New York Regional Program Director Job Description

The New York Regional Program Director will report to the Chief Program Officer and is a member of the national Program team. The New York Regional Director manages all aspects of regional programming to create a network of services to girls and families at local schools, non-profit organizations and other youth agencies. The primary job responsibilities include supervision of the regional program team, managing Power Lab school sites, overseeing out-of-school time programming to girls and families, and supporting the development of the Girls Leadership curriculum and professional development training programming. This position works in partnership with the Regional Director on engagement activities to fill trainings.


The New York Regional Program Director will:

 Manage and support program team members and consultants

  • Act as the primary point of contact for Power Lab school partnerships 
  • Supervise regional Program Managers in the delivery of program services
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to Program Managers on curriculum development and training facilitation 
  • Manage content-specialist consultants (e.g., social media, body image, sexual health)
  • Manage educators and/or teaching artists delivering direct programming to girls and caregivers 
  • Ensure that all services and programs meet the determined objectives and outcomes
  • Partner with Chief Program Officer to recruit, cultivate, and sustain Power Lab advisory board 


Use Design Thinking to develop, adapt, and innovate Girls Leadership SEL curriculum through a gender and racial equity lens

  • Lead Program Managers on the implementation of the Power Lab school activities and objectives;
  • Lead program team to develop SEL lessons and activities for kindergarten through 12th grades with a culturally responsive, healing-centered lens, incorporating educational theater or arts integrated methods; 
  • Manage needs assessment processes and focus groups with girls and partner educators to identify areas of need for lesson and curriculum design;
  • Oversee the design, facilitation and iteration of lessons and activities for girls, based on girl and partner educator input;
  • Partner with other Girls Leadership Regional Program Director(s) on the development of the SEL curriculum;
  • Partner with other Regional Program Directors on the development of professional development training program; 
  • Evaluate effectiveness of lessons and activities through informal and formal assessment methods.


Develop training and support for Educators

  • Lead Power Lab program team to design, develop and iterate Girls Leadership Power Lab teacher training;
  • Conduct needs assessment processes and focus groups with partner educators to identify areas of need for support and training to effectively deliver curricula;
  • Observe partner educators and provide feedback and support to effectively deliver social-emotional based lessons and activities;
  • Design and facilitate learning experiences for educators to address identified areas of need;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of learning experiences through informal and formal assessment methods.


Deliver professional development training

  • Facilitate professional development public and private trainings
  • Evaluate effectiveness of trainings
  • Iterate professional development trainings


Direct girl/family services

  • Facilitate workshops to girls and/or parents
  • Manage special projects 



Minimum qualifications:

  • Passionate about girls’ empowerment and leadership
  • At least five years experience in a Director-level role managing teams towards defined outcomes
  • Knowledge of the New York area and established connections to public/charter/private education networks
  • Experience building partnerships with community-based organizations
  • At least 5 years experience developing lessons and curricula for 6th-12th grade 
  • Knowledge and experience with SEL teaching strategies and practices
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development for educators 
  • Several years of middle and/or secondary school classroom experience
  • Experience providing direct services to youth 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience organizing and conducting educational focus groups and/or needs assessment with K-12 youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience and knowledge of healing-centered engagement, gender and racial equity and mindfulness practices
  • Experience with Design Thinking process 
  • Background in Educational Theater and arts-integrated education
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, innovative, and working independently with high personal accountability
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Advanced degree in education or similar field 



Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time exempt position. The starting salary for this position is $80,000. Benefits include health insurance, optional dental/vision, unlimited paid time off with supervisor pre-approval, separate sick time, 11 holidays per year, and a 401(k) plan available after one year of service.



Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in Word or pdf format to The subject line of the email should include your full name and “NY Program Director.”