Employment Title: Program Coordinator
Pay: $19.00- $20.00/hr
Employer: Peace & Justice Center
Estimated Start Date: TBD
Hours: 10 hours per week
The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting communications and programmatic engagement of the Peace & Justice Center. The Program Coordinator will work directly with the Program Director to expand outreach, organize operations, grow programming, and enrich the organization.
Organizational description and mission
The Peace & Justice Center (PJC) is a membership-based, statewide 501(c)3 organization established in 1979. We address the intersecting issues of peace and human rights; and racial, social, and economic justice through education, advocacy, training, non-violent activism, and community organizing. Through this work, we strive to institute the peaceful and just world that we envision.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Program Coordination (55%)
- Coordinate all Education and workshop logistics and communication with clients (from inquiry to post-workshop feedback collection)
- Coordinate all Education and workshop logistics and communication with Facilitators (from inquiry to post-workshop feedback collection)
- Receive and respond to calls and emails from people looking for educational programs.
- Prepare physical or digital materials for education & workshops events, community engagement events, and organization-wide events.
Program Design (15%).
- Support in customizing materials for upcoming client programs, including presentations and facilitator materials
- Assist the director of programs to improve the current curriculum for educational programming
- Assist the director of programs in the development of new educational programming
Outreach and promotion (15%)
- Effectively use the database, social media, and other tools for targeted outreach and promotion in conjunction with upcoming programs.
- Contribute to Monthly Newsletter
- Act as a representative of the PJC at tabling events
- Assist the Director of Programs and Operations Director as needed
Work Schedule and Location
- The employee may work remotely and may choose their own hours. Exceptions to this shall be determined by the Director of Programs. In-person attendance will be expected upon the Director of Programs’ request. The employee should be ready to adhere to a flexible work schedule as this position includes regular evening and weekend work.
- Two years of relevant experience, including facilitation and event coordination or related experience, is a plus.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Expertise in creating and managing social media on various platforms.
- Ability to work independently, prioritize projects and tasks, multi-task, and participate as an effective team member.
- Basic knowledge of and commitment to learning about nonviolence, Ant-Racism, Environmental Justice, poverty, and other focuses of PJC programming.
- Commitment to professional and personal growth and challenge.
- Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to set priorities and limits in order to accomplish tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
- Demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity and collective liberation.
Other Work Requirements
- Some travel is required.
- A valid driver’s license is required, and access to a reliable vehicle is preferred .
- Frequent evening and weekend work is required.
- Flexible schedule – hours will fluctuate from time to time based on the demands of the work .
- Access to reliable Wi-Fi connection for remote work. (office space is provided, as well as a company laptop and accessories)
- Ability to lift 20lbs and can carry materials to and from events.
Work Conditions May Include
- Working at a computer for long periods of time.
- Making and receiving numerous phone calls and texts .
- Driving yourself and others to meetings, rallies, and other professional obligations.
- Speaking and appearing publicly on behalf of the organization. (both in person and digitally through news media or social media)
- Schlepping materials to and from programs.
- Rearranging rooms to accommodate programs.
Personal Work Standards — we expect all staff to demonstrate the following.
- Professional conduct in and out of the work environment while challenging the characteristics of colonial, patriarchal, white supremacy culture.
- Respect for the land, the animals, and all humans.
- Active engagement in collaboration with a commitment to teamwork as a community.
- Initiative and creative solution finding.
- Empathy, with a willingness to understand different experiences.
- Conflict engagement- We strive to create spaces that are safe and leave room for growth. We will inevitably have conflict as we engage in this difficult work together, and we ask that all staff attempt to resolve it. conflicts at the speed of trust and with an open heart.
- An optimistic mindset to create social change.
- Mission-Driven and hard-working.
- Strong leadership skills which engender trust, reciprocity, team spirit, creativity, empowerment, honesty, and dignity.
Learn More: https://www.pjcvt.org/join-our-team/we-are-hiring-a-program-coordinator/
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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. PJC Reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential responsibilities (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
The PJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. PJC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at PJC are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. PJC encourages applicants of all ages and identities.
The Peace & Justice Center In Burlington works in partnership with our Vermont community to educate and advocate for social, racial, and environmental justice while residing on unceded Abnaki Land. We acknowledge that much of this country’s essential structures would not exist if it weren’t for the free, enslaved labor of Black people and resources/knowledge from stolen from indigenous people. We understand that white supremacy aims to erode the rights and freedoms of historically marinized groups (BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQIA, etc.) so that a few white people may continue to hoard resources and wield power. We must actively fight against this system and work towards collective liberation. We believe it is essential in all the work we do to recognize whose shoulders we are standing on and whose legacy we are fulfilling, to work together to dismantle this hierarchy and uplift the voices of those who these systems were made to oppress.