Bolder Advocacy Program Coordinator

Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Published 15 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 29, 2024
Application Deadline
July 5, 2024
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
USD $50,000 - $55,000 / year


Job Title: Program Coordinator, Bolder Advocacy

Reports to: Director, Bolder Advocacy Operations and Evaluation

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

About AFJ:

Alliance for Justice(AFJ) is a national association of over 150 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy program builds progressive power by providing nonprofit advocates with the training, technical assistance, and resources they need to comply with the federal and state laws associated with nonprofit advocacy. Bolder Advocacy is the nation’s leading resource for foundations and nonprofits who want to engage more actively and knowledgeably in the policymaking process. Bolder Advocacy’s legal experts help organizations move from cautious to courageous across lobbying, election-related activity, ballot measures, grantmaking, and other efforts necessary to change the world. Under AFJ’s strategic plan, Bolder Advocacy is prioritizing grassroots power building by focusing its efforts on designing new resources for grassroots groups and connecting with organizations working in community to advance positive policy change. AFJ is headquartered in Washington, DC, with remote staff in Texas, California, New York, and elsewhere. For more information about Alliance for Justice, please visit

Job Purpose:

The Program Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the day-to-day continuity of Bolder Advocacy program operations. This individual is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective coordination of logistics for Bolder Advocacy’s core programmatic services (trainings, technical assistance, and resources). This includes providing exceptional customer service for AFJ members, partners, and other organizations reaching out to the Bolder Advocacy program for help and assistance. Additionally, this position works closely with the Director of Bolder Advocacy Operations and Evaluation and others across AFJ to ensure effective coordination of projects, grants, contracts, and invoices. Reporting directly to the Director of Bolder Advocacy Operations and Evaluation, this role is part of a union position covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore New Guild, CWA Local 32035.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Collaborates with BA program staff to coordinate workshops from start

to finish, from the initial intake process, intro/screening calls, price

determination, scheduling, registration, invoicing, and other logistical


  • Provides excellent customer
  • service to member, partner, and other organizations seeking training and
  • technical support from the Bolder Advocacy program

  • Monitors the Bolder Advocacy
  • inbox for technical assistance and other requests

  • Schedules the monthly technical
  • assistance calendar

  • Maintains the Bolder Advocacy
  • team calendar in Outlook

  • Maintains internal data tracking
  • systems in EveryAction, Excel, Zoom, and other platforms with minimal
  • oversight

  • Performs regular database
  • maintenance, including data entry, data hygiene, and data quality
  • assurance

  • Supports AFJ staff in building
  • and maintaining relationships with nonprofits, funders, and other
  • partners, particularly AFJ member organizations

  • Updates job knowledge by
  • participating in educational opportunities, reading professional
  • publications, maintaining personal networks, and/or participating in
  • professional organizations

  • Provides support for other
  • Bolder Advocacy team projects as needed

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Demonstrable track record (1-2 years
  • of experience) of providing administrative and/or program support;
  • nonprofit and/or public interest organization experience a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree or associate
  • degree preferred, but not required

  • Excellent organizational skills,
  • including attention to detail and ability to multitask

  • A team player with excellent
  • interpersonal skills

  • Strong collaborator and able to
  • adapt quickly to changing situations


Demonstrates creativity, initiative, and judgement to manage own

workload and support the Bolder Advocacy team


Exceptional computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office 365

(Outlook, Word, SharePoint, etc.)


Willingness to learn/implement new software/tech platforms quickly


Commitment to AFJ / AFJ Action’s mission and goals


Commitment to cultivating an organizational culture that is equitable,

inclusive, and respectful

Alliance for Justice provides

equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment

and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,

color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics,

protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or

any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms

and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,

promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,

compensation, and training.

Physical Demands


While performing the duties of

this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and communicate

with others while doing so. On occasion, they will also be required to travel

by train, airplane, or other mode of transportation to and from work-related

events. Ability to work long hours when needed. All employees are required to

satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their

positions. The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not

intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties

and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Work Environment

This is a full-time position.

Some occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

This position has no direct

supervisory responsibilities. AFJ’s non-management staff members are unionized

under the Baltimore-Washington Newspaper Guild.




This is a union position covered

under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the

Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035, which includes salary

minimums based on job position category. This position is in Group 1 with a

starting salary range of $50,000 - $55,000 depending on qualifications and



The Collective Bargaining

Agreement is available here.


AFJ offers a

comprehensive and generous benefits program:



We offer medical, prescription,

dental, vision benefits, as well as an employee assistance program for physical

and mental well-being.



Save for retirement with our 401K

plan with employer matching.



We have a generous paid time off




We provide up to 16 weeks of

parental leave and a range of paid and unpaid family leave programs that allow

our employees to bond with and care for their children and other dependents.





Flexible spending account,

dependent care, life and disability insurance, as well as commuter benefits.


Racial Equity


Our employees share our

commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization,

integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive

organizational culture.


Other Duties


Please note this job description

is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties

or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may

change at any time with or without notice.


Job Location


Washington, DC – currently

working in the office 1+ day/week. We are also open to remote candidates; some

travel would be required, including to our national headquarters in Washington,



How to Apply


Qualified applicants please

reference Bolder Advocacy Counsel in your subject line and submit a letter of

interest, resume and writing sample our website at  (NO



AFJ/AFJAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AFJ/AFJAC prohibits discrimination against its employees and applicants for

employment based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender

identity, religion, reprisal, sero-status and where applicable, political

beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or





This description is intended to

provide an overview of this position and is not all-inclusive.  The

incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as

required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided

for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.




Job Title: Program Coordinator, Bolder Advocacy

Reports to: Director, Bolder Advocacy Operations and Evaluation

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

About AFJ:

Alliance for Justice(AFJ) is a national association of over 150 organizations, representing…


Excellent benefits

Excellent benefits


Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Qualified applicants provide cover letter, resume and writing sample

Qualified applicants provide cover letter, resume and writing sample

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