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Assistant Director, Kid's Space Afterschool Program
Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlington Ave
Bronx, NY 10471

Principal Responsibilities:

The Riverdale YM-YWHA (Riverdale Y) is offering an exciting opportunity for a creative, energetic, highly-organized, and experienced informal or formal educator to coordinate its off-site Kid's Space Afterschool Program in Riverdale. If you are passionate about supporting school-age children through high quality programming and care in a community-oriented setting with a professionally-trained staff team, this is the right position for you.

Our Kid's Space off-site program is under the supervision of the Y's Family and Youth Services Department and works closely with Kid's Space @ Y in developing programming, coordinating school-vacation "camp" programs, and leadership training. It currently serves more than 160 children. This is a full-time position which reports to the Director of Family and Youth Services. The position is expected to begin in August 2021.

Job responsibilities:

  • Oversee administration and management of Kid's Space off-site program with support from Director of Family and Youth
  • Cultivate strong working relationships with faculty, staff, and parent association of off-site school location to create the highest quality afterschool programming
  • Work closely with Director of Family and Youth to hire, train, and supervise afterschool counselors and instructors
  • Work closely with Riverdale Y staff in developing recruitment and registration strategy and implementation
  • Strategize, organize, and execute enrichment programming for Kid's Space participants as well as children seeking individual enrichment classes
  • Recruit, plan for and help staff school-vacation "camp" programs for winter break, President's week, spring break and other school vacation days with the Camp, Family and Youth Department
  • Recruit, plan for and help staff end-of-summer camps for agency during the last few weeks of the summer
  • Manage the budget of the program
  • Work with the Director of Family and Youth to maintain up-to-date permits, licensing and records for afterschool site
  • Ensure proper customer service and follow-through for all families registered in or inquiring about afterschool and school-vacation camp programs
  • Collaborate with the Director of Family and Youth to create complementary approaches and programming
  • Recruit, register, and plan for upcoming year during the summer months

Job expectations:

This position is full-time, Monday to Friday, with occasional Sundays and holidays to support Kid's Space and Riverdale Y programs. Vacation is expected to be taken in July/early August. The option of a school-year or full-year position is available.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Job Qualifications: The ideal candidate has strong experience in formal or informal youth settings. Candidates should possess the following qualities and experience:

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Under $25,000

Agency Information:

The Riverdale Y is a 50,000 sq. ft. Jewish Community Center that provides educational, recreational, cultural, and wellness programming for children and adults of all ages. The Y features an early childhood center, camps and afterschool programs, senior center, performing arts center, and health & wellness center that includes cardio and free weight studios, group exercise classes, gymnasium, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and massage therapy. The Riverdale Y is rooted in universal values central to Jewish life. We celebrate diversity and welcome the entire community.