For students and executives, activists and entrepreneurs who want to learn how New York City works so that they can make it better, Coro New York is the premier leadership training program that delivers the skills, knowledge, and network to lead change. Participants become leaders and influencers, developing innovative solutions to public issues, incorporating different points of view in their decision-making, and inspiring others to lead change.
The Fellows Program in Public Affairs has for 30 years equipped those leading our city with the resources they need to understand how decisions are made, how complex policies are shaped, and how to influence meaningful change. Using the city as a classroom, Coro Fellows learn through interactions with private, public, and nonprofit decision-makers and work as a group to develop critical thinking, analytical, governance and leadership skills. Coro Fellows join an unparalleled community of engaged alumni and leave the program with an understanding of how New York City works and with the knowledge and skills to make it better.
Coro Fellows explore the public affairs arena by examining the complicated interplay between individuals, groups, and institutions. The program demands stamina, rigorous thinking and analysis, and a deeply self-reflective approach to learning. Through their group work, placements and other activities, Fellows seek to better understand the systems that influence how New York City functions, as well as how an individual’s personal values, biases, and approach to working with others can shape their impact and the outcomes they achieve.
The Assistant Director will report to the Director of the Fellows Program and will be responsible for managing the administrative and logistical aspects of the program, in addition to supporting and contributing to curriculum and program design, delivery and evaluation. The Assistant Director will also focus heavily on relationship-building and management through stakeholder outreach, alumni engagement and interaction with the Fellows cohort during program activities.
- Handle detailed and high level correspondence and coordination related to the organization of all programmatic activities (including retreats, internal and external meetings with stakeholders, weekly seminar sessions, policy focus weeks, graduation, etc.)
- Manage the program calendar and participate in program events and activities (note that some activities will be scheduled during evening or weekend hours, including weekly evening seminars on Tuesday nights).
- Assist and support the Program Director in facilitating experiential learning opportunities for program participants as aligned with the program’s purpose and organizational mission.
- Build rapport and relationships with each member of the Fellows cohort as well as with alumni and key stakeholders such as Coro New York staff, board members, stakeholder interviewees, seminar presenters and guest facilitators.
- Partner with Coro staff members to assist with recruitment activities and events, as well as support the work of securing Fellows’ placements.
- Participate in program related activities and partner with staff to support organizational goals and cross-program collaboration.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- High emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal and relationship-management skills.
- Comfort with self reflection, self awareness and open to feedback.
- Strong time management and prioritization skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and collaboratively.
- Willingness to approach challenges with flexibility and a ‘can do’ and positive attitude
- Ability to thoughtfully consider multiple perspectives and an interest in group dynamics, power, and privilege.
- Experience or interest in facilitation, coaching, group process, experiential learning and curriculum design
- Commitment and passion about leadership development and adult learning
- Demonstrated commitment to or interest in the New York City political landscape and our city’s policy issues and work is strongly preferred.
- A Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of work experience is required.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until July 8 or until positions are filled.
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