Temporary Program Coordinator
Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is programmed, maintained, and operated by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with NYC Parks. We raise nearly 100% of the High Line’s annual budget.
Through excellence in operations, stewardship, innovative programming, and world-class design, we seek to engage the vibrant and diverse community on and around the High Line, and to raise the essential private funding to help complete the High Line’s construction and create an endowment for its future operations.
The High Line Network is a program within Friends of the High Line that brings together innovative infrastructure reuse projects and their leaders from across North America into a broader learning community. This position reports to the vice president of the High Line Network.
The program coordinator will administer and assist in the execution of various initiatives related to the expansion and growth of the High Line Network. The coordinator will focus on planning the October 2019 Network symposium, a convening of over 50 infrastructure reuse projects around the country. The coordinator will work closely with the vice president and manager of the Network to support day-to-day coordination, research, and management of tasks both within the department and the High Line, as well as with our external partners.
This full-time, non-exempt position runs from July 2019 – December 2019, with the possibility to extend.
- Support development of symposium content, including session topics, identifying speakers and additional event guests, and conducting complementary research
- Work closely with the Communications and Network departments to produce and manage symposium-related materials, both print and online
- Draft PowerPoint presentations, speaker information, and written materials for public-facing Network needs
- Maintain and manage Network web page updates, including newsletter updates and other targeted mailings
- Work closely with Communications to produce Network marketing materials
- Act as point person for program-related public inquiries via phone and email
- Assist Network manager with symposium work plan and other project management needs
- Handle all travel logistics related to the symposium, including travel reimbursements for event attendees
- Coordinate symposium venue logistics (registration, room setups, catering, AV needs, site visits, and any other special event requirement) in coordination with the Special Events team, including run-of-show support during the event
- Coordinate meeting logistics for team meetings
- Provide miscellaneous in-office administrative and logistical support
- Work with the Network manager to develop weekly staff meeting agendas
- Maintain and manage inventory of collateral materials for all Network events
- Strong computer and internet literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
- Solid writing and research skills
- Ability to proactively prioritize tasks and meet project deadlines with keen attention to detail and organization
- Team player with flexibility and willingness to tackle new and unexpected projects and tasks with creativity and commitment
- Bachelor’s Degree with 1–2 years work experience in urban planning, public policy or a related field (may be substituted with equivalent work experience)
- Advocate for urban planning
- Advocate for equity in public spaces and workplace
- Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (phone, email, face-to-face)
- Experience organizing large-scale conferences or events
- Strong graphic and web design interest, including ability to use Adobe Creative Suite
- Strong understanding of public space, and interest in issues of social impact and urban design
- Experience working in an office environment
Contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan
Discount on High Line Merchandise
Employee Assistance Program