Project Coordinator, Spark

About this Position

Salary Range: Starting at $55,000

The Project Coordinator plans, implements, and oversees all Spark program activities and events for Connected Lane County and assists the leadership in development and outreach efforts, including partnership development and communication, resource development, program planning, and report writing.

The Project Coordinator plays a critical role in the Spark program teams by working closely with the Project Assistants to ensure underserved youth in our community have access to quality, equitable extended out-of-school education and training opportunities for STEM and much more. The coordinator identifies areas of improvement and implements effective solutions to help the program scale.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about our mission, passionate about helping youth succeed, and that brings a strong growth mindset. The ideal candidate is eager to take on challenges and implement change to ensure success, works well in a cross-functional team, and brings a creative approach to solving problems.


  • Facilitate the work of the Spark program team, partners, and assigned committees and workgroups. 
  • Support and coach the Spark Project Assistants in their program duties. 
  • Coordinate program activities and initiatives such as Invention Lab, Invention Club, the Agency, Spark Workshops, and more.
  • Identify and develop resources including funding opportunities and community partnerships. 
  • Track program details and monitor program expenditures.
  • Assist in the development of grant proposals and reports to support program initiatives.
  • Assist in outreach and communication to identify and develop new partnerships.
  • Collaborate with peer project coordinators on additional organization programs and initiatives.  
  • Work with the marketing team to develop program materials.  
  • Participate in state forums, meetings, conferences, and training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, education, or other related fields is preferred.
  • Two years of successful experience in project or program coordination is required.
  • Classroom or instruction experience preferred. 
  • Experience applying concepts of Collective Impact preferred.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Ability to facilitate a learning environment, lead, and mentor youth.
  • Knowledge of STEM fields and skills preferred.   
  • Well-developed communication skills (both oral and written) and courtesy are required to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse populations of youth, internal, and external stakeholders.
  • Highly developed organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines are both required. 
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and try new approaches. 
  • Ability to work harmoniously with internal staff, grantors, and agency partners.  
  • Ability to make presentations to and facilitate diverse groups, solicit input, and synthesize and summarize information and ideas for program development purposes.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite is required. 
  • A valid Oregon driver’s license or ability to obtain one by the date of hire is required.
  • A First Aid/CPR card is preferred.
  • Spanish language skills are preferred.

Please submit the following materials to

  • Your resume with references included.
  • Your cover letter.
  • One letter of recommendation.

Working at Connected Lane County

We are committed to creating a work environment and culture where our team members grow and thrive. Our nimble team works hard every day to directly impact the lives of youth in Lane County. While much of our work is conducted from computer displays that require repetitive motions, employees may frequently be required to support program events and activities that include bending, reaching, standing, interacting with youth and volunteers, lifting/moving heavy objects, drive to-and-from events, and more.

About Our Team

Connected Lane County is a mission-driven organization striving to improve outcomes for underserved youth in Lane County. Our core programs include Elevate, which creates career-connected learning opportunities for youth; Navigate, which offers a variety of case management services to youth facing significant barriers to success; and Spark, which brings community, education, & industry together through innovation, education, and hands-on learning.

We have maintained steady growth and we’re looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our team. Our team values creative thinking, problem-solving, relationship building, and adaptability. Would you like to join us?

Benefits & Perks

  • 401K
  • Parental Leave
  • Family-Friendly
  • Modern Workspace
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Medical, Dental & Vision (100% covered)
  • Vacation Time (Starting at 10 days)
  • Personal & Sick Time (Starting at 15 days)
  • Paid Holidays & Office Closures
  • Paid Sabbatical (At 5 & 10 Years of Service)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Connected Lane County is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Data shows diverse teams are innovative, make better decisions, and are better able to engage employees. We are committed to hiring people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our team. Connected Lane County does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.