Overview: 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 will oversee crisis, outreach and drop-in services staff; as well as the implementation of services to Runaway, Homeless, and at-risk youth (RHY), youth who are survivors of trafficking, youth involved in the child welfare system and other vulnerable populations.


  • Oversee provision of crisis, outreach, and Drop-In Services to at least 2000 runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, 120 trafficking survivors, and other youth in crisis annually
  • Design and implement new programmatic activities in consultation with Director
  • Oversee daily operations and ensure programmatic grant compliance and reporting is maintained
  • Supervise and evaluate a team of case managers, housing specialist, crisis counselors, and outreach workers, front desk staff, interns
  • Ensure accurate data collection and timely reporting to funders
  • Oversee site visits for related contracts
  • Ensure quality control of programmatic activities
  • In collaboration with the Director of Housing and Self Sufficiency Services, execute spending for all special population related grants within established budget limitations
  • Integrate and coordinate agency services to support the needs of runaway and homeless youth, youth who are trafficking survivors, youth involved in the child welfare system, and other vulnerable populations at The Door
  • Network with other agencies serving vulnerable youth and build linkages to help meet their needs
  • Collaborate with other organizations to advocate for relevant policies for RHY and other vulnerable populations
  • Attend and participate in all programmatic and agency-wide meetings and training and plan relevant agency events
  • Implement and support all agency policies and decisions as defined by management
  • Represent The Door at outside events and functions
  • Any other activities as defined by Director


  • Master’s Degree in social work or related field
  • LMSW or LCSW preferred
  • Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Experience with urban homeless youth and LGBTQ population, including assessment, counseling and crisis management, demonstrated by a minimum of 7 years of service delivery
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principals of positive youth development
  • Experience managing City, State, and Federal grants is strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, or French, preferred

Salary: Commensurate with experienec

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