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  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Episcopal Diocese of Olympia

POSITION TITLE: Program Coordinator
STATUS: Fulltime, non-exempt, benefits eligible
REPORTS TO: Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation & Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color (EMCC)

The Program Coordinator will assist with implementation of ethnic ministries programs, working jointly with the Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color “EMCC” and with the Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation “Canon.” Areas of responsibility include coordination of schedules of all EMCC sub-circles, development and curation of communications content, and administrative support. Position collaborates with and serves as liaison between the EMCC/Canon and the Office of the Bishop staff and community partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Curate, edit, and publish stories of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) ministries, utilizing multiple forms of storytelling (video creation, blogs, podcasts).
  2. Work with Canon and EMCC to recruit content providers for published materials.
  3. Design, create, and coordinate creation of promotional materials.
  4. Provide basic website management, updates to database and mass communications systems, and organization of Cloud storage.
  5. Coordinate weekly newsletters.
  6. Curate safe spaces on social media platforms.
  7. Contribute to new projects as assigned.

Administrative & General

  1. Assist in setting meeting agendas and sharing meeting notes; track and follow-up on action items.
  2. Assist Canon with event and program planning for Ethnic Ministries, EMCC, and BIPOC communities within the Diocese of Olympia.
  3. Manage calendars, arrange meetings online and in person; provide technical support to the EMCC leadership.
  4. Process budget transactions, coordinate expense reporting and purchasing; review monthly reports.
  5. Utilize translation and interpretation tools.

Relationships and Collaboration

  1. Contribute to strategic planning and larger visioning for EMCC and BIPOC communities in our diocese.
  2. Collaborate with the Canon Missioner for Communications to utilize existing diocesan communications strategies, style guides, and communications systems.
  3. Collaborate with the Diocesan Archivist to preserve the stories of BIPOC ministries.
  4. Empower and facilitate full participation of disabled people, with demonstrated creative ability to meet access needs with technology.
  5. Serve non-computer literate individuals and communities.
  6. Participate as a member of the Office of the Bishop – including monthly staff meetings, in-service trainings, and annual retreats.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  1. Strong interpersonal and excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate in a timely and efficient manner.
  2. Ability to work independently, prioritize and perform duties with little or no supervision.
  3. Ability to communicate with diverse populations, including ethnic minorities, diverse populations, the church dominant-culture establishment, and people of all faiths.
  4. Working verbal and written fluency in English; knowledge of a second language spoken in the Diocese preferred.
    • Some languages spoken in our Diocese: Spanish, Indigenous Mexican languages, North American Indigenous languages, Chinese languages, Khmer, and Dinka.
  5. Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to and appreciation of diversity (including but not limited to physical, cultural, socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation, and neurodiversity).
  6. Experience working with culturally, racially, ethnically, LGBTQIA2+, and socio-economic diverse communities.
  7. Computer skills: Google Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Zoom, Constant Contact.
  8. Basic website management skills and proficiency with social media platforms.
  9. Knowledge and understanding of the Episcopal Church preferred, including experience with church bodies and/or judicatories.
  10. Ability to Incorporate and honor non-dominant culture communication styles.
  11. Willingness to learn new skills, technologies, and communications platforms.
  12. Attend and achieve certification as required in the following programs: Safe Church, Safe Communities; Intercultural Competency; College for Congregational Development.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands
Office space will be provided in the same location as the Canon. Requires the ability to sit, stand and walk throughout the day, as well as light lifting of boxes, files, etc. Flexible work hours in coordination with the Canon and schedules of the EMCC. The Office of the Bishop provides for a portion of schedule work time to be worked remotely. Use of personal mode of transportation for meeting attendance required.

Education & Requirements:

  1. High School education or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 2 years’ experience with communications work, or equivalent work as part of other professional duties.
  3. May be an ordained Episcopal or ELCA priest or deacon, or a lay person of any Christian denomination.
  4. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals encouraged to apply.
  5. Flexibility to work around schedules of the EMCC community.

Interested persons are invited to send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Carla Robinson at

To apply for this job email your details to

Program Coordinator: Multicultural Ministries