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UpBeat NYC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization providing free music programming to South Bronx children and youth. UpBeat NYC uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of South Bronx children.


The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for a broad range of administrative tasks that support UpBeat’s back office and programmatic operations. Tasks will include:

  • Assist directors with correspondence and scheduling
  • Liason between directors and teaching staff
  • Data entry and database management
  • Assist with grant management
  • Email correspondence
  • Intern supervision and guidance
  • Communications with program participant families
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Light bookkeeping
  • Requirements & Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or college undergraduate preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English highly preferred
  • Non-profit administrative experience preferred
  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team skills

  • Interest in development, grant writing and fundraising a plus

  • Ability to problem-solve and take initiative

  • A proactive, detail-oriented approach to job responsibilities

  • Ability to complete work well, remotely, with limited supervision

  • Enthusiasm for UpBeat NYC’s mission and values including a strong interest in community building and social justice


This is a paid part-time position (20-30 hrs/wk). The schedule will be determined with input from the hired candidate and will include normal business hours, afterschool hours and occasional evening and weekend hours to support special events.


UpBeat NYC offers flexibility. Work can be completed both at home and at UpBeat NYC’s program sites in the South Bronx.


Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Please indicate “Administrative Coordinator” in the subject line of email. Resumes submitted without cover letter will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employment and Commitment to Diversity

UpBeat NYC believes it is critical for leaders to reflect the urban communities they serve. We actively recruit women and people of color to join our team. We support equal opportunity for all people.