Public Matters is seeking a part-time, Program Coordinator. We are looking for someone who wants to infuse creativity into equity-driven civic engagement projects, while supporting the growth of the social enterprise. You will be an integral part of our small and dynamic (highly-caffeinated) team.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the management and oversight of Public Matters’ multidisciplinary projects. In this role, you will work directly on projects with a wide-range of community members, schools, organizations, universities, municipal agencies and project partners. Your work will take place in the neighborhoods where Public Matters works, as well as at Public Matters’ headquarters. As the role is rooted in community-based events and activities, the Program Coordinator will work occasional nights and weekends.
As the Program Coordinator, you will also have the opportunity to work closely with Public Matters’ Urban Futures Lab Fellows, and support the development of new initiatives and projects. The Program Coordinator will be supervised by Public Matters’ Creative Director and Principal.
As Program Coordinator, You’ll Be Responsible For:
What You Bring to the Role:
Compensation: Part-time, $2500 per month.
Please email a cover letter, resume, list of three references, writing sample (max. 500 words), and portfolio (if applicable, not required) to [email protected] by Friday, August 31, 2018.
About Public Matters
Public Matters is a creative studio for civic engagement. Founded in 2007, it is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based social enterprise that grows leadership capacity in our most vulnerable communities of color through collaborative creative acts for public good. Public Matters brings imagination, cultural competencies and systems-thinking to community-centered, equity-driven work for social change. Its diverse portfolio includes the design and implementation of public engagement efforts in healthy food access, tobacco control, education, arts and equitable development, public humanities, multimodal transportation and traffic safety. Public Matters strives to create sustainable systems that build the capacity of residents, organizations, schools and students to determine their destiny. We call this “deep civic engagement.” We also bring this approach to our short-term consulting work in education, civic engagement, and program design.
Public Matters’ team consists of artists, educators, media specialists, cultural planners, and young adult Fellows in Urban Futures Lab. Its multigenerational, multiethnic team–fluent across different media, sectors, disciplines, cultures, and languages–ably serves as the conduit between disparate groups.