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Program Coordinator, Veritas Academy (FT)
Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362

Principal Responsibilities:


Within our framework of a holistic, strength-focused, and family-supported practice, an individual hired as Program Coordinator of Veritas Academy in the High School and College Success division will report directly to the Senior Director of Division.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling is required.
  • LMSW preferred, SIFI certication is a plus.
  • At least three (3) years working with adolescents in an urban environment providing group work and/or counseling services that reduces barriers and facilitate educational success and social emotional wellbeing.
  • Availability for overnight college trips and weekend leadership retreat.


  • Develop and implement innovative programming for Benjamin Cardozo.
  • Ensure that all contractual obligations are met, including attendance requirements of 90 hours per student, per program year.
  • Hire, screen, train and supervise Teachers and Counselor Advocates within the program.
  • Attend all mandatory NYSED training, as requested.
  • Coordinate and attend all site visits from regulatory agencies, funders, evaluators and agency personnel.
  • Observe and communicate with staff to provide consistent, ongoing supervision and guidance to ensure that staff upholds the policies set forth by the Samuel Field Y (SFY), and the New York State Education Department (NYSED), along with School Age Child Care (SACC) and Department of Health (DOH).
  • Ensure that all SFY personnel files for staff and participants are current, including fingerprints, medicals, state clearance forms, credentials and licenses and submitted to Human Resources in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all participant files are accurate and kept current with documents, case notes, interventions and success planning, along with attendance requirements.
  • Complete and maintain program data in tools provided by the funder (mid/end year reports) and the agency (weekly dashboard).
  • Recruit program participants and complete the enrollment process in a timely fashion.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling with students identified by the school and through the program.
  • Conduct ongoing (monthly) professional case conferences, schedule site-based training as well as staff meetings, with agendas and attendance sheets.
  • Conduct regular visits to groups and activities running to provide participant / staff support and to keep track of engagement.
  • Arrange twice annual program evaluations with the rm selected by the organization.
  • Develop innovative programming in alignment with the goals and outcomes designed for the program including enrichment components, recreation and trips.
  • Monitor expenditures (personnel, stipends, incentives, supplies, OTPS, petty cash) to stay within the budget set forth by the Assistant Vice President. Must obtain AVP prior approval before making any purchases.
  • Provide workshops for students and families onfinancial aid and the college choice and application process to inform and to attain their support for a college option.
  • Provide information on financial aid and planning and assistance with FAFSA and scholarship applications, as well as applications to SEEK, EOP, HEOP and College Discovery programs.
  • Monitor and provide assistance with college choice, exploration and completion of college applications in a timely manner.
  • Participate in regular meetings with school-based and agency staff on college and career readiness.
  • Participate in staff training and meetings, including school retreats, Division meetings and professional development.
  • Provide continued outreach and tracking to ensure positive outcomes for program participants upon graduation.

General Tasks of All Samuel Field Y Staff

  • Promote and implement the Core Values of the Jewish Community Center.
  • Participation in all staff meetings and staff training seminars.
  • Participation in agency-wide programs and program committees, as assigned.
  • Active involvement, as a supervisee, in the supervision process.
  • Support the mission of the Samuel Field Y.
  • Other tasks appropriate to the Samuel Field Y staff, as assigned.

Commonpoint Queens reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Commonpoint Queens is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume, as a Word or PDF document only, to Please indicate "Program Coordinator- Veritas Academy" in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.


55,000 - 65,000

Agency Information:

Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.