The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.
The Assistant Director of Training and Capacity Building is responsible for developing and implementing capacity building initiatives and activities in several areas throughout the agency. They will work collaboratively with program leaders to provide training and support for Door staff and to ensure the provision of relevant and responsive learning opportunities. In an agency-wide role, they will ensure that incoming and current staff have a comprehensive understanding of The Door’s philosophy and policies, have regular access to new, relevant learning opportunities, and are able to work with young people to maximize service provision.
The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the Connections to Care (“C2C”) and SAMHSA programs at The Door. C2C is funded by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC and is one of the 54 initiatives of ThriveNYC that integrates mental health support into the work of community-based organizations that serve low-income New Yorkers and populations at-risk of having unmet mental health needs. The Door’s SAMHSA HIV Capacity Building Initiative supports agency-wide efforts to build staff capacity to work with young people at risk for the onset of substance abuse, transmission of HIV/AIDS, and contracting viral hepatitis. As the organization seeks to build additional supports for young people, the Assistant Director will be a resource in the development and implementation of new projects.
• Serve as the project lead on the C2C and SAMHSA program, including:
a. Oversight of staff training and coaching initiatives
b. Develop workflows, policies, and procedures that operationalize each aspect of the project
c. Provide ongoing support to ensure the project is efficiently managed and integrated
d. Serve as a liaison with C2C and SAMHSA project partners
• Lead screening and re-screening efforts at the organization – all aimed at aligning the organization around industry best practices
• Responsible for oversight of data collection, analysis and monthly, quarterly, and other reports related to the C2C and SAMHSA project
• Coordinate New Employee Orientations utilizing appropriate staffing patterns
• Coordinate provision of staff trainings covering a diverse range of issues, including but not limited to trauma-based interventions, behavior management, and youth development
• Collaborate with the Chief of Staff and other departmental leaders to develop internal or externally-led staff training based on learnings from the C2C and SAMHSA programs and general community needs assessments
• Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into work with staff, colleagues, and clients
• Coach and guide staff in their client practice to encourage interventions that reflect these approaches
• Build a practice of self-care and community care at The Door, including organizing community building events
• Stay up-to-date and informed on the latest writings and trainings available on key mental health topics, evidence based practices, instructional design, and group facilitation
• Engage and observe staff and young people formally and informally to collect ongoing feedback and observations about training and service needs
• Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
• Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Public Health, or related field required
• At least three years of experience in a youth development setting
• Knowledge and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
• Ability to create and facilitate dynamic and engaging workshops and trainings
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to speak effectively and persuasively to staff, members, and other community stakeholders
• Demonstrated skills and competency in youth development program planning and administration, and the ability to supervise multiple staff
• Leadership skills in conflict intervention, negotiation, decision-making, and delegation
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
• Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Chinese preferred but not required
Hours: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed
Location: This position is split between The Door’s Manhattan and Bronx offices.
Salary: Commensurate with experience plus generous benefits package
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