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Assistant Conference Coordinator

The Coalition for Community Schools is hosting their biennial national conference in Baltimore, MD in May 2018. Over 2,000 attendees who are dedicated to better results for young people across the nation through the community school strategy are expected to be in attendance. The Coalition is seeking an Assistant Conference Coordinator from September 2017-May 2018. This individual will serve as primary back up for the Conference Coordinator, providing logistical and administrative support. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic teammate who is detail oriented, organized, and wants to hit the ground running.

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Assist with the selection, review and coordination of over 150 conference workshop proposals and presentations;
• Ensure the accuracy and functionality of the conference registration system;
• Assists with management of conference website and mobile app;
• Coordinate conference calls with the presenters and planning committees;
• Provide customer service support for attendees;
• Provide on-site support at the National Forum (May 1-4, 2018);
• Assists in the preparation of all post-event materials such as event reports and evaluations; and
• Performs other National Forum duties as assigned

• High School or Associate’s degree;
• Interest in education and/or public policy;
• Knowledge of event or meeting planning practices;
• Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills;
• Capacity to make decisions and communicate those decisions with tact and professionalism;
• Strong multi-tasking skills with a comfort in maintaining multiple, often conflicting, priorities;
• Effective planning and organization skills;
• Experience with various software packages: Microsoft Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint applications; some experience with Web-related software (i.e. Cvent, Salesforce) preferred; and
• Willingness to commit to working at least 4-5 days a week (full time preferred) and work until May 31, 2018.

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line "Assistant Conference Coordinator – Insert Your Name" by July 21.

Salary: $20/hour

Internship – Fall 2017

The Coalition for Community Schools envisions schools as centers of community where people and organizations from many different disciplines work with community residents, students and educators to help students succeed and build healthy families and communities.

The Coalition for Community Schools is currently seeking motivated undergraduate students to serve as  Interns in our office. We desire candidates who have excellent computer skills (MS Office & Internet research). Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team and are willing to take initiative. We offer a supportive and fun office environment, where interns will gain valuable experience in education policy and reform.

Interns take on independent research, planning and outreach tasks. They are given the opportunity to learn about current policies affecting children and families and work as part of the Coalition staff team. Interns attend meetings with local, state and national organizations in education, youth development, mental health and other fields, and have the opportunity to participate in other Washington policy conversations. Our interns tell us they have lots of fun, and do less ‘grunt’ work than in their peers.

Applicants must be available to work a minimum of three full days a week and at least 10 weeks. Preference is given to those available full-time. We accept applications for Fall, Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

To apply, email, send or fax your resume and cover letter to:

Coalition for Community Schools
Institute for Educational Leadership
Attn: Jennifer Masutani 
4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20008
Fax: (202)872-4050

Testimonials from Coalition Interns

I have enjoyed my time as the Coalition for Community Schools Intern at the Institute for Educational Leadership. I have learned a lot in my short time here, from education policy, communications, to how a non-profit is run. I have had the opportunity to engage in a variety of work, from webpage design, social media, and policy research. The people here are passionate about the work that they are doing, and the knowledge that they have given me is indispensable. - Nick (Spring 2017)

Read Shawna's blog on her summer 2017 internship with the Coalition.

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