The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.

A major initiative within The Door, Broome Street Academy (“BSA”) is a unique charter high school that prepares New York City’s most vulnerable youth for a successful future through rigorous academics paired with supports of The Door. The school serves as a national model for addressing the needs of all students, especially those in need of additional support.

In the Fall of 2019, The Door’s new regulation-sized basketball court will officially open. The Assistant Director of Athletics is responsible for managing and overseeing all programming and outside rentals for this new organizational asset, including athletic, sports leagues, fitness, and general recreation programming.


  • Develop and maintain effective gym, facility scheduling and equipment to best serve The Door’s members and BSA students.
  • Manage oversight of gymnasium rentals for outside groups, including database management, and negotiations and mediation for use of spaces and times in the gym, including facilitating usage of and regular coordination between programs at The Door and BSA.
  • Staff the organizations’ Gym Oversight Committee composed of representatives from The Door and BSA, including providing regular operations and rental reports to this governing body.
  • Establish and execute new policies, procedures, systems, and methods to promote program growth, safety, and participant satisfaction and retention.
  • Plan the program’s annual budget; manage and implement the approved budget and take appropriate action to correct variances.
  • Responsible for ordering equipment and supplies and ensure that equipment is properly secured and maintained while adhering to budgetary guidelines.
  • Participate in regular agency-wide meetings, provide building coverage as needed, and collaborate with other programs at The Door and BSA to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the gymnasium.
  • Supervise, train and support assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Recruit and train high quality, energetic, and cause-driven program coaches, referees and volunteers to positively impact the lives of our youth participants.
  • Coordinate and educate referees on the rules, policies and philosophies of The Door and BSA.
  • Report unclean conditions, safety hazards and malfunctioning equipment.
  • Represent and promote The Door and BSA in the community as needed and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities.
  • Seek out new collaborations with community partners to extend the footprint of The Door and Broome Street Academy.
  • Coordinate special events related to the sports programs.
  • Create additional sports and recreation programming for staff of The Door and BSA.
  • Ensure safe and organized practices and game days.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.


  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college or university in Administration, Recreation, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years of professional paid work experience working with sports programs in a non-profit youth or social service agency in an administrative or managerial capacity.
  • Knowledge of athletic camps and youth sports and general program administration.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak effectively and persuasively to staff, members, and other community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated skills and competency in youth development program planning and administration, and the ability to supervise multiple staff.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people.
  • Leadership skills in conflict intervention, negotiation, decision-making, and delegation.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Chinese preferred but not required.
  • Certificates and Licenses: Current state approved CPR/AED certifications required

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits