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MENar Program Manager & COMPASS High Site Director

REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Anti-Violence Program
SALARY: $45,000-$50,000


The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.

AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.


At the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC), the MENar (“light” in Arabic) Program Manager & COMPASS High Site Director will play a critical role strengthening our programming for boys and young men of color (BYMOC) with an emphasis on creating a space for Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) BYMOC to heal, grow, and thrive. He or she will also provide administrative oversight for our COMPASS High Program at Khalil Gibran International Academy.

For MENar, this role will conduct outreach and recruitment for the program, focusing on engaging AMEMSA BYMOC, and using insights gained from conversations, focus groups, and meetings with these BYMOC and their families, allies, and community members to design, facilitate, and continuously refine a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed program. The Program Manager interacts directly with BYMOC and their families, and performs a variety of advocacy, counseling and mentorship activities to support MENar Program participants. The Program Manager will also support capacity building initiatives that increase AAFSC’s ability to use data and research to improve programming, increase our ability to influence community policy, and strengthen our delivery of trauma-informed care. In addition to activities focused on BYMOC, he or she will work with colleagues to implement our unique, culturally-responsive Healthy Relationships curriculum for both BYMOC as well as girls and young women of color (GYWOC) to support and promote a holistic and informed understanding of personal identity and interpersonal relationships. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities is essential for this role.



Quality Assurance and Curriculum Development

Staff Support and Training 

Program Delivery

Data, Research & Evaluation

Ambassador & Champion

Other Duties & Responsibilities



A successful MENar Program Manager & COMPASS High Site Director at AAFSC is one that is both compassionate and objective. The candidate must be a good communicator and problem solver who is able to quickly respond to unforeseen challenges. In addition to these general skills and traits, AAFSC is looking for a candidate with the following skills:



Our full-time employees receive the following:



Please submit a resume, cover letter outlining your fit for this position, and a list of three references (not family members) to hiring@aafscny.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals are encouraged to apply