Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator, Office of the Executive Director 

Full time, permanent 

Dupont Circle/Washington, DC - Remote during Pandemic

Starting salary range: $55,000 – $60,000 annually



At DC Action, we know the District’s young people can accomplish anything when they have a fair chance.

And we also know how much stands in their way -- particularly our young people most affected by poverty and racism. These are powerful injustices, and they must be met with an equally powerful response.

We’re uniting all those fighting on behalf of DC’s children and youth to pursue a single, shared vision for what it looks like to grow up in our city. Because, while childhood exists on a continuum from birth to adulthood, the systems, programs and organizations designed to support our children and youth are too often fragmented by age.

Together with our young people, parents and community partners, we’re advocating with one voice for public policies that support kids at every step from early childhood to early adulthood. We are stronger, louder and more effective together. And, whether we are focused on helping a toddler learn her letters or a young man pursue his professional passion, we share one goal: that all of DC’s children and youth grow up safe, resilient, powerful, and heard.

Please visit Our Policy Priorities to learn more about our work, values and impact. 



DC Action is seeking a Program Coordinator who is passionate about racial equity and economic justice, with children and youth at the center. The ideal candidate is also detail and solution-oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit. This position plays a key role in the organization's meeting and event coordination, grants management and Board coordination. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.



  • Strong commitment to improving the lives of children and youth 
  • A strong commitment to anti-racist principles and applies them daily
  • 3+ years’ nonprofit work experience 
  • Strong skills including G-Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom
  • Ability to multitask, handle multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills 
  • Meticulous attention to detail and quality of work product 
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills 
  • Ability to anticipate needs, foresee outcomes, and act upon requests independently 
  • Flexibility, patience, and sense of humor 



The starting salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. DC Action offers a generous benefit package, a great team, and a working environment committed to fostering staff growth and leadership. 



To apply, please complete the Program Coordinator Job Application and upload your resume along with two writing samples. 

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

DC Action recognizes and honors diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, and places where people live. We seek to reflect this diversity in all aspects of our work, including the composition of our board, staff, and volunteers. Further, DC Action seeks to be a multicultural and culturally competent organization that works for equity among all people. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. 

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from DC Action.