PWC recently merged with the Center for Arts Education (CAE), an organization that has delivered high-quality arts education programs that nurtures the development of social and emotional learning in NYC public school students as a core part of their pre-K to 12th grade education. PWC and CAE’s programs and approach are rooted in an understanding of the impact of poverty and trauma on children, a steadfast commitment to antiracism, and expertise in children’s social-emotional wellbeing.
The Program Director reports to PWC’s Vice President of Programs and is responsible for managing Student Voice and Engagement, a federally funded theater/SEL/ELA integration program to be implemented in four PWC Community Schools in Brownsville, BK, as well as overseeing all PWC/CAE DOE-funded and privately-funded programming.
· Work with PWC VP of Programs to implement the strategic plan to grow CAE’s programs and services in New York City schools and integrate arts programming within PWC’s programs and services
· Monitor and oversee SVE program, services, and award requirements, as well as serve as liaison and maintain communication with USED
· Oversee the development of new programs and services, and the execution of current programs and services
· Supervise and manage the CAE Program Team including 2 Program Coordinators and a roster of part-time, seasonal Teaching Artists across various disciplines
· Build and manage relationships with public and private funders including the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, foundations and corporations
· Partner with the PWC Monitoring and Evaluation Team and external evaluators to define appropriate program evaluation measures and assess program outcomes
· Manage a multimillion-dollar operating budget with public and private funding and reporting requirements
· Partner with the PWC Development and Communications Team to respond to grant opportunities and requests for proposals, identify funding opportunities and cultivate donors
· Serve as a thought leader in development of culturally sensitive, healing arts school-based programs in New York City
· Master’s degree in Social Work, Education, Arts Administration, or related field and/or proven experience managing programs strongly preferred.
· At least 8 years of experience working in schools, including leading arts programs in schools; teaching experience a plus
· Experience developing and managing budgets supported by multiple private and public funding streams, and reporting to funders on programmatic and fiscal outcomes
· Demonstrated understanding of high-need communities and public schools as well as social service, education and behavioral health issues that impact students and their families
· Exceptional managerial, supervisory and staff development skills
· Ability to form and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with teaching artists, principals and other strategic stakeholders
· Ability to adapt; encourage openness, flexibility and creativity in meeting programmatic and regulatory needs
· Comfortable working with elementary, middle and high school communities