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24 Jul 2017



Job Description

Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!
Are you looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Do you love helping people reach their full potential? Do you want to feel good about the job you are doing? If you answered yes to all these questions then we want you to join our team! We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Director to oversee the 12-month South Brooklyn Community High School (SBCHS) in partnership with the Department of Education (DOE) to promote the education and leadership goals of the students through the comprehensive services provided. SBCHS is committed to providing students with a quality academic experience that prepares them for post-secondary education, meaningful employment, healthy personal and family relationships, and participation in the life of their communities.  The school focuses its attention on students who are over-age, under credited and have a history of truancy.
Reports to:      ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Transfer High Schools
Location: 173 Conover Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Hours:  35 Hours/Week; Exempt
Major Duties:
• Jointly operates the school with the DOE Principal
• Collaborate with the DOE Principal to set and refine school vision and mission and to set broad policies and goals for the school
• Supervise SBCHS GSS staff, including assistant director, youth internship coordinator, college access counselor, office manager and advocate counselors
• 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 in-take process and outreach to prospective students to ensure an ongoing enrollment of 150 students
• Responsible for consistent implementation and oversight of individualized student programming and scheduling process
• Plan, co-facilitate and attend staff retreats, full staff meetings and team meetings with appropriate parties
• Collaborate with DOE Principal, AP and Assistant Director to plan and schedule daily activities
• Create and maintain contracts, monitor compliance, and meet reporting requirements for program-funding sources
• Oversee and ensure compliance with the requirements of the DOE Parent Coordinator position
• Create and maintain partnerships with external organizations in support of students’ success
• Collaborate with the DOE Principal to create a cohesive team culture, where CBO and DOE staff work together to create a positive learning culture in the school
• Prepare and monitor program budget in conjunction with the GSS Finance and Development Departments
• Oversee the use of Powerschools database and the routine use of data for oversight and decision making in support of student achievement
• Attend community development and contract agency meetings
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Master’s degree in social work required
• Strong leadership skills and 5 years supervisory experience required
• Extensive experience working with youth and families in a high school setting or youth development framework required
• Ability to motivate, excite, inspire and educate
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills
• Ability to clearly articulate a vision and influence key stakeholders
• Excellent group work skills and knowledge of group work process
• Proven track record of managing a team toward ambitious, measurable results
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new protocols and procedures
• Capacity to simultaneously work on multiple tasks and projects, transitioning easily between working independently and contributing as part of a team
• Driver’s license preferred
• Ability to work late hours, and occasional weekends and overnight retreats
General Requirements: 
All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 

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Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations.

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