Project Coordinator – The Sea Change Program – Oakland, CA

The Sea Change Program is dedicated to transforming the culture of stigma around abortion and other stigmatized reproductive experiences. We conduct social science research and partner with organizations to identify, test, and share practices for reducing reproductive stigmas.

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to provide support on the financial, program, and administrative operations of the Sea Change Program. The role includes supporting the Operations Manager in processing financial information, supporting the Executive Director in program-related work, and performing administrative activities.

The Project Coordinator is a non-exempt position. Non-exempt employees are compensated for hours worked and are subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, applicable state laws, and relevant court decisions.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to by February 27, 2015.


Perform key administrative functions
Maintain office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement, including office supplies and furniture
Manage organizational calendar, including scheduling meetings
Take and disseminate meeting minutes
Schedule travel, transportation, and lodging for staff
Assist the Operations Manager in coordinating the logistics of Sea Change Program events, including but not limited to event space, and food purchases

Process financial information
Administer finances processes, including: invoices, check requests, employee reimbursements, and Tides credit card statements
Oversee relationships with vendors and consultants, including setting up contracts and creating scopes of work
Communicate with Tides about finance-related needs and questions
Support the program work of the Sea Change Program
Conduct outreach on behalf of the Untold Stories Project to individuals, organizations, retail outlets, and other markets to enroll them in the project
Conduct background research in the form of literature reviews, needs assessments and organizational scans to inform culture change strategies
Coordinate meetings to share results of needs assessments and organizational scans in service of collaborating around culture change
Support the Executive Director in developing the Sea Change Program’s research capacity
Coordinate meetings between the Executive Director and research partners
Conduct literature reviews, review scale item pools, review focus group transcripts, and other research assistant tasks as needed
Coordinate the development of a stigma measurement cohort, including planning cohort meetings, creating agendas, scheduling speakers, and coordinating meeting logistics


Perform additional financial, program, and administrative work as needed.


Bachelor’s degree in social science or equivalent experience and training
1-3 years of experience in non-profit administration and/or research preferred


Knowledgeable about basic administrative practices
Familiarity with research, including surveys, focus groups, and data analysis
Excellent, detail-oriented project management skills
Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution
Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationship with others and maintain them over time
Excellent, detail-oriented project management skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in small teams and with external consultants
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-cultural team settings with diverse project stakeholders
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice work and generally familiar with organizations in the field


The Project Coordinator reports to the Operations Manager and works collaboratively with staff, consultants, vendors and other partners.


Able to sit at a desk or work at a standing desk for the duration of an 8 hour work day
Able to lift 10 pounds


Office setting with a desk, computer, and office supplies provided
Office space is shared with other progressive non-profit organizations in Downtown Oakland
Location: Oakland, CA

The Sea Change Program, a project of the Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.

Please send a cover letter and current resume to by February 27, 2015.