Education & Youth Development

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization’s impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit

Reporting to the Network Programs team, the Summer Program Manager will handle the day-to-day management and operations of a school-based summer day camp, including the supervision of seasonal staff. The successful candidate will be a skilled leader and manager of youth development programs who has a desire to make a lasting impact in an underserved community. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned education professional interested in leveraging their leadership skills in service of dynamic summer learning.

– Serve as the face of the program at the site level for families and all school-based and other external partnerships;
– Supervise day-to-day operations of the site to ensure youth participate in activities safely, on – schedule and with adequate supplies and services;
– Directly manage and support a site-based team including administration, operations, group leaders, athletics and instructional teams;
– Liaise between school administration, program leadership, instructional leadership, and athletics leadership to ensure fidelity in all program elements;
– Lead efforts to ensure that youth recruitment and retention goals are satisfied;
– Establish a campus culture that emphasizes respect, teamwork and effort;
– Work with the Network team and Talent Team to recruit, hire, orient and train all program staff for the site;
– Support the fundraising and grants process by hosting site visits and identifying volunteer opportunities;
– Manage the site budget and track all expenses;
– Ensure compliance with state/city regulations;
– Additional administrative duties as needed.

– Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree in an education field preferred;
– Minimum 3-5 years experience working with and engaging youth, families and teachers;
– At least 2 years previous supervisory experience, with demonstrated leadership skills, preferred;
– Ability to uphold, promote and model youth development principles;
– Excellent oral and written communication skills;
– Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities;
– Ability to read and write in Spanish and fluency in spoken Spanish, strongly preferred;
– A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the belief that all students can succeed, and a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.

– Ideal start date is early April. We are looking for someone who can work 6-8 hours/week from early April through mid-June. The exact schedule during this time is flexible.
– Mid-June through August 4, 2023: Monday-Friday, 7:45am-5:15pm

DREAM offers competitive compensation. The hourly rate for this position is $40.


DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.


At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.

From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.
Come dream with us.


All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.

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