Director, OST K-8 Programs

Positions Report to: Managing Director, OST and Postsecondary 

Start/End Date: Immediate

Compensation: EHTP offers a comprehensive benefits package.

FLSA Status: Exempt


Who We Are

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. 

At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.

We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.


About The Opportunity

As our organization continues to expand the reach of its educational programming to serve more students in the East Harlem community, we are seeking a Director, Out-of-School Time K-8 Programs to oversee the daily logistics of our afterschool and summer programs serving Kindergarten through 8th grade students. The Director leads our Elementary and Middle School Programs at Scholars Academies and at our external sites by coaching and directing program managers and afterschool deans; and is also responsible for supporting curriculum design and quality, instructional implementation and reflection, data collection and analysis, and program compliance.

The Director, OST K-8 Programs partners closely with the Managing Director, OST in creating a cohesive and aligned vision for after-school curriculum that supports literacy growth and youth development in all our schools; and collaborates with all members of the OST Team to ensure that EHTP’s commitment to anti-racism and social emotional learning are at the core of every out-of-school time program, staff and student interaction, and family engagement activity. This person will collaborate closely with school leadership at our partner schools. 

What Qualifies You

  • You have 2-3 years of impactful K-8  teaching experience, ideally in a community similar to East Harlem, with a passion for and record of driving student achievement
  • You have 1-2 years of adult leadership experience, and effectively manages with a focus on effective communication, relationship-building, and well-developed organizational systems
  • You excel at operational leadership, with a demonstrated ability to do tactical and practical project implementation
  • You are an experienced relationship-builder who understands how to navigate relationship-building with different stakeholders in the community, particularly families, generating support for program initiatives 
  • You are entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, and resourceful, with the ability to deliver results in a rapidly growing, deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • You believe deeply in EHTP’s mission, core values, racial equity, and educational model
  • You are comfortable communicating with students and families in Spanish, preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field 


Areas of Leadership

Program Leadership and Team Management 

  • Manage a team of Elementary and Middle School Program Managers and after-school deans by providing tactical guidance and professional development to amplify impact of programming on our students and families 
  • Work with Managing Director to plan and execute on high impact and high quality after-school programs and summer programs that center student voice through project based learning 
  • Build a team culture that is aligned to organizational core values and guiding pursuits and fosters a high standard of excellence, accountability, and equity
  • Collaborate with the Director, Social Work on social emotional initiatives and family engagement. 


Program Operations

  • Lead the implementation of operational systems, processes, and protocol that support the growth of afterschool programs while ensuring compliance and program quality 
  • Remain up-to-date with state educational standards and any appropriate policy and academic trends, periodically reviewing standards and policies to ensure continued compliance and success
  • Oversee K-8 recruitment, enrollment, and retention practices across all OST elementary and middle school programs 
  • Collaborate with Deputy Director of Operations to ensure compliance with licenses, department of health, and DYCD contracts
  • Manage budget for Elementary and Middle School Programs 

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