Professional Development Coordinator

Paid Fellowships

Professional Development Coordinator, Population Education

General Description: The Professional Development Coordinator works as part of a dynamic team to research, market, organize and present teacher training workshops, with a specific emphasis on professional development workshops for current teachers. The Professional Development Coordinator will also coordinate and promote an online course for teachers. This position would start in late June, 2016.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organize, coordinate and present hands-on workshops throughout the U.S. for current and future teachers.
  • Conduct outreach and market professional development workshops to schools, school districts and nonformal educational institutions. This includes researching state and district-level requirements for continuing education credits, identifying and cultivating relationships with key school and district staff and building partnerships.
  • Identify and arrange the details for Population Education hosted workshops in target areas for local educators.
  • Coordinate with other Population Education staff to identify and work with local trainers on professional development workshops.
  • Coordinate and promote an online course for teachers offered through a nationally-recognized university.
  • Help maintain and update the program website with current workshop information and new blog posts.
  • Prepare workshop materials.
  • Assist with the planning and presentation of national and regional “Train the trainer” Institutes and webinars.
  • Staff exhibit booths at education conventions.
  • Contribute to the development of new curriculum materials and projects, such as writing classroom lesson plans, student readings and web-based resources.
  • Assist in supervising interns and paid fellows.


  • A. or B.S. and at least three years relevant professional experience (teaching, program administration). Teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Self-starter with the creativity and resourcefulness to find new opportunities and implement new projects.
  • Skill and experience in public speaking.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a collaborative, fast-paced program.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle many tasks at once and meet strict deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with database management.
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for environmental, population and reproductive health issues.
  • Knowledgeable about current trends in K-12 education
  • Ability to travel independently to facilitate workshops in different parts of North America (Driver’s license a must.)

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package including health, dental, 401K and flexible spending account.

Email cover letter and resume to pam@popconnect.org.

Paid Fellowships

Population Connection offers fellowships in Washington, D.C. for recent college graduates and graduate students with a special interest in population issues. Each fellow has a responsible role working with a specific department and becomes an essential part of that department’s staff.

Fax, email, or mail cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages) to:

Population Connection
Attn: Fellowship Program
2120 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: (202) 332-2302 / Email: fellowships@populationconnection.org

Fellowships are full-time. Compensation is $1,350 (before taxes), paid every two weeks. Fellows earn 3 hours of annual leave and 7 hours of sick leave per pay period. Full medical and dental insurance coverage is offered to fellows who are permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

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