Queens Community House (QCH) is one of the borough’s premiere social service organizations. Our programs serve residents of all ages, classes, races and ethnicities while supporting the viability of neighborhoods and the borough as a whole. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We provide programs for children, teens, adults and older adults at 32 program sites in 14 different neighborhoods across the borough, serving 25,000 people each year. Our programs are designed to serve low-income and immigrant families to promote equal access to opportunity, and also to serve a broad array of Queens residents and to break down barriers of race and class. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. QCH is a strong and growing agency focused... on deepening our impact.
Youth Services at QCH
The Youth Services Department seeks to have a long-term, positive impact on the lives of the young people we serve, with a particular focus on social and emotional development. We serve over 2000 young people each year through a diverse array of programming in 17 After School Enrichment Programs, including: 12 New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)-funded after school programs (10 in schools and 2 in community centers), 3 DYCD-funded Beacon programs, and two New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Advantage programs. Three program sites combine DYCD and OCFS funding creating opportunities for enriched programs and additional family supports. The Youth Services Department also includes our Family Literacy program and our Gen Q program serving LGBTQ teens. The department uses Hello Insight, an independent, automated evaluation tool to measure the impact our programming has on the social-emotional development of our program participants and QCH has consistently been recognized as a top provider nationally among the many organizations using the tool.
Associate Executive Director (AED) for Youth Services
The AED for youth services is responsible for shaping the overall vision and strategy for children and youth services at QCH in accordance with the agency’s mission and vision. The AED reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the QCH Executive Team.
QCH is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader in the youth services field. This leader will be capable of leading the next phase of the Youth Services Department’s growth by generating new ideas, building from opportunities, and thinking systematically and strategically about the operations of the department. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to balance competing priorities including contract compliance, programmatic excellence, personnel management and support, fundraising, partnership development, and growth opportunities. Strong departmental systems and appropriate delegation of tasks will be critical to success in this role. In addition, QCH is seeking someone with:
Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package includes medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such staff can earn up to 27 annual leave days (22 in your first year), 12 sick days, and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Commensurate with experience
Queens Community House, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.