Program Coordinator, K-12 Education

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Washington, District of Columbia

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Date Posted June 21, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Investigative
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary $45,000 to $52,000


The Pulitzer Center is seeking a creative, detail-oriented person to strengthen our university and community networks as a Program Coordinator, with our K-12 Education team. Our aim is to find a candidate who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues.The Pulitzer Center’s K–12 education programs and resources cultivate a more curious, informed, empathetic, and engaged public by connecting teachers and students with underreported global news stories and the journalists who cover them. This position is primarily remote, but may occasionally be asked to travel to events. 

The K–12 Education Coordinator supports the reach and efficacy of Pulitzer Center’s K-12 education mission and  programs, with an emphasis on supporting program coordination, administration, and evaluation. The role is responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating the virtual journalist visit program for K-12 students and educators with the support of the K-12 Education Assistant. This position also supports the Associate Director of Education, Partnerships Manager, and Education Manager with facilitation for other K-12 programs as needed. Program support may include facilitation and unit review for the teacher fellowship program and 1619 Project Education Network, outreach and student submission review for annual contests, facilitation for media literacy workshops with teachers and students, and resource development for the Center’s lesson library.

This position also works closely with the K–12, finance, and impact teams at the Pulitzer Center to support payments, documentation, and evaluation for all K–12 programs. The role is responsible for creating and evaluating reports in salesforce used  for program evaluation, supporting administrative tasks such as meeting facilitation, monitoring and coordination for the department email, invoices for program partners, and writing copy for board and grant reports.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining records of K–12 education contacts and programs in the Salesforce database, coordinating payments to journalists and other K-12 education program participants for all K-12 programs, and supporting the ongoing evaluation of K-12 programs, and tracking of K-12 education program participant data, using Salesforce and other evaluation tools

  • Program planning, coordination, and facilitation for the virtual journalist visit program (which serves an estimated 10,000 students per year though over 200 events) including creating agendas and assembling materials for biweekly strategy meetings and quarterly program evaluation meetings and more.

  • Supporting coordination and facilitation for K–12 education programs, which include media literacy and journalism skills workshops for students and teachers, The 1619 Project Education Network, the Center’s teacher fellowship program, and the Bringing Stories Home initiative.

  • Supporting the development of workshops and curricular materials for the Center’s lesson library.

  • Contributing to initiatives that support Pulitzer Center’s culture and values, including the commitments outlined in the Center’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement. 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organization, communication, and program coordination skills

  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Google Suite, Slack, Trello, Drupal, and other communications and content/client management systems  

  • Some experience supporting program evaluation, which may include analysis and communication of qualitative and quantitative data

  • Some experience working with education professionals and/or students ages 8 and up

  • Comfort facilitating events for students and teachers on Zoom and other webinar platforms


About Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Center is a Washington D.C. based nonprofit organization that supports the development of independent, quality journalism worldwide with an ambitious network of journalism and educational partnerships. We support more than 150 reporting projects a year in partnership with dozens of media outlets worldwide. The Pulitzer Center works with some of the world's most talented journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. The programs we organize bring them into conversation with students, educators, and the public on the broader societal issues explored in the reporting. 



Salary: $45,000 to $52,000

Our benefit package includes generous paid time off, health care coverage (including medical/dental/vision), health savings accounts 403(b) retirement plan, transit benefit, parental leave, and Life & ADD/LTD/STD Insurance. The application will require you to enter a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references. 

The application will require you submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references. 

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement for details. The Pulitzer Center values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC and people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit and K-12 Education .