job openings

office manager

Duties include:

  • Administrative, human resources, and bookkeeping support including: entering bills, credit card purchases and payroll into QuickBooks, managing petty cash, distributing paychecks and student stipends, processing time off requests by updating time off records and time off calendar.
  • Development Department support including but not limited to: assembling and packaging mailings, assisting with printing during high volume times, assembling press packages, scanning checks and award letters, Salesforce data entry and clean-up projects, helping to resolve returned mail issues, government contract administration, procuring insurance certificates, backing up two off-site staff members, administrative support of volunteer events
  • Program support including data entry in Salesforce  and DYCD Connect; facilitation of paperwork for payment of participant stipends; and other tasks which may arise
  • Building maintenance management and contracting  including: managing cleaning company, identifying and managing outside contractors to make repairs to building infrastructure (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, locksmith, etc.) as needed, identifying Rocking the Boat staff to make other small repairs as needed
  • Office-wide ordering and organizing: administrative and cleaning supplies, milk, coffee, vehicle registrations, lobby displays
  • Answering general phone calls, opening and distributing mail
  • Kitchen and student food management including: organizing weekly produce stock, emptying/running dishwasher daily, taking out student food daily, composting rotten produce


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks, Windows and Microsoft Office computer applications (Outlook, Word, Excel); familiarity with Salesforce a plus

Rocking the Boat offers:

  • Comprehensive family health benefits package
  • 401k plan with employer matching
  • Opportunity to work with a well-funded energetic community-based organization with a primary goal of helping youth develop into empowered and responsible adults


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to with OFFICE MANAGER as the subject.


kids don’t just build boats, boats build kids

rocking the boat
812 edgewater road
bronx, ny 10474
phone: 718.466.5799
fax: 718.466.2892