Street Law is seeking a program coordinator with an interest in law, social justice, and/or civic education to help support, enrich, and grow our portfolio of programs. These include our Teacher Professional Development Programs and Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs. These school-based programs work to 1) improve the teaching of law, civics, and government by strengthening teachers’ skills, strategies, and content knowledge and 2) increase diversity in the legal profession by partnering lawyers and legal professionals with high school classrooms to teach students about law and law-related careers.
Who We Are
For nearly 50 years, Street Law has been hard at work in communities and schools across the country and around the globe, developing programs and teaching materials that educate young people about law, government, and democracy.
We believe that when people have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand how law and government work, to advocate effectively for themselves and others, and to participate in civic life, their lives and society will be better.
We move the needle on our mission by helping others—specifically classroom teachers, the legal community, government agencies, and community-based organizations—be effective law and civics educators.
We are a dedicated and diverse staff of 14. Our colleagues bring a great deal of enthusiasm and expertise to the table and enjoy collaborating to make Street Law’s programs and curricula the best that they can be. Our workplace is welcoming and flexible, and we strive each day to embody our core values of quality, transparency, inclusion, creativity, operational effectiveness, and nonpartisanship.
What You Will Do
You will help deliver on our mission by supporting in-person and virtual programs. You will provide administrative and logistical support to assigned programs and support the continual improvement of programs.
Your role includes:
- Coordinating event logistics, including travel arrangements, catering, space, tracking expenses, and trouble shooting.
- Supporting the delivery of webinars, events, and professional development/training through virtual conferencing platforms (such as Zoom).
- Coordinating participant registration and application processes and communicating with applicants and participants.
- Organizing and assembling training materials written by program directors.
- Tracking and maintaining records of participants, volunteers, guest experts, program impact data and other program-related details
- Communicating regularly with program sites to monitor their work, serving as their connection to Street Law, and helping ensure their programs are successful.
- Helping to identify potential partners and to field questions from potential partners.
- Collaborating with team members to strengthen or expand programs and make programs more sustainable.
- Other duties as assigned.
Who You Are
You are able to:
- Create and maintain organizational systems that track information and deadlines on multiple projects.
- Communicate very clearly, both orally and in writing, and communicate effectively with diverse colleagues and clients.
- Comfortably and confidently use technology to accomplish tasks.
- Be flexible and willing to change directions, troubleshoot situations, and think on your toes.
- Build strong relationships with peers, teachers, volunteers, and lawyers/legal professionals.
- Work with and support a variety of staff and programs.
You have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. You are detail-oriented, organized, and have a strong commitment to delivering quality work. You are able to anticipate problems, generate creative solutions, and make sound judgments in the face of challenges. You have experience coordinating complex projects or timelines without dropping the ball, and you have a proven track record of delivering work on time. You are able to manage up and self-advocate when necessary. Event planning experience is a plus.
What Else You Should Know
Street Law is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to recruit people of color and people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for open positions.
Street Law, Inc. is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. This position will work out of the Silver Spring office. We are convenient to the Metro’s red line and many bus lines. Our flexible office environment makes a hybrid work schedule a possibility for this position when the program event schedule allows. (Note: that all Street Law staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic through at least June 30, 2021.)
The annual salary range for this position is $48,000–$52,000. Street Law offers a robust package of benefits that includes medical and dental insurance, generous vacation and sick leave, pre-tax transit and parking benefits, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, short- and long-term disability insurance and life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program with employer match.
How to Apply
Candidates interested in this position should submit the following:
- Cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position
- Current resume
- A written response (250 words or less) to the following prompt: Tell us about a time when you had to complete a project that required a lot of attention to detail. What did you do (and what organizational systems did you use) to make sure that nothing fell through the cracks?
Send your application package to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Last Name, First Name: future Program Coordinator. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to respond early. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. The last day we will accept applicants is June 27, 2021.