Program Operations Coordinator

· New York, New York
Employment Type Full-Time

Job Title: Program Operations Coordinator - New York City

Location: New York City

Employment Type: Full time 

Start Date: September 2022

To Apply: Submit your application here. Send any questions to (applications submitted via email will not be accepted).

About Braven

We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. We empower promising college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact. Learn more about Braven’s impact:

Braven was named one of America’s Best Startup Employers 2022 by Forbes! We’re proud to be a nonprofit organization that values its employees and has always been committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that mirrors our country.


About the Role: 

Braven is hiring a Program Operations Coordinator who will help support the New York City team in their programmatic and recruitment efforts. In this role, you’ll be part of the engine behind our work with our local university partners, Lehman College and The City College of New York (CCNY), as well as our local employer partners. Reporting directly to the Managing Directors, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • [60%] Accelerator Support
    • Coordinate logistics for in-person delivery of the Braven course at Lehman and CCNY
    • Support the program team with the Accelerator course as needed with 
    • Observe weekly classes during first semester to internalize Braven curriculum and experience (virtual and in-person)
    • Support the execution of semesterly Mock Interview special event
  • [20%] Student Recruitment Support
    • Support around campus recruitment blitz 
    • Informational phone banking  
  • [20%] Post Accelerator Fellow Support
    • Supporting the execution of site-visits and employer partner treks
    • Support recruitment efforts for the Professional Mentorship (PM) program
  • [10%] Admin
    • Provide administrative support including scheduling meetings, conference calls, and calendar management; as well as doing outreach via phone, text, and email to students.
    • Draft and/or edit correspondence to internal and external stakeholders; project management of timely correspondence and noting when follow-up is needed.
    • Enter and update stakeholder information, data, and project details into Salesforce, and Asana
    • Execute and/or assist with ad hoc projects and tasks.

Qualifications & Skills:

Braven is looking for a person that demonstrates Braven’s core values, skillfully navigates ambiguity and ongoing change, excels in a fast paced environment, and welcomes feedback and learning. The ideal candidate will be extremely driven, customer-service and results-oriented, entrepreneurial and highly resourceful, and excited to dive into an organization poised to change the educational landscape. At Braven we look for people who do what it takes to achieve outcomes and operate with humility and hunger. You bring experiences and strengths like these:

  • 1-3 years of administrative experience preferred
  • Extraordinary organization and attention to detail required
  • Strong customer service ethic required
  • Strong critical thinking, written, and interpersonal communication skills necessary
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and independently
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
  • You exemplify Braven’s core values
  • Your experiences have informed your belief in Braven’s mission and have prepared you to work with, or for, Braven’s student Fellow population

Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to apply.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work in-person in New York City and to travel to Lehman College and CCNY 1-2x/week
  • Willingness to work two evenings per week from 5:00-8:00 pm (on campus at Lehman College and CCNY)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), G-Suite (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets and Gmail)
  • Preferred, but not required proficiency in Salesforce, Canva, Asana, Zoom, Expensify
  • BA degree required; Lehman College, CCNY, and Braven alumni are highly encouraged to apply
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Must be fully vaccinated and have received the Booster vaccination against COVID-19 and provide proof of such by the date of hire. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Exempted individuals will be subject to weekly testing if they engage in any in-person work activities.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your fit for the role, will likely be between $50,600 - $63,200. Braven offers competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size, with opportunities for salary growth over time. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal and external equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity, Braven does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully using external and internal benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

Braven also provides competitive, comprehensive benefits, recognition, and career development. While Braven reserves the right to change benefits at any time, current benefits include: 

  • Unlimited vacation time in addition to three team-wide, week-long shutdowns in Spring, Summer, and Winter
  • Match of your 401K contribution up to 5% of your base annual salary, starting your first full month
  • Coverage of 85% of health insurance premium 
  • A one month paid sabbatical after 4 years on staff


When social distancing is not in place, we gather in the office three days a week. Therefore, we require teammates to live within commuting distance of New York City. Each teammate will have two flex days to work remotely.  We believe in the magic, connection, and collaboration that happens when people work together face-to-face and we believe in giving people flexibility to focus, balance personal priorities, and save themselves two commutes per week. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.  

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