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Program Coordinator/Outreach Specialist

The Program Coordinator/Outreach Specialist will provide support to the after-school program, oversee the evening and weekend program, ensure the safety of the participants, and help to bring dynamic programming to the P.S. 343 site. The Program Coordinator/Outreach Specialist reports to the Campus Director and Assistant Director. 

P.S. 343 is a core program within our after-school service continuum that provides supportive services and programing to individuals throughout the Sunnyside community. This program houses a range of educational and recreational services for youth as well as services for adults in the community. The Program Coordinator/Outreach Specialist will head all of the outreach efforts and event planning.

This position will be a part of our Youth and Family Services offered at Sunnyside Community Services, which includes a pre-kindergarten program, after-school programs for elementary and middle school students, high school job readiness, career readiness, and enrichment programming and Adult and Immigrant Services. 


  • Develop recruitment and retention plans for Beacon participants for middle school, high school, and adult programming by tracking data trends and conducting surveys. 
  • Provide referrals to services for the community through interdepartmental collaboration with Immigrant Services, Health Homecare, and other departments 
  • Conduct wellness checks for participants through emails, phone calls, and texts; track all communication with families. 
  • Input applications and track attendance through attendance sheets and digital platforms such as DYCD Connect and Salesforce. 
  • Supervise dismissal periods for the after-school programs at P.S. 343. 
  • Act as site supervisor in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director, including, but not limited to, evening and weekend programming. 
  • Create and facilitate trip planning, including vendors, transportation, and permission slips; supervise all trip protocols. 
  • Manage and supervise interns in the CIT, SYEP, and WLG Programs including training, timesheet approval, workshop facilitation, and evaluations. 
  • Create monthly events for program participants and the Sunnyside Community, including showcases, the health fair, and carnivals. 
  • Develop and strategize flyers, newsletters, bulletin boards, and other promotional and informational materials in multiple languages. 
  • Create and maintain an outreach directory and outreach package for all vendors. 
  • Act as a liaison between the DOE school staff and the Beacon 343 programs, keeping all meeting notes and requests up to date. 
  • Target appropriate community organizations and personnel to bring resources to the community at large. 
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of program space and care of program supplies, including working with the Assistant Director on ordering supplies, inventory upkeep, and inspection of supplies. 
  • Stand in programmatically as needed. 
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings. 
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned. 


  • At least two years of experience working in an after-school program required. 
  • High school diploma is required; some college or a relevant degree preferred. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communications skills. 
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
  • Ability to organize, manage, and evaluate multiple activities and services.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, community agencies, and clients with diverse opinions, values, and cultures.  
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, both remotely and in person. 
  • Bilingual required; Spanish preferred. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, volunteers, and other community/government agencies. 

Schedule: 35 hours a week; evening and weekend availability required 

Benefits Package 

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance  
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution  
  • Flexible spending account and transit checks  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • 12 paid holidays per year 
  • 1 sick day per month 
  • 18 vacation days per year 
  • 5 personal/floating days per year 
  • Life insurance  
  • Long-term disability 

How to Apply 
If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Ralitsa Sullivan, Director, at Please indicate “Program Coordinator – your name” in the email subject line. 

Please Note: If hired, Sunnyside Community Services requires proof of vaccination and background checks as a condition of employment. 

All positions at Sunnyside Community Services are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.   

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Employer 



Sunnyside Community Services

Post date: 

August 29, 2022

Sunnyside Community Center

We enrich lives and strengthen communities through services and engagement for individuals at all ages, beginning with those most in need.