RACC Opportunities: The Right Brain Initiative Program Coordinator

Deadline March 07, 2019

The Regional Arts & Culture Council seeks a Program Coordinator to assist with the day-to-day operations of The Right Brain Initiative. This position is responsible for maintaining the program’s public profile and brand, and supports the program through collateral design, event coordination, program documentation and records maintenance.


Status:                          Regular, Full-time (40 hours/week); non-exempt

Schedule:                    M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00PM. Flexibility may also be required to accommodate some early morning and evening committee meetings and events.

Supervisor:                 The Right Brain Initiative Program Manager

Compensation:         $20/hour, plus benefits

Benefits:                     Medical, dental, disability and life insurance, holidays, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

RACC’s Mission, Core Values, and Commitment to Equity and Inclusion:

RACC’s mission is to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right, a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences, and a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture and that celebrates and supports its artists and arts and cultural organizations. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit. RACC strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility, and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All staff members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate regularly with Right Brain constituents and supporters through social media outlets, the program’s website, blog, and email newsletter.
  • Provide source material to RACC communications department for press releases, newsletters and other publications.
  • Facilitate the design and development of Right Brain collateral material, coordinating or collaborating with consultants as needed.
  • Support all Right Brain events with program planning, design and promotion, including but not limited to fundraisers, donor events, workshops and Summer Symposium.
  • Collaborate with the Right Brain Program Manager, Right Brain development staff and RACC communications/outreach team to support communications to targeted audiences with particular attention to underrepresented populations.
  • Coordinate Right Brain’s volunteer program and database.
  • Collect stories of Right Brain programming through videography, photography, audio recording, editing, presentation, as well as organizing all materials and tracking student permissions.
  • Maintain Right Brain’s email distribution list, program database and website.
  • Record all program expenses.
  • Attend and support Right Brain Operating Committee meetings and off-site professional development through coordination, prep and note taking.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in writing, orally, and through the use of computer technology.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately to coordinate workloads and multiple, simultaneous deadlines.
  • Experience in graphic design, video and audio documentation and editing including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Preferred proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, FileMaker Pro, and Emma or similar email marketing database.
  • Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other organizations, and the public.

About the Regional Arts & Culture Council

RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides community services, including workshops for artists, organizational consulting, and a variety of printed and electronic resources. RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Read more about our work.


About The Right Brain Initiative

The Right Brain Initiative is a sustainable partnership of public schools, local government, foundations, businesses and the cultural community, which brings creativity to nearly 28,900 students in 70 schools across eight school districts. The program’s goal is to transform learning through the arts for all K-8 students in the Portland metro area. Right Brain is an initiative of the Regional Arts & Culture Council with Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington serving as artist residency partner. Read more online at http://TheRightBrainInitiative.org.


To Apply:

  • Please submit your cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on March 7, 2019. You may submit online, by postal mail, or in person at RACC, Attn: Sinead Kimbrell, 411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101, Portland, OR  97209.