Good morning OUDC Family,

A newly posted full-time position at George Mason University offers the chance to play a significant role in running Operation Understanding DC’s Social Justice Fellowship Program. The program, which has been in existence for 30 years, focuses on anti-discrimination education for high school students. It is being presented in partnership with GMU’s John Mitchell Jr. Program. This opportunity allows the successful candidate to be actively involved in shaping and coordinating the impactful educational initiative.

Operation Understanding D.C. is dedicated to empowering future leaders and changemakers, as we continue to play a vital role in shaping the minds of the next generation of social justice and civil rights advocates. As such, we are asking that all applicants have some level of experience with, but not limited to:

  • Social justice issues, civil and human rights
  • Youth leadership
  • Curriculum development and implementing program evaluation
  • Building and managing external partnerships
  • Updating websites and social media

Furthermore, either a Bachelor’s Degree or an equal hybrid of education and experience is also required for consideration within this position. Within the Program Coordinator position, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of promoting peace, understanding, and social change. The Program Coordinator will be tasked with assisting the Executive Director with various executive assignments, in relation to the year-long Social Justice Fellowship Program overseen by members of our partner company– Operation Understanding D.C. General responsibilities within the Program Coordinator role also include:

  • Program Development and Execution
  • Communications
  • Evaluation and Monitoring
  • Administrative and Finance

In addition to the previously listed requirements, though not mandatory for applicants, those with experience regarding budget management, intern supervision, DonorPerfect (Online Fundraising Tool), Black and Jewish U.S. History, and working with high-school aged youths are preferred.

If interested in learning more about the Program Coordinator position, please feel free to access the link provided here. The position will be available for full consideration from July 21, 2023, until Friday, August 4, 2023. We look forward to welcoming a well-versed Program Coordinator who shares our passion for social justice and community engagement!

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is based at George Mason’s Arlington Campus, NOT Fairfax.**



Jabez Nelson
JMJP & OUDC Intern