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Peoples Think Tank Project Coordinator (Temporary, Part Time)

Schott Foundation for Public Education
Job Title: Peoples Think Tank Project Coordinator (Temporary, Part Time)
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July 18th, 2022
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People’s Think Tank

Reports to

Director, National OTL Network


Fully Remote

FLSA Status


About the People’s Think Tank

The People’s Think Tank (PTT) is an intersectional movement space for re-imagining a radically democratic future, fiscally sponsored by the Schott Foundation for Public Education. 

Members of the PTT network include 40+ grassroots organizations and activist scholars who organize parents, students, and community members in low-income communities of color to address racial inequities and advocate for community-based solutions in public education and the range of intersecting issues that affect community wellbeing. The PTT’s purpose is to develop actionable strategies and solutions to strengthen grassroots educational and social justice movements by addressing an agenda set by students, families and organizers.

Using community-engaged and participatory research processes, the PTT co-designs action research projects with participants, conducting interviews, literature reviews, and case studies of emerging models. The PTT co-produces academic and practitioner products in written, video, and artistic formats to support PTT members and the wider social justice movement to implement new strategies in their organizing work.

In 2022-2023, the PTT will prioritize creating a space for organizers and leaders to collect data and stories in regards to our research-action project on intersectional organizing, while we continue to engage communities and stakeholders around the lessons of the movement to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and in support of current campaigns for educational justice, and more broadly, to help develop community-based solutions and the vision for a liberatory future for young people and our communities.

Position Overview

The position is part time, non-exempt, budgeted for a 12-month period (September 1, 2022 – August 30, 2023). The incumbent will be expected to work an average of 10 hours per week at a rate of $28-30 per hour depending on experience, normally during standard business hours, with the number of hours varying depending on level of activity. The incumbent will also be expected to attend two in-person meetings (each two days duration), with additional expected work hours of about 30 hours for travel and attendance for each in-person meeting.

Note: Pending success in fundraising activity for research projects, there may be the possibility of adding additional hours per week and/or extending the position past the end date. The candidate is not required to accept additional hours or end-date extension.

Reports to:

Director of Programs & Advocacy

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

PTT Steering Committee Meetings

  • Arrange and attend monthly online steering committee (SC) meetings and its subcommittees: setting dates/times, arranging conference calls, circulating agendas, and taking notes
  • Arrange in-person steering committee retreats, approximately one per year
  • Follow up with SC members on completing agreed upon tasks
  • Support the SC to develop and implement a fundraising strategy

Meetings and Activities 

  • Arrange and coordinate online meetings of the PTT network, approximately two per year
  • Arrange and coordinate in person meetings of the PTT, including arranging travel, facilities, and support services, and attend these meetings, approximately one per year
  • Arrange and coordinate other meetings, including learning exchanges and community engagement events, as needed, approximately two per year
  • Identify, engage, and build relationships with PTT members and other social movement builders in support of the PTT’s activities, including the intersectional organizing research/outreach project

PTT Internal & External Communications

  • Coordinate internal communications with / among PTT Membership  
  • Develop materials and other related written communications or products (e.g. video recordings of PTT learning exchanges) and distribute
  • Support the development and maintenance of the PTT website, membership email list, and social media communications

Intersectional Organizing Project

  • Arrange and coordinate activities associated with the intersectional organizing project, including scheduling interviews, arranging travel to site visits, organizing transcriptions, and coordinating leadership team meetings

Other Duties as Assigned


  • Ability to build relationships and rapport with community organizers and members
  • Highly organized and results driven
  • Experience or interest in community organizing, education justice and intersectional movement building
  • Meeting planning, facilitation and note taking
  • Conference planning and logistics
  • Demonstrated capacity to get things done independently as well with others
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience a plus
  • Experience with website maintenance and social media a plus


The Schott Team currently operates virtually with staff located throughout the United States. This position requires travel to participate in various organizational meetings, attend conferences, and otherwise participate in job-related events as described above.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Factors

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for long periods of time and may use repetitive wrist and hand motions involved in typing and computer work as well as in sorting and handling documents. The employee is regularly required to reach, with hands and arms, and engage in light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision as the employee will have close visual contact with a computer monitor daily.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Schott, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume with “PTT Project Coordinator” in the subject line to jobs@schottfoundation.org.

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