Program Coordinator

At KEEN New York, we work with the local special needs population - boys and girls -
and show them that they can be Athletes.

We run. We jump. We swim. We play. We do our best to keep up with our Athletes. (They have lots of energy). We laugh. Then we laugh harder. We give our Athletes - children with autism and cerebral palsy, children who are wheelchair-bound or non-verbal - the chance to be kids.
Established in 2008, KEEN New York has and continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Today, we’re proud to be one of the biggest supporters of New York’s young special needs population. But we’ve gone as far as we can without expanding our dedicated staff.
And that’s where you come in.

We’re seeking a Full-Time Program Coordinator to be the eyes and ears for our Executive Director. This position is responsible for running our programs, taking attendance, maintaining our database, adding effort and creativity to new projects, and being an all-around Jack-or-Jill of all trades.
Responsibilities The Program Coordinator will work with a dynamic group of volunteers and families to create and maintain weekly recreational programs for young people with disabilities. This position is full-time with weekend and some evening hours. Work outside of program sessions is completed from your home office. The Program Coordinator is responsible for all program activities and requests for information.

Specific Tasks

  • Maintain accurate records and database of Coaches and Athletes
  • Create quarterly calendar of activities
  • Respond to inquiries from parents, volunteer coaches and local community groups
  • Recruit volunteer coaches for recreation sessions and to serve on Coaches Committee
  • Foster positive relationships with other organizations working with disabled young people
  • Attend and lead KEEN programs and special events
  • Empower volunteer leaders to take charge and run the programs when on site
  • Handle all behind-the-scenes management aspects of the programs
  • Work closely with the KEEN New York Executive Director to maintain highest standards of safety and fun during KEEN events


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel, Google documents and database management
  • Knowledgeable in Airtable a plus
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Able to work independently with off-site supervision.
  • Self-driven but also able to work within a team.
  • Working with children with disabilities a plus
  • Experience working with nonprofits
  • Strong interest in working with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to lead by motivating others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work a mix of weekends, weekdays, and evenings
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred

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