Community Programs Coordinator - Part Time

Community Programs Coordinator - Part Time

Worcester, MA

Action! by Design is a citizen-centered design company that works at the intersection of design, technology, and society to create impactful experiences. We’re passionate about how design and technology shape our future and work with our clients to deliver product, place and program-based experiences. We are committed to creating a working environment that inspires creativity, encourages personal development, and contributes to making the world a better place.

As a citizen-centered design company, we work with our clients to deliver products, programs, and campaigns that work with target populations to create real-world, human experiences. The Community Programs Coordinator is an energetic, poised individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who will work with the Action! team and our clients to coordinate programs that engage people and create lasting experiences. This role will tackle the ideation, coordination, and execution of programs and events for Action! by Design and our clients. From coordinating our Action! Think Tanks to working with clients to brainstorm events that strengthen community, this dynamic role is about relationship building, detailed event coordination, and creative thinking.

Primary Goals & Responsibilities of the Podcast Production Associate:

  • Assist in development, planning, and implementation of events and projects to effectively address the client’s requirements according to the objective(s), schedule and budget

  • Coordinate the intake of data and materials submitted by clients

  • Plan, develop schedules, timelines, and prioritize projects and proactively communicate with program staff to ensure timely project delivery

  • Document and maintain records of current project plans, meeting minutes, decisions, project reports, schedules, budgets, cost tracking reports, and other pertinent records

  • Coordinate tasks assigned to interns, consultants, research teams, and client staff and maintain communication with clients and their partners including; municipalities, citizens, and others as required

  • Develop and maintain an effective relationship with clients, team members, senior leadership and other business development staff

  • Manage volunteer and student outreach and recruitment for relevant programs

  • Update senior management, and other interested parties as appropriate, on project details and changes in a timely manner

  • Create portfolio status reports for Action! leadership that include program outcomes, challenges, and opportunities

  • Own any other duties/responsibilities as assigned


  • Demonstrate respect for all Persons inclusive of, but not limited to; gender, race, religion, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy status, nationality, class, political opinion, union affiliation, or social or ethnic origin

  • Meticulous attention to detail with excellent organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-driven and able to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess priorities and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the team

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends required

  • Experience with event planning and community organizing a plus!

  • Experience in urban planning, community development, and/or economic development a plus!

  • Legal authorization to work in the US


This is a part-time position with opportunity for growth. The ideal candidate may be a passionate undergrad or grad student, a parent seeking part time work, an experienced worker with another part time job, etc.; Action! by Design does not discriminate based on educational attainment; your experience and motivation to learn are what matter.

Commensurate based on experience.

Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume to

Action! by Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/gender identification, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. We celebrate the intersectional identities that make people unique and connect us.