Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time



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171 West 85th Street
New York
United States


About Lasting Impressions – Lasting Impressions: DOROT’s Legacy Project is a dynamic program comprised of two main initiatives: one that, employing a variety of modalities, creates both group and one-on-one opportunities for older adults to reflect upon and share their important stories, memories, life experiences and words of wisdom and the second to help older adults through the process of completing advance healthcare directives. 

Position Summary: DOROT seeks a dynamic, creative, and hard-working individual to provide essential support for the multi-faceted Lasting Impressions program. The ideal candidate possesses a passion for working with older adults, exhibits both warmth and a positive attitude, is an excellent communicator both orally and in writing, proactive, task- and detail-oriented, able to manage significant responsibility, and excels at multi-tasking in a complex work environment. 

Major responsibilities:

-       Help coordinate and assist with all aspects of Lasting Impressions initiatives, from planning through execution and follow up.

-       Anticipate and manage logistical preparations for Lasting Impressions events and programs, working alongside other DOROT staff as warranted.

-       Support onsite programming.

-       Assist in program planning and coordination, as well as with outreach efforts.

-       Respond to client queries in writing, in person, or by phone.

-       Collaborate on idea generation to grow and strengthen Lasting Impressions.

-       Keep informed of current developments in areas of departmental interest related to legacy and advance directives.

-       Responsible for mailings, helping as needed to complete various components.

-       Availability on Sundays and evenings for special projects and programming.

-       Collect, track and maintain client activity using DOROT’s online database (Salesforce), involving routine data entry and monthly review of statistics for both internal reports and trends analysis.

-       Maintain calendar of activities, database and program files.

-       Take on additional responsibilities as needs of department evolve over time.

Required Qualifications

-       Bachelor’s degree in communications- or social sciences-related area of study

-       Previous professional or program experience preferred

-       Top notch written and verbal skills

-       Experience engaging with older adults

-       Interest in Arts and Aging

-       Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel

-       Excellent organizational and administrative skills

-       Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

-       Superior attention to detail

-       Ability to juggle multiple projects at once

-       Flexibility, positive attitude, and sense of humor

-       Commitment to learning about program-related matters



Generous paid time off including national and Jewish Holidays, vacation and sick time, health dental insurance, 403b plans and flexible spending accounts.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please send your cover letter, which must include salary requirements, and your current resume to