Program Coordinator, National Education Policy Fellowship Program

Applications due October 27, 2014

SALARY RANGE $50,000 - $55,000 (Commensurate with Experience)


The program coordinator works as part of IEL's leadership programs team abd leads programmatic, communications, research, and development efforts for the national Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP). This position reports to the National Director of the Education Policy Fellowship Program.

About EPFP

Built on three pillars—policy, leadership, and networking—EPFP provides leaders for education with a high-quality professional development experience, a neutral ground where leaders can explore complex policy issues from diverse perspectives, build leadership skills, and develop deep cross-boundary professional relationships. EPFP's goals are to

  • inspire and prepare the next generation of cross-boundary leaders for education;
  • instill a deep understanding and expertise of public policy and education leadership; and
  • connect leaders to a collaborative network of high-impact professionals.

Learn more about IEL’s 50-year-old EPFP program and its impact on education.

Core Responsibilities

Program Coordination

  • Assist the National EPFP Director in realizing the strategic vision of the National EPFP.
  • Support the National EPFP Director in managing the National EPFP program and support the growth and sustainability of EPFP state site programs.
  • Assist with planning and execution of the EPFP Site Coordinators Network calls and meetings.
  • Coordinate logistics and programmatic elements for the annual EPFP Washington Policy Seminar.
  • Support recruitment efforts for EPFP nationally and assist recruitment efforts being led at the other state sites.
  • Cultivate relationships with potential new state partners to develop EPFP sites and serve as a resource to organizations working to launch new sites.
  • Research education policy, leadership, and networking resources to strengthen EPFP content and disseminate to the EPFP network.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Create content and edit EPFP publications, including alumni stories, EPFP newsletters, and e-news blast.
  • Implement a social media plan to engage the EPFP network on a consistent basis.
  • Manage the EPFP website and online community redesign; update website content as needed.
  • Serve as the point of contact for EPFP Site Coordinators, fellows, and alumni on how to use the online community and EPFP social media tools.
  • Maintain routine communications with the EPFP network, project funders, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Produce a variety of program materials, such as conference programs, recruitment materials, program and convening brochures, and routine and special correspondence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Financial Management & Development

  • Maintain budget for EPFP.
  • Conduct research on potential funders and assist with writing grant proposals, applications, and concept papers pertaining to EPFP development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts
  • A minimum of two years of work experience in education, public policy, or leadership
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communications skills
  • Documented capacity to work effectively as a team member
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Capacity to learn quickly and problem solve
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In), and web content management systems

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, list of three references, and writing sample by October 27, 2014 to The letter should be made to the attention of Dr. Helen Janc Malone.


The Institute for Educational Leadership is an equal opportunity employer.