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Program Coordinator, NYC Parks for People Program

New York City, NY

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the tracking and coordination of specific aspects of a program that creates new community playgrounds in schoolyards in New York City neighborhoods.  A special feature of this program is extensive involvement by a local school and community in the design and operation of the playgrounds.
Main Responsibilities:

Fundraising, Marketing:  Assist Program Director and Philanthropy and Public Relations regional staff by creating materials for funding or public relations purposes.

Database Management/Mapping/Research: Create and shepherd through reports for playground projects in the National Project Tracking System. Assist Program Director and NYS Director to gather data, create reports and maps or coordinate creation of maps with National GIS team.
Design and Construction Liaison:  Assist Program Director with construction bidding process, including preparing necessary paperwork, organizing contracts and billing, communicating with landscape architect, contractors and government officials to ensure that invoices are paid in a timely manner. 
School/Community Engagement Coordination:  Assist Deputy Director and Program Manager in scheduling meetings and corresponding with schools and community groups engaged in our participatory design or stewardship programs.                                       
Information Technology: Assist office staff with routine computer inquires or help connect them with National IS Support to resolve issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. 
A minimum of two years full-time work experience in an office setting is recommended.
The optimal candidate will have a proven record and excellent skills in problem solving, written and oral communication, attention to detail and follow-through, and ability to manage and track multiple projects at different stages of progress.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and PhotoShop.


As a full-time, non-exempt employee, you will be eligible for The Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of vacation in your first year, plus 13 holidays, a paid one-week winter break, and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with a 7% company matching. We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience; the range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000 annually.

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