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“For more than 40 years, United Activities Unlimited (UAU) has been dedicated to providing educational, recreational, counseling, and social programs for children and young adults throughout Staten Island. We have a borough wide network of community centers, after-school programs, prevention programs, social services and workforce development initiatives. Our mission is to provide comprehensive holistic services to individuals of all ages to improve academic achievement, economic opportunity, individual and family outcomes and general well-being. UAU is committed to serving as a resource for families by providing supportive services directly and through partnerships.”

Program Director at our South Beach Cornerstone location

UAU has an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for a Program Director at our South Beach cornerstone location. We are seeking an individual who enjoys a challenge and is passionate about investing him or herself in the community and having a positive impact on the participants and community we serve. The Program Director is responsible for planning the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization. The Program Director oversees program staff, operations, services and implementation of programs and operational processes including, but not limited to, monitoring program budget, conducting regular meetings, developing new initiatives and developing and maintaining professional relationships. Program participants range in age from school age to adult. The ability to work with all ages, demographics and individuals with diverse backgrounds is essential for the success of our programs.

Successful candidates must be flexible, have strong judgement and problem-solving skills, creativity, and exceptional interpersonal and time management skills. The Program Director must be capable of working independently and collaboratively and must work from a holistic, strengths-based perspective. The Director will have a passion for developing and empowering youth and communities through comprehensive programming and strong leadership and must have a commitment to work from a strength-based perspective. Must be culturally competent with the ability to understand, be sensitive to the needs of, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures. 

In order to be considered, candidates must meet the qualifications below. In addition, candidates should have familiarity with social services and a variety of available community resources, a passion for community outreach, strong attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. As well as the ability to develop and maintain relationships with participants, parents and the community and the ability to work flexible hours that includes some evenings and weekends.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education or Recreation or a related field with 18 credits in one of the listed fields required.

Minimum 2 years’ direct experience working with children under the age of 13 years including at least one year in a supervisory capacity in a childcare program.

Successful completion of required background check and security clearances.

UAU offers competitive compensation and benefits package. Benefits include – medical paid at 100%, vision/dental, 403(b), vacation, holiday and sick/personal time.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $54,000 – $58,000