Thursday, November 11, 2010

Elmhurst Center Manager (Elmhurst, Queens) USA

Elmhurst Center Manager
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!)

Organization Description
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 with the mission to create social change and opportunities for South Asian youth to realize their fullest potential. It is the only organization in New York City dedicated to providing secular and comprehensive youth development services to the City’s fast-growing South Asian community. With 40 full-time and part-time staff and a budget of $1.6 million, SAYA! serves over 600 low-income and immigrant youth at six locations across Queens.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Program Director, the Manager will be responsible for developing, monitoring, and expanding programs at the SAYA! Elmhurst Center. The Manager will oversee participant recruitment, enrollment and retention. In addition, he or she will use data to manage for performance and evaluate program quality. The ideal candidate is a dynamic project manager who has an ability to motivate and engage staff, youth, parents, teachers and strategic community partners.

Program management
•Supervise 2-4 full and part time staff.
•Develop and implement weekly reports on center program utilization and impact.
•Work with direct reports to develop program plans, goals and curriculum.
•Provide formal orientation to new youth participants and their families.
Relationship management
•Build cohesiveness across programs to provide integrated services to youth.
•Identify and implement outreach strategies to recruit and retain youth in programs.
•Develop and maintain relationships with high schools, faith-based institutions and other key stakeholders to encourage active participation in programs.
•Represent organization at community meetings, conferences, and street fairs to promote mission and increase youth registration.
•Identify and fill volunteer needs across programs.

•Supervisory experience preferred.
•Strong writing and oral communication skills.
•Comfortable using data to make program decisions.
•Ability to multitask, work under tight deadlines and deal with high-level pressure.
•Skilled in Windows, Word, Excel, databases and internet research.
•Must demonstrate a commitment to the mission of SAYA!
•Proven commitment to and knowledge of the South Asian community and/or youth development a plus.
•Bachelor degree and 3 to 5 years experience working in program management; graduate degree a plus.
•Availabiliy during evenings and Saturdays required.

To Apply: Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and one writing samples to Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered. No phone calls please. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled; therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Position available immediately.

SAYA! is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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