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Job ID: 227456

Project Coordinator
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 14, 2023
Title Project Coordinator
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tisch College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Child and Social Services
    Administrative Support/Services


This is a limited term position ending December 31, 2024. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is a national leader in civic education, whose teaching, research and community partnerships are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement. As the only university-wide college of its kind, Tisch engages Tufts students in transformational learning opportunities via hands-on field-based experiences, community building, and public service. These engagements prepare them to become active citizens and community leaders. Tisch research centers conduct groundbreaking research on young people’s civic and political participation and forge innovative participatory action research partnerships with communities. 

Tisch College’s North Star—building robust, inclusive democracy for an increasingly multiracial society—seeks to cultivate knowledge, leaders and living experiments that expand possibilities for democratic development in the context of increasing risks to democracy worldwide. Our work supports the University’s efforts to become an anti-racist institution. Our programs and research centers focus on strengthening the political participation and voices of historically marginalized people, especially youth, and on addressing the challenges of building and reviving democratic institutions needed for multiracial/ethnic societies. 

CIRCLE is a research-based think tank studying how young people in the United States learn to become active participants in our democracy. CIRCLE studies a broad range of topics, including electoral engagement, K-12 civic education, youth organizing, youth and civic media, and community characteristics that promote civic development. The central focus of its work is expanding access to civic learning and engagement opportunities by illuminating and working with others to address systemic inequalities and marginalization.

What You'll Do

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by January 15, 2024. 

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life seeks candidates for a Project Coordinator, an outreach position for a 12-month term with a possibility of renewal pending funding availability and satisfactory performance. It is a full-time remote, hybrid position with preference for candidates in either the Greater Boston or Washington, DC areas.  

Under direct supervision, the Project Coordinator provides advanced support and coordination for various CIRCLE projects.

This team member supports CIRCLE’s overall research impact work under the supervision of  CIRCLE’s Program Manager through outreach, partnership and field support efforts. This position will specialize in support for young leaders participating in two specific CIRCLE projects. This person will also play a role in expanding CIRCLE’s network and reach, as well as supporting the translation of research into accessible forms. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Associates Degree and 3-5 years of experience with youth/community organizing, nonprofit outreach, or supporting youth leaders
  • Past experience engaging/supporting and interacting with youth with a wide diversity of experiences 
  • Demonstrated experience in outreach role, particularly in engaging youth, or experience convening and leading a youth group
  • Experience working with groups representing diverse social identities and political perspectives 
  • Strong interest in pathways to civic and political engagement for young people 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently 
  • Strong technology skills (e.g. PowerPoint, online storage programs)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and audiences, including practitioners, reporters, scholars, and young people through various modes of communication, 
  • Unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and understanding of how these commitments apply to work
  • Demonstrable ability to take initiative and work with tight and sometimes shifting timelines as part of a team.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with civic engagement initiatives and youth-led projects
  • Experience or ability to approach inquiries and conversations with other orgs in a responsive way: with humility, as a listener, and with the goal of relationship-building, 
  • Experience in settings where the experiences and voices of marginalized communities are centered.
  • Experience with design of inclusive spaces for youth 
  • Demonstrable interest in Civic and Social research data
  • Comfort with multiple projects, delegating and receiving tasks
  • These additional responsibilities further emphasize the candidate's role in contributing to a cohesive and effective execution of CIRCLE’s mission and values, as well as Tisch College’s strategic framework.

Pay Range

Minimum $26.40, Midpoint $31.40, Maximum $36.40
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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