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Union Settlement is an East Harlem anchor institution, serving families, children, youth, older adults and businesses for more than 127 years.  As a proud member of the settlement house movement, our nonprofit organization is always innovating to meet our evolving community.   Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness, business support and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to realize their dreams.


Today, Union Settlement offers more than thirty programs and services, across nearly twenty East Harlem locations and serves more than 10,000 people and nearly 1,000 businesses every year.  As a pillar of East Harlem, Union Settlement is a connector, convener and advocate for the neighborhood and our network of partnerships.  We have a dynamic, diverse and collaborative team of more than 350 who are committed to supporting our neighbors and growing the vitality and success of East Harlem. With new leadership, Union Settlement is growing!  For more information about Union Settlement’s history, programs and mission, please visit our website at www.unionsettlement.org.


Position:    East Harlem Community Partnership (EHCP) Director

Department:    Youth Services

Reports to:    Associate Executive Director, ECE & YS

Hours:    Full-Time

Salary:     $81,640

FLSA:    Exempt


Community Partnership Programs

The East Harlem Community Partnership (EHCP) is an Administration for Children Services’ funded program committed to partnering with local communities in key aspects of the agency’s work. The program embodies a commitment to the children, youth and families of the East Harlem community. In the effort to ensure the well-being of children and families, everyone-from community organizations and faith-based groups to local leaders and individual residents-has an important and valued role. Community Partnerships serve as ambassadors to the community, advocates for families, and advisors to ACS and the City.

ACS has partnered with Union Settlement to operate the Community Partnership Program in East Harlem, one of the eleven target communities and backbone organizations selected throughout New York City. Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all  ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Union Settlement has been a part of the East Harlem community  since 1895, bringing education, wellness and community-building programs to the neighborhood as well as empowering New Yorkers with  opportunities to better their lives. Union Settlement also helps residents realize their goals by building the vitality and success of East Harlem.

The mission of East Harlem Community Partnership Program is to develop partnerships in East Harlem that increase access to resources which  promote the well-being of children and families.

Position Summary:

The East Harlem Community Partnership (EHCP) Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the EHCP, funded by the New York City Administration for Children Services (ACS). Community Partnership Programs represent one of ACS’ approaches to supporting child and family well-being and strong communities. The Director embodies and creates a culture of openness, creativity and flexibility, is a true partner and servant leader in the community and committed to social justice. Responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, and supporting a diverse team in a collaborative work environment, building partnerships with stakeholders from multiple sectors to support the partnership. The Director will also ensure the EHCP is run with fidelity to the model and serve as a liaison to ACS. The Director will be expected to participate in learning collaboratives with other Community Partnership Program Directors and stakeholders across the city and to collaborate with ACS and external partners to develop and implement quality assurance and quality improvement mechanisms.



  • Oversee strategic planning/management of implementation of the developed plan.
  • Lead, inspire and energize a largely volunteer coalition.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, assign, and evaluate work of employees.
  • Monitor annual budget and approve expenditure of assigned programs.
  • Recruit and retain relevant community partners, identify and implement creative and tested coalition-building strategies.
  • Facilitate and manage engagement with stakeholders from multiple sectors.
  • Develop and lead a governance team to guide the partnership.
  • Develop and maintain inclusive and collaborative working relationships with the community leaders, community-based organizations, city and state government agencies, and other service agencies.
  • Develop a member outreach strategy to create a membership representative of the community, and that provide relevant programs and services.
  • Oversee the collection and reporting of process and impact indicators for all program areas.
  • Maintain and utilize a knowledge of developments, trends, and best practices in community-based programs focused on child and family well-being; identifying member strengths that can be leveraged to build capacity such as training, quality assurance processes, outreach staff, and linkages to other networks.
  • Oversee communication and marketing strategies, including websites, social media, and outreach materials to develop a strong, visible brand.
  • Partner and plan with ACS.
  • Ensure that Union Settlement and its additional services are adequately reflected within the support resources being shared with all community stakeholders.
  • Complete other duties as assigned and required.


  • A master’s degree in Community Planning, Community Organizing, Social Work, or related field and at least five (5) years of successful, relevant experience, including three years in a leadership position designing and leading results-driven community-based programs engaging children, youth, and families OR
  • A bachelor’s degree at least seven (7) years of successful relevant experience, including five (5) years in a leadership position managing community-based programs engaging children, youth and families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and successful experience in the areas of community organizing and coalition building inclusive of bringing together stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives around a common cause.
  • Knowledge of – and commitment to – the East Harlem community.
  • Management skills in collaborative team environments that include supporting paid and volunteer team members, managing budgets, and monitoring milestones and outcomes.
  • Commitment to and ability to implement strategies related to cultural competency, equity, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to connect with people with diverse and intersecting identities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively in a fast-paced, challenging, and constantly changing environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of ACS’s Community Partnership Program Model.
  • Fluency in a language other than English commonly used in the East Harlem community



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