Assistant Director - Community Career Services


Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is a source of direct support for families who live in poverty in Albany, New York. The majority of program participants are from economically vulnerable families with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty threshold (or $21,960 for a family of three - the average family size of ACAP’s customer population). For 50 years ACAP has been providing a network of programs which serve the needs of children and families living in poverty.

Our prominent programs include: Early Head Start, Head Start, Energy Assistance and Weatherization, Assets for Independence, Career Pathways, Healthcare Opportunities Grant, and we support parents through Employment and Dress for Success. Through its programs, ACAP has created positive change in the lives of children and families in Albany County. ACAP embodies the spirit of hope, improving communities and making the Capital Region a better place.


This is a management-level position that supervises -employment specialists and retention specialists. Responsibilities will involve supervision, compliance and quality assurance, case management of the agency’s workforce development activities. The scope of the position encompasses the entire Community and Career Services program, with a focus on implementing a ‘two-generation effort driven by a workforce perspective. Primary duties include but are not limited to:

-Plans organize and implement program objectives and initiatives in coordination with agency objectives, assuming responsibility for direct oversight of outcomes and outreach activities

-Serve as a liaison to both ACAP’s early childhood education program and other ‘birth to eight’ early childhood education providers when integrating workforce development efforts.

-Provide coordinated, collaborative services through intentional partnerships between workforce development and early childhood education/care sectors that remove barriers and advance greater employment outcomes.

-Works closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders/partners to ensure that adequate systems and collaborations are in place to maintain the highest quality of services to children and families.

-Collect, provide and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to assess program progress and measure outcomes working with external evaluators to establish common metrics for tracking progress toward outcomes.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Public Administration, Business Administration or related department technical field is required. A minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in the field of Human Services or Community Organization of which at least two (2) years include management experience. The position will require building and sustaining successful partnerships, knowledge of ECE dynamics, and workforce development. Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required. Solid PC skills and strong leadership, analytical, and project management skills are required.


Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Vacation, Sick, Personal Leave; Paid Holidays; Educational Assistance; 403(b) Full-Time; Exempt, approximately $47k annually with potential for increase based on performance

Classifications/Hours Exempt, Full-time (40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

For more information or to apply, visit Albany County Opportunity, Incorporated - Assistant Director - Community Career Services ( 

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