Program Coordinator, Truth + Transformation Initiative

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights.  The Center is seeking a Program Coordinator to support our Truth + Transformation Initiative, which seeks to help the broader Atlanta community engage honestly with American history, in particular about racial violence, through memorialization, commemoration, public education, curricular materials, and civic engagement.



The T + T Program Coordinator works closely with the Director of T + T in support of success of the initiatives several programs, projects and goals.  To be successful in this role, one must have a passion for the mission, core values and vision of The Center, with a demonstrated interest in engaging with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives.  The right candidate will be comfortable navigating multiple tasks and competing priorities due to strong project and time management skills. 

Reports To:  DJ Sims, Director of Truth + Transformation Initiative 

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Work with T + T Director to improve and strengthen processes for partner engagement and collaborations 
  • Conduct outreach across the city and beyond to engage new organizations and community leaders in the initiative 
  • Prioritize and establish protocols to ensure engagement and membership of most-impacted communities 
  • Identify and lead efforts to advance advocacy and public education activities 
  • Collaborate and coordinate in the design and implementation of programs and resources for a wide range of audiences 
  • Support the initiative in planning and executing logistics of meetings, programs and events as determined by the T + T Director 
  • Conduct research, gather and evaluate data related to initiative subject matter; develop program quality control systems 
  • Manage administrative tasks including co-planning and co-facilitating monthly partner meetings, project team meetings 
  • Write materials and collateral to support initiative programs and events 
  • Work with colleagues to ensure website and presentation materials for the initiative are kept current and at quality standards  
  • Develop process and records to document program activities 
  • Conduct administrative and operational activities on behalf of the initiative to ensure strategic goals are met 
  • Assist in fundraising goals, including providing program-specific content for grant and sponsorship proposals and reports 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Core Competencies 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field 
  • Two or more years’ experience supporting programs utilizing project management skills 
  • Operates within anti-racist frameworks when approaching tasks, community, and colleagues 
  • Highly organized with strong administrative skills and attention to detail 
  • Community organizing experience 
  • Experience or familiarity with community advocacy at the state and local level in Georgia 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bridge the gap with partners with a diverse range of ideological approaches 
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and self-directed, while staying regularly connected with the Director and other colleagues to ensure consistency 
  • Strategic thinker with excellent research, prioritization, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to think ‘big picture’ as well as translate ideas into realistic, actionable plans 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; ability to learn and utilize other commonly used business technology tools such Adobe, Slack, project management software, etc. 
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of the organization and T+T initiative activities.  Occasional evening and weekend availability will be required 

 Physical Requirements 

  • Capable of working on a computer for extended periods of time 
  • Extended periods of sitting, standing and/or moving 
  • Cognitive ability to process information, analyze and make decisions 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 25 pounds 
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling 

 Employment Eligibility 

NCCHR is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age (40 and over), race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, and the statuses protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 

Application Instructions

About Us 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights, whether at a local, national or global level.  Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors and attendees to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they come away inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities, workplace, and lives.  The Center has a local footprint in downtown Atlanta, Georgia with a national reach in the ongoing pursuit of civil and human rights for all. To learn more, visit our website 

Interested and qualified candidates please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].