St. Nicks Alliance is a nonprofit, nonsectarian community-based organization founded in 1975 with the mission to serve as a catalyst to improve the quality of life of residents in the communities of Williamsburg-Greenpoint in Brooklyn through its work in five main areas: housing, healthcare, workforce development, economic development and youth and education Established in 1994, each year the Division of Youth & Education serves 8,000 2-24 year olds and caregivers with the mission to transform the lives of North Brooklyn’s youth. Youth are empowered to successfully advance through the stages of education and into young adulthood with the core competencies to thrive. Among these core competencies are strong socio-emotional skills, high educational attainment and the pursuit of a clear career path. In partnership with schools, families and community, St. Nicks Alliance’s holistic approach to transformation combines youth development, academic enrichment, health and wellness, and arts learning for students K-12. Teen programs also concentrate on promoting self-efficacy, graduation and post-secondary readiness. St. Nicks Alliance has a 20-year partnership with the three high schools located on Grand Street Campus where we offer a broad complement of programs, services, and funding streams. The Director of Arts and Enrichment @ Grand Street Campus is a new position responsible for the design and implementation of all arts and enrichment services during the school day, afterschool and summer hours for elementary, middle and high school students.
This position will report to Director, Program Services at Grand Street Campus.
Staff supervision and overall management:
● Hire, train, schedule and supervise highly competent activity specialist and youth workers to implement arts and
enrichment programming for middle and high school youth.
● Provide on-going observation and feedback to staff.
● Provide support and coach instructors / talented activity specialists to plan and implement in-school and
afterschool arts and enrichment programming, including music, sports, drama, arts, creative writing, and other
age appropriate activities.
● Coordinate campus-wide arts and enrichment programming to assure quality and age appropriate services are
Partnership / Relationship Development:
● Cultivate school partnerships with teachers and school staff, both on campus and at middle schools feeding the
Beacon afterschool center, by attending regular meetings and planning sessions.
● Develop strong relationships with campus-wide staff, including school safety, and building administrators.
● Identify, establish and maintain strong partnerships with arts and enrichment subcontractors, co-locators and
others providing programming at Grand Street Campus.
● Support Director of Program services in maintaining a strong partnership across the three schools, maintaining
positive relationships with school administration and staff, and other community based organizations on campus
and the surrounding community.
● Plan, schedule and implement dynamic arts programming for middle and high school students both during and
after school hours, expanding on the agency model to meet the interests of participants.
● Partner closely with elementary summer camp director to coordinate arts and enrichment activities.
● Gather resources and curriculum for Literacy, STEM, physical fitness, nutrition; support staff with lesson
planning and implementation for these core program components
● Oversee development of active, enriching theme-based summer camp for middle school students, with the goal
of stemming summer learning loss and providing opportunities for growth and hands-on learning
● Support short and long term division-wide implementation of program planning and outcomes tracking;
specifically, seek ways to improve school attendance, school attachment, academic self-efficacy, literacy, and
● Support and strengthen the positive youth development principals across the campus, including maximizing
student voice and choice, and supporting at-risk youth and their families.
Administration and Data Management:
● Support DYCD online and ETO systems, to ensure 100% compliance.
● Track enrollment and attendance to arts and enrichment programming, and data entry to ensure center is on
track to meet programmatic mandates.
● Support compliance with School Age Child Care (SACC) and Summer Camp rules and regulations pertaining to
staff hiring and clearances, trainings, safety, and related items.
This position requires a staff person with excellent abilities in planning and organization, Creativity/Innovation and Relationship Building.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
● Minimum five years’ experience in youth development, preferably in a community-based setting, with at least
three years in a leadership position ● Excellent outreach, engagement, and interpersonal skills
● Strategic thinker who can envision the “big picture” while providing attention to detail
● High standards for program planning and implementation
● Commitment and enthusiasm for a culture of continuous improvement
● Experience and commitment to coaching and developing young staff members
● Understanding of and commitment to youth development principles
● Familiarity with School Age Child Care (SACC) and Department of Health Summer Camp requirements
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED