Program Coordinator will report to the Executive Director or assigned designate. He/she will have both internal and external facing responsibilities that focus on consistent management of process, operations, and program management. This individual will partner with the Executive Director and across departments to ensure that strategies and initiatives are aligned with those of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). He/she is both a strategic partner and hands-on contributor. The person in this role must be able to effectively engage and influence staff, members and partners at all levels.
Programs & Professional Development
Executes and collaborates to develop current and new programs internal and external of the annual convention
Uses existing and new relationships with members and partners to facilitate new programs and training
Collaborates with others handling programs, logistics and events execution
Develops thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas
Assists with convention hotel site-survey
Collaborates on convention resume development
Collaborates with ED to revamp convention schedule to maximize learning and revenue opportunities
Manages select external vendors (A/V, special events production)
Assists the executive director with strategic planning and coordination of the organization's programs, projects, and policy positions
Partners with the ED in essential internal organizational leadership activities (human resources, administration, and organizational planning)
Collaborates on ways to improve existing processes and fix pain points through automation, streamlining, and establishing shared services
Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the organization’s operational efficiencies relating to programming
Travels to regional and national conferences, affiliate chapter meetings and events
Strategic, critical thinking with strong problem-solving skills and common business acumen
Superb organizational skills and detailed-oriented
Knowledge of journalism and media-related industries and their changing dynamics
Excellent quantitative skills: comfortable analyzing large volumes of data
Familiarity with project management tools
Experience working on concurrent priority projects
Proficiency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Photoshop and databases
Highly flexible and adaptable to changing structures and priorities
Internal Number: PC11-18
About National Association of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. Many of NABJ's 3,300 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.
NABJ is committed to the following:
• Strengthening ties among black journalists;
• Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists;
• Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training;
• Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs;
• Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, and outstanding achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when ...it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large;
• Working with high schools and colleges to identify and encourage black students to become journalists, and to diversify faculties and related curriculum; and
• Providing informational and training services to the general public.
NABJ holds an annual convention and careers fair each summer with dozens of plenary sessions and workshops for professional development. The careers fair draws hundreds of recruiters and is among the best means of finding a job in the industry. The annual Salute to Excellence awards and special recognition honors (Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year, Community Service, etc.) are bestowed at each convention. Each year, NABJ awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships and internships to college and high school students nationwide, as well as fellowships for seasoned professionals. The NABJ Media Institute provides professional development and technical training for black journalists at venues across the country. Every two years, the membership elects a president and national board of directors to govern NABJ. An executive director leads the national office staff.
NABJ is headquartered on the campus of the University of Maryland-College Park:
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101, College Park, Maryland 20742.