Program Coordinator

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery
  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 07

Position description

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses including war, torture, forced displacement, human trafficking and persecution due to identity and beliefs. At our Bay Area-based Mosaic Healing Center, we: (a) Provide culturally aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible mental health care for refugees, asylees, asylum seekers and human trafficking survivors, (b) Expand clinical capacity to serve these populations, and (c) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization. With combined expertise gained through over twenty years of providing clinical services to survivors of war trauma, torture and persecution, and in-depth experience implementing international human rights programming, our team integrates the fields of global mental health and human rights to expand the range – and increase the depth – of psychosocial support for this highly vulnerable population. 


This is an exciting opportunity to join a nonprofit organization working at the nexus of human rights and global mental health. Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator will support the core operations of the organization. The position requires initiative, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for promoting human rights, peace and psychosocial wellbeing.


The role of the Program Coordinator will include, but are not limited to, the following. As we are a small nonprofit, depending upon the Program Coordinator's skills, additional responsibilities may be taken. These roles are not distinct, and will overlap as appropriate:


  • Support Executive Director by taking on administrative, outreach and logistical tasks e.g. coordinating meetings, filling out forms, mailings, etc. 
  • Update and maintain donor and newsletter databases and manage donor acknowledgements.
  • Office management including troubleshooting technical and issues as they arise, communicating with landlord, vendors and others, purchase supplies and equipment, etc.
  • Conduct administrative tasks related to governance including human resources, insurance.
  • Track expenses and conduct basic bookkeeping.

Communications and Outreach

  • Lead process of collecting information and developing ideas for quarterly newsletter.
  • Writing program descriptions for outreach, publicity and communications purposes.
  • Volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Create and maintain partnership agreements/MOUs. 
  • Represent PTR at community meetings and events with partners and coalitions.
  • Organize and print materials for staff meetings, outreach and grant applications.


  • At least 4 years of nonprofit sector experience.
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and reliably able to conduct administrative, written and verbal tasks without the need for significant oversight.
  • Strong problem-solving skills. Able to address new challenges with creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent writing skills relevant to the needs of a nonprofit organization communicating with the general public. Ability to write formally and informally, with professional language.
  • Comfortable with numbers.
  • Understanding of international human rights and/or mental health or ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, especially international populations.
  • Comfort with MS word, excel, internet research,
  • Maturity and an ability to inspire others, creatively problem-solve and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Desired: Ability to communicate in a second or more languages

Application instructions

If interested, please send a one-page cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 15th and desired start date is as soon as possible.

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