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Program Assistant

Supervisor: Program Director 

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 30 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

University Settlement Neighborhood Center, serving Brooklyn's Fort Greene community offers a robust menu of services to a diverse population of older adults aged 60 and older. The multi-service program provides health and wellness activities, recreational and educational activities.

We are seeking a Program Assistant to assist with day-to-day operations and activities. The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with older adults, preparing activities, decorating the center for our members and experienced with administrative duties.


  • Assist with weekly operations and activities
  • Order all program supplies and materials
  • Decorate center and order supplies for special events
  • Plan and attend all senior program events and trips
  • Prepare flyers, calendars, bulletin boards and promote activities to seniors
  • Manage attendance records and daily activities; reports must be submitted
  • Keep attendance records through data entry on all activities and submit monthly reports
  • Document program activities through photographs
  • Assist with clerical duties
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor


  • Associates or two year of college preferred
  • Experience working with older adults, nursing home, or group work
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel - Publisher or Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Must work well in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual & multi-ethnic environment
  • Creative, engaging, energetic preferred

Hours: Up to 8 hours

Contact: Submit resume to APPLY 

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