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About Leadership Brainery

Leadership Brainery is addressing inequitable access to master’s and doctoral degrees and workforce leadership opportunities for underrepresented talent, including people of color and individuals from a lower socioeconomic status. We work with prospective and current graduate students, academic institutions, employers, and committed community members to eliminate systemic barriers to education and create inclusive communities.

Program Coordinator

Title: Program Coordinator, Graduate School Readiness

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 annually


Leadership Brainery uses innovative high-tech and high-touch programming to close wealth and opportunity gaps by addressing inequitable access to master’s and doctoral degrees and workforce leadership roles for underrepresented talent, including people of color and individuals from lower socioeconomic households. We work with prospective and current graduate students, academic institutions, employers, and committed community members to eliminate systemic barriers to education and create inclusive communities. 


Theory of Change – With greater resources and access to inclusive networks and advanced education, underrepresented communities can leverage impactful and higher-wage careers to establish financial stability and reinvest in their communities to create generational prosperity. 


We are seeking a Program Coordinator to support our graduate school readiness programs. 


As a Program Coordinator, you will work closely with the Director of Programs and assist in developing and implementing graduate school readiness programs, consult prospective and current graduate students, and drive social change. We seek individuals passionate about equity who deeply understand the systemic and cultural barriers affecting marginalized communities' access to higher education, particularly master's and doctoral degrees.



  • Support the Director of Programs in coordinating and overseeing the Programming Office, fostering a positive and productive team culture.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of onboarding processes, curriculum, and programming for Leadership Brainery’s 18-month Ambassador Fellowship. This program focuses on preparing a cohort of Boston-based college students for graduate school admission.

  • Work closely with students to help them set goals for professional and personal development, standardized testing and admissions preparation, and provide ongoing support to monitor their progress.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Programs to create monthly programming activities and innovative resources that contribute to the overall well-being and growth of the Ambassador Fellowship cohort.

  • Cultivate relationships with community stakeholders to identify and address student support needs, ensuring their success throughout the program.

  • Collaborate with team members to implement evaluation strategies that measure the performance and impact of our programs, collecting relevant data on academic performance, graduate school admission, and overall student development.

  • Support the planning and execution of Leadership Brainery’s Annual Graduate School Summit, working closely with the event coordinator and other team members.

  • Design and manage system to track mentee data and future outcomes (e.g. if admitted to graduate school, what graduate school(s) accepted to, what position entered into following graduate school, etc.).

  • Oversee the creation of mentor training materials, including videos and guidance documents.

  • Work with LB’s Talent Recruitment Specialist to recruit new mentors and mentees, in part by establishing relationships with undergraduate and graduate school affinity groups and student organizations; graduate school pipeline/feeder programs; employer resource groups; and community and institutional stakeholders.

  • Pair mentors and mentees on the DFC platform and support them with troubleshooting issues as needed.

  • Collaborate with the LB team to create and execute publicity and communications plans for our programming.

  • Provide information and success stories to support the Development team's fundraising efforts, showcasing the impact of our programs.

  • Engage with community stakeholders to raise awareness of Leadership Brainery’s programming and develop partnerships for continued support.

  • Stay informed about evolving societal trends affecting educational equity, diversity and inclusion, postgraduate access, workforce leadership, nonprofit development, and other relevant areas, and share insights with the team.

  • Offer ideas and support for new programming and operational improvements as needed.


Necessary Requirements


  • A functional understanding of graduate and/or professional school application processes. 

  • A functional understanding of undergraduate or graduate scholarship application processes. 

  • Proven experience in program planning and implementation. Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of event planning, including budgeting, event design, organization, and production.

  • Proficient with technology (video conferencing, Google Suites, CRMs, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals, and to represent LB internally and externally.

  • Experience producing online events using video conferencing and broadcast platforms.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including business and political acumen, social perceptiveness, tact, and empathy.

  • Highly developed judgment, decision-making, and prioritization skills. Self-motivated and able to work alone or with minimal supervision. 

  • Bachelor's degree. Master’s degree or higher preferred. 


Preferred Qualities


  • Initiative: a proactive problem solver who delivers results without need for constant supervision. Someone who thinks ahead and for themselves.

  • Detail oriented: delivers high-quality work with keen attention to detail.

  • Creative: we value fresh thinking, innovative perspectives, and provocative ideas, and are seeking to build a team of people who all bring a diverse point-of-view to the table.

  • Flexibility: flexible approach and willing to go the extra mile to deliver great work.

  • Integrity: Someone who keeps their word, maintains confidentiality, and treats colleagues and stakeholders with respect and consideration.

  • Team Player: we are a small and growing team. No job is too big or too small for any member of our team.


What We Offer


  • Competitive salaried compensation ($60,000 - $65,000 per year) – based on experience.

  • Generous benefits, including three weeks of paid vacation and medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • A start-up environment with amazingly talented and fun teammates, and a leadership team invested in your professional growth and success.

  • A beautiful and inspiring workplace located on Beacon Street in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. For lunch, enjoy local restaurants, parks, or take a scroll down the Charles River Esplanade. 


To apply, please visit For questions, please contact Derrick Young, Executive Director, at

Leadership Brainery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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