Coro is New York City’s premier leadership training organization and a community of 2,900 alumni across business, government, schools and nonprofits that is shaping the city’s future.  For 38 years Coro has used the city as its classroom – teaching students and executives, activists and entrepreneurs how New York works so that they can make it better. 

Coro training helps individuals hone their visions for change and learn how to exercise leadership more strategically and with greater self-awareness. We support leaders, both seasoned and emerging, from many different fields who come to Coro to increase their ability to collaborate across differences, build culture and community, and make progress on shared challenges. 

At Coro, we value:

  1. Community-  where we actively contribute toward the well being of each other, the team, and our organization.
  2. Innovation– purposeful risk-taking to make the work we do inspired, relevant and cutting-edge.
  3. Learning-  asking questions with genuine curiosity, sharing with others what you have gained, engaging multiple perspectives, and seeking feedback towards growth.
  4. Purpose-  is our starting place and “why we do what we do” and defines our outcomes and process that will get us there. 

Coro is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse work environment that reflects the richness of New York City and the participants we serve. In this spirit, we strongly encourage people of diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to, race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and differently abled to apply.


Coro is seeking a dynamic Program Director for the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. The Director will be responsible for managing program operations including administrative and logistical aspects and will focus heavily on relationship-building and management through stakeholder outreach, alumni engagement, and interaction with the Fellows cohort during program activities. Additionally, the Director may support and contribute to curriculum and program design, delivery and evaluation. The Director will report to the Executive Director of the Coro New York Leadership Center.


The Director’s primary duties include the following:   

      • Manage detailed and high level correspondence, coordination, and scheduling related to the organization of all programmatic activities (including retreats, internal and external meetings with stakeholders, weekly seminar sessions, policy focus weeks, graduation, etc.)
      • Manage soliciting and securing host organizations for Fellows’ field placements. Includes maintaining existing database, coordinating outreach and thank yous, and consistent contact management. 
      • Manage program documentation and systems upkeep, including updating Salesforce, photo database, tracking external and internal communications, and receiving and processing Fellows’ assignments and submissions
      • Manage the program calendar and participate in program events and activities (note that some activities will be scheduled during evening or weekend hours, including weekly evening seminars on Tuesday nights).
      • Build rapport and relationships with each member of the Fellows cohort as well as with alumni and key stakeholders such as Coro New York staff, Coro Board Members, stakeholder interviewees, seminar presenters and guest facilitators.
      • Collaborate with the National Recruitment Managers and National Program Director to support application screening and selection activities for prospective participants.
      • Participate in program-related activities and partner with staff to support organizational goals and cross-program collaboration.
      • Support facilitating experiential learning opportunities for program participants as aligned with the program’s purpose and our Theory of Change. Includes observing and active listening with Fellows in the design and facilitation of the program. 



      • A Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of work experience is required. Work in the field of leadership development is preferred. 
      • Commitment to leadership development and passion for Coro’s mission to build the leadership community of New York City. 
      • Exceptional project management and organizational skills: attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, manages up
      • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks across multiple deadlines
      • Strategic thinker with the ability to problem-solve and manage last-minute changes.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
      • Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with a variety of stakeholders across sectors.
      • Ability to work at a fast pace, lean into and adjust quickly to new challenges.  
      • Self-starter: Able to anticipate needs and take initiative to ensure objectives are met.     
      • Remains calm and thinks creatively under pressure; strives to do the best work at all times 
      • Creative, flexible, open-minded, and ready to learn new skills and approaches. 
      • Committed team player and willing to give and receive feedback intentionally.
      • Ability to work effectively with people who have multiple religious, political, and cultural perspectives. 
      • Expresses interest in group dynamics, power, and privilege. 
      • Embraces experiential learning as a methodology and practice.
      • Flexible schedule to work non-traditional hours when needed. 


      • Experience with facilitation, coaching, group process, experiential learning, and curriculum design. 
      • Interest in developing skill sets and gaining experience as a leadership development practitioner.
      • Knowledge and experience with Coro Programs or other leadership training.
      • Knowledge of NYC public issues and policy is strongly preferred.
      • Facility with salesforce, Mailchimp, and social media platforms. 
      • A good sense of humor! 

This is a full time position with some weekend and evenings as needed. Most Tuesday evenings will be required during the program year.  


      • Flexible work schedule with some evening and weekend work required
      • Health benefits, 403B retirement plan, paid sick days and generous paid vacation
      • Salary: $75K or commensurate with experience


Please submit a resume and cover letter to eddie@coro.nyc. In your cover letter, please address your interest in working at Coro and relevant qualifications for the position. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received until July 22nd or until the position is filled.