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Education Coordinator

PENDLE HILL is a Quaker study, retreat, and conference center that seeks to create peace with justice in the world by transforming lives through learning opportunities, retreat, and community created on our beautiful 24-acre campus in unceded Lenni-Lenape territory and in virtual settings. At Pendle Hill we commit to being a living testimony to a social order that manifests God’s love for everyone. We work to be inclusive, respectful, and supportive of all people. We strive courageously for peace and justice.

This is a highly collaborative staff community featuring responsive leadership and partial work-from-home arrangements for office-based employees. Community-building among staff is highly prized with monthly fun activities as part of staff meeting and two longer staff retreat days a year for fun, growth, and connection among all staff. The monthly community work morning provides variety with the opportunity to lend a hand on another team’s project or lead one for staff in your own work area. Learn more about Pendle Hill at https://pendlehill.org/.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Education Coordinator (EC) is responsible for a range of educational programs that reflect Pendle Hill’s mission and vision, serving the needs of Friends and other constituents.  Our educational programs (Programs) include on-campus workshops of varying lengths as well as online learning programs. The EC both envisions programs and coordinates their details in a timely and budget-conscious manner, such that: each program is strong and well-aligned in content and vision; the leaders are well prepared and in good relationship with Pendle Hill from initial contact through final wrap-up and payment of fees; the descriptions of programs are accurate and compelling; program participation meets goals; all efforts have been made to publicize them effectively; all details of recordkeeping, document improvement, communication, and data flow are accurate and up-to-date; interactions with all leaders, staff, and program participants are conducted warmly, professionally, and efficiently.  The EC works collaboratively within the Education department and across departments to meet Education-specific and broader Pendle Hill goals.

REPORTS TO: Director of Education

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The EC conceives of Programs that are timely, meet the needs of constituents, and advance the mission and vision of Pendle Hill, while reflecting Pendle Hill’s commitment to broad and inclusive community. The EC recruits leaders for these Programs and supports their execution leading up to, during and after the Program, including supplying equipment and other leader needs. This may also include training online leaders in Zoom and performing in-session Zoom support for online programs. In support of participant recruitment, the EC prepares accurate and compelling copy and monitors program enrollment. The EC is responsible for multiple budget lines and ensures that these stay on-track. For more detailed duties and responsibilities, please review the full job description.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in adult education and what makes an excellent program and an excellent presenter/leader.
  • Familiarity with, and appreciation of a wide range of thought and approaches to advance social justice and deepen Quaker faith and practice.
  • Highly organized – must have experience in project management and in creating impeccable recordkeeping and data tracking systems.
  • Confidence and comfort in carefully negotiating contracts with workshop leaders.  Must have a warm and professional manner and be prepared to represent Pendle Hill in writing, in person, and on the phone.
  • Strong alignment with the processes and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends (the Society) and an appreciation of how Pendle Hill contributes to the vitality and growth of the Society.
  • A keen sense of how the Programs further the mission, vision, and values of Pendle Hill.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Experience and comfort with Microsoft Office Suite.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in facilitating groups and/or leading workshops.
  • Experience and comfort in creating content for and using Facebook, Twitter, and various social media for organizational purposes.
  • Proficiency in Zoom, including both meetings and webinars, with facility in all aspects of hosting and of participating from various devices.
  • Familiarity with basic AV equipment, e.g., monitors, LCD projectors, CD players, DVD players.

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL PENDLE HILL EMPLOYEES:

  • A highly welcoming attitude and willingness to provide hospitality for members of, and visitors to, the Pendle Hill community. Openness to a wide range of spiritual beliefs and experiences, cultural backgrounds and practices, and differences (of all kinds).
  • Familiarity with Quaker faith and practices, and a commitment to learning more and/or a willingness to gain, deepen, and nurture such knowledge.
  • Appreciation of the role of Quakerism in the mission of Pendle Hill. Please see our mission, vision, and values statements as part of familiarizing yourself with Pendle Hill.

TIME EXPECTATIONS: This is a full-time, exempt position. Out of respect for work-life balance, “full-time” at Pendle Hill is 37.5 hours per week, with 7.5-hour typical workdays. These 37.5 hours include evening and weekend hours in support of Programs, typically no more than one evening a week and one weekend a month. Full-time staff at Pendle Hill spend a few work hours each week contributing to the community through meal time, housekeeping or maintenance work.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $40,000 yearly salary plus benefits including: medical, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, generous paid vacation days (20), sick days (15), and holidays (11), and the opportunity to take Pendle Hill courses for free. Additional benefits include one meal a day from the Pendle Hill Kitchen (free to staff except for the tax), a 20% employee discount at the Pendle Hill Bookstore, free copies of all Pendle Hill pamphlets upon publication, a beautiful campus with walking trails and fellowship with people from around the world. Full time staff are eligible for competitively priced on-campus housing (depending on availability, and at Pendle Hill’s discretion).

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Pendle Hill appoints individuals without discrimination based on color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, class, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, ability, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, religious affiliation, or any other category protected by law. Pendle Hill recognizes that some of these categories are social constructs, not rooted in science. Our aim is to be inclusive and affirming.

Pendle Hill staff are required to be up to date with a vaccine against COVID-19, except for those who cannot receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons.

Pendle Hill is not able to sponsor a work visa for international applicants at this time.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Pendle Hill will conduct a background check for all candidates prior to hire.

INTERESTED? Please submit the following items to Hannah Mayer at hmayer@pendlehill.org with “Education Coordinator” and your last name in the email subject line:

  1. a current resume,
  2. a cover letter that includes how you heard about the position, why you want to be considered and your qualifications (applications received without a cover letter will not be considered),
  3. and contact information for three professional references, at least one of whom has supervised your work.

Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2022 and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in November 2022.