Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



283 Adams Street
New York
United States


About Us:

Founded in 2004 and located in downtown Brooklyn, the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice (SLJ) is an unscreened, law-themed, Title I public high school. We serve approximately 460 students from across New York City though many reside in Brooklyn, 70% of whom live near or below the poverty line. Moreover, 75% of our students will be the first in their family to attend college. In 2017, 91% of the senior class graduated of which 96% went on to enroll in college. Key contributing factors in our success are strategic partnership with nonprofits, government organizations, and businesses such as with our founding partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

The Adams Street Foundation (ASF) was founded in 2008 by the administrative leadership of SLJ and the support of the Robin Hood Foundation. ASF is the in-house, non-profit partner to SLJ, responsible for integrating pre-college enrichment and preparation for college and career into the school’s curriculum. ASF and SLJ staff work together to provide individualized programming to each student. Core components of this work include SAT prep, college tours, financial aid counseling, essay feedback, mentoring, study abroad opportunities, internships, networking with seasoned professionals, after-school learning academies, career site visits, and coaching students through the early admissions process.

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Role Overview:

The Enrichment Office spearheads initiatives to engage the student population in after school programming and off-site enrichment. We strive to deliver on the organization’s mission to provide SLJ students with high quality programming and experiences outside of the classroom. You will serve as a member of the three-person Enrichment team, which works to provide grades 9 - 12 with:

  • High quality summer or semester long academic enrichment.
  • Pre-college and travel abroad opportunities.
  • Special events that build a sense of school community.
  • Guidance through multiple application processes.
  • In-house after school activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In addition to fellow teammates, support 460 students with enrichment applications.
  • In addition to fellow teammates, ensure 460 students gain awareness of the benefits of Enrichment programs.
  • In addition to fellow teammates, ensure families of applicants to high-stakes programs thoroughly understand the program process and what the program will require from both student and parent.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to plan for effective and efficient support of students and families.
  • Provide application support for multi-year opportunity programs.
  • Provide application support for Pre-College Programs on college campuses.
  • Provide support for Staring at our Future lunch series (a lunch series in which a variety of professionals come to SLJ to meet with two small groups of students, and shares about his or her career path and work).
  • Coordinate application process for local summer opportunity programs and internships
  • On-site Enrichment Opportunities
  • Coordinate and support additional opportunities for students


  • A passion for social justice and equity and the belief that all students deserve the opportunity for a great education.
  • Experience working with youth either in a school or community based organization.
  • Event planning experience & ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Exceptional writing skills; background in writing instruction or tutoring preferred.
  • Strong oral communication skills; ability to critically listen and clearly respond to various constituents (i.e. students, parents, teachers, and program partners).
  • Attention to details and meeting deadlines, especially regarding application paperwork, files, records, systems, and data tracking.
  • Anticipate potential factors that could impact the meeting of deadlines. Flexibility and creativity in making adjustments to meet deadlines is essential.
  • The ability to inspire and motivate young people.
  • Highly motivated with strong results - orientation and ability to effectively collaborate with others and drive projects to completion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and related Google products.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit the following to Diana Moldovan, Director of Programs, with a subject line “Program Coordinator” by May 18, 5:00 pm:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of 3 References (we will not contact them until you have advanced to the final round interview)