The Economic Development Director has a multi-faceted role within the DWDC. The Program Director is responsible for developing and delivering relevant quality services focused on all aspects of small business development to DWDC’s clients to achieve optimal economic impact outcomes. The Director will be responsible for implementing bilingual entrepreneurial services to small business clients in Washington Heights. The Economic Development Program will target low-income communities [WH/I (NDA D12)] and provide strategies that address the needs of and support business development. Heavy focus is on existing and potential new businesses (retail, food, service, auto repair, light manufacturing) eager to stabilize and grow.
Created from the evidence-based Healthy Families America model, Healthy Families Washington Heights provides in-home support services to pregnant women and their families aimed at reducing toxic stress and other risk factors linked to increased incidence of child neglect, abuse, and trauma. The program also provides workshops and activities to compliment sessions and reinforce goals developed during in-home sessions. Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of Family Resource Support Specialists (FRSS).
Overall responsibilities include:
Additionally, the Program Supervisor will apply the mission and goals of the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC).
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Family Services Coordinator is responsible for:
The Fiscal Manager will oversee a small staff and join a small team to oversee a $ 5M budget with nearly 80 staff. A key aspect of this role is to act as liaison between an outsourced accounting team and internal staff. As a direct report to the Executive Director, this individual will work diligently in ensuring that all claim reimbursements are submitted as per prescribed deadlines and generally work with the outsourced team on ensuring that all aspects of the accounting function are performed and completed.
Under the direction of the Early Head Start Director, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for intermediate administrative support to the Early Head Start Program. Major tasks include the coordination of data collection, program assessment, program evaluation and generation of reports and related documents. Maintains appropriate filing systems for program data and information both manual and electronically.
Under the direction of the Early Childhood Education Program Director, directs, manages, supervises, plans, and coordinates the education services programs and activities of the Early Head Start programs. Directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the transition of children into and out of Early Head Start; coordinates assigned activities with other Head Start and Early Head Start service areas, and with outside agencies. Additionally, is responsible for coordination with program managers for supportive services provided to parents in health, nutrition, social services, and mental health; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Early Childhood Program Director. Supports and applies the mission and goals of Dominican Women’s Development Center.
Under the supervision of the Family Services Coordinator, the Family Worker identifies health and social service needs of assigned families and children; plans and implements program activities to meet those needs. Plans and implement parent activities including parent education, parent groups, and parent participation in all aspects of the program. Conducts outreach and recruitment activities and implements enrollment procedures for infants, toddlers, young children and pregnant women. Makes home visits as directed accompanied by an education staff member. Prepares and maintains detailed child and family records, and maintains confidentiality of all information acquired.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Health Services Coordinator directs, manages, supervises, plans, and coordinates the Health Services Programs and activities of the Early Head Start programs; coordinates assigned activities with other Early Head Start service areas and with outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Mama Tingo Early Childhood Education Center. Supports and applies the mission and goals of Dominican Women’s Development Center.
Under the general supervision of the Educational Coordinator, the Home Visitor functions as the educator to assigned pregnant women or children three month through three years of age; promotes each child’s growth and development by planning and implementing developmentally appropriate experiences; creates an environment in which children can develop personal relationships, experiment, make choices, solve problems, and develop age-appropriate social and self-help skills. Plans and participates in parent education and parent involvement activities. Works to maintain a clean, safe, and orderly physical environment. Supports and applies the mission and goals of Dominican Women’s Development Center.
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Director directs program staff in the implementation of the Early Childhood Education Program. As such is responsible for monitoring adherence to the Early Head Start philosophies, policies, procedures, Performance Standards and local, State and Federal requirements. Oversees the budget established for the program and makes certain that costs are monitored for efficiency and effectiveness. Plans and directs all early childhood program activities for infant/toddler services, pregnant women services, parent involvement services, Policy Council involvement, and staff ensuring a high quality educational program. Supports and applies the mission and goals of the Dominican Women’s Development Center.
Under the direction of the Health Coordinator, the Custodian ensures that all areas of the program are clean and in order deemed by the Department of Health for the safety of the children in the program.
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Under the direction of the Health Services Coordinator, the Mental Health Consultant assesses the emotional development of children, staff and parents by providing training and information on mental health. Assist in the development and implementation of specific plans for children with special needs, including participation in child’s IEP/IFSP, if indicated.
Under the direction of the Health Services Coordinator, the Nutrition Consultant provides nutrition assessment and medical nutrition therapy for parents and children, and serves as a resource for the staff, health care team, and community in the area of nutrition.
The Pediatric Nurse Consultant under the direction of the Health Services Coordinator, works in conjunction with the Health Manager and all other Early Head Start Staff, toward the goal of optimum health for children and to help link families into an ongoing health care source and encourage them to assume responsibility for their own care.