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Street Law is seeking a program coordinator to support our teacher professional development programs and Corporate and Law Firm Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs. 

Who We Are 

For 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 and democracy. 

We believe that when people have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand how law and government work, 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 17. 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’ll Do 

You’ll help deliver on our mission by supporting multi-day teacher professional development programs. These are workshops and institutes attended by social studies teachers from across the country—including the renowned Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers (learn more about our Teacher Professional Development Programs). You’ll: 

  • coordinate event logistics, including travel arrangements, catering, space and managing expenses,  
  • manage the teacher application processes and communicate with applicants and participants, 
  • manage the production and assembly of training materials written by the program staff, 
  • provide on-site coordination during the workshops, making sure everything runs smoothly and handling any last-minute concerns, and 
  • hire and supervise a summer intern for the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers. 

You’ll also support the day-to-day activities of the Legal Diversity Pipeline Program, which connects major companies and law firms with local high schools across the U.S. through classroom visits and curricula designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in law and legal careers (learn more about this program). You’ll: 

  • manage the database of program sites and volunteers,  
  • regularly communicate with more than 70 program sites to monitor their work, serve as their connection to Street Law, and ensure their programs are successful, and 
  • identify potential school partners. 

You’ll also pitch in on a variety of projects as needed, by communicating with stakeholders, editing and formatting correspondence, lesson plans, and program materials, and completing other administrative or program work.  

Who You Are 

You have at least one year of related experience required. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

You are able to: 

  • create and maintain organizational systems that track information and deadlines on multiple projects smoothly 
  • communicate very clearly, both orally and in writing
  • exercise sound judgment  
  • build strong relationships with peers, teachers, volunteers, legal professionals, and other stakeholders.  
  • work with and support a variety of staff and programs 
  • occasionally serve as a representative of Street Law and speak publicly at events

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 have a proven track record of delivering work on time. Event planning experience is a plus.  

What Else You Should Know 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. Street Law, Inc. is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC.  This position is primarily remote. During specific times, the program coordinator will be expected to work out of the Silver Spring office or attend events in person. We are convenient to the Metro’s red line and many bus lines. This position may involve some travel, a few times a year, to deliver professional development sessions in other cities. We expect this full-time position to begin in the fall of 2022.  

The annual salary range for this position is $50,000 – $53,000. 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:

  1. a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position,
  2. a resume, and
  3. an answer, of no more than 250 words, to this 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 [email protected] with the subject line: Last Name, First Name future Program Coordinator.  The posting closes on September 16, 2022.  Street Law may begin initial interviews before the close date, so applicants are encouraged to respond early. 

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