Education & Community Engagement Coordinator

City of Asylum Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, USA


US$16-17 (hourly)


Aug 2

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Education and Community Engagement Coordinator is a key member of the programming team and works to connect City of Asylum's mission, artists, and public programs to youth and families, inside classrooms, and in community settings across Pittsburgh. This role is charge with planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating all of City of Asylum's new education and community outreach programs.

This is a new role responsible for taking over leadership of a small number of education and community outreach initiatives, and developing new ones. The ideal candidate has strong classroom knowledge and curriculum planning skills, is organized, comfortable as a self-starter, flexible, and is an excellent team player.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate ongoing partnerships with Pittsburgh public and independent schools that bring exiled writers into classrooms.
  • Develop curriculum and activities that connect students with City of Asylum's mission.
  • Develop new partnerships with educators and administrators to expand in-class opportunities across schools and grade levels.
  • Identify gaps in community outreach programming and create new projects and opportunities that support strategic goals.
  • Monitor program impact, content, and delivery to ensure offerings service the needs of the community, individuals and partners. Suggest improvements for these programs.
  • Lead tours of City of Asylum's public art, called House Publications, for school groups and other visitors.
  • Work with the Residency Manager to book writers-in-residence for speaking opportunities at local schools and universities. Work with the writers-in-residence to develop workshops and curriculum as needed for classroom visits.
  • Manage the Youth Poet Laureate project.
  • Conceive and launch a series of public literary publics for youth and families in the Northside.
  • As a crucial member of the program team, act as on-site front of house manager for 1-2 public programs per week
  • Contribute to regular program planning meetings and the growing and evolving calendar of City of Asylum curated programs, especially those with a youth and education focus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of classroom or related experience
  • One year of event coordination or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities and multitask in a high-volume environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues and people with diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in the arts, human rights, and/or international issues


Successfully meeting the physical demands listed below are also essential functions of this job:

  • Night, weekend, and daylight wok will be required
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination by the start of employment
  • Commitment to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the ability to manage with these values centered

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to with "Education and Community Engagement Coordinator" in the title. Resume review will begin on August 8 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

City of Asylum Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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