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Program Coordinator (Full Time)

Program Coordinator (Full Time)

About IEL: The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a national expert in community-driven leadership development in the intersecting areas of education, health, and employment. The common thread in our work is supporting community and institutional leaders as they build systems around racial, disability inclusion, and economic equity goals. Our 58-year journey and experiences have resulted in approaches, tools, and practices that reflect the needs of leaders no matter where they sit in communities. The authentic relationships that we build in the process shape the way we engage community leaders, do our work, and provide the foundation for deeper impact as we continue to address systemic challenges in the 400 plus communities that trust us as partners, especially during this unprecedented time in history.  

Our Work: IEL’s mission is to strengthen and bring together diverse leaders and constituencies to improve outcomes for children, youth, adults, and families. IEL’s vision is a society that uses all of its resources to effectively provide opportunities for all individuals to learn, lead and contribute to our democracy.  

The program coordinator provides ongoing administrative and logistic support for the staff and initiatives at IEL. At present, this position will support the program managers advancing systemic family engagement and linkages between early childhood programs and Community Schools.  Project assignments may change over time as projects shift at IEL.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist with day-to-day management, coordination, implementation and evaluation of projects and work plans
  • Help maintain routine communications with network members, partners, and other constituents.
  • Manage social media and communications platforms (such as Slack) and direct mailing strategies in support of projects, partners, networks and on-site activities.
  • Manage financial processes, including bi-weekly preparation of vouchers and basic tracking of expenditures and payments (i.e., meeting invoices, consultant contracts and other project related invoices) to ensure timely and accurate payment.
  • Manage and conduct research on issues pertinent to project goals and activity
  • Write, edit, and produce a variety of project materials as well as IEL products as directed (e.g., conference programs, correspondence, program handbooks, quarterly reports, project guidelines, policies, proposals, newsletters, etc.).
  • Assist with planning and organization of annual all-site conferences, site visits, and meetings.
  • Assist with virtual networking and capacity-building events logistics, administrative, and content planning.
  • Serve on IEL-wide ad hoc committees and planning groups.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, plus as least two (2) years of professional experience (preferred)
  • Understanding of key policy and practice issues related to improving outcomes for children
  • Environmental scanning, research, evaluation and analysis skills
  • Capacity to build and sustain networks and to engage them across systems
  • Experience planning in-person and virtual convenings and capacity-building events
  • Can-do attitude and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills  
  • Detail oriented 
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Documented capacity to work effectively as a team member
  • Strong interest in promoting equity and inclusion for youth and adults in areas that include program development, leadership development, workforce development, and/or education policy.
  • Experience with various software packages: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications; Adobe Acrobat; online bulk email services; social media platforms, SLACK, some experience editing websites with online content management systems.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled.

Hours: Full-time, 9-5pm ET

Compensation: Range is between $55,000 and $70,000, commensurate with experience

Location: Hybrid

To apply: Send your resume and a cover letter to with “IEL Program Coordinator” as the subject line.

IEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status or disabled veterans’ status. IEL is implementing a diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color and individuals with disabilities to apply.