DOROT is a hybrid work environment where team members work part-time onsite and part- time remotely. The Program Administrator will report to the headquarters located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and should expect to be in the office three to five days a week.
Founded in 1976, DOROT (“generations” in Hebrew) facilitates a dynamic partnership between older adults, volunteers, and professionals to address the challenges of an aging population. DOROT is dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults to help them live more independently and as valued community members. Compassionate care and a commitment to excellence are hallmarks of DOROT’s programs and staff. The agency is a recognized innovative leader in mobilizing volunteers and community and supportive services. Comprehensive programs – conducted onsite, in the home, remotely, and in the community – combat loneliness and social isolation.
DOROT’s diverse clients range in age from 60 to over 100 and vary in physical mobility and economic status. DOROT serves the Jewish and wider community, offering a lifeline of support to older adults in its catchment area (the Upper West Side from 59th to 125th Streets, East Side from 14th to 96th Streets, and Westchester County). DOROT engages more than 6000 volunteers a year in meaningful and impactful programming that improves the lives and health of nearly 5,000 older adults. Bringing the generations together results in a mutually beneficial partnership that delivers much needed services ranging from enrichment to addressing critical daily needs.
ABOUT THE INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM ENGAGEMENT (IPE) DEPARTMENT
DOROT’s Intergenerational Program Engagement Department oversees the agency’s multi-faceted intergenerational program model for families and youth in grades K-12, engaging over 2,500 youth volunteers each year in meaningful connections with older adults. Each of our programs reflects DOROT’s commitment to bringing the generations together to share stories, bridge the generational divide and promote greater understanding and respect between generations.
DOROT seeks an enthusiastic, hard-working individual to assist with a variety of high-quality intergenerational programs. The ideal candidate has a positive “can-do” attitude and is passionate about experiential youth education, communal responsibility and the benefits of intergenerational programming. This position supports the planning, administrative and facilitation needs of DOROT’s signature Teen Internship Programs, intergenerational programming for schools and youth organizations, b’nai mitzvah engagement and family volunteering. Programs are run onsite at DOROT, in schools, via Zoom and include visiting older adults in their homes.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
The Program Administrator is responsible for the following in addition to any other projects as assigned by their manager:
- Be a thoughtful contributor to the IPE team, helping to meet department goals and to ensure excellence in operations and program delivery.
- Collaborate with department colleagues on program planning and facilitation.
- For the Teen Internship programs, administer the application and registration process, and also co-facilitate group interviews.
- Conduct selected orientations and training sessions for families, youth and older adults.
- Serve as the older adult liaison: conduct outreach calls for program participation and respond to questions, challenges and concerns that arise, consulting with colleagues as needed.
- Provide programmatic support to DOROT’s b’nai mitzvah engagement in Manhattan. This includes Bar/Bat Mitzvah projects, a monthly Sunday program in collaboration with a teaching artist, Jewish service-learning partnerships, intergenerational programs and family volunteering.
- Support the department’s overall administrative needs including, but not limited to:
- Coordinating mailings, ordering supplies and helping with program logistics.
- Maintaining the department’s activity calendar.
- Assisting with marketing and outreach needs.
- Execute internal processes that ensure the timely and targeted collection of metrics and narratives aligned with program goals and grant deliverables.
- Collect and track constituent information and program participation, import relevant information into DOROT’s database (Salesforce platform) and maintain accurate and thorough records, spreadsheets and program files.
ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCES
- Experience in volunteer coordination
- Passion, warmth and sensitivity for DOROT’s mission
- Demonstrated ability to engage in creative problem solving, learn and utilize new skills and work well both independently and as a member of a team
- Adaptable and flexible demeanor and strong interpersonal competencies
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills and strong attention to detail
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks or projects at once
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; commensurate experience considered
- 1-2 years of experience in Jewish informal educational or Jewish camp programs for teens
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite; experience with Salesforce or another database, Canva and/or MailChimp a plus
- Availability to work 6-10 Sunday and/or evening events per year
WHY WORK WITH US
At DOROT, we believe that the power of connection can be transformative. Working with us means that you will have:
- Flexibility in your working schedule. DOROT supports a hybrid work environment as well as offers just over 1 months’ time each year to spend however you like, thanks to a generous PTO policy.
- Access to health care. Whether it be medical, vision, dental, disability or life insurance, we’ve got you covered and offer a bevy of benefits to ensure that you and your family are taken care of.
- Support to plan for your future. We offer a 403(b) contribution of 3% after your first two years with us with the opportunity for increasing contributions as you stay with us over time.
- Experience professional growth. DOROT is financially strong and in growth mode; we are an organization where you can make a difference.
Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.
DOROT, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer providing for employment or advancement without discrimination because of race, color, religion creed, political association, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence or stalking victim status, national origin, citizenship, age, veteran status, pregnancy, handicap disability, genetic, genetic characteristics, or other protected status.
How To Apply
To apply, please follow this link to submit a cover letter and resume here