Job Title: Program Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Operations
Classification: Part-time (18-20 hours/week)
Concerned by reports of the steady rise in incidents of hate and bias in Houston, especially incidents against African American, Jewish, Muslim, and LGBTQ communities, a group of over 30 community stakeholders came together in early 2017 to develop a coordinated community wide plan to reduce incidents of bias and hate. Over the past four years, the group has organized itself as Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) and has worked toward strengthening connections between organizations working in this space, facilitating the exchange of information, skills and experience, and establishing partnerships with law enforcement agencies and other institutions, so that Houston can improve its systems to effectively prevent and reduce incidents of hate.
Currently, HCAH is a network of 65+ community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders in Houston that have come together to collectively address and prevent incidents of hate, bias, discrimination, and violence against Houstonians on the basis of a person or group’s religion, race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, abilities, age, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, immigration status, or genetic information. HCAH does this through education, research, relationship building, and prevention initiatives, as well as partnering with organizations to host events that celebrate the diversity that makes Houston strong.
For more information please visit: www.houstonagainsthate.org
The Program Coordinator (PC) will support the organization and Director of Operations (DO) in the execution of the Coalition’s day to day operations including but not limited to: membership and program administration. The successful candidate will have a passion for understanding, addressing, and reducing hate and bias in the City of Houston, Greater Houston, and the world. They will also be well-versed in Canva, Excel, Mac, and Google workspaces, competent in assuming delegated duties with an aptitude to enhance organizational productivity.
- Manage spreadsheets tracking member contacts and annual membership
fee renewal dates
- Create and track member invoices
- Process and file new membership applications and agreements
- Maintain all digital member files
Data entry and donation tracking in CRM
- Data entry and maintenance of Mailchimp database and listserv
- Coordinate and support logistics for monthly committee and coalition meetings, annual programming, annual member retreat, workshops/trainings, marketing and fundraising efforts
- Calendar/schedule Coalition, committee, and staff meetings
- Provide technical support for all virtual programming, and general support for in-person events
- Draft and distribute monthly and annual surveys, and compile feedback into reports that can be shared and reviewed
- Co-design marketing collateral in collaboration with the DO and
Executive Director (ED) as needed
- Assist in the implementation and support of new programming
- Promote/market the Coalition by providing support to the
Narrative & Cultural Change Coordinator (NCCC) on various
social media platforms as needed
- Create Wikipedia entries for HCAH, Coalition members, and Houston-based artists and activists
Must be an organized, tech savvy, responsive, flexible, creative, and supportive individual demonstrating initiative and a passion for social and racial justice. The role requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with an optimistic approach to collective impact work.
In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
- Past non-profit or administrative work experience
- Familiarity and experience with various CRM platforms/databases
- Ability to design and create branding and marketing collateral
- Ability to grasp future trends in digital and new technologies and act proactively
- BA/BS in relevant field
- MS and/or post graduate certifications in communications, non-profit administration, or related field
All are encouraged to apply including individuals from under-represented communities and/or persons representing one or more systemically excluded intersection/s of society. “Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQIA+ and People Of Color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.” Houston Coalition Against Hate is dedicated to fostering belonging and justice in the workplace and encourages applicants to apply regardless of whether or not there is exact alignment with past work experience and/or listed qualifications. If not this role, there may be another role current or upcoming you may be the ideal candidate for. Thank you for your time and consideration. (**Inspired by/direct quote from the Obama Foundation.)
Houston Coalition Against Hate is committed to a care/values-driven, transparent, and collaborative culture centered on our #justiceoverequity framework. This role will be remote requiring wifi/internet capabilities and will regularly interface with the Director of Operations and Executive Director. There will be occasional travel to local meetings and events. Light weekend and evening commitments are expected. Ongoing performance evaluation throughout the year, plus annual performance review.
18-20 hours a week billable as an Independent Contractor at $1,600-$1,800 monthly
(commensurate with experience), with $50 monthly cellular phone stipend, and gas/mileage reimbursement as needed. The position duration is for twelve (12) months with potential for extension.
This position is FLSA exempt and does not qualify for overtime compensation.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Coalition Against Hate is a 509(a)3 Supporting Organization of Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), which is a 501(c)(3) public charity. HCAH is a network of community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders who come together to reduce hate and encourage belonging.
The Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) is a network of community-based organizations, institutions and leaders in Houston, TX that have come together to collectively address incidents of bias, hate, discrimination and violence against Houstonians because of their religion, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and immigration status.
Generations of American Indians have been Native and connected to the stolen land now known as the Texas Gulf Coast. Among them are the Atakapa-Ishak, Karankawa, Mariame, and Akokisa tribes. We honor their elders, past and present, as well as the Indigenous people from many nations who live and work in this region today. May this acknowledgement be a humble first step in the undoing of Indigenous erasure, providing accurate historical context while serving as a reminder to current non-native inhabitants, as we strive toward peace, reconciliation, and justice.