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Job Title


Assistant Director, Cornerstone/Learning Lab


Company : Brooklyn Community Services


Location : Brooklyn, NY


Created : 2020-12-05


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Founded in 1866, Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) empowers children and families to reach their full potential, strengthen families, and foster self-sufficiency in adults. With programs in over 30 locations, BCS serves more than 20,000 individuals a year.Cornerstone and Learning Lab Programs provide academic, learning spaces and recreational opportunities to children, teens and adults in NYCHA community centers. The Cornerstone/Learning Lab program is offered every weekday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, and extended hours during the summer and school holidays. Learning Labs are a new 8am-3pm service model that will provide a safe place and supported space for students in grades K-8 to participate in remote learning and enrichment activities on days when they are not in school. Learning Labs may host children in all grades, K-8, and will tailor activities to the age-appropriate needs of student groups. Wrapping around remote learning activities, Learning Lab staff will implement a schedule of small-group enrichment activities, such as Literacy, Physical Fitness, Civic-Engagement, Social-Emotional Supports, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities. BCS Cornerstone/Learning Lab Programs are located in Brownsville, Fort Greene, Sunset Park and Coney Island.Responsibilities: In conjunction with the Site Director, supervises staff and participants in the community center. Oversees the day-to-day activities of the center. Assists Site Director in creating high quality experiences that are aligned with the BCS philosophy: planning, organizing, developing, scheduling, enforcing rules, and evaluating recreation/educational activities in the center. Assists with hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating part-time center staff. Schedules the community center facilities and supervises conditions of the facilities such as set-ups and breakdowns of facility equipment and resources. Conducts and attends a variety of training seminars, staff meetings, community and recreation meetings as needed. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment; distributes supplies and equipment, assists with ordering supplies and equipment for community center. Assists Site Director with preparing and administering individual payroll for staff. Conducts participant intakes and ensures that files are up to date. Organize, plan and facilitate meetings including outreach to parents, guardians, and faith based organizations Experience with effective management of crisis intervention, handling mental health issues and working with people with histories of trauma. Facilitate mediations and conflict resolutions sessions between participants. Develop and implement workshops responsive to youths needs. Input monthly deliverables and other DYCD mandates including attendances and activities. Must be able to multi-task, be detailed oriented, and flexible. Assist in carrying out other aspects of the program including planning trips, celebrations, and leadership activities. Develop one on one relationships with the participants, parents, and community partners Reliable and able to work as a team member. Floats between Cornerstone/Learning Lab sites as needed which will include closing/opening other sites, paper work for the other sites and other supervisor tasks, when additional coverage is needed. Perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications Required: Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Child Development or Elementary Education encouraged to apply Must have the ability to be timely, dependable and youth driven Must be artistically creative in the form of dance, poetry, art, drama, or forms of expression Must be able to work evening weekday shifts, and Saturdays and Sundays. Must be able to work across multiple sites as a floater Excellent leadership, communication, supervisory and team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, align staff efforts to changing priorities and approaches, set goals, delegate responsibilities, and manage staff performance so as to ensure effective service delivery in accordance with organizational goals and program contracts. This role is a Full Time Temporary role until 6/30/2021,and may go longer than scheduled