Associate Director of Program Development and Direct Programs
1199SEIU Family of Funds - New York, NY

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R esponsibilities
  • Manage and oversee the Program Education Administration department including: development, coordination, delivery and utilization of various child care benefits
  • Oversee Program Development, Direct Programs and Youth Services Programs; ensure these units are compliant with the mission, policies, procedures, quality standards and annual goals of the Child Care Funds and Child Care Corporation
  • Develop and implement effective policies, procedures, guidelines and operating manuals that meet the Fund’s mission and annual goals
  • Hire, train, evaluate and manage direct reports (Managers and Coordinators); make staff selections and employment decisions in accordance with established departmental and Human Resources guidelines; ensure staff is trained and developed to meet goals and needs of the department
  • Lead the strategic planning process and cultivate a department based on innovation, accountability and continuous improvement
  • Oversee development and implementation of annual plan for program education development including evaluation of childcare programs and services to 1199SEIU members and eligible participants
  • Gather, coordinate and analyze information on various Fund programs, policies, procedures, participant needs, utilization and impact of services; prepare regular reports, presentations, and updates for the Director
  • Interpret and clarify Fund policies, work closely with other related 1199SEIU Funds, government entities, private agencies and community based organizations to maximize programs and resources
  • Work collaboratively with management and executive team to assure efficiency of overall operations and maintenance of organized systems for service delivery and program accountability
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work, or Child Care Management; Masters degree preferred; plus
  • Minimum eight (8) years experience developing, implementing and managing childcare and youth programs; to include four (4) years supervisory experience of exempt and non-exempt personnel required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best education practices and procedures; understanding of childcare programming, parenting, work life issues and trends required
  • Ability to make independent decisions concerning management, planning, scheduling and assignment of work; experience implementing strategies to meet and exceed service level expectations
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills; able to foster good working relationships with management, labor leaders, public and private entities and constituents
  • Flexible and creative with day-to-day activities; able to work in a demanding dynamic environment
  • Highly organized self-starter with good computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality