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

The Office Manager serves on the Operations Team and provides support to Highlander’s various teams and aids the entire staff in the efficient operation of the organization.  The team responds to general inquiries and assists visitors and workshop participants with information, orientation, and referral.  The Operations Team consists of the CFO/Operations Coordinator, the Accountant/Bookkeeper, the Building & Grounds Manager, the Workshop Center Coordinator, and the Office Manager. Responsible directly to the Operations Coordinator/CFO.  Work in conjunction with, and provide support to, the Executive Directors, Operations Team, Development Team Education Team, and other administrative staff.


Time Commitment:

Commitment of 40 hours per week is required. This position will require flexibility in arrival and departure time to support the work.


General Duties



Office and Receptionist




Visitors, Calendar and Workshops




Helpful Skills & 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 & “OFFICE MANAGER” in Subject Line of email) or mail to: Search Committee / Office Manager, 1959 Highlander Way, New Market TN 37820.