Program Coordinator- Washington, DC

Job Type

Full Time




2030 Q Street NW
United States


Are you an experienced youth development or education professional with a passion for increasing economic opportunity for all? Urban Alliance (UA), a national youth workforce development nonprofit, is seeking a Program Coordinator for the D.C. region to support a cohort of interns through a year-long internship program, manage external partners, and facilitate professional development workshops. This position reports to the Program Manager.

About Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance provides economically-disadvantaged young people with the exposure, opportunity, support, and training needed to prepare them for lifelong economic self-sufficiency. Urban Alliance’s core program matches underserved high school seniors with paid, professional internships, job skills training, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing post-program support to expand their idea of what is possible for their future. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1996, Urban Alliance has since expanded to Baltimore, Chicago, and Northern Virginia. To date, Urban Alliance has placed over 4,000 students in paid internships, and served more than 18,000 through job skills training.

Program Coordinator Responsibilities

·        Intern support – Actively recruit participants from D.C. public and charter schools; Monitor the professional, academic, and personal performance of at least 30 high school interns; Formally evaluate intern job performance and skill development; Counsel interns on post-high school options; Troubleshoot and mediate job-site conflicts.

·        External relationship management – Build and maintain relationships with students, mentors, parents, and school staff

·        Facilitation – Facilitate five weeks of training every fall as well as weekly professional development workshops for high school cohort from November – July.

·        Data managementTrack, analyze, and report program and intern data; Actively use outcome data to guide program decisions for real-time course corrections


·        Bachelor’s Degree

·        At least two years prior experience in youth development, curriculum development, or facilitation

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills

·        Experience working with community organizations and schools in under-resourced areas

·        Ability to meet tight deadlines

·        Proficiency in MS Office suite

·        Ability to commit to at least two consecutive years of employment with Urban Alliance


Core Competencies

·        Evidence of developing and implementing a program with strong results

·        Outstanding interpersonal skills and an ability to develop and maintain deep relationships with a variety of diverse constituents

·        Ability to develop and execute long-term strategy while being able to pivot to meet immediate needs, or address unforeseen student needs, as they arise

·        Ability to accomplish goals and objectives with a sense of urgency and thoughtfulness

·        Excellent judgment and sound decision-making skills



  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits 
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • Three weeks of paid annual leave and one week of paid organizational leave
  • All federal holidays
  • Opportunity to join a passionate and hard-working team that always places our students first while maintaining a fun work environment and healthy work-life balance for staff

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document addressed to Monique Rizer, Executive Director – Washington, D.C., by November 9, 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be emailed to with the subject line: Program Coordinator – Washington, D.C.


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