February 8, 2018
Street Law is seeking a program coordinator to support our Teacher Professional Development and Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs.
Who We Are
For 45 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 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 organizations—be effective law and civics educators.
We are a dedicated and diverse staff of 13. 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 flexible and fun, 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 multi-day teacher professional development programs. These workshops, seminars, and institutes are attended by social studies teachers from across the country. (Learn more about our Teacher Professional Development Programs, including the renowned Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers.) Specifically, you will:
coordinate event logistics, including arranging travel, catering, and meeting space and tracking expenses
coordinate teacher application processes and communicate with applicants and participants
coordinate the production and assembly of training materials
provide on-site coordination during the workshops, ensuring everything runs smoothly
hire and supervise a summer intern for the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers
You will also support the day-to-day activities of the Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs, which connect volunteers from major companies and law firms with local high schools to teach young people about law and legal careers. (Learn more our Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs). Specifically, you will:
communicate regularly with more than 70 program sites to monitor their work, serve as their connection to Street Law, and help ensure their programs are successful
maintain data on program sites and volunteers
identify potential school partners
You will also pitch in on a variety of other projects as needed, by communicating with stakeholders; editing and formatting correspondence, lesson plans, and program materials; and completing other support tasks.
Who You Are
You are detail-oriented and organized, with a positive attitude and commitment to delivering high-quality work. You have at least two years of work experience with a track record of successfully coordinating complex projects (event planning experience is a plus!).
You are able to:
anticipate problems, generate creative solutions, and make sound judgments in the face of challenges
create and maintain organizational systems that effectively track information and deadlines on multiple projects
communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
build rapport with program participants and other stakeholders
work effectively with and support multiple staff people at the same time
What Else You Should Know
Street Law is an equal opportunity employer, and we value a diverse staff. We are headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. We are convenient to the Metro’s red line and many bus lines. This position will be expected to work out of the Silver Spring office.
The annual salary range for this position is $40,000-$44,000. Street Law offers a robust package of benefits that includes medical and dental insurance, generous vacation and sick leave, short- and long-term disability insurance and life insurance, pre-tax transit and parking benefits, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a 403(b) retirement program with employer match.
How to Apply
Candidates interested in this position should submit the following:
- a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position
- your resume
- a response to the following prompt (no more than 250 words, please): 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 email@example.com with the following subject line: Last Name, First Name - future Program Coordinator. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to respond early. The last day we will accept applicants is February 22, 2018.
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