Now Hiring – Senior Program Director

About Play Rugby USA:
Based in the heart of New York City’s bustling midtown, Play Rugby USA operates out of a modern office hub with other sector leaders on the cutting-edge of Sports Based Youth Development. We believe that youth thrive when offered access to high-impact sports programing and have developed an innovative curriculum and coaching methodology that combines rugby and character education, specifically designed to address the unique needs of youth growing up in poverty.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Senior Program Director with a passion for youth development and a talent for leading and managing diverse teams to join us as we create a better world through rugby.

The Senior Program Director serves as the overall team leader for all of Play Rugby’s programs throughout New York City. He/she plays an integral role in implementing program strategy, ensuring that existing programs and program growth align with overall organizational strategy. He/she is responsible for managing the program budget and achieving program revenue targets, including new business development and providing support in securing both existing and new sponsorships and grants.

The Senior Program Director is also responsible for quality assurance of programs through effective staffing plans and quantifiable tracking and reporting metrics, as well as program design innovation with a youth development focus. He/she will directly manage two Program Directors and indirectly manage the performance of our part-time Youth Development Mentors, reinforcing organizational culture and consistency in programming.

You can view the full job description here: Senior Program Director

Required Skills:

  1. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  2. High-level strategic thinking to position the organization for future success.
  3. Ability to lead and inspire a team toward common goals.
  4. Demonstrated management skills, both organizationally and in people management.
  5. Advocacy skills for team members and programs.
  6. Comfort with accountability, both for oneself and for holding others to high standards.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Plus, 5-6 years of demonstrated experience successfully managing the program team at a sports-based youth development organization. Ability to travel throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island to visit programs and work flexible hours, including but not limited to nights and weekends.

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected] with “Senior Program Director” as the subject line. No phone calls, please!


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