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CAMBA Program Director, Community School 198 in Brooklyn, New York

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.  

PROGRAM(S):  PS 198 Community School is as school based program that offers a strategy to organize resources and share leadership to integrate social services into the fabric of the schools. Community Schools offer a holistic approach toward improving academic performance driven by collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers and CBOs. At the student level, Community Schools aim to increase student attendance, student engagement, development of social and emotional skills, and improve academic performance. At the school level, Community Schools aim to improve school culture, more actively engage families and provide seamless service delivery with partner organizations.


Position: Program Director

Reports To: Senior Program Manager       

Location: 4105 Farragut RD, Brooklyn, NY 11203

What The Program Director Does:

The person filling this position is expected, under general direction, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running, coordination and supervision of all program-related staff and services in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and all CAMBA and program policies, procedures, and protocols; including the following: 

  • Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.

  • Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.

  • Comply with any and all Federal, State, City and CAMBA security and privacy polices intended to protect the security and privacy of individually identifiable health information.

  • Work with direct reporting staff to improve work performance through student feedback, training, and other appropriate mechanisms.

  • Overcome resistance to change from participants, direct reporting staff, and supervisors/funders.

  • Administer constructive discipline to direct reporting staff in compliance with CAMBA’s corrective action guidelines.

  • Manage own time effectively and coordinate program activities to maximize time of direct reporting staff.

  • Lead and participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.

  • Act as liaison with agency and school administration and teaching staff, and attend Pupil Personnel Committee meetings.

  • Participate in SLT meetings, Student success meetings, teacher and staff meetings as well as attend monthly community school team meetings.

  • Outreach to the community by flyering, calls, door knocking to find appropriate resources for students.

  • Conduct a needs assessment of student body by holding focus groups, distributing student, parent and school staff survey.

  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate events.

  • Plan and organize program activities to maximize program contract's goals and performance targets and build a positive school climate.

  • Coordinate Parent workshops regarding CAMBA’s workshops as well as community services.

  • Maintain daily logs for all activities.

  • Encourage parents to become active participants in the Parent's Association and to attend school-based parent workshops.

  • Connect families to community resources to ensure that students have access to diverse opportunities.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) and three years applicable experience and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Must obtain Dept. of Education fingerprint clearance; doctor's note certifying good health; proof of negative results from TB tes

  • Supervisory experience a must.

  • Ability to adapt to the culture and environment of a public school.

Compensation: $70,000 annually

Status: -Full-time (35 hours per week) 

Benefits: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.


CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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