Jackie Robinson Foundation

Assistant Director of Core Programs

  • Full Time
  • New York, New York
  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Assistant Director of Core Programs aids in all aspects of JRF’s programmatic and operational activities. Under the supervision of the Vice President, Core Programs, the JRF Assistant Director of Core Programs is responsible for the management and coordination of specific programmatic activities. The Assistant Director serves as a liaison to JRF constituents, supports Development in donor stewardship, assists in the planning and execution of the Mentoring and Leadership Conference and New Scholar Orientation, manages the JRF Mentoring Program, and oversees the Rachel Robinson International Fellowship. The Assistant Director of Core Programs also provides career and academic counseling and assists in mentoring curriculum development

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Coordinate the development and delivery of JRF virtual programming.
    • Manage the JRF one-on-one Mentoring Program.
    • Assist in planning and execution of JRF Scholar activities including regional and campus gatherings, the Mentoring and Leadership Conference, Jackie Robinson Day, and New Scholar Orientation.
    • Serve as a liaison between JRF Scholars, staff, and SAC members.
    • Manage the Rachel Robinson International Fellowship.
    • Develop templates, write content, and distribute monthly communiques to Scholars, SAC members and other constituent groups as assigned.
    • Working with JRF Communications and related public relations professionals, develop and post content on JRF Connect portal and social media platforms.
    • Coordinate delivery, marketing, and outreach for JRF programs and activities, track Scholar participation.


    Candidates seeking consideration for this opportunity should be detail oriented and deadline driven, with a high level of organizational skills. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills are important attributes. Discretion in handling confidential information is essential. This position requires a high level of independent thinking, strong attention to detail, positive and effective teamwork, integration with other departments, proficient computer knowledge and curiosity, and problem-solving. Computer proficiency required, particularly with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Slate CRM software beneficial.

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Background in college success programming, including marketing and implementation
    • Experience managing college mentoring programs
    • Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills
    • Experience with external relations
    • Technologically savvy
    • Data analysis and reporting
    • Proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Ability to learn and manage database systems and online platforms
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team-based structure

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with candidate’s experience and JRF policy.

    The Jackie Robinson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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