence on behalf of the school and program
Seek, develop, and maintain relationships with partners that grow and sustain the program
Commitment to professional development and staff training
Other related duties as assigned
Stand in one area for extended periods of time.
Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Ascend and descend steep, narrow steps.
Light fitness activities.
Ability to administer outcomes based youth programming, including planning, staffing, budgeting, and maintaining accurate records
Problem solving required to identify issues and create action plans
Ability to develop effective partnerships that enhance after school programming
Ability to write and communicate clearly and effectively
Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities
Demonstrated ability to communicate with parents, volunteers, and other clients
Commitment to professional development and staff training, with potential to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions
Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, G-Suite platform, and social media outlets; use of computer and internet for on-line reporting systems and data entry for grant compliance
Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Services or related discipline.
Experience working in outcomes-based, grant-funded youth programs
Experience working with targeted population
Knowledge of stages of youth development; familiarity with Developmental Assets preferred
Knowledge of youth program quality standards, measures and instruments
Experience managing a team