Project Coordinator

Henry Street Settlement


Henry Street Settlement
265 Henry Street
New York, NY, 10002

Job Type:



Full Time



Job Description:


Project Coordinator

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours: Temporary; Full Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Program Overview: 

The purpose of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is to provide New York City youth with summer employment and educational experiences that build on their individual strengths and incorporate youth development principles. These principles include engaging the talents and interests of youth, developing their skills and competencies, and providing positive adult role models.

The goals and objectives of SYEP are:

  • To provide a valuable work experience at job sites that are safe and well supervised
  • To assist youth in identifying their career interests through exposure to different industries, occupations, educational pathways, and the requirements for success in each of them
  • To enable youth to acquire positive work habits and develop employment‐related skills
  • To facilitate the long‐term employment and self‐sufficiency of youth
  • To enable youth to develop a greater understanding of higher education and career options available to them
  • To enable youth to develop financial literacy and other competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their transition to adulthood


  • High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Individuals must have demonstrated experience working with youth development programs and youth employment programs with contractual milestone requirements
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite and web-hosted databases
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus
  • Unflappable customer service, organization and time management skills 
  • Creativity, professionalism, and an excellent sense of humor 
  • Passion for youth & community development 
  • Ability to work evenings as needed 
  • Possession of New York State Driver License with clean driving record preferred. 
  • Prior knowledge of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) strongly recommended 
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish or English/Chinese) a plus 


  • Ensure program implementation for assigned contracts is operating as per funder/contract requirements including but not limited to: participant enrollment, participant service strategy completion, worksite assignments and ongoing monitoring and documentation of program activities
  • Serve as a liaison between assigned SYEP borough office and the Manhattan headquarters; travel between locations regularly to submit documents and attend meetings
  • Communicate daily with supervisor to stay abreast of all programmatic requirements and changes
  • Supervise and oversee the collection of: participant vital documents during enrollment; timesheets for payroll; and of weekly worksite data entry
  • Manage and supervise Youth Advocates and Data Entry personnel assigned to borough office
  • Manage and report any incident occurring at participants worksites
  • Collaborate with the Workshop Facilitator to implement educational workshops
  • Maintain participant files to remain complaint with contractual requirements; ensure files are ready for audit throughout program
  • Generate and submit weekly reports on participant hours
  • Communicate and mediate conflict with program participants, parents, and worksites to address needs or concerns
  • Conduct performance evaluations on borough office staff members
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Indicate "Project Coordinator" AND the website where the position was found in subject of e-mail. Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Email:

To the Attention of:

Winnie Tang