Public Engagement Coordinator

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.  We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Coordinator to join our Public Engagement team.  



The Public Engagement Coordinator reports to the Public Engagement Senior Manager, and is responsible for addressing day to day operations for community programming (both onsite and offsite) for The Center.  This position will work closely with the Public Engagement Senior Manager to ensure the coordination and alignment of public engagement programs in bringing awareness to The Center’s various programs, exhibitions and initiatives.  The Public Engagement Coordinator should have a depth of knowledge and experience related to program and curriculum development, logistics, strategic planning, community engagement, and stakeholder management. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serve as a liaison to the Head of Programs and Public Engagement Senior Manager on matters related to community and educational initiatives 
  • Collaborate and coordinate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs and professional development resources for a wide range of audiences 
  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities per the mission and the goals of the organization 
  • Write materials and collateral to support programming and exhibitions 
  • Work cross-functionally with the marketing team on the creation of program materials 
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities 
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of public programs 
  • Coordinate internal and external research and evaluation to gather data and develop program quality control systems 
  • Assist in fundraising goals including such support as programming revenue generation, providing program-specific content for grant and sponsorship proposals and reports, and attending fundraising events 
  • Production of written materials that will support The Center’s mission and strategic goals 
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Core Competencies 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, museum studies, marketing/communications, project management, or related fields. 
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience supporting community outreach and program management 
  • Demonstrated experience developing community-based initiatives and programs for youth, families, and adults. 
  • Operates within anti-racist frameworks when approaching tasks, community, and colleagues 
  • Proven skills in group facilitation, training, coordination, curriculum development, data collection, and evaluation. 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills 
  • Enjoy working with people from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences 
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Familiarity with technology-based and trans-media approaches to education/programming preferred 
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of the organization.  Some evening/weekends will be required 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook, as well as common business tools such as Adobe, CRMS database, etc. 

 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 — founded in 2014, is a museum and civil and human rights educational institution located in Atlanta, GA, the cradle of civil rights. We create dynamic and empathy-building experiences, teach history’s connection to the present, generate brave and difficult conversations about necessary issues, and inspire the change-maker in each of us to promote civil and human rights in our communities and the world. The Center connects the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s to global human rights movements for the rights of people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and other marginalized groups. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, the Campaign for Equal Dignity, mission-based Institutes, expansive educational offerings, and immersive and engaging storytelling we inspire each of us to reflect and think critically, exercise empathy in action, and create positive change locally and globally.  

For more information about The Center, visit our website at 

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