Program Coordinator for Grassroots Peace Group

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Negotiable depending on level of experience.



Start Date



388 Atlantic Avenue
2nd Floor
New York
United States


Brooklyn For Peace is a nearly all-volunteer organization working to build a borough-wide, effective movement dedicated to promoting peace, opposing militarism , and supporting foreign and domestic policies that meet human needs.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Director to implement the strategic direction of the organization. This is a full-time position of thirty-five to forty hours per week. The schedule for this position is flexible, but some evening and weekend work will be required.

The responsibilities detailed below represent the range of duties to which the Program Coordinator may be assigned through the course of the year. Assignments will vary from week to week, according to the activities of the organization and what can reasonably be accomplished in a regular work week.


Education and Outreach

  • Coordinate street fair and street corner tabling efforts and demonstrations and assist with the preparation and production of materials.
  • Work with member volunteers to promote bi-monthly educational forums, such as posting on community calendars and online bulletin boards, sending press releases, arranging for promotional mailings, and soliciting co-sponsorships
  • Work with member volunteers to engage with potential new members and welcome them into the organization.


Event Planning and Fundraising

  • Manage the Pathmakers to Peace Gala, our annual fall fundraiser that attracts 200 people for a formal dinner and awards presentation. The 2018 Gala will take place on December 6 and will be the first assignment of the new hire.
  • Solicit journal ads and sponsorships -- with assistance from volunteers
  • Ensure that event data is up-to-date, and — with assistance from volunteers — enter data into Google Drive and PowerBase CRM database.
  • Create ads and layout for journal pages, paginate journal and work with printer on production
  • Coordinate arrangements with honorees
  • Develop timelines for the event and assign tasks to member volunteers to ensure that tasks are completed on time.
  • Oversee the practical elements of the event and—with assistance from volunteers—carry out pre-event preparations. (e.g. seating chart, creating name tags, etc.)
  • Manage fundraising appeals and membership drives and identify other funding opportunities throughout the year.


  • Update and maintain website, online calendar, and social media posts under the direction of the Chairperson or co-chairs.
  • Maintain press list and assist in creating and distributing press advisories and releases.
  • Coordinate meetings with elected officials by identifying members in the official's district to assemble a delegation and helping to prepare materials for the meeting.



  • Maintain Constituent Relationship Management database of donors, members, non-members, events, media, and other institutional entities
  • Maintain office function, including answering phone calls; monitoring e-mail and forwarding to appropriate member volunteer.
  • Ensure that adequate quantities of up-to-date flyers, pamphlets, and office supplies are kept in stock.


  • Commitment to anti-militarism and social justice
  • Experience with non-profit databases (familiarity with PowerBase or CiviCRM highly preferred)
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, especially Work, Excel, and PowerPoint, and web-based software systems
  • Ability to do simple digital page lay-outs for journal
  • Dedication to detail and accuracy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to work independently, identify priorities, and use goals to stay organized
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred


Three weeks paid vacation, ten days paid holidays.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

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