Education & Youth Development

The Managing Director of Afterschool Programs (MDAP) will report directly to the Chief Program Officer (CPO) and will be responsible for the agency’s program delivery. The MDAP will be responsible for growing the existing programs as well as new program development and will supervise Afterschool Program Directors. Ability to work as a team player and team leader are key requisites for success.  The MDAP must be a well-versed professional with 5-8 years’ experience in youth development and the not for profit arena with knowledge and experience in the following areas: program development, government RFP writing and reporting, staff supervision, budgeting and finance, program measurement and evaluation and strategic planning. The MDAP must have an entrepreneurial aptitude for expansion, calculated risk taking and strategic program vision. The MDAP will be charged with overseeing all aspects of program management with the objective of ensuring our programs consistently achieve and exceed established goals to meet the needs of our children and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management

Provide top-level management for our afterschool programming
Oversee and ensure execution of programmatic strategies
Leverage data and learning to inform program design and execution
Work closely with the CPO and other members of leadership to conduct timely review of data to inform decision-making
Review program budgets, PERS and staffing to ensure that they are aligned with the agency mission and vision

Strategy & Innovation

Contribute to the development of Bronx House goals and objectives, as well as overall management and leadership
Assess and recommend new areas for program development
Experience in developing strategic vision which incorporates staff development as a central piece

People Management

Provide leadership and management support to team of four Program Directors
Directly oversee and manage ~110 employees across 4 programs, which comprise over $1.65M in annual budget
Recruit, develop and retain high quality program staff
Establish, build and maintain relationships within the partner schools and community to ensure that Bronx House is consistently meeting the needs of children, families and the community
Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

Master’s degree in education, social services, nonprofit management or related field with significant program management experience leading youth development programming
Exceptional leadership and emotional intelligence, with the proven ability to build effective leaders and teams
Have a demonstrated track record of effective problem-solving and decision-making
Strong project management skills with the ability to administer multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload, and effectively manage resources

Maintain a relentless pursuit of results and very high standards for performance of themselves and colleagues
Strong analytical and communication skills (written and verbal)
Sound judgment, high level of integrity, professionalism, a positive attitude and a sense of humor
Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills
Has perspective on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly as it relates to management practices and our work


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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