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Coordinator, Student & Alumni Programs


The Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) is looking to add a valued team member to our Davis, California, office. FTE has experienced extraordinary demand for high school programming. The coordinator of student and alumni programs will assist the student program manager with the student admission process and play a vital role in the logistics of FTE’s growing in-person and virtual student programs.

About the Role

The ideal candidate must be adaptable, meet deadlines, multi-task, detail-oriented and work with minimal supervision. The coordinator of student and alumni programs should have a love for event management, be a quick learner, be self-motivated, provide outstanding customer service and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. Having experience with FTE student programs or other summer pre-college programs for minors is helpful but not required.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Admissions and Outreach
  • Assist managers with targeted participant recruiting efforts to meet donor preferences
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of FTE affiliate organizations and individuals
  • Represent FTE at participant recruitment events such as conferences, conventions and other gatherings nationwide
  • Maintain and update the FTE CRM throughout the student admission cycle: track applied, accepted, waitlisted and declined student applicants
  • Answer questions and inquiries pertaining to student program attendance
  • Establish and maintain relationships with student organizations to promote FTE student programs
  • Engage student alumni and prospective participants through newsletters, social media and other outreach methods
Program Management
  • Assist with general administration, planning and evaluation of both in-person and virtual student programs
  • Procure and ship all necessary program materials and supplies to conferences and student programs
  • Organize and maintain program supply inventory
  • Assist with the FTE’s ambassador program: review student alumni applications, coordinate monthly meetings and facilitate social media content creation
  • Assist with hiring program coordinators for student programs
  • Provide backup assistance for occasional teacher program duties and virtual program administration
  • Assist managers with post-program data entry and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Desire to excel and further FTE’s mission
  • Understanding web-based communication platforms and learning management systems
  • Experience using Hootsuite and various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.)
  • Proficiency with CRM software
  • Ability to work efficiently in an independent setting with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize projects
  • Ability to manage relationships with partner organizations
  • Ability to interact with the FTE’s staff, student and alumni population
  • Ability to meet deadlines and occasionally work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate clearly and directly
  • Flexibility to undertake new projects as assigned
  • Ability to think creatively and implement new ideas
  • Previous knowledge of the Economics for Leaders program is helpful but not necessary
  • Bachelor’s degree required
Personal Characteristics Desired

The person in this position must be organized and flexible, able to exercise initiative, accept and learn from correction, be attentive to detail, demonstrate a positive attitude and work within a loosely structured environment with minimal supervision. FTE seeks individuals who are team players.

Physical Demands
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
Working Conditions

This is a permanent position for a nonprofit foundation located in Davis, California. The office provides pleasant, casual surroundings and all necessary equipment. Office hours are flexible, but generally 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Because of the cyclical nature of the FTE business cycle, this position is sometimes called to work weekends and/or more than 40 hours per week. Travel, including overnight, in state and nationally.

FTE is a smoke and tobacco-free environment.

To Apply

Email a PDF of your resume and cover letter to bwilson@FTE.org. Cover letter should explain how your skills and experience are applicable to this position and how those skills relate to the mission of FTE. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About FTE

Established in 1975, the Foundation for Teaching Economics’ mission is to introduce young individuals to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators. FTE focuses its efforts on the secondary education level and provides programs and teaching resources which target primarily, but not exclusively, the social studies curriculum. FTE is known nationally for its emphasis on active learning and the engaging activities and lessons used to teach economics.

FTE operates as a subsidiary of The Fund for American Studies, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization based in Washington, D.C., that sponsors educational programs in Washington, D.C., and abroad for undergraduate students with outstanding leadership potential. For more information, please visit the websites DCinternships.org and TFASinternational.org.