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Division Director of After School Programs 

About the Organization A pioneering not-for-profit affordable housing developer and community programs initiator in New York City, Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. has worked since 1969 to create more than 8,700 apartments through 64 affordable rental and homeownership development projects. Settlement Housing Fund presently owns and maintains 36 buildings containing 1,979 apartments in various locations, with concentrations of housing and programs in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Two Bridges neighborhood on the Lower East Side, as well as at other sites throughout Manhattan. We expect that our portfolio will continue to grow. Settlement Housing Fund is equally committed to bringing amenities, programs and services to communities we serve through the development and operation of affordable housing. Settlement Housing Fund is the parent organization of The Crenulated Company, LTD dba New Settlement which was created in 1989 with the acquisition of 14 abandoned buildings from the City of New York. New Settlement has evolved into a robust social service organization offering a range of community-based services in education, college access, youth development, arts, workforce development, community organizing, wellness and other key services that provide important resources to the neighborhood's youth and families. New Settlement's success has been achieved through close collaboration with a wide range of educational institutions, housing and community development organizations, businesses, youth development and social service agencies - in the neighborhood, Bronx-wide, across New York and nationally. The programs at New Settlement are supported by local, state and federal government agencies, as well as foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals.  

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Division Director of Afterschool Programs will be responsible for ensuring our programs consistently achieve and exceed established goals to meet the needs of our children and families. In addition, the Division Director will be charged with growing existing programs as well as new program development.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

Essential Job Functions

  • With support from New Settlement’s Leadership Team, the Division Director will provide strategic oversight and set the vision and direction for New Settlement’s Afterschool programs.
  • Supervise and manage all programs and operations within the Division. Train and assist Program Directors in areas of recruitment, scheduling, staffing, program design, and New Settlement philosophy.
  • Meet with Program Directors to establish quarterly goals and review overall program performance. Assess and evaluate program quality through site visits and discussions with Program Directors and school administrators (provide diplomatic and constructive criticism as well as encouragement and praise).
  • Build collaboration between key after-school stakeholders, especially Director’s and principals, to support the institutionalization of after-school programs. Negotiate with Principals and key stakeholders on issues of space, staffing, activities, etc.
  • Encourage and support Program Directors and line staff in their professional development (identify problem areas and potential weaknesses) to build the field of after-school staff and improve program operations, offerings and atmosphere.
  • Assist Program Directors in the development of needs assessment within their school communities and monitor the implementation of strategies to address those needs.
  • Create a culture that prioritizes both youth and staff emotional and physical safety and well-being. Create a culture of inclusivity and equity where all identities are acknowledged and celebrated.
  • Provide crisis management.
  • Work closely with the AED and other members of leadership to conduct timely review of data to inform decision-making, program design and execution.
  • Review program budgets, PERS and staffing to ensure that they are aligned with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Contribute to the development of New Settlement’s goals and objectives, as well as overall management and leadership.
  • Assess and recommend new areas for program development.
  • Provide leadership and management support to team of five Program Directors.
  • Other duties or special projects as assigned by Associate Executive Director and Executive Director.

Grants Management

  • Enforce New Settlement policies to ensure compliance with grant agreements and regulations mandated by after-school partners, e.g., DOE, DYCD, OCFS, DOH and other funding sources. Ensure each site maintains program files and other required documentations (DOH compliance).
  • Monitor attendance reports and follow-up on individual site issues related to attendance, enrollment and contract compliance issues.
  • Oversee fiscal management of programs, including analysis and completion of budgets, approval on expense reports and approving and issuing reimbursement to programs.
  • Develop fiscal strategies with accounting department.
  • Review, edit and approve quarterly reports for submission.
  • Write annual program appraisals of program directors.
  • Maintain comprehensive files for legal, correspondence, financial and grant compliance purposes.
  • Participate in grant review process for new after-school programs.
  • Serve as an external communication resource for New Settlement regarding issues of program quality, funding, training, research, and on-going partnerships and initiatives (e.g., relations with potential funders, policy makers from other cities, etc.).
  • Serve as a knowledge-base about New Settlement programs by providing qualitative and anecdotal data to shape New Settlement policies as well as the growing field of after-school programming.


  • Bachelors Degree Required/Masters Degree Preferred in education, social services, nonprofit management or related field with significant program management experience leading youth development programming.
  • Exceptional leadership and emotional intelligence, with the proven ability to build effective leaders and teams.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of effective problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to administer multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload, and effectively manage resources.
  • Experience in developing strategic vision which incorporates staff development as a central piece.
  • Maintain a relentless pursuit of results and very high standards for performance of themselves and colleagues.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Sound judgment, high level of integrity, professionalism, a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Has perspective on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly as it relates to management practices and our work.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
  • Must be cleared and maintain clearance throughout duration of employment by NYS DOH and DOE fingerprinting screening, NYS Central Registrar Background Check, 3 Reference checks, Staff Exclusion List (SEL), and must provide a physical examination with updated TB test.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Employment is at will and employees will undergo 45- and 90-day check-ins during their 90-day probationary period.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

New Settlement is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions expected of an employee. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of you as an employee. You may be asked to perform other duties as required.

$100,000.00 - $108,000.00 per year

Position Requirements  
Salary $100,000.00 - $108,000.00 per year  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Division Director of After School Programs  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s) Allison Palmer, Rigaud Noel  
Location New Settlement  

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