PS 20 – Clinton Hill Summer in the Soil Camp: Assistant Program Director
About the Position
City Growers seeks an Assistant Program Director to aid the Program Director to oversee the program, staff, and 30 students entering grades 2 – 5 in our Summer In the Soil Camp program at P.S. 20 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In this 6 week program, the Program Director will oversee 2 Group Leaders, 2 Activity Specialists, and 4-8 SYEP Counselors who will lead youth in activities focused on farm-based learning, nutrition and healthy living, ecological stewardship, and urban expeditions. The Assistant Director will report to the Program Director.
The Assistant Program Director will be responsible, in partnership with other staff, for cultivating and maintaining a supportive and stimulating summer camp culture while fulfilling required administrative work, maintaining all paperwork and training materials in accordance with City Growers’ policies and protocols. The Assistant Director must possess the ability to work with students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. They will have previous experience providing supervision to staff, as well as previous experience working with a DYCD youth services program. The Assistant Director will provide supervision of all SYEP Counselors, offer guidance and support around facilitation of activities and social and emotional learning and behavior management, and facilitate orientations and professional development trainings. This individual will be comfortable building relationships with school administration, educators, community members, and parents to best support the needs of the program participants.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for adhering to City Growers’ educational philosophy of positive reinforcement and supporting all staff in the areas of communication with students, behavioral management interventions, and cultural competency. The Assistant Director will be able to make the connections for staff between the larger social inequalities that may affect program participants, and the impact these inequalities may have on lesson delivery and restorative policies.
- Help the Program Director lead staff meetings; observe staff and provide feedback
- Manage 4-8 staff from the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) and relationship with their SYEP site supervisor
- Complete 4-hour Food Protection Course with NYCDOH for Soup Kitchen and Summer Camp Workers
- Maintaining inventory of lunch records; pick up and return of lunch and relationship management with School Food
- Ensure participants maintain a 75% rate of participation
- Facilitate behavior management amongst participants
- Serve as conflict manager among students
- Supporting oversight and management of staff and campers on weekly field trips around NYC
- Support communication with families of participants
- Act as a liaison between City Growers and school community
- Recruit participants and maintain full enrollment
- Lunch duty
- Support staff
- Assist Program Director with administrative tasks including:
- Maintaining staff records
- Following DOH license regulations
- Maintaining additional records required by City Growers
- Maintaining all online and paper requirements of DYCD
- Entering attendance into DYCD Connect
- Maintaining records required by DYCD
- Fill in for Program Director and staff when staff are sick or absent
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum 3 years of experience working with youth in a school or after school setting OR minimum 3 years experience working in a summer camp setting
- Strong communication and leadership skills
- Conflict Management Experience
- Reliable and punctual
- Bilingual or Fluent in Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, or Spanish preferred
- Familiarity with geography of NYC and public transit system
- Must be fingerprinted and undergo background check
- Must be certified in CPR Pro and Advanced First Aid (training opportunities are available)
- Background in food, agriculture, STEM, and/or environmental science is a plus
About the Program:
The program’s overarching goals are to stimulate curiosity about the natural world, and to empower participants to become stewards of their bodies and their environment, while providing much needed child-care to the community. All program staff will function from the same understanding and belief that City Growers embodies in all of our programming: strengths-based, and the belief that each student is capable of achieving success and growing as individuals.
The PS 20 program’s Assistant Director will work full time at our 6-week summer camp program, plus training before the program start date:
- Equivalent of 5 days of training and preparation before June 27, 2020.
- All-staff training and orientation are June 29 – July 2, 2020.
- Program is July 6 – August 14, 2020(Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM).
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application with no cover letter will not be considered.
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