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Director of Development

Reports to:            President & Chief Executive Officer
Department:         Development
Job Type:              Full Time (35 hours per week)


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Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Department: Employment and Education Services

Job Type: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Employment Status: Exempt

The mission of the New York Urban League (NYUL) is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy. Providing direct services for more than 100 years to New Yorkers across the City, the NYUL is a respected trainer, advisor and advocate. Additionally, the NYUL partners with government, business and civic leaders to call out injustice, create new opportunities and celebrate advancements that make the City work better for all of its residents.


The Director of Programs will manage all Employment and Education portfolios for NYUL. Key responsibilities include monitoring the development and expansion of programs, including but not limited to: Career Preparation Institute, Compass High, Program Ready, HBCU Fair, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Program, Diversity and Inclusion Lab, Employment services and Empowerment Days. The Director of Programs will hire, train and supervise Employment and Education staff and interns, develop and manage relationships with community partners, and manage the budgeting, planning, and execution of program operations.


  • · Manage day to day operations of the programs within the Employment and Education Services portfolio.

  • Hire, supervise, develop, and manage staff to ensure all programs are meeting the goals, objectives, milestones and operating at a high level of performance and accountability.

  • Provide innovative program development and operational ideas and solutions for current and future contracts/grants.

  • Develop effective working relationships with employers, community and schools and maintain regular contact in order to monitor satisfaction; assess the staffing needs of businesses and track employment placement and retention outcomes for program members.

  • Accurately document all services as required by program and agency procedures; Identifies, develops and maintains client data for tracking member progress, program objectives and outcomes, and contractual requirements.

  • Manage program budgets and provide support in securing additional funding to sustain and expand the program portfolio.

  • Submit monthly and annual impact reports reflective of programmatic goals, services and milestone completion.

  • Participate in professional development through individual and group supervision, attendance at conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or webinars.

  • Support program and agency wide initiatives.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Masters’ degree in social work, education, counseling or related field with at least four years of supervisory experience or Bachelors degree with at least five years of experience in nonprofit, education, workforce or related field with at least three years of supervisory experience.

  • Excellent leadership, time management and emotional intelligence, with the proven ability to build, motivate and coach effective leaders and teams.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to administer multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload, and effectively manage partnerships and resources.

  • Have a demonstrated track record of effective problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Maintain a relentless pursuit of results and very high standards for performance and accountability of themselves and subordinates.

  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and verbal).

  • Experience building trusting relationships with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Has perspective on issues of diversity and inclusion, particularly as it relates to management practices and our work.

  • Respect for the value, potential and dignity for all program participants.

  • Ensure confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.

  • Ability to work outdoors and travel throughout NYC.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other standard business technology is required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Shalima L. McCants, Chief Program Officer at No phone calls.

Salary range $68,000-$73,000

Equal Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.