Events and Special Projects Coordinator
The Events and Special Projects Coordinator for Teaching for Change will be responsible for the smooth operation of meetings and events (virtual and in-person) and special projects hosted by Teaching for Change by attending to all the logistics related to events planning, implementation, and follow-up. We host two to three events per month (mostly virtual) with approximately 300 people per event.
The Events and Special Projects Coordinator will have a solid technical background, encompassing various event technology systems, digital products, and platforms utilized in creating and supporting virtual and online events.
This includes, but is not limited to, Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Curriculum Fairs; the annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Teach-In with the National Museum of the American Indian; workshops related to Teach Central America and Social Justice Books; and Zinn Education Project events (coordinated with Rethinking Schools) including Teach the Black Freedom Struggle online peoples historians series and Teaching for Black Lives study group workshops. About two-thirds of the time would be for the Zinn Education Project events.
- Driving innovative and creative solutions utilizing new and emerging technologies in the space of virtual and online experiences
- Managing all data tracking, measurement and analytics related to: event operations, attendees, registration, viewership, impact, and data flow integrations
- For teach-ins, classes, and workshops:
- schedule presenters (based on a list provided by program staff)
- coordinate outreach and registration
- coordinate day of event logistics including Zoom or in-person logistics
- conduct and review participant evaluation
- prepare follow-up communication for presenters and attendees
- prepare news posts
- For special projects and book offers, coordinate:
- posting of special offer
- compiling and screening responses
- coordinate delivery of books and posting of testimonials with respective staff
- Conference preparation
- Theme specific workshops: in person and online preparation
- Work with the database coordinator to ensure record keeping of participation in events.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Online and in person events coordination
- Experience with Zoom hosting and all functions, including ADA compliance
- Zoom editing
- Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills
- Ability to troubleshoot under pressure and quickly problem solve in high stress situations
- Ability to multitask and attend to details of concurrent events
- Good analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Detail oriented
Minimum Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent in education, training, and/or experience and two years of experience in event planning, conference/event operations required. Computer experience, particularly in virtual event/webinar applications, required. Demonstrated expertise with virtual event/webinar/content hosting platforms (e.g., Webex, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, YouTube, etc.) with a proven understanding of system integrations to support the complex technology landscape needed for large-scale digital events. Must be able to prioritize, balance, and complete multiple tasks with direct but minimal supervision. Successful candidates will have great interpersonal/relationship skills. Requires some non-traditional hours. Position includes opportunities for advancement.
Evening and weekend work required as needed to accommodate participation by teachers in multiple U.S. time zones, outside of the school day.
Salary and Benefits
- Full individual healthcare
- Paid vacation and holidays
- Employee access to pay for 403(b)
- The salary for this position is $54,000
Qualified candidates or groups should send a current resume and a cover letter or organizational information page to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter for this position is read as carefully as the resume. Take one to two pages (not more) to write a thoughtful letter about why you are interested in the position, why the work of Teaching for Change matters (in ordinary words — not rhetoric), and what you would contribute to this work.
Only candidates of interest will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Position will remain open until filled.
December 3, 2021