Professional Development Coordinator

Req No.
Regular Full-Time


Our Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments in the classroom. We produce an array of anti-bias resources that we distribute, free of charge, to educators across the country – award-winning classroom documentaries, lesson plans and curricula, Teaching Tolerance magazine, and more.


Teaching Tolerance seeks a Coordinator to build and support its delivery of professional development experiences to teachers across the nation. The successful candidate will engage with school leaders and site coordinators to manage the logistics and implementation of Teaching Tolerance’s workshop programming for educators. S/he will coordinate logistics for professional development events and functions across the country. The successful candidate will ensure that training events are well organized, positive experiences for participants. This position can be based in either our Montgomery, AL or Atlanta, GA offices and will report directly to the Manager, Teaching and Learning.


Lead educator engagement efforts in identifying new Professional Development opportunities through in-bound lead follow-up, researching targets for Professional Development, identifying key players, cultivating relationships;
Listens and understands school’s needs and requirements and then determines how TT can best meet the request;
Act as project manager once Professional Development has been scheduled ensuring a successful and professional experience for schools, including communicating before and after training;
Coordinate all logistical PD needs for in-person and open-enrollment events to include but not limited to: contracting with hotels and schools/districts, managing invoices and payments, managing material needs, communicating with trainers and managing trainer schedules;
Provides customer service support via phone and email to schools and districts requesting professional development;
Collects and compiles data on the impact of TT’s in-person professional development work;
Other duties as assigned.


B.A. degree in one of the liberal arts, communications, business or related field preferred;
Three years of work experience in a position requiring project coordination and administrative duties. Will consider a combination of internships, work experience and graduate degree;
Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, e-mail, and the Internet.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Ability to work on multiple projects, manage tight deadlines and work in a team environment that values flexibility and good humor;
Comfortable and skillful interacting with diverse educators over the phone and email;
Highly organized and the ability to prioritize work;
Must have attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
Familiarity with and interest in multiculturalism and diversity issues and commitment to educational equity;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Strong listening skills;
The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment is required;
Must have flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities.

Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.


This is a two year fellowship position.



The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.


An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.


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