Associate Vice President- Engagement & Partnerships
Job Details
$103.00 - $110.00 Salary/year

Intro/Program Description: The Goddard Riverside Community Center (Goddard Riverside) and the Stanley M. Isaacs Center (Isaacs Center) are well-established Manhattan community-based agencies with a combined annual operating budget of approximately $63 million that support services to approximately 30,000 New Yorkers. Goddard Riverside and The Isaacs Center are two of New York Citys leading human services organizations meeting the needs of children, youth and families, homeless individuals, and older adults through-out Manhattan and New York City.


Purpose of Position: The Associate Vice President of Engagement & Partnerships will work closely with the Executive Director and the Director of External Affairs and plays a critical role in managing partnerships between the organization and the surrounding communities and other important stakeholders particularly at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and Bernie Wohl Center locations through ongoing outreach and communication. This leader has oversight for the center operations and management of access to the centers. The Associate Vice President of Engagement & Partnerships will also cultivate new relationships with identified partners and thereby expand Goddard Riversides impact in the neighborhoods where the hub sites are located.


Schedule/Hours: Schedule varies depending on commitments, night and weekends will be required.


Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

1. Community Relations

  • Serve as the Agency representative on a daily basis at the embedded community sites.
  • Represent the Agency at key community tables such as Community Boards, Education Councils, Partnership Meetings, and tenant associations.
  • Maintain a pulse on the neighborhoods where hub sites are located.
  • Respond to constituent concerns in partnership with the Site Director and External Affairs Director.
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders e.g. elected officials, governmental agencies, community residents, private partners, advisory councils, local police departments.
  • Utilizing Agency supports, develop and ongoing communications plan and outreach strategy for keeping the community current or service and resources available at the hubs.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of External Affairs to address government related matters.
  • Address constituent concerns at the hub locations.
  • Direct engagement with NYCHA location manager and resident tenant association leadership.


2. Program and Site Oversight

  • Serve as site administrator for LSNC, The Isaacs Center, and The Bernie Wohl Center.
  • Maintain oversight for site- based programs -each program has its own leadership e.g. pantry services, afterschool programming.
  • Oversight of the site director who manages the building operations teams.
  • In partnership with the Operations Division, ensure progress and full completion of capitol improvements.
  • Address health and safety concerns in partnership with the programmatic leadership.
  • Complete periodic community needs assessments to determine community needs.
  • Work with residents and the External Affairs Director to advocate with residents to have barriers addressed.
  • Work in partnership with the Site Director and the Operations and Facilities Department to ensure timely completion of capitol projects.
  • Work in partnership with the Site Director to coordinate facilities use for Goddard Riverside programs, guest, and partners.


Qualifications/Educational Requirements

Experience working in low-income communities

At least 3 years in a managerial capacity with supervision of employees

Experience working with government agencies

Experience working in public housing or within NYCHA developments (Preferred)

Experience developing and overseeing budgets (Preferred).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to and experience working with diverse communities
  • Ability to establish a positive culture and environment.
  • Ability to connect with and relate to community residents.
  • Ability to negotiate difficult situations and manage political environments
  • Ability to build and manage partnerships


Direct Reports

Site Director

Outreach Manager


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Ability to travel between two community-based centers (one on the upper east side and one on the upper west side)
  • Ability to travel to and attend in person meetings at hub locations and other NYC based locations


How To Apply:

  • Visit to submit your resume and cover letter. 


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.