AASA Job Description



Project Coordinator


Children’s Programs


Director, Children’s Programs


SUMMARY: Project coordinator supports AASA Children’s programs’ efforts related to student mental health, success, equity and achievement. This role will assist in communications and department deliverables across these areas.



Assists and Supports Major Grant Projects in Children’s Programs

  • Supports Altria-funded grant, ‘Building Resilience and Positive Youth Development During America’s Recovery,’ with project goals of elevating the practices of building resilience, mental wellness, and diminishing risky behaviors for K-12 systems staff and students.
  • Supports Mott-funded grant project, ‘Fulfilling the Promise of Engage Every Student Partnership’ with U.S. Department of Education, which will establish a technical assistance consortium to help districts toward the goal of providing high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities for every child who wants to participate.
  • Supports in-person and virtual meetings/convenings in content areas including the Dr. Effie H. Jones Memorial Equity Luncheon at AASA’s National Conference on Education.

Administers Department Communications Externally and Internally

  • Manages Children’s Programs webpages and social media.
  • Creates awareness and visibility for Children’s Programs’ content internally, for AASA staff and governance structure, and externally for members, AASA state affiliates and other key stakeholders.
  • Promotes AASA professional development opportunities in content areas, including dissemination of best practices to state leaders and school districts.

Contributes and Collaborates with Children’s Programs and Leadership Network Teams

  • Keeps abreast of the key literature in the field for ways that can enhance the work and our learning.
  • Participates actively in the development and acquisition of grants and other sources of support for AASA.
  • Serves as contributing member of Children’s Programs and Leadership Network teams.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience required.

Experience: Minimum two years of professional experience in a busy work environment. Non-profit, association, and/or education/health experience required.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Ability and comfort with developing and giving presentations; Highly developed organizational skills desirable. Experience with school system leaders or familiarity with how associations work is a plus. Must have skills in appropriate technology and social media.

Physical Demands: Regular use of desktop and laptop computers is common. Travel will be required and longer than normal hours of work at meetings and conferences may be expected.

Location: Position is for remote work with in-office space multiple days a week possible; eastern time zone preferred.


This position is supported by grant funds.

The responsibilities shown above are characteristic of this position and may not include all duties. In addition, AASA staff are expected to work collaboratively and willingly on teams and projects as assigned and to perform other duties as requested.

 AASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to hr@aasa.org by Sunday, September 25, 2022. Only applications with cover letters will be considered.

For more information, go to Work for AASA.