Senior Director of Girls Initiatives (YWCA)


New York, NY

Senior Director of Girls Initiatives

YWCA of the City of New York is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The Senior Director of Girls Initiatives is primarily responsible for strategic implementation of the organization’s dynamic and innovative programs for girls. Additionally, the Senior Director of Girls Initiatives will be responsible for program development and design including; creating curriculum, identifying and managing collaborations, partnership and resources to enhance program offerings and delivery. The Senior Director of Girls Initiatives reports directly to the Vice President of Programs. Key attributes of a successful Senior Director is the ability to manage complex and detailed tasks simultaneously; effectively integrating program philosophy and management policies consistent with organization’s mission and goals;  to utilize of analytical skills and creativity to develop and implement program initiatives; and the ability to work collaboratively and independently as necessary with key stakeholders and partnering organizations.

Program Services

  • Manage all aspects of the girls’ Initiatives including program design, development, implementation and assessment.
  • Lead and coordinate the Potential to Power Girls Symposium annual conference
  • Develop and/or secure appropriate enrichment and accelerated curricula in STEM, literacy, college access, youth development, career exploration and service learning
  • Secure school based program sites for gender based programs
  • Launch core program components of the Girls Leadership programincluding leadership, college knowledge and career exploration in schools and center
  • Identify key partnerships in community based organizations, educational institutions, local businesses, etc.
  • Implement the co-ed anti-gender bias and anti-sexual violence community project
  • Manage the development of specialty  programs in partnership with corporate, nonprofit and higher-education partners
  • Produce events at Westside center including career chats, screenings, college access events, etc.
  • Ensure the proper documentation and assessment of students’ academic, and behavioral performance
  • Articulate the organization’s mission and programmatic goals to staff, families and community partners
  • Ensure staff availability  and accountability to parents and students
  • Collaborate with colleagues on program services, student plans, and special projects
  • Coordinate a comprehensive parent engagement strategy including; communication methods,  parent workshops and meetings
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure access to counseling services for students

Supervision and Administration

  • Assist with the management and operations of the Midtown-West location
  • Hire, train and supervise program staff
  • Oversee grants administration required by contracts including evaluation, grant reporting, budgets and Human Resources documentation
  • Administer and track program budget expenditures
  • Secure professional development opportunities for staff in program design and content areas
  • Champion the organization’s educational and youth development philosophy
  • Observe and assess staff performance
  • Facilitate  team meetings
  • Ensure the collection and documentation of  program activities and outcome data within agency-wide data base
  • Submit a monthly summative program department reports
  • Attend all staff, program and interdisciplinary team meetings
  • Collaborate with Development Department on fundraising initiatives to enhance programming
  • Collaborate with other program staff on agency, and program-wide  projects
  • Represent the organization at external functions, meetings and conferences
  • Fulfilling all other duties deemed vital to the function of the organization by the President and CEO 

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Education, or related field, required
  • 5-7 management experience
  • Significant experience in curriculum development
  • Deep of knowledge of anti-racism and gender equity practice
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical ability
  • Solid computer skills; Microsoft Office Suite, internet research and outcome database
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Strong work ethic and professional values
  • Commitment to promoting YWCA’s social justice mission, educational and youth development philosophy.

Competitive benefits. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Please send your resume

and cover letter to Lisa DeCicco at [email protected] or by fax to 212.735.9815


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