Director-Education (SE1116) in Staten Island, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 6/16/2020

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Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 

Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

The Education Director manages the delivery of services to children, supervision of personnel, and ensures the quality of instructional services within the policies and guidelines of Volunteers of America. 


M.S. degree in Special Education, New York State Certification in Special Education, Students with Disabilities-Birth-Grade 2, and New York State Certification in School Administration and Supervision or School Building Leadership plus two years supervisory experience.

  1. Develop program services for children and their families.
  2. Ensure accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is maintained, New York City and New York State instructional guidelines are implemented including curriculum used by the early learning centers, The Creative Curriculum.
  3. Plan and monitor implementation of professional development activities for all education staff (teachers and teacher assistants) and all related service staff.  Ensure all staff maintain certification issued by the State Education Department.
  4. Conduct formal teacher (written) observations and review written teacher and teacher assistant observations conducted by assistant directors.
  5. Manage fiscal expenditures and revenue including spending for program supplies and equipment; efficiency rate of related service providers; lunch forms; revenue from evaluations, monitor student enrollment and attendance, and other fiscal issues.
  6. Manage program facilities.
  7. Interface with the State Education Department, the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure that programs and services adhere to all requirements and regulations of the agencies.
  8. Perform other related tasks as assigned.

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