Senior Director of Programs (at Bridge Street Development Corporation)

Brooklyn NY 11216

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to and Please submit all documents as PDFs and write “Senior Director of Programs” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Bridge Street Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-time: $110,000-$120,000 Salary + Benefits

Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is an innovative and progressive nonprofit community development corporation located in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn. We build and sustain strong communities throughout Central Brooklyn where people of all incomes can achieve their full potential. All of Bridge Street’s programs and activities are designed to promote and advance financial empowerment, social justice, and racial equity. Bridge Street primarily operates six distinct but interrelated Program Areas: 1) Youth Civic Development / Workforce Development; 2) Older Adult Services; 3) Community Engagement, Organizing & Advocacy (Including Aid to Migrants and Asylum Seekers); 4) Affordable Housing, Real Estate Development & Social Impact Projects; 5) Economic Development and Financial Empowerment; 6) Strategic Partnerships

Position Summary
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Senior Director of Programs will be a key external face of Bridge Street in the community. The Senior Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of Bridge Street’s programs, services and activities, ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, quality control, and evaluation. The Senior Director of Programs will be responsible for leading and directing the day-to-day administration, operations, budget and staff of BSDC Program Areas of Youth, Older Adults, Community Engagement, Economic Development, and Strategic Partnerships. The Senior Director of Programs will be a key participant in outreach and seeking out private and public funding sources to enhance current programming and the ongoing development and expansion of program areas by seeking and obtaining new opportunities to sustain and increase the impact of BSDC programming.


  • Lead and manage BSDC program areas to achieve outcome-driven programming that focuses on meeting community needs.
  • Serve as a key member of the BSDC Leadership Team, providing strategic direction and oversight as an internal leader of the organization.
  • Recruit, manage, develop and evaluate staff by providing timely mentoring, training, support, succession planning and performance management to build the capabilities and competence of program managers and staff to accomplish goals.
  • Identify, engage, and build relationships with key stakeholders, leaders and influencers in the community.
  • Manage all program grants/contracts processes. Facilitate and coordinate grant discussion with funding entities related to budget and compliance, support program leads with reporting requirements.
  • Prepare and coordinate individual programming budgets, allocations and compliance with grant/contract funding requirements and service deliverables while helping to identify and fill funding gaps.
  • Identify new opportunities for funding and assist with the development and submission of funding proposals.
  • Review financial reporting and organize budget monitoring to ensure appropriate utilization of resources in collaboration with BSDC Finance and program leads.
  • Develop and review work plans with program leads to ensure timely completion of grant deliverables.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Alignment with BSDC’s mission, vision and values of excellence, integrity and passion for service to our community.
  • Direct experience with one or more of BSDC Program Areas (Youth, Older Adults, Community Engagement, Economic Development, Strategic Partnerships).
  • Direct experience with and understanding of multiple governmental funding processes, sources, and agencies, including but not limited to, NYC Council Discretionary grants, NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, Department for the Aging, Small Business Services, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of ten years’ experience in Human Services or related field. Nonprofit experience a must.
  • Excellent leadership skills and experience managing and growing a diverse staff.
  • Experience managing the coordination and leadership of a diverse set of program activities.
  • Additional proficiencies in various computer applications including Excel and advanced MS Office skills comprehensive databases, spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective external and interdepartmental communications and relationships.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as a highly resourceful team player under pressure and within deadlines.
  • Ability to anticipate challenges and effectively resolve potential issues through creative problem solving.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to develop rapport and engender trust, exhibit a positive attitude and professional demeanor.

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