Program Coordinator,
Center for Life and Learning

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@fourthchurch.org.
No phone calls, please.


The Center for Life and Learning (CLL) Program Coordinator plans frequent outings, luncheons, and other special events and trips along with providing administrative support for daily CLL operations. This position takes a lead role in tracking membership activities and acclimating new members to the CLL. The Program Coordinator also provides a welcoming presence for CLL members and visitors, offering compassionate attention and hospitality at all times.

The Center for Life and Learning, a program of Fourth Presbyterian Church, welcomes men and women sixty years and over who seek a place to explore new interests, pursue well-being, and continue to shape their lives and communities. The Center provides an annual curriculum of adult education, health and wellness support, arts, travel, and companionship.

Responsibilities

Membership

  • Provide customer service to members regarding questions concerning teachers, class schedules, class changes, relocation, holidays, luncheons, and related church events
  • Register all program attendees and maintain member directory
  • Provide information and encouragement for new and prospective members; work with Director on strategies to assimilate new members
  • Create and establish membership practices to foster community among members
  • Update CLL membership forms and new member orientation packet as needed
  • Oversee and coordinate member committees

Teacher and Classroom Support

  • Act as Staff Liaison to CLL Member-Run Programs
  • Send event reminders to registrants
  • Assign and train annual classroom hosts
  • Assist with mid-year course evaluations and special topic evaluations

Bookkeeping and Finance

  • Receive and record payments from members for dues and events
  • Prepare weekly deposit report
  • Complete contracts and deposits for outings; prepare income and expense report for celebrations and trips

Events

  • Plan and escort a monthly outing according to member interests
  • Plan and oversee scheduling, menu, decorations, volunteers, and hospitality for monthly luncheons
  • Plan reception at annual fundraiser
  • Plan additional annual events, such as New Member Tea, Member Memorial, intergenerational event, etc.

Communications and Marketing

  • Prepare and deliver copy to Director promoting upcoming events for CLL newsletter, emails, and other communications as requested, including quarterly monthly member highlight
  • Design bulletin board display to promote upcoming events
  • Send welcome letters to new Fourth Church members

Other

  • Meet with Director regularly; attend staff and administrative meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Four-year degree required, preferably in the field of humanities, social services, gerontology, or health care
  • Previous experience in and ability to work with older adults: display patience, understanding, and a sense of humor
  • Previous experience in marketing, event planning, and administration
  • Commitment to creating a sense of community among members, faculty, and staff
  • Creativity in planning and executing events of interest to members; ability to responsibly escort group outings
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage frequent interruptions, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and bookkeeping skills
  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, and a Windows environment; ability to learn new software, including databases
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Experience and comfort working in complex, multilayered organizations
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based environment

Please send cover letters and resumes to jobs@fourthchurch.org.
No phone calls, please.