Program Coordinator, Onsite & Special Programs

Program Coordinator, Onsite & Special Programs

Program Coordinator, Onsite & Special Programs 150 150
September 8, 2022
New York
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Katherine Wieland



DOROT is a hybrid work environment where team members work part-time onsite and part time remotely. The Program Coordinator 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.


DOROT’s Onsite & Special Programs department provides diverse, impactful programs for our community of over 3,000 older adults. An average of 25-30 programs are offered virtually each week on Zoom. Beginning summer 2022, OSP will reintroduce programs at DOROT’s main office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan while maintaining a broad array of virtual offerings. Classes, workshops, and large audience presentations are designed for adults age 60+ to encourage health and wellness, offer global perspectives, provide opportunities for dynamic learning and enrichment, and create life-enhancing social connections.


The Program Coordinator, Onsite & Special Programs, is an integral member of DOROT’s Onsite and Special Programs team, responsible for developing and implementing both virtual and in-person programs, including fitness and wellness classes, creative arts workshops, talks, concerts, films, and other presentations that provide meaningful and culturally diverse engagement opportunities for our older adult constituents. The ideal candidate is both organized and innovative, and possesses excellent communication skills in person and in writing, an affinity for working with older adults, and a passion for engaging and building community.


The Program Coordinator is responsible for the following in addition to any other projects, as assigned:

  • Plan and implement programs that are timely, relevant, and mission-focused with interests and needs of constituents always top of mind.
  • Identify and reach out to compelling facilitators and presenters who possess strong content knowledge, presentation skills, and the ability to connect with our aging adult community.
  • Create a plan, establish systems, and conduct outreach for the reintroduction of evening programs that will take place both online via Zoom and onsite at DOROT’s Upper West Side building.
  • Coordinate and take ownership of logistics for OSP programs:
    • Pre-program: prepare program descriptions and speaker/facilitator bios; populate RSVP portal (Zoom and/or Eventbrite); and conduct pre-program run-through with presenter.
    • At event: introduce presenter(s), present welcoming DOROT face, facilitate as needed, including for Q&A.
    • Post-event: gather and process W-9s and invoices for presenters and send out follow-up emails to participants.
  • Partner with other departments to meet agency-wide objectives and foster collaboration, including:
  • With Marketing team, develop and execute strategies to grow our participant base, including reaching new and diverse audiences and programming partners.
  • With the Evaluation department, survey and assess programs and their impact on participants; refine offerings based on findings.
  • Input client and program participation data using DOROT’s Constituent Information Management System (Salesforce platform); conduct monthly review of metrics to ensure meeting of program goals and grant deliverables.
  • Supervise work of Onsite & Special Programs interns.
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Experience or interest in working with older adults
  • Demonstrated success with program planning, development and evaluation
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation and written and verbal skills
  • Ability to engage in creative problem-solving, learn and utilize new skills and work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Self-starter able to effectively manage multiple, time-sensitive projects and balance competing priorities
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to follow through to achieve deliverables
  • Passion for DOROT’s mission


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in program coordination, social services, nonprofit management or other related field.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite; experience with Salesforce or another database, Canva and/or MailChimp a plus
  • Availability to work occasional evening and weekend hours, including up to 10 Sundays per year for events


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.



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.

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