Program Coordinator/Project Manager, Community & Economic Development Program

Community & Economic Development · Brooklyn, New York
Department Community & Economic Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $62,000-$69,000 Depending on years of experience

Company Overview:

Since 1968, Brooklyn A has provided free legal services for low-income residents of Brooklyn, pursuing neighborhood-based mission of justice, empowerment and community development. For over half a century, we have utilized an array of legal and advocacy strategies—community organizing, affirmative civil rights litigation, and eviction defense to defend the rights of individuals and families. Collaboration with the city, state, and federal officials to enforce housing laws and develop legislative solutions is also an integral part of our strategy.  Brooklyn A has three core programs—Preserving Affordable Housing (PAH) Program, Consumer & Economic Advocacy (CEA) Program, and Community & Economic Development (CED) Program—each of which has unique initiatives and plays a vital community role to ensure basic needs are met and fundamental rights affirmed.


Position Summary

The CED Program Coordinator/Project Manager who will be responsible for maintaining the program client management system to ensure all data entry is accurate to manage and facilitate program report generation. They will liaise with the NYC Small Business Services and other partners and provide data analysis and progress reports to support contracts.  The Program Coordinator will help advance economic justice within historically marginalized communities and promote equitable economic development by facilitating the provision of legal services to community small businesses. In addition, they will work directly with community-based organizations (CBOs) and other external stakeholders to develop, coordinate, support, and attend webinars, events, clinics and other activities related to commercial lease education and advocacy for small business participants in targeted neighborhoods.


To be successful in this role, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree, a minimum of 4 years’ experience in database and/or project management in the nonprofit sector and a passion for helping low to moderate income individuals and/or small business owners seek legal representation. As a valued team member, you will have a direct impact on our clients and must be driven by principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.


The most important competencies for the role are:

  • Proven experience in grant reporting and management (city, state and/or government grants strongly preferred);
  • Skill and comfort with data analysis, data cleaning and oversight;
  • Scrupulous attention to detail, deadlines and project management skills.
  • Maintain up-to-date client information in Brooklyn A’s and the funder’s case management systems to ensure accurate data collection and statistical tracking;
  • Strong reporting and record keeping skills, including the ability to synthesize lots of quantifiable and qualitative data into clear, plain language and readable charts and checklists;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds, local organizations, elected officials, and attorneys;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with low to moderate income individuals and/or small business owners of different races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Excellent writing skills in English, bi-lingual Spanish preferred;
  • Ability to work independently with strong motivation to manage a high-volume intake program;
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiarity with client management systems; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the commercial leasing landscape for small businesses in New York City, a plus.

If you are interested in this position, you must submit your resume and a cover letter telling us why your experiences would make you a good fit for this role. 

Brooklyn A is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status. 

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  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Department
    Community & Economic Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $62,000-$69,000 Depending on years of experience