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New York City Program Associate

Description: Generation Citizen New York City (GC) is looking for an exceptional young professional to join our team as New York City Program Associate. The Program Associate will work directly with college student volunteers, teachers, and youth to support core action-civics programming in New York City classrooms, as well as play a critical role in launching pilot programs and site expansion. The Program Associate is responsible for implementing GC’s action civics programming in New York City public middle and high schools. This involves managing college volunteer recruitment and leadership development, as well as oversight of program quality and classroom evaluation. The Program Associate will report directly to the New York City Program Manager and works closely three other New York Program Associates, a New York City Operations Associate, the New York City Executive Director, the National Director of Programming, and other organizational staff. This position is not for everyone: we have a small and growing team, and we want someone who is hungry to engage all aspects of this work – from training college students and holding them accountable, to building GC’s community in the NYC education and political spheres. We’re an all-hands-on-deck team, working in a creative solutions-oriented environment. Because there’s a lot to do, there will also be significant opportunities for leadership development and growth. If all of this excites you, then we want to meet you. Develop College Student Talent and Oversee College Partnerships to ensure that GC cultivates a committed, engaged and highly effective cohort of volunteers and program alumni across NYC: Cultivate student pipelines and drive recruitment action plans on each partner college campus Provide feedback and supervision to college Chapter Directors, empowering them to recruit and support strong GC chapters on their campuses Plan and facilitate training for college Democracy Coach volunteers each semester, and provide intensive ongoing coaching in GC’s action civics curriculum and advocacy framework Conduct regular classroom observations in schools to provide constructive feedback to volunteers Track class and chapter progress rigorously and manage quality benchmarks and milestones Plan and implement volunteer engagement and appreciation events Establish strategic partnerships with faculty and administrators to support the institutionalization of GC on college and university campuses. Support Program Quality and Site Operations to ensure GC delivers the highest-quality action civics experience to NYC classrooms while continually growing and improving our model: Support the planning and execution of end-of-semester Civics Day, at which students present their action projects to community leaders and public officials Adapt nationally created program materials to meet local needs, and develop volunteers’ and teachers’ advocacy knowledge to align action projects to ongoing campaigns and political activity in NYC Implement and manage systems of volunteer background checks, volunteer placements, data collection and upkeep, and distribution and collection of student, teacher, and volunteer surveys Oversee tracking of class and chapter progress to rigorously manage quality benchmarks and milestones Collaborate with program staff in other sites to solicit best practices and contribute to national program efforts and overall desired program outcomes Support program pilot opportunities that allow GC to extend our reach and impact, including a summer internship program for students and a teacher professional development program which supports schools in independently implementing action civics in their classrooms Help plan and implement teacher orientation each semester and provide ongoing support to ensure teachers are equipped to work with college volunteers and classroom projects are successful Establish and cultivate relationships with school administrators to lay the groundwork for successful and enduring school partnerships, including supporting fee-for-service strategy and conversations

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity F/T
Location New York, NY
Field of Study Any
Degree Wanted B.A or B.S.
Special Skills & Requirements Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of people, including college, middle or high school students Strong oral and written communications skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences and stakeholders Strong organizational and project management skills, with a high level of attention to detail Ability to flexibly navigate between varied responsibilities, and operate in unstructured environments B.A or B.S. degree The following characteristics are strongly preferred, but not required: Experience working with diverse middle or high school aged youth in a classroom setting Political campaign experience and/or community organizing experience In-depth knowledge of the New York City community, its educational institutions (school district and/or colleges), and its government structures
Company Name Generation Citizen
Address: 175 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
About the Company: GC is an innovative, quickly scaling nonprofit that envisions a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively rebuild our American democracy. Our core program partners trained college students, called Democracy Coaches, with classroom teachers to teach an action civics course in which teens are mobilized to take political action on pressing issues in their community. We work in four sites across the country, Greater Boston, NYC, Rhode Island, and the San Francisco Bay area, and will be expanding this spring to Central Texas and Oklahoma City. Within the five boroughs, we will empower more than 3,500 middle and high school students this year alone. Our co-founder and Executive Director, Scott Warren, is a former recipient of a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship and an Echoing Green Fellowship, and was named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs under 30. GC is building a new generation of youth activists and leaders, a generation inspired and equipped to make change.
How To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and a list of 2-3 references to Please include “New York City Program Associate” in your email subject line.
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