From our friends at CAMBA, one of the latest Promise Neighborhoods planning grant winners and a UNCA member agency:
Promise Neighborhood Director
CAMBA, a large non-profit in Brooklyn, NY has recently been awarded a Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant by the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. DOE). CAMBA is seeking a Director of the Flatbush Promise Neighborhood Initiative (FPNI). The purpose of the FPNI is to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in Flatbush, a Central Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City, and to transform the community by achieving the following objectives: 1) Identifying and increasing the capacity of local organizations that are focused on achieving results for children, youth and families throughout the Flatbush community; 2) Building a complete continuum of cradle-through-college-to career solutions of both educational programs and family and community support, with great schools at the center and with all solutions accessible to children with disabilities and to English learners; 3) Integrating programs and breaking down “silos” so that solutions are implemented effectively and efficiently across agencies; 4) Developing the local infrastructure of systems and resources needed to sustain and scale up proven, effective solutions; 5) Learning about the overall impact of the Promise Neighborhoods program and about the relationship between particular strategies in Promise Neighborhoods and student outcomes, including through a rigorous evaluation of the programs.
The person filling the position is expected to: 1) Direct/manage day-to-day planning process for the FPNI, supervise all FPNI staff, and ensure quality of plan; 2) Plan, develop and coordinate services among the Advisory Board, Core Team and all Committees of the FPNI; 3) Ensure that all goals, targets and performance outcomes are met on a monthly basis; and, 4) Interact with U.S. DOE on a regular basis. Additionally, include a review and conduct on-going analyses of the planning process and implementation of Continuum of Solutions.
The ideal candidate will possess an MPA, MPH, or Master’s degree in a related field (Bachelor’s degree minimum) and 5 years applicable experience and/or equivalent experience. Candidate must demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills, organizational skills and computer skills, along with prior supervisory experience.
Interested candidates must reside in, or be willing to relocate to, the New York City metropolitan area. Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org