Nonprofit

Programming Coordinator

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Massachusetts, US
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Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Start Date
September 3, 2024
Application Deadline
August 7, 2024

Description

Opportunity

As SPARK Kindness continues to grow and serve the community, we are seeking to hire a part-time (20-30 hours per week) Programming Coordinator to organize and oversee our free programming series that focuses on promoting kindness, resilience, and inclusion for all. This position will report to and work closely with the Executive Director and staff on all aspects of SPARK programming. The Programming Coordinator is responsible for overseeing SPARK’s signature and long-running “Resilient Community” speaker series, including program research, design, support, implementation, and follow-up. The Programming Coordinator will be an important member in a supportive team environment with opportunities for professional development and growth.

Compensation $27/hr

This position: 

  • Reports to the SPARK Executive Director. 
  • Maintains a flexible schedule. 
  • Works remotely with regular travel to community locations in Natick/ MetroWest, MA for meetings and programs. 
  • Requires regular evening and weekend hours for programs and team meeting commitments. 
  • Has federal holidays and major school vacation weeks off (winter, February, and April), but may be asked to work some holidays for specific community events (MLK Day, Juneteenth, etc). In addition, 2 weeks of summer vacation is strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities include: 

Lead:

  • Researching potential speakers (including national experts) for SPARK’s educational program series. 
  • Coordinating programming operations (for online and in person programs and events, including event set up, logistics, communication, etc.) to ensure a positive experience for attendees, presenters, SPARK partners, and team members.
  • Supporting and liaising with programming speakers and programming partners.
  • Attending SPARK programs and serving as Site Leader who coordinates (both onsite and online) operations. 
  • Leading SPARK’s efforts in creating accessible and inclusive events that welcome everyone through interpretation services, accessible technology, accommodation requests, and more.
  • Organizing and co-leading SPARK’s Programming Committee.

Assist/Support:

  • Support Marketing and Communication Efforts
  • Provide support on newsletters that are primarily education program related.
  • Provide support with marketing and communication primarily related to educational programming.
  • Support Belonging Programming
  • Attend/support SPARK’s “connect and serve” events throughout the year.
  • Support Fundraising/Community Outreach Efforts 
  • Attend/support Fundraising/Community outreach efforts throughout the year.
  • Assist with outreach during the annual campaign, in particular. 
  • Assist with cultivating new members and donors (year-round).

Ideal candidates exhibit:

  • A high level of professionalism, as well as excellent communication, organization, and coordination skills. 
  • Excellent abilities both to collaborate with a team and work autonomously.
  • Professional ethics, discretion, and courtesy in dealing with others. 
  • Strong research skills to help investigate potential speakers and topics. 
  • Group facilitation skills and enthusiasm to develop presentation/public speaking abilities. 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills to manage multiple projects in a dynamic work environment.
  • A commitment to SPARK values, and the work of building a kind and connected community. 

Physical demands: 

This position involves physical work of setting up in person programs and events. This includes:

  • Being able to sit and stand for long periods of time at programs and events;
  • Being able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, including in the process of setting up tents, tables, and exhibits; 
  • Being able to walk, climb stairs, and carry materials, including in the process of setting up for programs or events. 

About SPARK Kindness

SPARK Kindness, Inc. is a small and growing grassroots nonprofit organization based in Natick, Massachusetts. SPARK’s mission is simple, yet transformational: to build a kinder world where no one feels alone, bullied, unsupported, or unconnected. SPARK does this by offering free, practical, and highly accessible programming and resources to the entire community. Over the past 14 years, SPARK has offered hundreds of free large and small group programs and resources supporting prosocial behavior (kindness, empathy, and service), mental health, resilience, and well-being. What makes SPARK's work particularly impactful is what it provides beyond free programming: namely, a network of support, resources, and opportunities to connect during challenging times. For this work, SPARK has received numerous awards and recognition from both local and state-wide leaders and organizations. 

Equal Opportunity & DEI Statement 

A core principle of SPARK Kindness is that “kindness without justice is incomplete.” Our organization is committed to the work of kindness and justice and the core values of diversity, equity, belonging, community connection, inclusion, and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities that we serve. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, people of all ages, and veterans to apply. We are committed to welcoming, respecting, and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all. 

Benefits/Compensation

Compensation $27/hr

Part time position with leadership opportunities and flexible schedule. Gain experience and work with a fast-growing non-profit organization, a powerful mission, and opportunities for individual and team professional development.

Federal holidays and major school vacation weeks off (winter, February, and April). In addition, 2 weeks of summer vacation is strongly encouraged.

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent English written and verbal communication skills needed.

Location

HYBRID

Currently, all in person programs happen in Natick, MA and MetroWest, MA. 

Opportunity

As SPARK Kindness continues to grow and serve the community, we are seeking to hire a part-time (20-30 hours per week) Programming Coordinator to organize and oversee our free programming series that focuses on promoting…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Massachusetts, US
Natick, MA, USA

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