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Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator Position

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) seeks a creative, detail-oriented, and highly effective individual to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) and the Educational Opportunities Project (EOP). This individual will play a critical role in managing PREP’s innovative virtual clinic and national platform, which harnesses a variety of tools – legal consultations, community engagement, and technology – to empower parents to better advocate for their children’s educational needs and rights. The position requires a passion for educational equity and a hunger for systemic solutions to today’s civil rights challenges.

The responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include the following:

  • Leading communications with schools, parents, and community organizations; conducting intakes with parents; scheduling video and phone appointments with parents; designing public education presentations and program materials; and organizing workshops;
  • Managing coalition email groups, collaborative documents, and meeting agendas and minutes;
  • Leading marketing and outreach efforts to promote work of PREP and EOP, including content-creation and maintenance of PREP and EOP websites; managing social media platforms, databases, and listservs to send out email blasts, create signup and event registration pages;
  • Performing basic research for legal information and resources; providing litigation support; formatting and preparing legal documents for filing; and maintaining files of litigation and non-litigation matters;
  • Attending educational webinars, conference calls, and in-person events and providing substantive reports to staff not in attendance;
  • Utilizing computer programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Prezi, WordPress, and databases and to learn new programs as necessary;
  • Training and assisting members of the staff in learning and using new software as well as general office technologies;
  • Collaborating with other program Coordinators and legal assistants to hire and supervise undergraduate interns; and
  • Providing general administrative support as needed.


The ideal candidate would possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of work experience as a program assistant, legal assistant, community organizer, or program coordinator/manager;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills;
  • Experience working in an educational setting, working on educational issues, or working closely with families and/or students on community issues;
  • Successful working both independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail;
  • Ability to relate to families of diverse backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in a variety of office technology with the ability to master technology with limited instruction;
  • Capacity to perform extensive research with minimal instruction;
  • Positive interpersonal attributes including humor, warmth and sociability;
  • Experience in designing presentations desired;
  • Fluency in Spanish to translate written materials and interpret client interviews is a plus;


The Program Coordinator will report directly to the EOP Director and the PREP Director/Senior Counsel.


To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter and resume at https://podio.com/webforms/19544603/1319408. No calls will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary and benefits are competitive for a nonprofit legal organization. For more information on our work, please refer to: www.lawyerscommittee.org and www.PREPparents.org.

The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities.


Accessibility Assistance: Although calls will not be accepted regarding questions about the position, if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing the online application, please call 202-662-8600 and ask for an applicant accommodation or send an email with the subject line “Applicant Accommodation” to [email protected]

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