Tracking Code 937-287Job Description
Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc (HCZ) is a multi-site, multi-program community organization that provides a unique and comprehensive interlocking network of education, social and health services, and recreation to more than 22,000 children and adults in Central Harlem. The majority of the children HCZ works with go to public schools and attend its engaging after-school programs. Whether in its Promise Academy charter schools or public schools, HCZ’s high standards and expectations are the same for all of its children—ensuring that all of them are on track to attend college and successfully graduate. HCZ’s overarching goal is to create a "tipping point" in the neighborhood so that children are surrounded by an enriching environment of college-oriented peers and supportive adults. Nationally and internationally recognized for its early and progressive intervention programs, HCZ has been lauded by The New York Times as “one of the most ambitious social-policy experiments of our time.”
We introduced The Baby College® GRADS (Guardians Responding and Developing Strategies) program in 2010 to give graduates of The Baby College® an opportunity to deepen both their understanding of child development and their relationships with one another. Drawing on the most recent scientific research in infant and toddler brain development, GRADS staff help parents learn how to build strong interactions with their children, create a literacy-rich environment, and foster early language skills through weekly home visits and biweekly group meetings. While the training is intensive, the mood is light. Meetings have the informal, convivial feel of a neighborhood play group, with parents learning how to stimulate their children’s minds and growth through basic everyday activities. Indeed, any moment can be a teachable one—even a simple trip to the grocery store is a chance to explore, educate, and bond with their children. GRADS ensures that caregivers receive the education and support they need during the pivotal first three years of their children’s lives.
We are seeking a Program Director to provide leadership and direction of The Baby College GRADS program.
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Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.
Job Location New York, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular