The Pulitzer Center is seeking a creative, detail-oriented person to strengthen our university and community networks as a Program Coordinator, with our K-12 Education team. Our aim is to find a candidate who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues.The Pulitzer Center’s K–12 education programs and resources cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public by connecting teachers and students with underreported global news stories and the journalists who cover them. This position is primarily remote, but may occasionally be asked to travel to events.
The K–12 Education Coordinator supports the reach and efficacy of Pulitzer Center’s K-12 education mission and programs, with an emphasis on supporting program coordination, administration, and evaluation. The role is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating the virtual journalist visit program for K-12 students and educators with the support of the K-12 Education Assistant. This position also supports the Associate Director of Education, Partnerships Manager, and Education Manager with facilitation for other K-12 programs as needed. Program support may include facilitation and unit review for the teacher fellowship program and 1619 Project Education Network, outreach and student submission review for annual contests, facilitation for media literacy workshops with teachers and students, and resource development for the Center’s lesson library.
This position also works closely with the K–12, finance, and impact teams at the Pulitzer Center to support payments, documentation, and evaluation for all K–12 programs. The role is responsible for creating and evaluating reports in salesforce used for program evaluation, supporting administrative tasks such as meeting facilitation, monitoring and coordination for the department email, invoices for program partners, and writing copy for board and grant reports.
Building and maintaining records of K–12 education contacts and programs in the Salesforce database, coordinating payments to journalists and other K-12 education program participants for all K-12 programs, and supporting the ongoing evaluation of K-12 programs, and tracking of K-12 education program participant data, using Salesforce and other evaluation tools
Program planning, coordination, and facilitation for the virtual journalist visit program (which serves an estimated 10,000 students per year though over 200 events) including creating agendas and assembling materials for biweekly strategy meetings and quarterly program evaluation meetings and more.
Supporting coordination and facilitation for K–12 education programs, which include media literacy and journalism skills workshops for students and teachers, The 1619 Project Education Network, the Center’s teacher fellowship program, and the Bringing Stories Home initiative.
Supporting the development of workshops and curricular materials for the Center’s lesson library.
Contributing to initiatives that support Pulitzer Center’s culture and values, including the commitments outlined in the Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement.
Strong organization, communication, and program coordination skills
Familiarity with Salesforce, Google Suite, Slack, Trello, Drupal, and other communications and content/client management systems
Some experience supporting program evaluation, which may include analysis and communication of qualitative and quantitative data
Some experience working with education professionals and/or students ages 8 and up
Comfort facilitating events for students and teachers on Zoom and other webinar platforms
The Pulitzer Center is a Washington D.C. based nonprofit organization that supports the development of independent, quality journalism worldwide with an ambitious network of journalism and educational partnerships. We support more than 150 reporting projects a year in partnership with dozens of media outlets worldwide. The Pulitzer Center works with some of the world's most talented journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. The programs we organize bring them into conversation with students, educators, and the public on the broader societal issues explored in the reporting.
Salary: $45,000 to $52,000
Our benefit package includes generous paid time off, health care coverage (including medical/dental/vision), health savings accounts 403(b) retirement plan, transit benefit, parental leave, and Life & ADD/LTD/STD Insurance. The application will require you to enter a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references.
The application will require you submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references.
The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details. The Pulitzer Center values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC and people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org and K-12 Education .
About this company
The Pulitzer Center is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of quality, independent journalism worldwide. Projects backed by the Center have produced some of the best reporting of the last decade, on such issues as conflict and peace-building, environment and climate change, migration and human trafficking, emerging science and health, criminal justice, and much more. Center-supported projects have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys, National Magazine Awards, and more.
Since opening its doors in 2006, with high ambitions to fill in the gaps in underfunded global reporting and inspire a new generation of journalists to cover big global issues that affect us all, the Pulitzer Center has expanded its funding and mission to support more than 170 reporting projects a year, sparking high-impact stories in more than 600 news outlets and forging strong partnerships with leading national and international media, including The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets on all continents.
The Pulitzer Center’s unique education and outreach program brings the organization’s projects and journalists into hundreds of school and university classrooms as well as a wide range of public forums. The Center works closely with a network of 35-plus universities, community colleges, and HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), bringing journalists onto campuses in person and online and providing mentored reporting fellowships for university students involved in the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium.
The Center is currently engaged in a major expansion of the organization’s educational work as lead education partner for The New York Times’ 1619 Project. In addition, the Center is developing a similarly ambitious education program globally under the auspices of its Rainforest Journalism Fund and the Rainforest Investigations Network.