The Program Coordinator reports to the Manager of Community Collaboration (CC) and is responsible for administrative and organizational duties coordinating and supporting the programs associated with the Teaching Artists Initiative: the Penland Teaching Artist in the Schools Program; Penland Kids Camp; Subs with SuitCASEs; and other Community Collaboration initiatives. The Program Coordinator works with the Manager of Community Collaboration, Penland Teaching Artist in the Schools, Development Staff, Director of Facilities and Grounds, Director of Operations and Finance, Accounts Manager, Store Manager and Registrar to insure smoothly running programs. This is an hourly, non-exempt, year-round position. The position will average 20 hours a week over the course of the year. This is an administrative, services-oriented position. Communication, organizational, computer skills, attention to detail, adaptability, collaboration, personal impact, dependability, safety awareness, organizational sensitivity and teamwork are characteristics central to this position. Personnel policies for all Penland employees apply.
Bachelor’s degree is preferred with at least 3 years of experience with administrative work. Will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience. Sensitivity to partnerships, working with teachers, students, school administrators, and community members is crucial. Must possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload, strong people skills, and the ability to plan and manage a budget. Familiarity with grantwriting and reporting is preferred. Knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and social media applications. Experience working with public schools helpful.