Education Program Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Commensurate with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



216 West 135th Street
Ground Floor
New York
United States


Behind the Book seeks a part-time program coordinator to run our innovative programs in schools. The program coordinator will be responsible for designing and implementing programs that align to the Common Core Learning Standards, fit into the teacher’s curriculum and meet our four program goals:

·        Engage students in literacy

·        Increase writing skills

·        Increase self-efficacy

·        Improve teacher practice

Every program is built around a book and its author and is designed in partnership with the author and the classroom teacher. The coordinator facilitates and leads this process, finds or produces any necessary classroom or teacher resources, and is present at every workshop. Coordinators are responsible for all logistics and administration related to programs at their designated schools, including ordering books for students, scheduling workshops, writing program curricula, and more. Workshops may also include sessions with our professional visual art staff, volunteer writing coaches and research assistants, field trips or any other workshop that the program coordinator believes will enhance the student experience. In addition, coordinators are asked to collect evaluation as part of our ongoing performance measurement system.



Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) in education or related field

Experience in and/or familiarity with NYC public schools or other urban school systems

Passion for literacy and social justice

Experience in coaching teachers and authors

Ability to work independently and collaboratively on multiple programs

Innovative, creative thinker, who is solutions-oriented

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and a program outline for any grade level to with “Program Coordinator” in the subject header. 

Please note that a program outline is not a curriculum or lesson plan. Choose a book that you think would work in a NYC classroom, tell us the grade level, and the final writing piece you would assign. Then give us an outline that shows the “arc” (beginning, middle, end and their interconnections) using any or all the workshops we offer: two author-led workshops, art, research, field trip(s), and writing coaches. Look at the program descriptions of the student books on our website. Our programs have between 5 – 8 workshops.