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Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator, Action Center on Race and the Economy

The Action Center on Race and the Economy (ACRE) is seeking a temporary, full-time Project Coordinator to lead a special project from January 15, 2019 through April 15, 2019. The Project Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to lead a multi-organization planning process for a longer-term campaign to recenter the political landscape going into 2020 around issues of race and class, with a particular focus on the role that the financial sector plays in creating racial and economic inequality.

The ideal candidate will have proven ability to lead a planning process with a diverse set of national and/or local organizations. They will be committed to moving project goals forward in a fast-paced changing political landscape and be able to handle a heavy and complicated workload without dropping the ball. The position provides a unique opportunity to interface with leaders of community organizing groups and labor unions, elected officials, political candidates, policy experts and community members.

The Project Coordinator will report to ACRE’s Co-Executive Directors.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Leading a multi-organizational planning process that includes leaders from community organizations, labor unions, political organizations, digital organizing groups, policy experts, narrative experts, and academics

·        Crafting a coalition-based strategy document that will be the basis of a longer-term campaign

·        Convene and facilitate meetings of the project’s Design Team, steering committee and any subcommittees

·        Liaise with the Steering committee to set direction for the project on a regular basis

Assist the steering committee in developing materials for fundraising opportunities.


We are seeking candidates who are proven to excel in relationship-building, facilitation, political strategy, and campaign design. The ideal candidate will have:

·        A track record of leading a planning process with mid-sized to large coalitions with a diverse set of members

·        An understanding of the current political landscape and political trends with a desire to stay up to speed on new trends and developments

·        An interest in politics

·        Excellent writing skills

·        A proven track record of meeting difficult deadlines and producing stellar work

Experience doing work around corporate power and financialization is a plus, but not required. Knowledge of racial justice issues and experience and desire to center racial justice as a value is required.

Job Details:

The Project Coordinator may work from anywhere in the country, although Washington, DC or New York City are preferred. This position will entail regular travel.

This is a temporary, three-month position. The annualized compensation for this position starts at $80,000 ($20,000 for three months). The Project Coordinator will be a temporary employee of ACRE and will be eligible for ACRE’s zero-cost health care benefits and all of ACRE’s paid holidays.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with “Project Coordinator” written in the subject line. ACRE is an equal opportunity employer that makes a particular effort to recruit underrepresented identities into our positions. LGBTQ, women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.