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Director of Recreation and Transportation
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Apr 18, 2014
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: Based on Experience
Location: US - New York - New York City
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Description
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an innovative child welfare agency located in Midtown Manhattan, which provides services to medically fragile children and their families. NAC is currently seeking applicants for a Director of Recreation and Transportation.

Position Summary:
The Director of Recreation and Transportation prepares a calendar of creative and richly diversified recreation activities, groups and special events. In close collaboration with staff from multiple disciplines, (s)he develops and manages programs that support the delivery of on or off-site services (S)he provides effective leadership to Recreation, Transportation and New Horizons staff, and has knowledge of the organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures.
This position supports N.A.C.’s mission to provide the highest quality of care to the children and families we serve.

Key Responsibilities:        
1.        Provides supervision, support, and training to department staff.
2.        Devises and regularly disseminates recreation calendar. Supervises the planning and implementation of high-quality and diversified recreation programs, especially groups, outings, and special events.
2.        Oversees New Horizons (STYA) program. Prepares quarterly reports and ensures compliance with contractual obligations.
3.        Manages and develops programs that support the delivery of on-site and community-based services, including:   transportation via NAC van and private car service; playroom and waiting area recreation and activities; family visit monitoring or supervision; and escorts for clients and staff traveling to or from critical destinations.
4.         Oversees family support services and van request system.
5.        Acts as liaison between recreation department and community relations staff and volunteers.
6.        Covers department in the absence of director.
7.        Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.       Adept at collaborating with staff in a variety of different disciplines and programs.
2.       Strong leadership skills that promote staff development, particularly with regard to delegating responsibilities efficiently and promoting staff development.
3.       Ability to work mid week evenings and Saturdays.
4.       Excellent computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications).
5.       Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

Skills
1.        Master’s degree in recreation, social work, education, creative arts therapy, or other relevant field.
2.        Minimum of three years of supervisory experience in programs providing services to children.
3.        Knowledge of and experience in developing and managing programs a plus.


Notes
How to Apply:
Please specify position of interest when applying and submit resume to:
New Alternatives for Children, Inc
15 West 26th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail:hr@nackidscan.org
Fax: 212-994-3003

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Contact Details
Name: Richard Mandor
Address: 37 West 26th Street
City: New York City
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10010
Country: United States
Ph: 212-994-7908
FAX: 212-994-3003




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