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New York City Department of Education Public Schools Athletic League Program Coordinator in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description

Position Summary: The mission of the Public Schools Athletic League is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship. In the course of a school year, over 35,000 students compete in one or more of 45 PSAL sports.

The Program Coordinator will support the planning and implementation of community-based activities for the students of NYC. Performs related work.

Reports to: Senior Director of Operations, PSAL

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Relationships: Relationships will be fostered with PSAL staff and supporters as well as administration.


  • Provide and improve community services by performing liaison functions within PSAL; serve as a communication liaison to various DOE offices on community concerns and operational requests.
  • Support PSAL’s comprehensive community development programs, including sports development programs and summer community enhancement and outreach programs.
  • Promote family and community engagement activities and communications, with the goal of promoting student success; elicit support and participation in community activities.
  • Communicate with DOE offices, City agencies, community organizations, and community representatives regarding PSAL.
  • Provide support and assistance to the PSAL Senior Leadership team.
  • Manage day-to-day operations, including:
  • tracking requests for supplies and materials needed for the effective implementation of PSAL;
  • identifying replacement resources, as needed;
  • facilitating appropriate resources to schools and staff;
  • escalating issues and recommending solutions; and
  • ensuring that all assignments are completed in a timely and efficient manner and that reports are submitted within allowable timeframes.
  • Perform other PSAL related duties, including;
  • assisting with planning and execution of PSAL awards dinners (NGWSD, Yankee Pinstripe Scholar-Athlete awards dinner, PSAL Wingate Awards dinner); input and track permits for all PSAL and Big Apple Games events in DOE buildings;
  • maintaining databases for various PSAL workstreams, e.g., class registrations, consultant time, coach eligibility, etc.
  • providing off-site event assistance, including ticketing, team and media check-ins, and medal distribution; and
  • providing supports for PSAL programming, including Middle School Basketball.
  • Perform related office tasks in support of the program such as data entry, filing, recordkeeping, and word processing; address all telephone and email inquiries.

Qualification Requirements:


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High School graduation or the equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above, however, all candidates must have at least one year experience as described in “1” above.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Public Schools Athletic League.
  • Experience with working knowledge of public education and/or interest in public education.
  • Familiarity with DOE systems.
  • Background in working with community-based organizations.
  • Skilled in group problem-solving and working with complex concepts in a dynamic setting.
  • Attentive to detail; highly organized, with a predisposition toward action and production of results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly effective time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to organize facts and present information in a clear, concise and logical manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and meet frequent and changing deadlines.
  • Ability to anticipate, initiate, and prioritize projects in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $52,389+

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through June 27, 2019 until 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

Tracking Code: 13925

Job Location: NEW YORK, New York, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

New Posting: Yes

Readvertisement: No

District: N/A

Job Group: N/A