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Director of Staffing

Ramapo for Children
Date Posted: 01/14/2020
Salary / Wage:
Location: New York, New York
Job Type:



  • Early Childhood Trainer and Coach, School and Out-of-School-Time (OST)
  • Racial Equity Facilitator, School and Out-of-School-Time (OST)
  • Leadership Coaching and School Climate Facilitator, School and Out-of-School-Time (OST)
  • Special Education & Inclusion Trainer and Coach, School and Out-of-School-Time (OST)Ramapo Training currently trains over 20,000 educators, youth workers, and parents on how to effectively support students with behaviors adults are challenged by and create inclusive learning environments.

With trainers in over 300 schools and agencies across New York and New Jersey, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston, Ramapo Training is currently seeking TRAINERS AND COACHES to provide professional development workshops and coaching to urban school and youth service professionals and families focused on one or more of the following content areas:

  • Whole school climate and culture change
  • Restorative justice, practices and conflict resolution
  • Social emotional learning
  • Trauma-informed and resiliency practices
  • Classroom management
  • Positive youth development
  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Disability and inclusion


Deliver effective, dynamic, interactive, and well-organized training workshops and coaching sessions to all levels of school and OST staff

  • Maintain fidelity to Ramapo’s philosophy, content and pedagogy
  • Be a resource and management consultant to schools and out-of-school time programs, and provide feedback to professionals and administrators in New Jersey, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Connecticut and surrounding areas in the Northeastern corridor
  • Facilitate problem solving, behavior planning and reflection with individuals, leadership and groups regarding school culture, classroom management, student support and creating inclusive environments
  • Keep organized records of all professional development activities and complete required paperwork, including detailed coaching action plans and summary reports, after workshops and coaching have occurred in a timely fashion


  • A strong, deep and evidenced commitment to racial equity and intersectionality in the field of education
  • Engaging and dynamic presentation and coaching skills
  • Proficiency delivering information in the following formats: workshop, individual and group coaching, best practices forums
  • A passion for developing the talent in others; takes an assets-based approach to coaching treating others with care and respect
  • Experience working in PreK12 education, educational leadership and/or child and youth development sectors (e.g., district, charters, agencies etc.)
  • Experience serving as a supervisor, trainer or coach in a school or youth-service setting
  • Experience working with young people and a strong understanding of their needs
  • Evidence of coaching others towards clear/tangible outcomes
  • Ability to quickly build trust and rapport with a wide-range of stakeholders
  • Client-service oriented and comfort navigating complex challenges in the name of delivering exceptional results
  • Excellent strategic planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  Conviction that all people (children and adults) seek the same things: to be in community, learn, feel valued and experience success as defined by themselves
  • The ability to work independently and adapt to a dynamic schedule
  • Willingness to travel throughout New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut and the Northeastern corridor is a must
  • Bi-lingual applicants are strongly desired, particularly those fluent in Spanish, Russian and Mandarin/Chinese

Application Instructions:

HOW TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to

Additional Information:

Through direct service youth programs and highly regarded training programs for adults, Ramapo has an impressive 90-year track record of working on behalf of young people, whose behaviors put them at risk of being relegated to the margins of their schools and communities. At the heart of Ramapo’s work is the conviction that all people - children and the adults who care for and nurture them - seek the same things: to be in community, to learn, feel valued, and experience success. Ramapo helps the adults in children’s lives, including educators and caregivers, see the behaviors they experience as challenging through the lens of meeting needs, developing skills and building community, and provides a set of tools for creating environments in which all children can experience success as they define it. Given the pervasiveness of racial oppression across American institutions, including schools, Ramapo imbues it’s work with an understanding of, and conscious attention to, how institutionalized racism and bias manifest to create barriers to participation and community and undermine healthy youth development.
Ramapo’s programs include: Camp Ramapo, a residential summer camp in Rhinebeck, New York that serves over 550 children with a range of cognitive disabilities and behavioral challenges; The Staff Assistant Experience, a residential transition-to-independence program for young adults aged 18 to 25 with social, emotional, or learning challenges, and; Ramapo Retreats, short-term, adventure-based experiences for young people, educators, and community-based organizations.
The largest component of the organization, Ramapo Training, brings the Ramapo approach to schools, youth-service organizations and families through workshops, coaching and consultation. To learn more about Ramapo for Children, visit: