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Director of Q House Programs

LEAP is looking for a committed, highly motivated individual to lead a major new element of LEAP's programming and an important community partnership. LEAP was chosen by the Q House Advisory Board and the City of New Haven to manage daily operations and programming at the brand new Q House.  This new facility, opening in October 2021, draws on the Q House's almost 10 decades of history and commitment to building power and leadership in New Haven's Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods.

The Director of Q House Programs is a senior level position, responsible for managing LEAP’s work at the Q House, including community relations, staff oversight, program contractor management, partner coordination and youth and adult program implementation.  The Director of Q House Programs also serves as LEAP’s liaison to the Q House Advisory Board and the City of New Haven.  The Director of Q House Programs oversees a full-time programs coordinator and about 20 part time college and high school student staff.  The Director of Q House Programs works closely with multiple LEAP department heads and staff to ensure: quality programming; staff recruitment, training and development; and that programs are appropriately funded and meet financial audit requirements.

This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position with excellent growth and leadership opportunities, that requires an efficient individual who works well with young professionals, students, seniors, children, community members and leaders and has a strong understanding of community-based work. This is a highly visible position requiring effective interaction and communication with a wide range of internal staff and outside partner organizations, government agencies, community leaders, educational institutions, and vendors.

Youth Director
 

"The Dixwell Community Q House is searching for a current sophomore at Hillhouse High School to serve as a new Youth Director on the Advisory Board! Youth Directors are a core component of the board, tasked with representing the voice of New Haven’s young people. They have the special opportunity to spur change in their community and influence how systems, cities, and buildings serve their people. In addition, youth directors gain valuable professional skills and mentorship while receiving academic credit and fulfilling community service requirements. Applications should be submitted by Monday, February 28th and can be accessed here."