Program Director

The YWCA of the City of New York (YWCA NYC) is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Established in 1858, the YWCA NYC is one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit organizations committed to the personal and social development of women, their families, and their communities.  In honor of this history, and in service of our mission, the YWCA NYC currently provides leadership and advocacy training for young women through our Girls Initiatives program, and youth development through our Out-of-School Time (OST) program for elementary and middle school students in culturally diverse communities in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 

The YWCA-NYC’s OST Programs empower the community by giving children the necessary tools to succeed in all facets of life. This is accomplished through creating strong partnerships with the schools, families, children, and community leaders. We strive to positively impact our school community by providing support to children academically, socially, culturally, and physically through a strong model of youth development. 

The Program Director is responsible for aiding in the implementation of all aspects of a multi-faceted program that meets the needs of the school community by incorporating multiple grant policies, S.T.E.M(Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Education, and the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women in a cohesive thematic approach.


  • Develop, coordinate and implement a year-round out-of-school-time program located in a public school, including after school and camp
  • Hire, onboard, train, and supervise program staff, ensuring quality instructional, youth development, and social/emotional learning practices are used and staff to student ratios are maintained
  • Seek and provide access to virtual professional development opportunities for program staff based on the observed areas of need for improvement or support
  • Implement applicable grant policies and school-age childcare regulations
  • Oversee site budget and use of resources, managing and monitoring spending within the approved budget plan
  • Establish and maintain communication with members of the school staff regarding all program areas
  • Develop procedures and policies for the operation of the after-school program
  • Assist in curriculum development of the after-school program
  • Provide oral and written reports regularly
  • Facilitate and maintain partnerships with appropriate agencies that provide services to the students and families
  • Maintain records needed for program administration
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

Other Duties:

  • Create and maintain relationships with the community
  • Make presentations to the school board/staff and community agencies
  • Meet regularly with the Director of OST programs
  • Meet regularly with the school principal
  • Work closely with the school administrative staff
  • Write necessary reports and document all incidents in detail
  • Oversee evaluation activities
  • Develop and track budgets

Benefits we offer:

Eligibility requirement rules apply

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • YWCA Retirement Plan
  • 403(b) Plan
  • Paid time off
  • UNUM Voluntary insurance (Additional Life, Life AD&D, Dep. Life)
  • FSA and employer funded HRA dollars to spend towards out-of-pocket health costs


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or School-Age Care Credential
  • 4+ years of relevant experience; working in after-school programs or other education/youth programs
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, especially in working with elementary students
  • Experience with data systems and word processing; excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with students, teachers, administration, and families and to perform multiple roles
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Bilingual a bonus
  • Attentiveness to detail and ability to follow through on multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong work ethic and professional values
  • Commitment to promoting YW-NYC’s social justice mission and educational and youth development philosophy

This is position is a full-time, exempt role.

The hours for this position will fluctuate depending on the needs of the school, general hours of operation can range anywhere from 9:00am – 7:00pm. The Program Director role requires occasional travel across New York City. The Program Director must be able to sit and stand for long stretches of time and use a computer and phone to communicate with staff and partners. Reasonable accommodations will be made if needed for candidates who can fulfill the essential functions of the job.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter that addresses your qualifications and ability to fulfill the responsibilities outlined above, as well as your salary requirements, to

Salary: $55000-$63000

The YWCA of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer and contractor. We provide equal employment and contracting opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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