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Program Director for Coalition for Youth and Community Empowerment, Community Mediation Services, Inc., New York, NY

Program Director for Coalition for Youth and Community Empowerment

Position: Coordinator of a multi-dimensional community organizing effort in Southeast Queens designed to lower youth crime and to prevent youth violence by:

  • Identifying and coordinating resources
  • Developing three local coalitions that will design a strategy to identify the needs of at risk youth and develop a plan using existing resources and designing potential programs.
  • Including youth in the collaborative effort
  • Building upon existing community efforts and the contacts, programs, and skills of the lead agency which has worked in the community for 30 years.

This program is funded for one year.


  • Minimum BA required plus 5 years experience.
  • Experience working with and within community organizations, coalitions and partnerships whose purpose is to develop relationships and collaborate for common objectives (E.g. education, violence prevention, economic opportunity, youth development, juvenile justice etc.).
  • Experience with and understanding of various service systems in the community and an ability to work with them.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; conflict resolution and/or mediation skills; youth services experience; presentation skills.
  • Experience with and commitment to empowering others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of various ages and economic and cultural backgrounds; and foster collaboration for a common (the community’s) purpose.
  • Experience in or knowledge of Southeast Queens a plus.


Positive, committed, thinks clearly, organized, coordinator, good communicator- verbal and written, conflict resolver and problem solver, facilitator, goal-oriented, enjoy working with diverse communities, dynamic and humble; can communicate with respect, dignity, honesty and transparency.

Salary commensurate with education and experience plus full benefits

Contact: Mark Kleiman

718 523-6868 ext 248

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