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Program Coordinator

American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.  Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.  The New Hampshire program engages in organizing, advocacy, coalition-building, education/training and communications to support movement-building for racial, social and economic justice.

Position Description:

Title: Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Program
Job Category: Exempt
Status: Full-Time
Supervisor: Director, New Hampshire Program
Region/Unit: Northeast

Summary of Principal Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator implements key areas of program work to support movement-building for racial, social and economic justice, with special attention to community organizing, popular education and training, and communications. The Program Coordinator also provides administrative and operational support for the AFSC-NH office.
The New Hampshire Program collaborates with individuals, partner groups and coalitions to promote economic and social justice and peace in accordance with the current program plan.

Compensation: Salary starts at $55,472 – Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, national origin, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is represented.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

1. Demonstrated experience with grassroots engagement, community organizing, coalition-building, campaign-building direct action, non-violent civil disobedience, and sustained activism for racial, social, and economic justice;
2. Demonstrated experience with policy analysis and advocacy, with particular attention to intersectionality and root causes;
3. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and communities;
4. Critical thinking skills; a collaborative, strategic, and creative thinker;
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
6. Social media fluency.
7. Lived experience of issues related to racial, social and economic justice are a plus.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:
8. Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
9. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.


In partnership with the Program Director, the key responsibilities of the Program Coordinator include the following:
1. Support and provide leadership for coalitions and campaigns of current and new initiatives that further the mission of the NH Program.
2. Keep up-to-date on local, national and international events and maintain a working expertise on AFSC priority issues.
3. Involve grassroots activists, including youth, in popular education training, mentoring, leadership development and other kinds of support as appropriate.
4. Develop informational and educational resources on NH Program issues and serve as a resource for activists, grassroots groups, journalists and the general public.
5. Develop and disseminate communications which support the work of the NH Program, including working with print and digital media and conducting other forms of public communication as required.
6. Support fundraising for the NH Program in collaboration with the AFSC Development Department, through grant writing, foundation relations, appeal letters, benefit events and other activities.
7. Regularly update and maintain the AFSC NH website and social media accounts with resources, events and stories.
8. Observe Quaker values, principles and process, and maintain relationships with Quaker Meetings in New Hampshire.
9. Work with the AFSC Support Committee and Regional Office to prepare and submit 3-year work plans and annual reports.
10. Attend AFSC Support Committee meetings, regional staff meetings (phone calls and in person) and all-AFSC staff meetings (via Skype/Zoom and in person).
11. For assessment of performance, the Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Program is accountable to the Program Director as well as to the Associate Regional Director and Regional Director of Programs.
12. Provide administrative support as needed.

How to Apply:

Deadline is February 14, 2020

Visit the AFSC job center to learn more:

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Date Added: January 28, 2020

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