• Coordinator, Program and Curriculum Development

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    YES Youth Education Services
  • Overview


    The mission of the New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.  To deliver on this promise, we provide free access to physical and electronic resources in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, as well as an array of exhibitions and cultural and educational programming for children, young adults and adults.


    The Library’s 90+ locations include four research centers – focusing on the humanities and social sciences; the performing arts; Black history and culture; and business and industry – and a network of neighborhood libraries. Collectively, the NYPL is the largest information purveyor in the City, serving over 18 million patrons annually.


    The Library’s Youth Education Programs


    NYPL serves approximately 20,000 children and youth every day across our 88 branches. To serve this group, we have built engaging literacy programs that enrich the lives of the young people we serve. These include our Youth Technology initiative that levels the playing field for youth by providing hands-on robotics, digital music, and digital media programs for children and teens, our enrollment-based, academically-focused Out-of-School Time programs, and a variety of literacy and STEAM programs that support children, families, and schools. We are currently hiring a Program Coordinator, who will assist the Manager in the logistical and administrative tasks necessary to run after school programs in 88 branches across three boroughs.

    Principal Responsibilities

    We are looking for a resourceful, supremely organized team player searching for an entry level position in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial education environment as a potential precursor to entering the field.  


    Reporting to the Associate Director, Program and Curriculum Development, Youth Education Services:


    • Coordinate the implementation of Out of School Time and Youth Technology programs
    • Coordinate new NYPL Education initiatives
    • Maintain office expense budget
    • Place and track all purchases and work with the Purchasing department to ensure we are following NYPL policies and procedures
    • Maintain supply orders and invoices
    • Create, organize and manage paper and electronic files with a goal toward developing a user-friendly paperless filing system
    • Serve as the point person for information and materials distribution to internal departments and outside organizations
    • Assist OST, Youth Tech, and other Education initiative managers in the input, tracking, management, and analysis of program data
    • Responsibility for general administrative tasks such as maintaining the calendar of the Associate Director, anticipating necessary background materials, directions and other items required for each activity on the schedule.
    • Collaborate with the OST and Youth Tech team, branch staff, and other library staff to create efficient and effective processes
    • Maintain the department’s webpage
    • Sub for OST Education Coordinators, as needed
    • Participate in professional development opportunities and conferences
    • Perform other related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values




    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience working with children
    • Strong customer service orientation with an ability to deal professionally and tactfully with a variety of individuals
    • Intermediate or above level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Google products
    • Intermediate or above level proficiency in organizing and maintaining data using Excel
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to wear many hats and pitch in wherever needed in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong time management skills; ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments, with a high degree of accuracy, and meet deadlines
    • Must be flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
    • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated analytical and decision making skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    Prior experience in a public library, cultural organization or not-for-profit preferred

    Work Environment


    • Office setting
    • Public library setting



    Physical Duties

    • Limited physical effort is required
    • Light lifting required
    • Lifting up to 40 lbs. Required
    • May require travel within NYC

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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