Assistant Director of the Institute for Transformative Mentoring
The New School
December 20, 2017
New York, New York
The Center for New York City Affairs is an applied public policy research organization based in the Milano School at the New School. The Center offers analysis and solutions to pressing social and economic challenges. In early 2017, the Center launched the Institute for Transformational Mentoring (ITM), a dynamic new training program focused on the development of credible messengers – formerly incarcerated mentors – working in the social services fields throughout New York City. These mentors help young people navigate community violence and avoid the criminal justice system. The Institute was developed in partnership with social service employers and responds to the need for professional development and support for this vital workforce. The Institute also offers a program for young adults that includes an intensive summer program and a new year-round training and subsidized work experience for aspiring peer mentors.
The Assistant Director will be responsible for management and oversight of operations, development and budget, outreach and events and supervision of staff. This position reports to the Program Director of ITM.
This position is funded by and contingent upon external fundraising.
Assists the Director of ITM in providing direct oversight of the daily operations of the program.
Direct event planning and communications.
Act as key representative at funder and community external partner meetings, actively participating in the development of these relationships and student recruitment.
Assists the Director of ITM in maintaining operational budget including tracking of expenditures.
Manage academic planning for ITM.
Supervise ITM program staff and student workers.
Draft fundraising proposals including developing budget proposals.
Track fundraising reporting requirements and produce regular budget reports.
Additional tasks as assigned.
Master's degree and related experience required.
Experience with youth development, workforce development, higher education, and criminal justice/re-entry strongly preferred.
Strong analytical abilities and technical skills; able to analyze and evaluate data, develop reports, and make recommendations based on analysis.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, administrators, alumni, and the University community.
Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, problem solve; can work well both independently and in team-based settings.
Strong attention to detail skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to supervise staff/students.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
People with histories of arrest, conviction and/or incarceration are encouraged to apply. For more information please visit our website: http://www.centernyc.org/itm-about
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