Careers at the New York State Network for Youth Success

STEM Afterschool Expansion VISTA
The Network is currently seeking a STEM VISTA. This position, based in the Network’s Troy, NY office, reports to the Professional Development Director. Please find the full description here. Open until filled.

Afterschool Pathfinder is also an incredible tool that connects employers, trainers, and professionals in the field with constant updates on job openings, trainings, and educational opportunities. Even if there aren’t any openings of interest with the Network for Youth Success, you’ll find tons of other great opportunities in the field while getting valuable trainings and professional development coaching.

Western New York Regional Office Director

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Regional Office Director will build capacity amongst the afterschool and summer field in Western New York, with a focus on Erie and Chautauqua counties.  This includes supporting programs in their work to provide high-quality programming, professionalizing the afterschool and summer workforce in Western New York, and encouraging a holistic approach that includes trauma informed care practices as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In this newly created leadership role, the Regional Office Director will be responsible for regional network support, professional development, fund development, communications, capacity building and technical assistance.  The successful candidate will work closely with the leadership team of the After-School Network of Western New York (ASNWNY) and the Executive Director to plan for ASNWNY’s strategic growth.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader with the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, and effectively coordinate diverse stakeholder groups.  Other required competencies include: ambition, strategic planning, diplomacy, creativity, organization, managing through systems, written and oral communication skills, working independently and performance focus. The Regional Office Director will be a team player who can demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the agency’s vision that all of New York State’s children and youth will experience high-quality expanded learning and development opportunities that support their success in school, college, work, and life.

A Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a leadership role is required.  Also required is a commitment to professionalism with a proficiency in youth development and quality program management, and familiarity with Western New York and the New York State landscape around afterschool, summer and expanded learning opportunities.  Lastly, experience producing technical assistance tools, as well as designing and conducting professional learning workshops and presentations is also required. Occasional travel, including overnight or week-end travel may be required.   Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to MaryEllen Carlo, Director of Search Services at Career Partners International Buffalo | Niagara at

Asynchronous Course Consultant

The New York State Network for Youth Success is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable contractor to develop asynchronous courses on the Moodle platform for the afterschool field. The consultant must be familiar with the Moodle Platform. The Network is aiming to have two courses developed over the next year.  These courses must follow quality standards set forth by the guiding agencies, such as OCFS, in order to receive credit through the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

As well as maintaining standards set forth in the New York State Non-Credit Distance Learning Course Criteria Guide

Possible training topics include (but not limited to):

-Business Administration

-Working with Special Needs

-Behavior Management

-Indoor/Outdoor Environment

-Social Emotional Learning


-Develop two asynchronous courses on the Moodle Platform (other platform recommendations are acceptable)

-Courses must be a minimum of 90 minutes for participants to complete

-Courses must be interactive

-Courses must have a test upon completion

-Courses must follow best practice for high quality professional development

Target audience:

The trainings will be taken by afterschool professionals working in, or supervising, school age programs. These programs could be: before school, afterschool, summer, community schools, or any other expanded learning program.

Interested parties should reach out to Executive Director, Kelly Sturgis, at

Capacity Building VISTA

The Capacity Building VISTA will work to provide support for afterschool providers in the Capital Region and statewide. The VISTA will expand the Capital Region Expanded Learning Opportunities (CRELO) regional afterschool network. The duties include increasing professional development opportunities, identifying high quality training opportunities for local underserved staff, providing training, identifying potential new members, increasing engagement, and supporting the needs of current members to professionalize the field. These responsibilities align with the Network’s mission to increase access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom, especially for underserved K-12 students.

We have partnered with the AmeriCorps VISTA Program at Siena where you will be mentored by 2 VISTA Leaders and trained by an experienced VISTA management team. You will attend a Pre-Service Orientation, an On-Site Orientation, and ongoing training throughout the year. The program functions like a fellowship and provides high-impact professional development training that focuses on the enhancement of our VISTA Fellows’ overall growth to make the best of the service year experience. The Fellows bond as a cohort to support each other as they learn, grow, and serve.

To apply, go to and search for Siena under program name.