Director of Programming

New York, NY, United States // Full-Time

Beat the Streets (BTS), established in 2006, is a sport-based youth development organization whose mission is to develop the full human and athletic potential of urban youth and to strengthen the wrestling culture within New York City. BTS works with an average of 2,500 male and female student-athletes in all five boroughs, aged 10-18. Programs include the Academy, the Junior League, and the Training Center. In addition, BTS partners with the NYC Department of Education’s Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) that sponsors a boys and co-ed wrestling season in the winter and a girls wrestling season in the spring.

Summary: Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Programming  will play a critical  role in designing and overseeing programs that are outcome and impact driven. This person will oversee all aspects of BTS programs as well as the partnership with the PSAL. 


Key Responsibilities:   

  • Lead and supervise all aspects of  the BTS  Academy

  • Incorporate social-emotional learning into all program activities

  • Guide program development and evaluation efforts

  • Supervise three direct reports including the BTS Head Boy's Coach, BTS Head Girl's Coach and the AmeriCorps Vista Program Associate 

  • Manage all data collection and evaluation processes 

  • Manage the registration and reporting system and run reports

  • Oversee annual program budgets

  • Visit, evaluate, and assist programs & events

  • Lead event planning for various competitions, camps, clinics, and enrichment sessions

  • Lead middle school and high school recruiting efforts 

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on occasion


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nonprofit management experience (minimum of 3 years in a leadership role with supervisory experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong supervisory skills

  • Various certifications including CPR, First-Aid, Concussion Certified, Safe Sport (can complete upon being hired)   

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience leading sports-based youth development programs

  • Familiarity with wrestling 

  • Experience working with diverse youth ages 11-18  

  • Familiarity with NYC public schools 


Benefits: Health insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement (after six months), paid holidays and “Summer Fridays”

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