The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.
The mission of the Aspen Institute Education & Society Program (Aspen Education) is to improve public education by informing, influencing, and inspiring education leaders across policy and practice, with an emphasis on achieving equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. We provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues related to education and society.
About the Work:
Aspen Education hosts a robust national network for urban education leaders; a professional learning and leadership development space for superintendents, chief academic officers, chiefs of schools, chief financial officers, and other senior leaders. Network participants are both learners and exemplars, committed to leading toward excellence and equity for students. Members come from fifteen urban, bellwether public school districts and charter management organizations. Together these systems serve over 1.2 million students. This network is complemented by practitioner-oriented collaborations that offer learning opportunities, produce guidance documents, and publish literature to further the Aspen agenda in K-12 systems and policy.
About the Role:
The Program Coordinator will report to the Director, Practice and work closely with the Program Associate, Practice; Managing Director; and Executive Director for Aspen Education, consultants, and the rest of the Aspen Education team to provide primary staff support through an array of functions integral to the success of the Aspen Education Program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Content Development: Assist in grounding Aspen Education's planning and outreach in the latest research and practical developments.
Event Planning/Logistics: Support the development and execution of high-quality learning experiences for education practice leaders, including:
Operations/Financial: Support the overall administrative efficiency of the Aspen Education Program by serving as a problem-solver and:
Specific skills and competencies we believe makes you a great fit:
All applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
Aspen Education is committed to ensuring the diversity of our team. While not a minimum or mandatory qualification, we strongly encourage candidates of color, those who identify as Native American, women, people of low-income backgrounds, those who are differently-abled, and those with first-hand experience of education inequity to apply for this role. To apply, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. To apply, please visit www.aspeninstitute.org/jobs and follow the instructions to apply for the Program Coordinator position.
The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.
Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.
The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the…