Program Director-Bedford Green House

Title:                      Program Director

Location:             Bedford Green House


Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.


Overall Responsibilities

The Program Director is responsible for guiding and directing staff in providing a safe and supportive residence for tenants, engaging the tenants to get needed services, and benefits in order to meet their obligations, stabilize their health, and when possible, encouraging and supporting tenants to find permanent housing when they no longer require supportive services.   The Program Director will oversee the day to day operations of the building, 24-hour staff, and maintenance staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Program Director include but are not limited to the following activities:

*Available to respond to emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, on-call

·         Manage the day to day operations and activities with respect to tenants’ services, the physical plant, building safety and security

·         Provides direct and indirect supervision to all staff as well as managements of all human resources issues such as hiring, disciplining, training, and developing staff as needed

·         In conjunction with Property management oversees the business office including rentals and rent collection

·         Collaborates with the Clinical Director to ensure the appropriate level and quality of services are being offered to the tenants

·         Meets regularly with all tenants to counsel/instruct them on building issues, especially safety matters

·         Meets with individual tenants, as needed, to resolve issues and or conflicts with building staff or services

·         Managements of all aspects of the budget and ensures that the building is in compliance with city and state regulations and reporting requirements

·         Ensures timely completion of statistical and reporting requirements

·         Builds and maintains strong connections with both local and state service providers

·         Handles community relations activities which includes maintaining a positive relationship with neighboring community organizations and overseeing the creation of partnerships with community-based service providers

·         Facilitate weekly team meetings with the interdisciplinary team




·         Education/ Experience:

o   Master’s degree with a major in either Social Work or a related field

o   4 years of experience working with individuals with substance use and mental health issues.; and working directly with families

o   2 years of required managerial or supervisory experience

o   Or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and 5 years of experience as described above

·         Excellent oral and written communications

·         Strong organization and leadership skills

·         Ability to work well in a highly pressured environment

·         Ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; and knowledge of case management software

·         Experience with the AWARDS Database

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus


To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: