The Bridge Golf Foundation
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Youth Development
City: New York
Postal code: 10026
State: New York
Country: United States
The Bridge Golf Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to use the game of golf to improve life outcomes for young men of color. Through specialized immersion in golf-related activities, we believe our young men can close gaps in achievement, learning and opportunity.
The Bridge Golf Foundation, a sports-based youth development program in Harlem organized around the game of golf, is looking for a Program Director.
This is a full-time, hands-on management position as part of small, dedicated group of individuals. It represents a significant opportunity to make a tangible impact on the lives of underserved young men beginning in early high school, through their college years and beyond, as well as to develop as a manager in a dynamic, growing, well-funded nonprofit.
The program currently has 30 young men grades 9-12 from Harlem high schools who attend 3 hours daily after school. There is also an intensive six-week summer program. (For a fuller description of what we do, please see the attached summary we provide prospective families.) We are moving in January to new, larger facilities on W 116 Street and expect to increase enrollment to between 40 and 50 young men by the end of 2020.
The ideal Program Director will be a current or former teacher from the New York City Public School system or have equivalent teaching or youth development experience. They will be someone looking to make an impact on the lives of our cohort over a period of years through virtually daily contact with the young men, and regular contact with their families, their mentors, and their schools. The PD will be expected to tutor alongside the rotation of paid tutors we employ, a mix of Columbia undergrads and Blue Engine BETA’s.
The PD will
- Track and manage, enrollment, attendance, and the academic engagement of our young men, as well as manage the day-to-day affairs of the Foundation (logistics, nutrition, transportation, master calendar).
- Assist the Executive Directors in recruiting and managing the tutoring staff, curriculum design and implementation, liaison with our outside partners for standardized test prep and college guidance, and relations with feeder schools.
- Liaise in real time with parents regarding attendance, behavior, etc.
- Recruit, orient, and maintain contact with our mentors.
- Manage the six-week summer program.
- Implement and track the Foundation’s operating budget of approximately $1 million annually.
- Manage our social media feeds, which includes a monthly newsletter.
- Develop and maintain databases that will allow us to monitor and analyze what we do.
- Be present at the Foundation and engaged with the young men while program is in session between 4 and 7 p.m. on weekdays, and on the premises generally from midday until the end of program. On days there is no program the PD is expected to devote their time to the longer term planning and administrative aspects of the BGF enterprise. This is a full time year round position (with appropriate vacation time provided for).
Current staffing and operations:
BGF is currently run by its two Executive Directors, Bob Rubin and Stéphane Samuel, who are also its founders. The PD will report directly to them. Bob deals principally with fundraising, finance and long term planning, while Stéphane is in charge of academics. She currently oversees 5 paid part-time tutors, as well as tutors herself. She also manages our relationships with our partners Options Institute (college guidance) and A-List (standardized test prep), as well as our feeder schools and their relevant staff.
Additionally, Mike Sweeney is Director of Athletics. Mike manages a group of 3 additional golf instructor/coaches. He is assisted by Meghan Costello, who also provides administrative assistance to the overall operation.
BGF has partnered with Options Institute to provide college counseling for our seniors, and with A List for intensive standardized test prep which we start in the summer prior to 11th grade.
The PD position will carry a salary commensurate with the applicant’s experience. For a DOE teacher, the salary would represent a significant raise given the greater responsibilities of the position relative to a teaching position. We will pay what we need to in order to secure the services of the right person. We will provide a stipend on top of salary which will be sufficient on an after tax basis to cover the purchase of health insurance under Obamacare.
While we are looking for someone who can start as early as January, we will consider candidates who are not available until June due to contractual academic or other commitments.
Commensurate with Experience
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How to Apply:
Prospective applicants should contact Bob Rubin at [email protected].
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