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Job Title: Program Associate, Coach Foundation
Primary Purpose:
This position will manage the Coach Foundation's Dream It Real program focused on equity education and scholarship access for young people from underrepresented backgrounds. The Coach Foundation's mission is to help break cycles of inequality by empowering the next gen to reach their full potential through higher education. In 2020, the Coach Foundation announced a goal to provide 5,000 scholarships globally by 2025.

Background: The Coach Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Coach brand. Since inception, the Coach Foundation has donated over $60 million all over the world. The Foundation partners with nonprofits around the world to provide grants to advance our mission. Dream It Real is the core program of the Foundation focused on equity education.

Key responsibilities include: leading grant measurement and evaluation for the Foundation's global nonprofit partners, oversee the Dream It Real employee mentor program, lead program communications, and support quarterly Foundation Board meetings. The Program Associate will report directly to the Director of the Coach Foundation.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Social Impact and Nonprofit Management to ...
- Manage projects and ongoing initiatives with minimal oversight, including the primary responsibility of leading the Foundation's Dream It Real grantee measurement (global programs including North America, China, Japan, and the United Kingdom) to monitor grantee performance and data reporting for the annual Corporate Responsibility Report. Data management includes tracking equity, inclusion, diversity information from grantee recipients and beneficiaries.
- Manage the Dream It Real mentor program with 150 Coach/Tapestry employees who mentor students in our nonprofit partner's programs. Responsibilities include planning two annual mentoring days at Coach's headquarters at Hudson Yards, annual mentor training, creating the annual mentoring calendar and oversight of employee questions.
- Serve as the first point-of-contact for Coach Foundation and Dream It Real, including: fielding questions and requests; explaining program guidelines and communicating eligibility decisions; and regular communications with nonprofit partners and those seeking Coach Foundation funding. Responsible for answering internal and external inquiries.
- Manage Foundation's invoicing and donation process through monthly payment schedule; Maintain clear and accurate Foundation records, files, materials, governance documents, grant agreements and official minutes for Foundation Board and Investment Advisory Committee meetings.
- Provide administrative support to the Director including meeting and presentation support.
- Partner with internal communications team to execute Foundation communications including Dream It Real updates, employee engagement opportunities, volunteering, matching gifts, and community service announcements.
- Design and produce special events, on-site and virtual, including: employee presentations (corporate and field teams); panels and site visits with nonprofit partners; and volunteering initiatives. Specifically, plan and execute two 'Dream Days' per year for employees to volunteer with grantees in our Dream It Real program.
- Support Coach Foundation Board meetings through presentation support, governance documents, scheduling, minutes support
The accomplished individual will possess...
- At least two years of full-time Social Impact and employee engagement experience; Bachelor's Degree required.
- Data management experience, ability to create a grantee monitoring and evaluation system for 15-20 nonprofits.
- Project management experience and judgment, including managing vendor relationships and complex event planning.
- Relationship-building; interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
- Solid research skills, particularly nonprofit due diligence including Form 990s and nonprofit annual reports.
- Proficiency in invoice payment and tracking.
- Organization and computer skills, including advanced features of Outlook and the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
- Experience in higher-education philanthropy and youth development, given the Coach Foundation's mission.
An outstanding professional will have...
- Initiative/Getting Things Done
- Data driven mindset to have robust tracking on our grant programs globally.
- Ability to handle multiple and shifting priorities; self-organized and efficient.
- Proactively initiates changes to improve work processes.
- Relationships & Influence
- Builds warm and productive cross-functional relationships.
- Ability to interact with senior executives and staff at all levels.
- Understanding of the roles/responsibilities of different functions in a global company.
- Customer Focus
- Strives for excellence and accuracy in all work.
- Keeps manager and other stakeholders informed of status and progress.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Problem Solving & Decision Making
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Approaches challenges with creativity, resourcefulness, and sound judgment.
- Ability to anticipate needs and develop options.
- Added Skills/Interests
- Sense of humor and interest in fostering a productive and fun work culture.
- Experience at a company or nonprofit with a focus on post-secondary education.
Our Competencies for All Employees
Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

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Our Competencies for All Employees
Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.