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Harlem Lacrosse

Program Director 2019-20

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

Harlem Lacrosse seeks full-time Program Directors to run academic-driven lacrosse programs at inner-city middle schools in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, LA and New York.

This position is an ideal opportunity for self-motivated, social entrepreneurs with the desire to make a difference. Founded in 2011, Harlem Lacrosse is an innovative, school-based youth services organization that provides wrap-around support and advocacy to change the educational trajectories of underserved urban youth. A nationally recognized non-profit currently serving over 1200 boys and girls, Harlem Lacrosse places a full-time staff member at our school sites for each of our programs. Harlem Lacrosse Program Directors maintain a constant presence in the lives of the students we serve. They are tutors, mentors, and coaches who provide individualized attention that meets students where they are and helps them reach their full potential.

More information about Harlem Lacrosse is available on our website, Harlem Lacrosse’s most recent Impact Report is available here.

Responsibilities for the program director role include:

● Mentoring and tutoring students during daily study halls at the school;

● Planning and leading middle school lacrosse practices;

● Scheduling clinics, games, and weekend events with partner towns and lacrosse clubs;

● Traveling with the team to clinics, games, and tournaments as well as field trips to professional work environments, educational institutions, museums, cultural or historical sites, and outdoor activities (some overnight travel with the team is required);

● Keeping in constant dialogue with faculty, staff, and administrators at the school site to monitor student progress;

● Recruiting volunteers to help with student services and capacity building;

● Providing secondary school admissions counseling for students in the program;

● Collecting data about participants' academic, athletic, and social emotional growth through the program;

● Maintaining donor relationships with individuals, partner towns and institutions;

● Seeking new sources of funding; and

● Other administrative duties as needed.


The starting salary for this position varies by city and is based on cost of living. Baltimore: $47,500, Boston: $49,000, Los Angeles: $48,500, Philadelphia: $46,000, New York: $58,500.


Harlem Lacrosse offers a comprehensive set of benefits including health, life and accident insurance, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, and 401(k)

Start Date:

No later than August 15, 2019

To apply

There are two deadlines for the Program Director hiring process. Applicants who apply by 12/1 will interview in December and receive a decision on their application in January. Applicants who apply by 3/1 will interview in March and receive a decision in April. To submit your materials for consideration, please fill out this application form. You will need:

1. A cover letter stating your interest in working with Harlem Lacrosse. If lacrosse is not a part of your resume, your cover letter should explain why you are interested in and think you are qualified to coach middle school lacrosse;

2. A resume that includes your undergraduate GPA; 

3. A list of 1-3 references.

No application will be reviewed until all three components are included. Strong applicants will be invited to a Harlem Lacrosse school site for a formal interview and to lead a model lacrosse practice and study hall.