Human Services & Neighborhood Centers

Job Title:  Director of Wellbeing

Reports To: Chief Program Officer

Department: Programs

Job Type: Full-time


Objective of Role:  The Director of Wellbeing develops and implements fundamental and transformational programming to enrich the lives of GOSO participants.  Developing, implementing, managing, and coordinating activities and resources to support participants on their journey to education, employment, and emotional wellness is the focus. This includes in-person and virtual experiences, events, seminars, individual, and group programs integrated through volunteer engagements, community partnerships, and program activities.  The position requires strong team leadership, project management, and organizational skills to coordinate panels, seminars, leadership skill building workshops, cohort programming, mentoring programs, community service projects, volunteering, emerging leadership programs, arts and cultural events,  alumni programming, and special events.


Job Responsibilities:

Design, execute, and manage a wellness programs strategy and plan focused on Participant well being.  Engage and elevate the Participant community in alignment with mission and strategic objectives while building upon the programs in place. Manage and solve complex challenges.
Develop, manage, monitor, and achieve goals and metrics for achieving Participant engagement and outcomes.
Recruit, develop, manage, coach, retain and secure development and training to maintain high performing staff and managers.
Collaborate across GOSO departments to ensure integration and alignment with GOSO programs and services.  Work with the Programs team to develop relevant and impactful events and programs.  Work with the Development team to create a robust Volunteer Program.
Explore and cultivate community partnership opportunities with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and local businesses
Act as a GOSO Ambassador in the community to engage people around GOSO’s mission and vision
Develop and maintain reports of goals, metrics, and activities on a consistent basis
Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal and ethical guidelines
Manage change, resources, and risks in alignment with GOSO mission, strategies, goals and plans.
Other duties as required


Essential Skills:

Experience working with organizations serving young people who have been impacted by or are at risk of contact with the legal system and individuals from marginalized communities
Strong program and event development, implementation, and team building skills
Excellent attention to detail, organizational, written and oral communication skills
Superior interpersonal, engagement, and team and relationship building skills with internal and external audiences
Works independently and demonstrates initiative, discretion, and good judgment


Core Competencies:

Excellent Work Ethic
Commitment to working in a mission driven organization
Demonstrated personal ethics and values
Cross-team collaboration and cooperation
Team Player who works well with a diverse group of people



7-10 years of non-profit program management
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience, Masters Degree a plus
A passion for criminal and racial justice
Proven track record of building and implementing outcomes and impact programs, particularly for young adults in marginalized communities
Strong conceptual, planning, organizing, reporting, writing, computer and organizational skills to support strategy, planning, and implementation


Compensation & Benefits:

●  Salary commensurate with experience. GOSO offers a competitive salary and benefits package


Please send a resume with a cover letter to: [email protected]. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.


GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About GOSO: Getting Out and Staying Out has a vision of a world where neither a person’s race nor their prior contact with the legal system determines their future.  To work towards that vision, we partner with young people impacted by arrest or incarceration on a journey of education, employment, and emotional well being.  For many of our participants, that journey begins while they are detained or incarcerated, on Rikers Island or in youth detention centers.  We work with all interested individuals, regardless of the charges that they face, engaging them in future planning through programing focused on education, employment, and emotional well being, while helping to meet their immediate needs, whether physical (warm clothing, commissary supplies), psychological (correspondence and communication to help to maintain links to the outside world), or legal (coordinating with public defense attorneys or courtroom advocacy). Among the major programs that are under the GOSO umbrella are Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), GOSOWorks, and multiple education programs (including Pathways-to-Graduation, a high school equivalency program and the GED Foundations Program/Literacy Program). GOSO served its participants and the Harlem Community throughout the Pandemic and, in fact, expanded its budget in the past few years.  We are currently building our external relations functions, including development, in order to position GOSO for continued growth and expanded impact on those at the heart of our mission.

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