Organization Summary

The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 85-year-old popular education center that works with grassroots groups across the U.S. South and Appalachia to promote social and economic justice. We are located 25 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee on a 186-acre farm and we also work in local communities throughout our region. Highlander’s long and proud history includes cutting edge work with labor education and organizing, the Civil Rights Movement and racial justice, environmental justice and economic transition in Appalachia, and more. Widely acclaimed as a leadership development center for grassroots activists across race, culture, and generations, Highlander is world-renowned as a beacon for transformative justice organizing and movement accompaniment and support.

Overview of Position

This staff position will provide full-time, administrative support to Highlander’s Education Team, which works together to plan, carry out and evaluate the movement- and capacity-building educational work of the Highlander Center. The work of the team takes place at various times and also on weekends, requires travel, and requires flexibility and adaptability. This is an administrative support position and the responsibilities do not include program management or program implementation. The work will be based at the Highlander Center office.

Primary Responsibilities

This position will provide administrative support to the Education team to support efficient and effective organization and completion of administrative tasks and logistics in carrying out programs. Responsibilities include:

Helpful Skills and Experience

Expectations of All Staff Positions at Highlander

Salary and Benefits

Highlander has an existing pay scale and excellent benefits package

Start Date

Highlander will review applications on a rolling basis, with in-person interviews for final candidates in mid-April. The position is open until filled and starts as soon as possible, with plans to fill the position by April 12, 2018. Application materials received by April 1 are appreciated.

To Apply

Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references in 1 PDF document to (Please put your name & “ADMIN SUPPORT-Ed Team” in Subject Line of email) or mail to: Search Committee / Administrative Support Education Team, 1959 Highlander Way, New Market TN 37820.