Senior Director

135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020, USA Req #3053
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
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• Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days

• Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 

• Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness

• Free continuing education opportunities 

• 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension

• Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 

• 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  

• Life and disability insurance 

• Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee.



The Senior Director provides leadership and oversight for assigned Preventive Service Programs.  He/She has responsibility for the clinical, operational, fiscal and administrative functioning of assigned programs. The Senior Director supervises assigned Program Directors and works closely with program staff and other preventive directors.  He/She supports and implements the agency’s initiatives and projects; this includes continuous quality improvement outcomes work.  Depending on the size and structure of assigned programs, the Senior Director may also function as the Program Director of 1 or more Preventive Service Program(s). The Senior Director will work effectively with State and other regulatory bodies, community providers and internal agency programs.



  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner
  • Advocate for racial, cultural and gender equity
  • Work from a strength based perspective with families and staff
  • Ability to identify gaps in services and develop plans to address them
  • Knowledge of child welfare and at least one model intervention
  • Strong clinical, risk assessment and safety planning skills
  • Knowledge of budgets and effective operational and administrative strategies


  • Provide ongoing supervision to assigned directors.
  • Visit program sites to monitor compliance with regulatory standards and staff wellbeing.
  • Collaborate with inter agency departments on programmatic, fiscal and human resources related issues
  • Ensure programmatic systems are in place to meet client service delivery needs.
  • Assists programs in utilizing established, effective interventions to achieve defined and meaningful outcomes
  • Provides leadership and vision to assist programs in achieving goals, continually improving performance and meeting challenges proactively and effectively
  • Periodically review chart documentation to ensure progress notes meets regulatory standards 
  • Ensures appropriate training and supervision is provided to all staff; may develop and provide training
  • Respond to opportunities to expand service delivery options.
  • Help develop and implement  new programs, projects and initiatives
  • Ensures relationships with partners and community groups (family voice) are established and maintained.
  • Ensures compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and regulations
  • Ensures development and adherence to program budgets and maintains programs’ fiscal viability
  • Responsible for risk management, including identifying, addressing and tracking high risk in clients     and program operations
  • Performs all other duties assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related subject area.
  • NYS Clinical License, including LMSW, LCSW, LCAT, LMHC, or LMFT.   LCSW preferred.



  • 3 years of experience as a Director OR
  • 5 years of experience as an Assistant Director or like title in a child welfare program AND
  • 3 years of experience as a Supervisor in a relevant setting, preferably preventive services or in a program utilizing an EBM used by preventive services  


We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Directors
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Min Hiring Rate $125,000.00
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020, USA