Program Coordinator, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Program Coordinator, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts  Requisition # 18000000OD 


The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA) at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks a candidate who enjoys working with people, excels with creating programs, manages multifaceted projects, takes initiative, and thrives in a fast-paced working environment. This position supports SCEA through program coordination activities that are critical to daily operations. The program coordinator works closely with the SCEA Executive Director and keeps all personnel informed on a weekly basis about progress concerning a variety of SCEA activities. The program coordinator is a highly visible position and has lots of opportunities to shape programs and contribute towards the strategic vision of SCEA. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating SCEA programs for students, teachers, school, and communities
  • Cultivating and communicating with community partners
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for information and assistance
  • Developing and researching arts education content and trends
  • Presenting on SCEA programs
  • Creating program evaluation reports
  • Overseeing and reconciling multiple budget (e.g. university accounts, gifts, grants, etc.)
  • Identifying and pursuing external funds through grants and fundraising activities
  • Marketing and social media management
  • Updating the SCEA website
  • Supervising student employees
  • Coordinating staff meetings



Bachelor’s degree in education, nonprofit management, or related area is required. A minimum of 2 years of experience coordinating programs is required. Must have proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office; proficiency compiling and analyzing data using Excel; proficiency marketing programs through social media; proficiency delivery presentations; proficiency integrating technology into program management (e.g. Microsoft Teams). Must have excellent written and oral communication skills; problem solving skills; ability to adapt to shifting program trends. Must have experience working with arts education programs; experience finding grant opportunities and developing proposals; experience developing and managing program budgets; experience creating and editing website content.


Master’s degree in education, nonprofit management, or related area preferred. Experience supervising university students; coordinating school-based programs; developing and facilitating design thinking processes; facilitating online workshops or webinars; working with contracts (e.g. vendors, workshops, and guest artists); working with university budgets; writing and publishing blogs.

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a list of 3 references, unofficial transcripts, and a cover letter detailing your related experience, how you can advance the mission of SCEA, as well as specific examples of how this position aligns with your professional goals and objectives.

Applications must be sent electronically to:

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.