Program Coordinator

Washington D.C.
Jan 21, 2022
Feb 25, 2022
Full Time

Reporting to the director, the program coordinator is an integral part of the team at Friends Place. The Program Coordinator supports operations by preparing the guesthouse for events and overnight guests, planning and facilitating programming and workshops, offering hospitality for guests and participants, and supporting outreach to potential groups and partners.

This role is based in Washington, DC, and will require in-person work with occasional opportunities for remote work.

The Program Coordinator will work full-time (37.5 hours per week) including some evenings, weekends, and on-call hours dependent upon group reservations and events.

At Friends Place, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values, and respects the different perspectives of every individual. We are actively soliciting applicants from all ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and religious backgrounds.

The Organization

Friends Place on Capitol Hill is a Quaker learning center and guesthouse. We provide meeting space, overnight accommodations, and civic education and engagement opportunities for groups.

Located in Washington, D.C., just five blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Friends Place on Capitol Hill is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit subsidiary of the FCNL Education Fund and affiliated with Friends Committee on National Legislation. These are Quaker nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations working together to advance peace, justice, and environmental stewardship.


Key Priorities and Responsibilities

• Welcome guests and facilitate group orientations.

• Work with group contacts to ensure all meeting needs are met including space configuration, audio/visual requirements, etc.

• Facilitate justice and civic education workshops for groups (jr./sr. high, college, and non-profit/advocacy).

• Oversee occasional events and hosted activities.

• Act as a partner on marketing strategies to promote visibility of Friends Place. This includes assistance with maintaining the Friends Place social media presence.

• Support outreach to potential groups and community partners, including occasionally attending conferences and tabling at events.

• Support the development of civic engagement programming, events, trainings, and retreats.

• Inspect common areas and sleeping rooms to ensure compliance with applicable standards of quality before group arrivals.

• Support the evaluation process and the collection of guest feedback.

This description outlines the general nature of the duties that a person in this position is expected to perform. It is expected that the employee will perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


• Three to five years of relevant experience; experience working with youth in a faith-based and/or service-learning context strongly desired

• Workshop/training facilitation and development

• Experience in hospitality or event planning a plus

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines

• Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms



Salary starts at $50,000 and is negotiable based on skills and experience, and in relation to other similarly sized non-profits in the Washington, D.C. market. Robust benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, generous retirement plan contribution, paid time off plus holidays, parental leave, and more.


FCNL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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