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Job Details

Full Time
Troy, NY
2 Years
Associate's Degree
May 8, 2017

Child/Youth Programs Director-Hope 7 Community Center

For 50 years, Hope 7 Community Center has had the pleasure and privilege of enhancing the quality of life for thousands of children and families in Troy, NY. We continue to add new elements to our programs to enrich lives and offer youth the opportunities to tap into their inner talents, while at the same time, assist them in developing social skills and tackling educational challenges.  If you share our passion and commitment to provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and challenging environment for today’s youth, ages 5-15, from diverse backgrounds, we would welcome your talents in our After School, Traveling Summer Day Camp, and Teen Night programs which serve 150-200 children annually. Our agency also has other human service programs under separate direction.

Qualifications/Requirements as per NYS Regulations and Hope 7 Expectations:

  • Minimum Associates Degree in Child Related Field, or NYS SACC or Children’s Program Admin. Credential
  • Minimum  2 year experience working with 5-13 age group AND 1 year supervisory experience                
  • Minimum 3 professional references
  • Ability to pass NYS clearances for child abuse, criminal history, medical exam
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Valid Driver’s License with reliable vehicle
  • Ability to supervise outdoor recreation program for 10 week summer session held at NYS Park sites
  • 35-40 hrs. weekly  with some early evening and occasional Saturday AM for Teen Program during school year and full 40 hrs. for summer session.

Position Duties:

  • Responsible for development, execution, and supervision of all youth program activities
  • Compliance with all NYS regulations, record keeping, and license requirements
  • Train, assist, and supervise all staff (5-8 part-time) and volunteers in youth programs
  • Act as liaison and primary contact for parent interaction
  • Assist with planning and execution of all fundraising events/campaigns/activities
  • Order all program, office, and building related supplies
  • Work collaboratively with, and under direct supervision of, Deputy Director

Personal Attributes for Successful Directorship:

  • Deep rooted compassion for children from all backgrounds and with varied needs
  • Inspired to make a difference in children’s lives
  • Consistency in following established procedures  
  • Adaptability to respond calmly and efficiently to unexpected and inopportune glitches in routine
  • Excellence in time management, organization, and attention to detail
  • Diplomatic yet definitive in communication with children, co-workers, and families
  • An independent, creative, yet realistic thinker and planner
  • Highly reliable and punctual
  • Have a great sense of humor-always a necessity!

Inspired to commit to this rewarding position? Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume with cover letter, to Phyllis Sandow at For agency overview visit . Hope 7 is an EOE 





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