Programming: Throughout the five boroughs, with most partners located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn
Play At The Core (PATC) is a youth development program consultancy. We amplify the impact of a broad range of organizations, serving youth from early childhood through adolescence, by putting play at the core of everything we do. We use play to build relationships, communicate ideas, explore challenges, and unlock capacity for change. Our work strengthens the quality of programs, and improves outcomes for children who face adversity. Our Mission? To help youth thrive by inspiring growth and change through play. We utilize youth development methods to meet youth development challenges, through strategic planning, training, coaching, resource development, and performance evaluation that fortify the quality of our partners’ work. Visit us at www.playatthecore.com to learn more.
In the fall of 2012, PATC was launched in New York City as a program initiative of the global humanitarian organization, Right To Play. Through foundational partnerships, with the New York City Department of Education and the Administration for Children’s Services, PATC offered training and technical assistance aimed at improving teaching practices through play. Over the course of five years, PATC developed into an innovative, research-based consulting model, empowering dramatic program quality gains among some of New York’s most undersupported youth programs. In early 2018, PATC became an independent youth development consulting organization. To date, PATC has partnered with more than 50 different youth development organizations and 500 program practitioners, impacting over 10,000 children.
Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the Partnership Development Intern is responsible for supporting the business development efforts of the organization.
This internship will provide a college student (or recent graduate) with an opportunity to be exposed to the core skills needed to be successful in partnership development. Our ideal candidate has a passion for social change with an interest in business development or the non-profit sector. This individual is very organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable managing multiple projects in a fast-based and remote setting. This is a great opportunity to gain direct exposure to research and analysis, prospecting and business development activities to help support mission driven organizations.
- Identify opportunities to drive organizational growth through partnerships
- Evaluate potential partnerships, including alignment and opportunity fit, by having exploratory discussions alongside Operations Manager
- Screen potential partners by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, and financials
- Examine risks and potentials for the business opportunities
- Estimate partners’ needs and goals
- Develop and present partnership recommendations to organizational leadership team
- Support coordination of outreach and communication with new partnership prospects
- Undergraduate degree and/or equivalent experience in any of the following areas: Business Management, Child Development, Social Work, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Community Development or related field
- 3+ years strategic planning, program management, strategic program planning, coaching program staff to build skills and improve program quality
- Bilingual (Spanish)
- Experience working within a community development context
- Speaking, reading, and writing fluency in English
- Analytical skills, including research and timely writing of proposals and reports
- Able to use data collection for program evaluation and reporting
- Proficiency in Microsoft office, Google Drive applications
- Skilled at internet navigation and email
- Attention to detail in coordinating complex programs and events
- Highly motivated and committed to youth program success
- Excellent team work ethic, community-oriented
- Exemplary communication skills (written and verbal), accurate and timely reporting
- Highly skilled at developing, building, and maintaining relationships
- Ability to work independently — strong coordination and planning skills
- Professional maturity, credibility, good judgment, honesty, integrity
- Experience working across cultures and with diverse populations
- Ability to work under pressure