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Program Director

Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Newark
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs for youth between the ages of 5 and 18 within a designated Club. Program responsibility supports our priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character and Citizenship. The Program Director also provides leadership and supervision to assigned program and volunteer staff. This position oversees BGCN's after-school program, full-day programs, and Summer Enrichment.ResponsibilitiesSupervision/Operations

  • Create a Club environment that facilitates the five key elements for youth development --
  • A safe, positive environment
  • Fun
  • Supportive relationships
  • Opportunities and expectations
  • Recognition
  • Ensure that site staff understand and effectively communicate standards of program, that program areas are safe, well-ventilated, and well-lit, and that club equipment is maintained in good working condition. Ensure all staff are fulfilling duties as described in their job description.
  • Allocate and monitor work assigned to program volunteers and staff, providing ongoing feedback and regular appraisal. Identify and support training and development opportunities for assigned volunteers and staff.
  • Oversee proper recordkeeping and reporting including activities and events conducted, breakdowns of daily participation figures, notable achievements, and any problems/issues. Submit all reports on a timely basis using correct and complete data.
  • Responsible for Club site remaining clean, neat, organized and in good repair. Report to Corps Officer when repairs are needed.
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of Club equipment quarterly and maintain accurate records on a regular basis.
  • Maintain accurate record of staff payroll timesheets and ensuring all documents are signed and accurate. Provides bi-weekly payroll information to Corps Officers.
  • Control Clubhouse program and activity expenditures within approved budget.
  • Adhere to all Child Care Licensing requirements and policies/procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook and elsewhere.
  • Follow, implement, and enforce all COVID-19 guidelines and organizational policies related to COVID-19.
  • Plan and implement member retention and recruitment activities
  • Oversee statistical information collection and submission to Community Food Bank.
  • Provide monthly statistical information to Corps Officers. Monthly reports must reflect all activities, attendance, and participation.
  • Complete any required or mandated trainings and/or professional development.
  • May be required to drive Club van periodically.Programming
    • Oversee the implementation and delivery of operations, programs, services, and activities that facilitate achievement of youth development. Establish Clubhouse program objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission.
    • Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/activities and receive instruction and constructive feedback to develop skills in program area(s).
    • Learn & leverage BGCA programming.
    • Assist in development of Outcome Measurements and Indicators for Club programming.
    • Deliver programming that satisfies grant requirements.
    • Research and develop curriculum with pre- and post- outcome assessments.
    • Implement strategic goals of the organization.
    • Oversee special programs and/or events (i.e. Keystone, Youth of the Year and Awards Programs), and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary. Works with the staff to plan and carry out these special events.
    • Work actively with Corps Officers to develop a strong relationship between the Corps and the Boys and Girls club staff and families.
    • Oversee Summer Program planning and implementation.Communications
      • Review and respond to emails, voicemail, and other forms of communication within twenty-four (24) business hours.
      • Communicate any potential issue or concern regularly with supervisor or administrative staff regarding personnel, parent, peer, partners, or Club members.
      • Engage parents regarding opportunities and expectations of club members, as well as general club participation. Consult with parents concerning member and branch issues. Promote and provide information to prospective families for enrollment. Communicate changes with staff and families regarding policies and procedures.
      • Increase visibility of Club programs via posting of daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events, and the dissemination of timely information for the development of advertising and promotion through mailings, fliers, and media releases.
      • Participate in activities to maintain good public relations for club programs, services, and activities.
      • Maintain close contact with assigned staff to provide technical assistance in matters of programming and operations; interact regularly with Corps Officers and Boys and Girls club director at Newark Area Services
      • Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families, and community organizations. Attend meetings and participates in phone/email exchange.
      • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
        • Minimum of five (5) years' work experience in a licensed childcare setting & non-profit agency operations management preferred, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
        • BA in Education, Child Development or related field preferred.
        • Four (4) years' minimum experience in asupervisory capacity for childcare/recreational programs preferred.
        • Two (2) years' minimum experience working with school-aged children, especially in Boys & Girls Club after school/extracurricular programs, strongly preferred.
        • Proficient in database management, Excel, Word, Outlook, and presentations.
        • Understanding of Program for Parents and experience in revenue tracking.
        • CPR Certified/First Aid - preferred.
        • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
        • Valid NJ Driver's license and clean driving record. Will need to be approved to drive Salvation Army vehicles.
        • Must understand and appreciate the mission of The Salvation Army. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: The Salvation Army, Newark , Program Director, Executive , Newark, New Jersey

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