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Administrative Coordinator

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#DegreesNYC - , NY
Not Specified
$34,358.00 - $42,948.00 Salary/year


Organization Overview:The Goddard Riverside Community Center (Goddard Riverside) and the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) are well-established Manhattan community-based agencies that support services to approximately 30,000 New Yorkers. We are two of New York City’s leading human services organizations meeting the needs of children, youth and families, homeless individuals, and older adults through-out Manhattan and New York City. We work every day for a fair and just society where all people have the opportunity to make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families.


Program Description: #DegreesNYC is a data-informed collective impact movement co-led with young people to achieve education equity in NYC. It grew out of Goddard Riverside’s Options Center. For over 30 years, Options has supported young people and adults to complete college through educational counseling, training school and community professionals, and advocating on critical issues around equity in post-secondary education. In 2016, staff at the Options Center launched #DegreesNYC to address systemic barriers to racial and income inequities in the education pipeline to and through college and in 2020 #DegreesNYC launched its Youth Council. The goals of #DegreesNYC is that 60% of each racial and income group in NYC will have quality postsecondary credentials by 2030. #DegreesNYC operates through a vast web of coordinated councils, task forces and working groups.


Purpose of Position: The Administrative Coordinator will support the efforts of the #DegreesNYC Team and the Youth Council to bring people together across age groups and sectors to move toward education equity in New York City. The essential role of the Administrative Coordinator is to ensure the efficient operation of #DegreesNYC. Reporting to the Director of #DegreesNYC, the Administrative Coordinator will work with the #DegreesNYC Team and the Youth Council to support logistics and meeting planning for the #DegreesNYC Steering Committee, Stewardship Council, Youth Council, Data Fellows and active work groups and task forces. The Administrative Coordinator will support the team in planning and follow-up for meetings, events and gatherings. The Administrative Coordinator will also help manage annual calendar of meetings with policy makers and elected officials.


Schedule: Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Salary Range: $34,358 - $42,948

Roles, Responsibilities, and Essential Duties

  • With Director and colleagues, build relationships with members of #DegreesNYC
  • Support project management and scheduling of all #DegreesNYC projects, including committees, task forces, work groups and councils
  • Schedule meetings, help prepare and coordinate follow-up
  • Manage multiple calendars and logistics of both internal and external meetings and events
  • Maintain aggregated data on #DegreesNYC participants
  • Support team in event planning and logistics, ensuring seamless execution
  • Support documentation of meetings, advocacy, and outcomes
  • Schedule meetings and maintain communication and relationships with elected officials and stakeholders
  • Coordinate with the #DegreesNYC, Options Center and Goddard teams as needed



  • 1- 2 years of previous administrative experience preferred; prior experience supporting management
  • Any education or related certifications are a plus


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to education equity
  • Commitment to collective impact, youth voice and leadership, and data-informed approaches
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication abilities, including writing, speaking and active listening
  • Ability to effectively engage with team members of all levels and across departments
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and consistently make deadlines
  • Detail oriented and collaborative while also being self-motivated and requiring minimal supervision
  • Ability to learn and proficiently use online platforms, websites and apps for scheduling and documenting meetings


Computer Skills

  • In-depth knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office software and experience with using platforms such as Google Docs, OneDrive, Zoom and Teams are highly desired.
  • Proficiency with scheduling and calendaring apps a plus.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to travel to in-person local and out of town conferences and meetings


Working Environment

  • In office
  • Must also be available to work remotely and must have full WIFI access and capabilities while working remotely


Goddard Riverside and Isaacs Center are equal opportunity employers and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.