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Monday, October 7, 2013

Program Associate, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, New York, NY

Program Associate

Posted on: October 4, 2013
Posted by: Sadie Nash Leadership Project


Our mission is to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents of change in their lives and the world. By increasing the participation of young women in social, political and economic decision making, SNLP seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership, and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.


Sadie Nash Leadership Project is seeking a dynamic, energetic and qualified Program Associate for our Newark, NJ team. The Program Associate will work closely with the Program Coordinator to plan and implement social justice based programs for young women (ages 14-22). The Program Associate will also directly support afterschool and summer programs while building meaningful and healthy relationships with participants and the larger Newark community.


• Develop curriculum and facilitate leadership and social justice programming for young women in SNLP programs
• Manage SNLP internship program including training youth, establishing strong partnerships with local organizations, and evaluating program and conducting site visits
• Support outreach and selection initiatives for all programs
• Recruit, train, and support summer staff
• Assist with field trips, college visits, and special events
• Provide informal mentoring and support to participants and alums
• Co-develop new programming and initiatives to best meet the needs of participants
• Assist with site visits and data gathering for grants and reports
• Evening and Saturday availability required
• Drivers license and access to a car preferred
Other duties as assigned


[BA/BS or equivalent experience]
• Experience facilitating and developing curriculum
• Experience working with youth, especially young women (ages 14-22)
• Familiarity with popular education principles and methodologies
• Familiarity with Newark and/or Northern Jersey area strongly desired
• Excellent project management skills
• Strong organization, communication, listening and problem solving skills
• Attention to detail
• Creative, good humored, independent, team-player, flexible and mature
• Commitment to social justice
• Ability to work effectively with diverse groups in terms of ideologies, race, religion, class, sexual orientation, nationality, and ability
• Comfortable with and excited about our mission and goals and able to put them into practice


Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to

Subject line: Newark Program Associate – First and last name

Thank you for your interest in our work and in this position! -- SNLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and applicants from low-income and working class backgrounds to apply. We are especially seeking candidates from New Jersey or Newark.

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