The Program Coordinator promotes, enhances, and leverages the resources of the Harlem SAGE Center, for the wellness and well-being of LGBTQ+ older adults. Secures and coordinates programs offered by staff, consultants, and volunteers. Engages in outreach to cultivate an active and engaged pool of participants and attendance at events. Collaboratively ensure with other staff that the program meets contract deliverables as defined by NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA). Maintains accurate service delivery and other pertinent data.
Reports to: Site Director
Location: SAGE Harlem Older Adult Center (OAC)
Status: Full-time / Nonexempt / 35 hour/week salaried position
Schedule: Frequently 9:30am– 5:30, Monday – Friday; Regular schedule variances to occur in accordance with program need, including and not limited to evening or holiday programming, outside trips, or other events
- Ensure and facilitate delivery of diverse array programming for LGBTQ+ older adults at SAGE Center Harlem; coordinating nutrition educational programs and incentives for this Health Initiative. Proactively solicit suggestions from current and prospective participants and also ensure the provision of mandated
- Responsible for the implementation of SAGE Harlem’s Health Equity Initiative and the deliverables associated with the Pfizer grant.
- Facilitate trainings, workshops, and special events related to Healthy Equity Initiative
- Support in the development of Healthy Equity curriculum, newsletters, resources, and reports
- Coordinate with SAGE specialists, consultants, contracted instructors and volunteers to implement daily curriculum at Harlem SAGE Center
- Conduct outreach with local LGBTQ+ constituencies and other community resources, to (1) build attendance at SAGE events through printed materials (flyers, calendar), word of mouth, social media, and other available means, and (2) seek input/participation in programming
- Collaborate with pertinent staff to evaluate needs of diverse groups of LGBTQ+ older adults and respond with innovative, evidence-based interventions
- Collaborate with Site Director to ensure collection of client and service unit statistics and entry into regulatory and agency databases; provide monthly data reports to Site Director
- Conduct on-going assessment of actual vs. projected service units to ensure DFTA and Pfizer targets for SAGE Harlem Center are met
- Position will be located at SAGE Harlem and Travel to other SAGE Centers for implementation of the Health Initiative will be required.
- Complete administrative paperwork and assist in DFTA and Pfizer reporting process
- Attend pertinent conferences and in-services training sessions that contribute to professional enrichment of staff and innovative
- Represent SAGE Center Harlem at community events (e.g. health fairs, pride festivals)
- Perform other duties as needed
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other helping profession, plus similar or related salaried experience; the degree requirement may be waived if applicant possesses substantial experience
- Possess or be able to acquire NYC Food Handlers license
- One-year experience coordinating nutrition incentives and/or nutritional education programs.
- Experience performing community outreach, including creating and implementing targeted outreach
- Experience collaborating with other CBO’s, and producing/implementing community – based programming
- Ability to travel on public transport to outreach locations
- Computer-proficient; ability to learn pertinent regulatory and agency software and database programs
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to perform multiple tasks while maintaining appropriate level of customer service
- Flexible and dependable
Additional, Preferred Qualifications:
- Tactile understanding of issues facing LGBTQ+, older adults, people of color, and other marginalized communities
- Cultural and linguistic competency to enable effective communication among diverse groups of Participants
- Bilingual in Spanish
Competitive salary; SAGE offers a competitive benefits package as well as an exciting and unique work environment. This is a grant funded position.
How to Apply
Please email your resume and cover letter to Careers@sageusa.org with “Program Coordinator – SAGE Harlem” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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