Associate Program Director, NYC

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000.00
Maximum: $68,000.00




New York
New York
United States


Associate Program Director, NYC


Start Date: May, 2018

Location:  NYC, NY

Hiring Manager: Francisco Cruz



Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a robust skills-based health curriculum in under-resourced high schools across the country. Since our founding in 2003, we have trained more than 8,500 college student volunteers to deliver effective health education to over 115,000 public high school students in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington, DC. In 2016, PHE launched a five-year strategic plan to focus on growing our effective model while partnering communities, and health and education systems to build a more integrated, sustainable model for health education. You will be joining an incredibly passionate, collaborative, and committed team working together towards our vision of advancing health equity.

 As the Associate Program Director you will work in partnership with the Program Director, NYC to manage the implementation and overall quality of PHE’s NYC program to deepen our impact. You will oversee and drive all aspects of NYC local program relentlessly and professionally, from planning through implementation, assuming accountability for all end results.  You will report directly to the Program Director, NYC.

Do you aspire to show up for young people and your community each day? Are you a bold thinker and inclusive collaborator? Does authentic communication and honest feedback help you continuously learn and grow? Do you find the joy in both the journey and the results?


Yes? Here’s what you should know:

This is a full-time, salaried position located in our New York City office.

Here’s what you will do as part of our team:

 45% Ensure high quality service, program delivery, and effective daily operations of all aspects of NYC local program

  • In partnership with the Program Director, assumes responsibility for every aspect of the daily operations for local Team, including implementing course corrections where needed
  • Support Program Director in developing and managing implementation of local strategic plans
  • Support high quality internal collaboration to meet organizational goals
  • Review and provide updates on program and partner goals
  • Available as back-up support to Program Director, as needed

35% Staff Management

  • Manage and develop 3+ direct reports to a sustained high level of performance through coaching, mentorship, etc. to ensure that they are constantly acquiring new skills, as well as enhancing and growing their current skills
  • Identify projects, tasks, and assignments and work with upper management to resolve workload conflicts
  • Ensure that the New York team participates in required training and/or professional development as needed
  • Model PHE’s core values and advance PHE’s vision for health equity in all aspects of our work, internally and externally


20% Community Development / Relationship Management

  • Research and advise on community resources
  • Manage ongoing partnerships with PHE partner high schools and relationships with community and district contacts, as well as contacts at partnering non-profits and city agencies
  • Facilitate meetings as needed with other agencies and community partners; represent PHE’s interests and advance organizational brand/presence at all meetings with other stakeholders


What you'll bring to the table:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a strong passion for PHE’s mission to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions; strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health, Equity, Agency, Communication and Impact
  • Has a Bachelor’s degree OR 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Min. 3+ years of work experience including 1-2 years of program management (experience as a PHE volunteer counts to work experience)
  • Inherent ability to think two or three steps ahead and take proactive steps to address roadblocks, issues, and distractions internally and with partners
  • Has strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; able to interface with various and diverse set of stakeholders, groups and individuals including: high school staff, high school students, college students, college administrators, community partners, and other PHE staff members.
  • Core management skills with leadership mindset; track record of being a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully assess core challenges, problem solve, and coach others to positive results

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1+ years of experience directly managing others strongly preferred
  • Min. 1-year Leadership experience including supervising, managing, and effectively training and coaching others a plus


Your turn! We’d like to learn about you.

Please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested in our team and this role!

 Looking for more information about our awesome benefits, salary and more? Visit us  and check us out on Glassdoor!


At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate difference and are committed to providing equitable opportunities, addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed. We want to empower people to change lives!


Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.

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