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Program Associate

Positive Tracks

We believe in the power and potential of youth to find answers to the biggest issues facing our planet. We also believe that this process should inspire joy, confidence and whole-body health. To this end, Positive Tracks has created an innovative solution that lifts the barriers to civic involvement and amplifies youth voice. We call it Sweating for Good. Through Positive Tracks, youth ages 12 - 25 are creating change using the power of their own physical activity. Young people are running to fight racism, playing basketball to combat climate change, and dancing to end bullying. Youth are learning that something as simple as a kickball tournament can ignite critical conversations and foster the basic framework of civic activism.

Positive Tracks believes in the power and importance of youth voice. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to create programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity, and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization​.

The Program Associate supports the Director of Programs in delivering our impactful and active programs to young people ages 12-25. The position is primarily externally focused, coaching and mentoring youth, conducting outreach to youth and strategic organizational partners, as well as providing key administrative support. 

Select Perks & Benefits:

●  Compensation for this position ranges from $45,000-60,000 depending on experience.

●  Paid Time Off starts at 4 weeks/year, plus time off to vote.

●  Positive Tracks offers flexible work arrangements, designed to create an environment that fosters work, family, and personal goals.

●  Benefits also include health insurance, retirement match, and monthly wellness benefit.

This position is a full-time position and is located in the Positive Tracks office in Hanover, NH. Must be able to occasionally stand for extended periods of time, occasionally lift 30lbs and assist in physical work needed for various events. Monthly travel to Greater Boston and occasional evenings and weekends for PT events, and supporting youth in person and online.


About you:

As the incoming Program Associate, you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

●  At least 2 years of relevant work experience; direct experience working with youth ages 12-25 is required

●  Experience in group facilitation and public speaking

●  Experience in event planning and mobilizing communities around a cause or fundraising effort

●  Passionate about positive youth development and social change work

●  Comfortable navigating social media platforms and strong interest in tech

●  See all youth as leaders and can adapt to their needs and priorities to help them find success

●  Comfortable demonstrating and participating in physical and movement based activities with youth

●  Strong administrative and organizational skills, with an emphasis on time management and the ability to plan, organize and implement numerous projects simultaneously

●  Nimble and adaptive professional with a comfort managing multiple tasks

●  A team player with eagerness to collaborate

●  Thrives in non-traditional 9-5 work environments

●  Very high attention to detail; curiosity and problem-solving skills; initiative and follow-through on projects

●  Some experience or comfort with Customer Relationship Management systems

●  Proficient in Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Calendar), Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word), various document processing and database applications

●  Understanding of how to deal properly with confidential or sensitive information.


What you’ll do here: 

○  Coach and Mentor youth in our Challenges program from campaign inception to completion

○  Assist in the research, recruitment and activation of new partnerships and of youth to participate in our Programs

○  In partnership with the Communications Director, manage post-Challenge communication with youth participants

○  Manage and regularly update our database with program partners, evaluation and assessment data, community contacts, youth participants, and parents/guardians of youth

○  Lead and manage program admin: mail banners, close Challenges, and provide swag for Sweat Labs

○  Help to manage youth volunteers

○  In coordination with Director of Programs, facilitate and support all Sweat Lab Programming

○  Represent Positive Tracks with external partners when necessary

How to Apply:

If you are interested in learning more about how your passion and experience can help Positive Tracks meet its mission and grow its impact, please submit your resume and a thoughtful and targeted cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Applications can be submitted to Christian Perry, Learning & Culture Director,​ with the subject: Program Associate 2020. Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin February 2020. Learn more about Positive Tracks at ​​.

Positive Tracks is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of color, women, LGBTQ, low-income, and non-college degree holders to apply. Positive Tracks prohibits the unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Date Added: March 6, 2020

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