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Program Coordinator

The Independent Institute is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to support the work of our Marketing & Communications Department. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and execution skills to organize and implement marketing and logistics for Independent’s programs and provide related customer service, administration, and reporting.


  • Organize curriculum, faculty, and locations and promote programs that teach and engage students in the principles of liberty and economics.
  • Coordinate a productive and worthwhile student internship program including recruitment and onboarding, monitoring and tracking outcomes, and helping to build Independent’s intern alumni network.
  • Organize and provide logistics coordination and administrative support for onsite and off-site events.
  • Maintain an annual programs calendar with updates on short-term projects.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and sales support.
  • Enter data and produce reports from internal databases for sales, subscriptions, events, and media activity.


  • One or more years of marketing and events experience and BA degree preferred.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Proactive, forward-thinking problem solving skills with an ability to coordinate simultaneous projects with deadlines
  • Proficient in standard computer operations (we use Mac OS), using appropriate software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook, iCal, Filemaker databases
  • Understand and employ modern office procedures and methods

Conveniently located near the Oakland Airport, Independent Institute is an award-winning, academic, non-partisan, non-profit public policy research and educational organization. This is an entry-level professional position offering opportunity for growth in a pleasant, mid-size professional office with a largely young and enthusiastic team dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Qualified candidates should visit our website at http://www.independent.org and submit a cover letter with copy of their resume and references to:

Kim Cloidt
Director of Marketing & Communications
Independent Institute
100 Swan Way, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94621-1428