PPG is hiring: Apply for our Program Coordinator position

January 23, 2019

Partnership for Public Good (PPG) is seeking a program coordinator. PPG is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo-Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement. PPG works in close collaboration with its partners: 285 community organizations in the Buffalo-Niagara region. PPG is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007.

Job Posting

Program Coordinator

Date of Posting: January 23, 2019

PPG is seeking a candidate who combines community engagement experience with strong organizational and planning skills. This is a full-time, salaried position, with benefits and opportunity for advancement. The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and divides their time on program and policy advancement, strategic communications, and development. The salary starts at $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. The benefits package includes employee and dependent health coverage and a 403(b) retirement plan.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Coordinate various activities for PPG’s research projects, policy advocacy, and community engagement
  • Work with the executive director and other staff to track projects from beginning to end, including reporting and follow-up
  • Contribute to partner outreach and public communications
  • Assist in producing and distributing PPG publications
  • Support the organization of events hosted by PPG and partners
  • Work with the executive director on development, including new funding opportunities, grant proposals, and reporting
  • Oversee fundraising appeals and develop a donor management system
  • Work in a team to implement PPG objectives and plans


  • Demonstrated community engagement expertise; experience in public policy or community-based research projects preferred
  • Experience in organizational development and planning
  • Experience supervising staff and administering in an office work environment
  • Experience in planning and executing public events
  • A demonstrated record of communications products and excellent writing
  • A commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the role of advocacy in public policy and the value of civic education
  • A commitment to equity and democratic practice
  • Ability to work well in groups and with diverse community partners


PPG values diversity and inclusion. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references to:

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Executive Director

Partnership for the Public Good

617 Main Street, Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14203

Or via e-mail to andrea@ppgbuffalo.org