Job Title: Project Director, YouthBuild
PVN ID: BM-2308-005796
Category: Research

Job Description

General Description

This Manhattan EOC YouthBuild Project Director position is funded by the US Department of Labor (USDOL).  The YouthBuild grants “support pre-apprenticeships that educate and train young people, from ages 16 to 24, who are neither enrolled in school nor in the labor market for jobs in high-demand industries. These industries include the construction industry, for which YouthBuild grants will help deliver education and training to enable students to use their abilities to build or rehabilitate affordable housing in their communities for low-income or unhoused families.” 

The Manhattan EOC YouthBuild program is located at 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027.  The construction component of the program is also located in Harlem.  Applicants should be able to travel to and within Harlem with ease and comfort.  At this time CUNY and RFCUNY positions are a minimum of 70% in-person.

Position Summary

This is a temporary full-time grant-funded position from the hire date through September 2026.  Applications to be reviewed immediately. This position will be supervised by the Manhattan EOC Executive Director or designee.

The YouthBuild Project Director is responsible for the daily operations of the Manhattan EOC YouthBuild program, compliance, and oversight.

The Project Director:

  • Provides leadership and appropriate independent judgement over program operations Developing and implementing a student recruitment plan
  • Ensures the integration of the education, construction, leadership development, work experience, and job placement components
  • Implements a curriculum and program schedule to follow YouthBuild guidelines of 50% academic preparation, 40% construction training, and 10% leadership development
  • Leads and supervises YouthBuild staff and determines staffing needs to ensure adequate availability of services
  • Develops guidelines for monitoring of services to identify opportunities for more efficient and effective delivery of care
  • Coordinates with employer partners to ensure the training aligns with industry needs and labor market trends, monitoring program progress to achieve stated outcomes, and supporting the Principal Investigator (PI) or the Executive Director in the fiscal management of grant funds and compliance to USDOL grant requirements
  • Conducts regularly scheduled quality assurance program reviews to ensure compliance with program and professional standards

Other Duties

  • Be knowledgeable/familiar with YouthBuild program policies and procedures essential to program monitoring to achieve stated program outcomes
  • Participate in program planning and the development and implementation of staff trainings
  • Other related duties as needed


  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with a wide range of individuals and organizations
  • Ability to utilize multiple data tracking systems and electronic systems of student record to enter student data, review data, and generate reports
  • Ability to manage and lead a youth development program
  • Ability to supervise, develop, and support staff
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries with participants
  • Awareness of the social, economic, and cultural factors that affect our participants
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and highly organized
  • Ability to embrace the YouthBuild model driven by the values of accountability, love, collaboration, diversity, and leadership and ensure the model is embraced by all staff and partners

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing youth programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, Education, or related field
  • Prior experience with a YouthBuild project
  • Additional language skills are appreciated

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$70,000.00 - $79,000.00
Closing Date
Oct 16, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit