High School Access Tutor and Teacher (Former Employee) – Flushing, NY – July 18, 2018
A typical work day consisted of tutoring students individually and in group settings to monitor their progress and growth. Every 6 months students are also required to take an assessment to test their comprehension. Highly recommended.
A great place to work with wonderful, supportive colleagues.
Tutor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 23, 2018
A typical day at work is a pleasant experience. I have learned to be even more flexible and appreciative of this job. Management from the top level to all levels is supportive and hands on in the day to day of operations. The workplace culture is welcoming, challenging in a positive way and gives you room for creativity. The hardest part of my day is that there aren't enough hours for me to take on more members to tutor there.The most enjoyable part of my day is working with the members and the smiles on their faces as well as my colleagues. I also love when we have special events to showcase the members.
Teen Volunteer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 11, 2017
I enjoyed being with younger kids, they really brought meaning to my summer. The work day was short, the other mentors are fun to engage and have lunch with. It's a great vibe and you grow a bond with some really cool younger kids.
Dir. of Foundation & Corp. Giving (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 19, 2016
A typical day included writing grants, researching new donors and reaching out to them, writing grant reports, providing information to leadership and trustees. At the time, I had incredible leadership and management, people of vision and compassion and drive. Loved my co-workers. Hardest part of the job was wanting to do more with the funds we had and getting new people to say yes and give. Most enjoyable part was when they did! And seeing those kids running around the buildings. Amazing.
Administration (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 7, 2015
It is a shame that an organization that serves children and teens could be lead so irresponsibly. The CEO / ED is a fearful, unqualified gossip who leaves the staff leaderless. This directly impacts programming, fundraising, board management and hiring. Forward momentum is absent and will remain so until this CEO is removed. Administrative staff are resigning monthly due to a chaotic work environment and sloppy leadership. Staff unhappiness and anger is palpable and those who resign move on to title promotions. higher salaries and competitive benefits.
This organization appears superb on paper but changes dramatically once you become an employee. Healthcare and retirement benefits are not competitive and the reason this does not change is because the CEO and HR don't advocate for their employees. This is a wealthy organization pinching pennies and it is both mean-spirited and anti-employee. Meanwhile the CEO is paid far more than the industry standard and he doesn't deliver.
Beware of the interview process, it is not honest. Ask for details on salary, bonuses, benefits, raises and the review process. Then ask for all of this in writing before you accept a position.
DO NOT sign the Employee Policies Manual. You are under no legal obligation to do so. This manual benefits BCNY.....not you!
Provides a safe place for boys to go after school.
Terrible benefits, poor communication between leadership
Swim Instructor/Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Flushing, NY – April 27, 2015
While working at Dolphin Swimming Corp., it has truly molded me into the hardworking individual today. As a freshman in high school, working for the first time in a professional environment, I have learned great leadership skills, as well as money and time management. Because I am working with such young children, teaching them can be quite a challenge sometimes which requires me to think outside the box to come up with methods that will best help them understand the proper techniques and forms of swimming. I also learned how to effectively communicate not only with the students, but also other instructors and supervisors. I think the most enjoyable part of working at Dolphin Swimming Corp. is the graduation ceremony at the end of each semester. Seeing and participating in this event, truly makes me proud of all the students proceeding into the next level to learn more.
Intermediate Coordinator (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – July 1, 2013
• Develop comprehensive programs that socially engage young boys ages 12 to 17. • Create and implement programs concerning club interest, leadership, and recreation. • Supervise staff of 6 (monitors, and assistants) • Overall manager of evening programs and events