Operations Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • East Coast
  • Applications have closed

Website PRAEyeRight Political Research Associates

Political Research Associates is seeking a full or part-time Operations Coordinator to support overall office administration and day-to-day operations of the organization.


Political Research Associates is a social justice research and strategy center devoted to supporting organizations, civic leaders, journalists, and social sectors that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We provide changemakers with strategic insights and actionable research in order to identify, disrupt, and compete with movements and institutions that undermine democracy, justice, and human rights.

PRA produces investigative reports, articles, and tools; publishes the peer-reviewed magazine The Public Eye; advises social justice movement organizers; and offers expert commentary for local and national media outlets. Our core issue areas span reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, racial and immigrant justice, civil liberties, and economic justice. Our office is located in Somerville, Massachusetts.


The Operations Coordinator  is responsible for the following:

Coordinating office administration, technology, and communication systems in Somerville and virtually;
Assisting in Human Resources processes and logistics, including payroll, benefits, recruitment, workplace learning and staff development;
Scheduling support and meeting and retreat planning/coordination; and
Providing administrative support for accounting.

The Operations Coordinator reports to the HR & Operations Director and will not have any supervisory responsibilities. This position is not eligible for full telecommuting.


To be successful in this job, you will excel in four areas:

Attention to detail: Perform accurate data entry and help maintain records. Notice and fix errors that others might overlook. Acknowledge mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities.
Manages a high volume of work with efficiency: Have, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality.
Entrepreneurial and resourceful: Consistently overcome challenges and leverage resources to creatively solve problems. Propose solutions to issues. Proactively ask for help, anticipate issues, and course-correct.
Shared vision: Commitment to movements for social justice and anti-oppression frameworks and practices.


Salary: This is a full-time salaried position ($60,000/year).

Paid Time Off:

Paid Vacation Leave: 15 paid vacation days per year
Paid Holidays:  3 PRA Holidays + 12 Choose-your-own Holidays
Paid Office Closures: 5 day Winter Break
Paid Health & Wellness Leave: 6 hours accrued per pay period up to 200 hours
Additional: 4-day/32-hour work week pilot starting in Spring 2023. Eligible for 2 month paid sabbatical after reaching 5 years tenure. Civic Duty Leave; Bereavement Leave; PFML

Other Benefits:

100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. PRA also offers a 5% employer contribution of salary towards a socially responsible retirement fund, anniversary bonuses, as well as fabulous colleagues in a collaborative working environment and $1000 professional development.

This job is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035.


This position is not eligible for full telecommuting. Relocation assistance is provided. PRA’s office hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET, but we offer flexible schedules to all employees.

Political Research Associates is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), social justice commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from communities most negatively affected by right-wing ideologies & campaigns to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and Two-Spirit people; genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people.