Program Coordinator, EDU

POSITION: Program Outreach Coordinator, EDU



Employment type: Full time

Job function: Program Coordinator, EDU 


The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than thirty thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. [To really understand The Moth, we encourage you to listen to a few stories here:]


The Moth Education Program works with young people and educators to build community through our innovative storytelling workshops and curriculum. Programs culminate in a final share/performance. We hold in-person and virtual residencies in high schools across New York City and the United States. The Moth believes that young people have powerful voices and perspectives, yet they often go unheard. This is especially true for young people of color. The Moth seeks to provide a platform to amplify young voices and narratives far and wide! To learn more about The Moth’s Education Program, please visit our website.


The Moth is looking to fortify its Education Program with a Program Outreach Coordinator dedicated to growing and deepening our work with young people in high schools, participating in community based organizations, and matriculating at colleges around the country. This person will be an emerging arts educator with experience and interest in promoting art and craft of storytelling to high school and college students and teachers across NYC and the country.

The ideal candidate has approximately 2-4 years full-time, related work experience, a passion for true personal storytelling, and a commitment to lifting up the voices of young people. This position reports to The Moth’s Sr. Manager of Education and tracks to non-profit management. 

The Program Coordinator, EDU will work with the Education Team to grow The Moth’s high school and college program outreach. They will work on engaging young people through outreach and social media, promoting the work of The Moth Education offerings, forming relationships with CBOs and schools, maintaining and updating systems and structures, maintaining any systems related to student recruitment, and school outreach, as well as assist with workshop coordination and administration in a way that supports the overall mission and values of The Moth. 

Specifically, the role of Program Coordinator, EDU will include:

  • Expand the EDU partnership portfolio

    • Outreach to new partnership with schools and CBOs across the 5 boroughs to be long term partners with The Moth EDU program

    • Under the direction of the Sr. Manager and Program Manager, develop strategy to build a portfolio of potential partnerships

    • Research on larger national organizations to partner with for nationwide programming

    • Assist with targeted regional outreach (ex: Detroit, LA) as the work of EDU expands

  • Social Media & Marketing

    • Assist in elevating the EDU Team’s social media (TikTok, instagram) innovating new ideas to engage young people alongside the Social Media Coordinator

    • Coordinate with the marketing team to produce and post relevant content

    • Create media (video, social media, online/print) for recruitment/ outreach to expand The Moth’s visibility among young audiences (and educators)

  • Alumni engagement

    • Work with the EDU team to plan and coordinate alumni workshops, outings, and events

    • Disseminate Alumni Quarterly newsletter 

  • Manage Teacher’s Lounge

    • Process applications in teachers’ lounge

    • Engage teachers by posting about initiatives and other fun things in teachers’ lounge

    • Coordinate teacher professional development recruitment, including in online communities

    • Write Monthly Storytelling School Blog

  • Residency coordination

    • Tracking instructor engagement, participant attendance

    • Track instructor engagement over time (PDs, Residencies taught)

    • Working with high schools to recruit for Moth Story Lab programs both with The Moth and in Schools / CBOs

  • Other

    • Creating and managing databases and documents

    • Assist in production of virtual and in person SLAMS as needed

    • Potentially co-instruct residencies

    • Other duties as assigned


  • 2-5 years of experience

  • Knowledge of NYC and education landscape (high school/college)

  • Familiarity with educational CBOs both within NYC and nationally

  • Familiarity with and willingness to learn various databases such as: Salesforce, Airtable, Box, and Basecamp, Excel, Google Suite

  • Track record and passion for out of school time educational programs, building and strengthening partnerships

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Ability to gather, track and synthesize information from a variety of sources

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from different cultural and educational settings

  • Ability to adapt and allow the work to be dynamic and responsive to the changing needs of our participants

  • Energized by teamwork

  • Ready to share ideas and fully consider the ideas of colleagues

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Deadline oriented: ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience using social media in a professional capacity


  • Teaching experience, either in school or as a part of an after school program

  • Prior storytelling experience

  • Live production experience

  • Multilingual 


The salary for this role is $58,500. The salary range for this position is dependent on a variety of factors including relevant experience, organization needs, and internal pay equity. This salary is a part of a competitive total rewards structure inclusive of medical, dental, and vision coverage, generous PTO, sick leave, and a retirement savings plan after one year of service.

Commitment to Diversity

The Moth is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally vibrant team and strongly encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds. The Moth seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at The Moth are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Moth brings storytelling opportunities to people from a variety of communities. Candidates with a commitment to supporting diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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At the end, you’ll be asked to submit your resume (again, no cover letter required).  Application window will close at 6pm on Sunday, September 25.