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Elementary Programs Manager, Queens

ABOUT US

Apex for Youth empowers underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in NYC to unlock their potential and a world of possibility. Through programming focusing on health and well-being, education, and community engagement, Apex for Youth creates transformative social connections and celebrates cultural identity to build the confidence and self-efficacy of future generations.

Apex serves approximately 2,000 students annually from Kindergarten through their post-secondary years. We provide children and young adults with opportunities to develop strong relationships with adults who volunteer as consistent and caring mentors and role models.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

Apex’s Elementary Enrichment Department addresses the educational, social, and emotional needs of elementary students through out-of-school enrichment programs, family nights, and community events. Programs take place on Saturdays from October – May. Elementary also offers summer programming during July – August. These programs are run by staff with support from volunteers.

The Manager will launch and oversee our Saturday Elementary Explorers Programs located in Flushing, Queens, in addition to all other programming that serves students and families enrolled in the Elementary Enrichment programs. This role will be responsible for growing Elementary programming in Flushing and supporting Apex’s overall growth in Queens. This position will report to the Associate Director of Elementary Programs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management (50%)

  • Oversee all aspects of the Queens Elementary Explorers program including program design, curriculum development, and site logistics, in collaboration with the Brooklyn and Manhattan Program Managers;
  • Provide supervision and ongoing support for Part-Time Facilitators;
  • Provide weekly on-site supervision and support at all scheduled Saturday sessions;
  • Collaborate with the Mental Health Services department to support Queens elementary youth on the Mental Health Services caseload;
  • Support collection and analysis of program data by the Program Data Analysis Manager including tracking enrollment and attendance, and implementing surveys to students and volunteers for feedback, and ensuring timely, accurate entry of data into Salesforce;


Volunteer Management (25%)

  • Oversee the placement, training and management of volunteers to ensure quality interactions between volunteers and youth with the support of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Elementary program managers.
  • Along with the team, interview prospective volunteers and support volunteer intake
  • Communicate with volunteers about session logistics and provide feedback on their participation/performance;


Partnerships & Events (20%)

  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with partner schools and organizations;
  • Recruit and enroll youth from partner schools and organizations into programming;
  • Oversee all communication and support for students/families, volunteers, partner schools, and external facilitators.
  • Assist with the planning for and occasionally run Elementary community events, including Family Nights, field trips, and the annual holiday party, book fair, and field day.
  • Liaise with Development department for fundraising needs, including collaborating with corporate partners;


Other Duties (5%)

  • Attend all program and leadership meetings, as necessary
  • Perform other duties as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BS preferred
  • 3-4 years experience working with youth preferred;
  • Program management experience preferred;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability and interest in building community and genuine relationships;
  • Proactive nature and self-starter, ability to problem-solve autonomously;
  • Enjoys working closely with a team, as well as independently;
  • Ability to work on Saturdays, and take Sunday-Monday as the weekend
  • Spoken fluency in Mandarin and written competency in Chinese preferred but not required

 

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $64,500 – $70,000, depending on experience.

 

Overview of Benefits

Paid time off: In the first year of employment, employees are eligible for approximately a combined 40 days of vacation, holiday, personal, and sick leave (10 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, org-wide closures for one week over the winter holidays and one week during the Fourth of July, 5 sick days per year, 3 personal days a year). Additional vacation days accrue according to years worked in the organization.

Medical and other benefits: Employees are eligible to participate in a range of medical, dental and vision insurance plans with Apex covering the majority of the cost for employees; 401K plan with employer matching; flexible spending account; commuter benefits; paid parental leave; and professional development stipend. 

Hybrid workplace: Apex provides for a flexible remote work schedule on specific days of the week and requires employees to be on-site for other days of the week, and for special events and programs. 

Organizational Culture: Apex is a highly collaborative, flexible, and employee-centered workplace. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity both within our organization and in how we collaborate with others. If you love to work with a team and have exciting ideas you would like to explore and grow, we encourage you to join Apex for Youth!

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kavita Shah at kavita.shah@apexforyouth.org and include “Elementary Programs Manager, Queens” in the subject line.