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Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives

Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Brooklyn
Salary: $58,000.00 to $65,000.00/year

Job Summary:

AAFSC is looking for a dynamic professional to oversee special projects and advance strategic initiatives related to the organization’s key priority areas internally as well as externally. A successful person in this role will have a record as a trusted partner to senior leaders, a respectful supervisor, a diplomatic negotiator of internal change, and an experienced project manager. The Director of Special Projects and Strategic Initiatives will be organized, have high attention to detail, strong writing and presentation skills, and the capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple projects. A strong background in systems-change, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and developing and implementing standard operating procedures is preferred for this role. A commitment to immigrant, refugee and low-income communities is essential for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Partnership Building and Project Management

Capacity Building and Organizational Learning

Staff Support and Training

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Background and Position Requirements



The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization created in 1994 to provide multi-generational social services to marginalized and underserved immigrants and refugees in New York City. AAFSC is dedicated to serving all people who seek our services, and over our almost 25 years of service we have developed expertise in providing culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed services to the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant communities of New York City. The youth and families we serve are predominately low-income, have limited proficiency in English, and are recently arrived. Our holistic programming responds to the direct needs of our clients as they adjust to life in the United States. AAFSC’s mission is to empower new immigrants with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in their communities.

Send your resume and cover letter to hiring@aafscny.org.