The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association, is seeking a Program Coordinator to provide administrative support for research, advocacy, policy and evaluation efforts. This grant-funded position will provide support for the Project Manager of Impact & Advocacy and the Deputy Director of Policy and staff projects involving the Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment and Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships Committees.
Reporting to the Project Manager of Impact & Advocacy and working closely with the PLA staff team, the position is responsible for supporting:
• impact and evaluation efforts, including but not limited to administrative oversight of vendor work for a variety of projects, including its outcome measurement project, Project Outcome • webinar coordination • support outreach and engagement with the Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships Committee and Measurement and Evaluation Committee • logging and tracking of PLA partnership opportunities • writing and editing a range of materials, including social media • and additional administrative duties as assigned.
Starting salary range from the mid-30s; negotiable based on experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity.
Apply online including cover letter and resume.
(additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)
Send resume and cover letter to:
American Library Association Human Resources Department Ref: progcoordPLA 50 East Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611 Fax: 312/280-5270 Email: [email protected]
The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran
A minimum of 3 years of administrative experience in a non-profit, association or agency setting. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required. Basic computer competency in Microsoft products required. Detail-oriented, deadline driven, ability to work independently juggle multiple priorities and projects seamlessly. Strong customer service skills and attitude.
About American Library Association - Chicago, IL
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information.ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.