HLL Seeks Program Director for Frederick Douglass Academy


Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership (HLL) seeks a full-time Program Director to oversee all of HLL’s athletic and academic programming at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City.

Description of the Organization: HLL is a non-profit youth services organization that uses lacrosse to engage at-risk youth from Harlem and the Bronx. HLL operates lacrosse and tutoring programs at two sites: The Frederick Douglass Academy and P.S. 149 the Sojourner Truth School. We provide a safe, structured environment for children to compete, learn, and develop into leaders for their community.

Program Director Responsibilities: The Program Director will oversee the boys’ middle school lacrosse program at Frederick Douglass Academy. S/he will be responsible for planning and leading practices, daily study halls at the school, as well as weekend events. Weekend events include day trips to clinics, games, and tournaments as well as field trips to educational institutions, cultural or historical sites, and outdoor activities. Some overnight travel with the team is required.

The Program Director’s duties also include keeping in constant dialogue with faculty, staff, and administrators at Frederick Douglass Academy to monitor student progress; volunteer recruitment; coordinating the Boarding School Admissions Counseling program; maintaining donor relationships; seeking new sources of funding and other administrative duties as needed.

Compensation: $45,000 and up, depending on the applicant’s qualifications.

Duration of Employment: Minimum two year commitment to HLL is requested.

To apply, send the following to application@harlemlacrosse.org with your name in the subject heading:

1) A list of 1-3 references

2) A resume that includes an overall undergraduate GPA

3) A cover letter stating the applicant's interest in working with HLL

All application materials must be submitted by January 1st, 2013. Qualified applicants will receive a screening interview and top applicants will be invited to come to Frederick Douglass Academy for a formal interview and to conduct a model lacrosse practice on-site.

HLL's hiring committee will make a final hiring decision by March 30th, 2013.

Start Date: No later than August 1, 2013.