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Supervisor: Director of College and Academic Services

Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 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.

Broome Street Academy opened in 2011 as The Door’s on-site public charter high school. Broome Street Academy’s mission is to prepare our young people for post-secondary success that leads to positive life outcomes.  We value student strengths and will provide multiple pathways to success through a curriculum of rigorous academic, career and social instruction grounded in the principles of positive youth development.  Broome Street Academy values:

  • The development of individual student strengths
  • Caregiver involvement
  • A learning environment that fosters mutual respect
  • A safe, supportive school climate
  • Standards based curriculum that is relevant
  • Student learning that is meaningful and goal oriented
  • Development of and respect for community partnerships
  • Healthy social and emotional relationships

As the only charter school that is part of New York City’s Community Schools initiative, Broome Street Academy organizes resources and shares leadership so that academics, health, youth development and family engagement are integrated into the fabric of the school. The Community School Director plays an essential role in bringing this community school strategy to life. S/he builds and maintains relationships with staff from across the school and The Door, students, caregivers, and external partners to build the school’s capacity for collaboration, coordination, connectedness and continuous improvement. The Community School Director also leads the attendance team.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with colleagues from across The Door and Broome Street Academy to ensure that Door programs and services are coordinated to best meet the evolving needs of the Broome Street Academy community
  • Manage and develop partnerships that complement existing resources. Ensure effective communication among internal and external stakeholders
  • Supervise other Door and/or school staff, volunteer, and interns whose work supports the community school strategy, including, but not limited to, the AIDP Social Worker and SYEP Coordinator. Liaise closely with the Dean of Social Worker to coordinate clinical supervision of AIDP Social Worker under your task supervision
  • Lead attendance improvement and drop-out prevention strategies across the school. Coordinate the cross-functional attendance team. Lead weekly attendance meetings that use data to assign appropriate interventions and track impact. Champion attendance as a school-wide priority and promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Conduct annual and ongoing community assets and needs assessment, gathering input from school and Door staff, caregivers, students and partners
  • Plan and lead an annual Community School Forum and other formal gathering for planning and community input
  • Collect and track data and outcomes related to student academic achievement, attendance and community school benchmarks to measure progress of the community school initiative.
  • Develop strong relationships with school and Door staff, students and caregivers and create mechanisms for ongoing information sharing.
  • Manage reporting to United Way of New York City and the Office of Community School related to the AIDP grant.
  • Monitor subcontracts and ensure compliance with all grant requirements.
  • As part of the Post-Secondary Readiness team, help lead the development and implementation school’s college and career readiness model
  • Oversee the administration of DYCD SYEP and WLG contracts
  • Monitor all subcontracts related to DYCD contracts and ensure compliance
  • Manage all reporting required by DYCD for SYEP and WLG contracts
  • Participate in relevant meetings, trainings, case conferences, workshops and events.
  • Handle any appropriate additional responsibilities and functions as assigned by Director and/or Head of School.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred
  • Significant experience in an urban school-based setting working with a multi-cultural vulnerable young adult population (foster care, court involved, runaway and homeless or teen parent, etc.)
  • Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding and practice of the principles of positive youth development.
  • Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work with adolescents, educators, families, and communities from a wide range of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds
  • Knowledge of and experience with community-based services and connecting individuals and families to support services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to influence, inspire, and organize teams and individuals around common strategies to promote positive outcomes for students
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and multitask while adhering to deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong computer skills required
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and willingness to work evenings and weekends when required for successful and timely completion of projects
  • Ability to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information from various sources
  • Ability to obtain and utilize student and school data to drive decisions
  • “Roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude and commitment to the mission and values of The Door and Broome Street Academy
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin preferred

Hours:                 Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend hours as needed

Salary:              Commensurate with experience

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.