Economic Education Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement – October 5, 2012

Position Location:     Washington, DC                                                                  
Travel:                            Minimal                                                                                  

Reports to: Director, Economic Education


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking an Economic Education Coordinator for the NAACP Economic Department. The Coordinator will assist with the implementation of educational campaigns and strategies on economic issues; and implementing training curricula for adults and youth in the priority areas of the NAACP Economic Department.

Summary of Duties:

The Economic Education Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Director of Economic Education. The duties and responsibilities of the Economic Education Coordinator include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Implement the Economic Department’s education campaigns, train and mobilize Units, members and stakeholders to advance the NAACP’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Develop activities, tools and programs to increase the capacity of NAACP units to promote the economic agenda and economic education of the NAACP Economic Department.
  • Manage website and social media presence for the Economic Education team of the NAACP Economic Department.
  • Develop and update Economic Education curriculum resources, including all: instructional toolkits, resource guides, power points, session materials, blogs, brochures, and fact sheets.
  • Provide operational and logistical support for the Economic Department’s presence at national, regional, and state conferences, which range in attendance from 100-1000+ people (depending on location).
  • Conduct research and analysis on economic issues (e.g. foreclosure, credit, etc.) to inform the work of the department.
  • Spearhead workshop development and facilitation in the following areas: Alternatives to Foreclosure, Credit Rehabilitation, Youth and Adult Economic Empowerment, Financial Planning, etc.
  • Manage Resource and Performance Measure databases and track all pertinent data.
  • Support the planning and execution of all external events such as the NAACP Financial Advocacy and Community Tours, etc.
  • Provide technical and programmatic assistance for NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign micro-grant awardees.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for economically distressed walk ins and  callers and connects them with appropriate NAACP partner organizations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Economic Education, Sr. Director, Economic Programs / Executive Director, NAACP Financial Freedom Campaign Centers, EVP/CPO, or President and CEO.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Some college coursework or equivalent experience, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of organizing experience, preferably in the area of civil or human rights and economic justice.
  • Experience with web organizing/online campaigns and the use of technology and online organizing tools to advance and achieve strategic goals.
  • Experience working large, complex organizing campaigns.
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, working as part of a team, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience within the field structure of the NAACP is desirable.
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to execute strategic goals, work effectively with state and local leaders and carry out required objectives.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills.


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax:  (410) 580-5735

Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.