Career Opportunities at Acacia


Job Details

After School and Youth Programs

Site Director  Bronx, NY  : 11/11/2022
Job Description

Job ID#:


Job Category:

After School and Youth Programs

Position Type:

Full Time


Under the supervision of the Education Director the Site Director, oversees the planning, organizing, and implementation of education services for the children at that site.   These services contribute to the increased social competence in children and the recognition and enhancement of parents as the primary educators of their children. The salary is $70K

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  1. Help plan and run all grantee pre-service trainings and all year long
  2. Perform the functions of this position with a strong understanding of the Head Start Performance Standards and the safety and service plans: ACF child development outcomes Frameworks (ELOF), Early Childhood Frameworks for Quality (DOE EFQ); and thorough knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices:
  3. Deliver pre-service and monthly in-service training sessions to teaching staff as assigned 
  4. Monitor the implementation of creative curricula in the classrooms and assure that checkpoints are met
  5. Carry out recommendations of the DOE and ACF monitor for program improvement
  6. Monitor children's assessment (Brigance), including weekly observations in each area (anecdotal), developmental assessments, and children's assessment data entry and outcome reports (TSG)
  7. Supervise children's assessment (Brigance), including weekly observations in each area, examples of the child's work, developmental assessments, and children's assessment data entry and outcome reports
  8. Assure that home visits and parent conferences are done and that the progress reports are completed and used to discuss the individualization for each child
    9. Identity items and materials needed in the classrooms and assist the teaches in the placing of purchase orders.
             10. Assist in the process to transition 4 year old children to kindergarten
               11. Assist in recruiting and orienting volunteers, providing them with   guidance as needed
          12. Evaluate the performance of teaching Staff, at the end of the probation and annually thereafter, and recommend subsequent personnel action to the Education Director.
           13. Actively participant in the professional development weeks throughout the year.
          14  Assure that staff files and documentation are complete, accurate, and confidentially maintained, and ready for inspection 
          15  Perform other duties, as may be required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Additional Requirements:
  1. Requires ability to use abstract reasoning, problem solving, planning, and analytical skills in: training, evaluation, and program development
  2. Requires effective interpersonal and oral communication skills for supervisory duties.
  3. Requires effective writing and oral communications skills to conduct meetings and training sessions, and to prepare reports that are clear, complete, comprehensive, and use good grammar and punctuation
  4. Successful experience working in a team setting
  5. Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community
  6. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if need
  7. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and office equipment, including,  but not limited to, the telephone, fax machine, copier, and tape recorder
  8. Must be able to lift 55 pounds
  9. Must be able to travel, enter and exit a vehicle without assistance, and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions
  10. Experience successfully working with a culturally diverse staff and clients.
Working Conditions
  1. Possible exposure to bodily fluids or tissues
  2. Possible exposure to communicable diseases
  3. Job requires sitting for long period of time (during planning and reporting) and standing for long periods of time (during observations and training) as well as stooping, squatting, and running
  4. A moderate amount of traveling around the City is required (to various meetings)

Qualifications and Requirements:
  1. Degree in early childhood education or related subject.
  2. New York State Teaching Certificate for early childhood, or N – 6 or Birth – 2nd grade.
  3. Have taught early childhood for at least 5 years.
  4. Have knowledge and experience in the philosophy and practices of Head Start (or comparable child development programs), early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practice, and bilingual education;
  5. Proof of a physical examination within the last 6 months, which indicates a tuberculosis test, and meets the requirements as stated by the Agency and the DOHMH;
  6. Personal qualifications as required.  Emotional maturity, willingness to cooperate with the aims of the program, respect for children and adults, flexibility, patience, good character.

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

Job Requirements


Already have an account? Log in here