Assistant Director, Strong Fathers Stronger Families

November 1, 2019

Location: New York Headquarters/National Office (22 Cortlandt St., 33rd Floor, New York, NY)


Seedco is a national nonprofit organization that advances economic opportunity for people, businesses and communities in need.

Strong Fathers, Stronger Families (SFSF) is a program funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families. The program is designed to support low-income fathers in New York City enter and thrive in the workforce while developing closer relationships with their children, partners, and co-parents. Seedco has been operating SFSF since 2011 and partners with local community-based organizations to deliver the critical services offered by SFSF.

The program manager is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the SFSF program including program operations, supervising administrative and direct service staff, and providing programmatic support, monitoring, and compliance to the program’s subcontractors. This is a 100% grant-funded position with an anticipated grant end date of November 1, 2020 though additional funding may become available to extend the position.

Seedco is an affiliate of The Acacia Network, the leading Latino integrated care nonprofit in the nation, offering the community, from children to seniors, a pathway to behavioral and primary healthcare, housing and empowerment.


Program Management & Supervision

  1. Responsible for program planning, organizing, operating, and staffing in collaboration with the senior director
  2. Supervise assigned staff including administrative and direct service team members, working closely with them to strengthen programming and streamline processes across programs.
  3. Measure performance and lead strategy for continuous quality improvement
  4. Create ongoing opportunities for all staff members to provide feedback on program operations
  5. Work with the the senior director to identify program challenges, changes, and accomplishments.
  6. Manage program aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with program managers and the senior director
  7. Organize and facilitate programmatic meetings with internal and external staff
  8. Monitor and assess program performance, operations, and quality of service for SFSF subcontracted program sites
  9. Facilitate regular monitoring activities with subcontracted program sites including weekly calls, monthly site visits, and quarterly network meetings

Reporting and Operations

  1. Coordinate with senior director and other leadership to improve efficiency and effectiveness of internal operations
  2. Coordinate with operations team members to complete purchase, check, supply, and travel requests and follow up with the appropriate team members to determine timelines
  3. Utilize and, where necessary, improve upon existing data collection systems to streamline reporting on outputs and outcomes in all program areas
  4. Develop and revise reporting, management, and service delivery tools as needed
  5. Generate program reports for funders, internal leadership, and external stakeholders
  6. Coordinate with program assistant and data associate to manage program databases including new user access and addressing technical challenges
  7. Manages the collection, compilation, and dissemination of performance and outcome data

Community Partnerships

  1. Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with other service providers to improve service delivery
  2. Develop opportunities with community groups and organizations to support efforts of outreach and recruitment staff
  3. Represent the organization at private and public functions as needed

Development and Strategic Planning

  1. Conduct research on methods for developing new forms of business for the organization
  2. Coordinate with the development staff on grant proposals and other development efforts
  3. Provide programmatic input to the senior director in strategic planning

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Leads research, planning, and implementation of special events
  2. Support the development of media and marketing materials
  3. Other responsibilities as assigned



  1. Education, training, and experience in nonprofit, workforce development, social service, public sector jobs, and/or related fields that amounts to:
    1. Minimum of 3 years working on or project managing government grants AND
    2. Minimum of 3 years of management/supervisory experience AND
    3. A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience OR
    4. A Master’s Degree in social work, public administration, or a similar field with a minimum of 3 years of experience OR
    5. An equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  3. Team player with superior client skills as well as capacity to engage in critical thinking and analysis of programs and service delivery
  4. Ability to adjust to the diverse needs of clients and staff
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  6. Skills should include demonstrated leadership ability, problem solving, data analysis, personnel management, and strong interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Fluency in Spanish
  2. Experience working with fathers or in family-focused support
  3. Case management experience in a trauma-informed environment
  4. Experience utilizing Salesforce or a similar database



This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions. This job requires regular travel around New York City.


The program manager reports to the Senior Director of New York programs.


Interested applicants should send their resume and a brief cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position to, with the subject line “SFSF Program Manager”. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to personally acknowledge the receipt and status of each one. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Seedco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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