Education & Youth Development

Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is a non-profit organization transforming the lives of children and families in Hunts Point, a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood with significant opportunity to improve child well-being. Founded in 2006 in response to the low education outcomes of at-risk students in Hunts Point, HPAC pursued the bold mission of expanding the hopes and potential of the neighborhood and its families. The organization accomplishes this by nurturing children and youth along their path to college or career. Since its founding, HPAC has grown to become a central community leader and currently serves approximately 300 children across programs that target early learning all the way through college.

HPAC is building on success as it searches for a Director of Programs who can create a supportive, growth-focused program team of content-expert managers, increase the number of students served, and effectively advise on data driven decisions to drive high-quality program implementation.

HPAC’s work falls into four program areas:

● Early Childhood Education, Youth Development and Scholar Support, The Family Project, and Alliance and Community. Early Childhood Education focuses on building early learning and executive functioning skills for children ages 0-8.
● Youth Development and Scholarship Support includes HPAC’s Community to Career Pipeline for children in grades 4-12, including transitions into middle school, high school, and college.
● The Family Project helps Hunts Point families to achieve household stability so that they can provide their children with a nurturing, secure, and supportive environment.
● Community Partnership and convening: bringing together the neighborhood’s schools and community-based organizations, aligning their efforts, expanding opportunities, and leveraging resources to connect every family with much-needed support. Partnerships include two district schools, three charter schools, one independent school, as well as the local Head Start. HPAC also works closely with city-sponsored afterschool programming, the local community health center and clinic, and an array of local CBOs serving Hunts Point youth.

HPAC’s comprehensive efforts to build program-to-program collaboration through its strategic alliance and direct services have positioned the organization to more broadly influence systems to benefit children.

The Position:
This role requires in-person work in community and after-school settings and requires proof of vaccination.

The Director of Programs will be responsible to ensure all HPAC direct service programs meet their goals and objectives. This position is a key member of the organization leadership; the Director of Programs reports directly to the Executive Director.

Specifically, the Director will have four areas of focus:
1. Leading teams that provide direct services and programs to ensure high quality programs that effectively meet student and family needs.
2. Leading programmatic staff onboarding, supervision, and professional development.
3. Leading data collection and evaluation efforts across the organization to effectively communicate programmatic impact and determine where improvements can be made.
4. Working side-by-side with HPAC community partners to successfully execute collaborative programming.

● Program Manager Support:
o Ensure program managers are accountable to organizational and specific program goals, and have the skills to manage their teams.
o Design professional development opportunities to ensure all staff have the skills, knowledge, and behaviors to successfully serve Hunts Point students and grow professionally.
o Coach managers on financial program budgeting to use budget lines strategically and appropriately throughout the year.
o Facilitate ongoing program team meetings to ensure communication and alignment between programs.
● Program Quality and Data Management
o Collaborate closely with Program Managers to ensure all curriculum aligns with HPAC’s values, theory of change, and is designed to meet HPAC’s goals.
o Lead all program evaluation activities including supervising the collection and entry of program metric data, conducting monthly site evaluations, analyzing outcomes, reporting impacts to Executive Director to support data-driven programmatic decisions and support reporting to the board of directors.
o Hold accountability for Salesforce execution, including the ability to use database for program metrics and data.
o Ensure that Executive Director and Development Manager has all necessary program information, data, and outcome to complete grant proposals and reports. Support proposal ideation and completion, as well as completed requested grant information reports.

● Represent HPAC Programs in the community; collaborate and develop strong, mutually respectful partnerships with local schools and community based organizations.
● Serve as a strategy and thought partner with the Executive Director and advise on the status of all programming and progress.
● Assist program leadership with ongoing evaluation and self-assessments of current staff to ensure goals are defined and being achieved.
● Other duties as needed, requested or assigned by the Executive Director.

Core Qualifications:
● Master’s degree in early education, youth development, social work, or other related field, with at least 3 years of relevant experience; or
● A Bachelor’s degree in early education, child development, or a related social field, with 5-7 years of relevant experience.
● Experience directly managing programmatic teams to ensure the successful of meeting goals and objectives.
● Capacity to oversee data collection and analysis efforts and experience using data to make programmatic decisions.
● Evidenced commitment to serving children and families in poverty.
● Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and versatile while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
● Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of staff and program participants to meet or exceed their expectations within the organization’s parameters.
● Evidenced experience working cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance overall effectiveness.
● Ability to assess situations to determine importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions, which are timely and in the best interests of HPAC.
● Skilled at setting priorities, monitoring progress towards goals, and tracking details, data, information and activities.

Compensation range is 75,000-85,000. A competitive benefits package is provided, including health benefits and a generous vacation policy.

Hunt’s Point Alliance for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by relevant national and state law.

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