M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by helping strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual, and cultural base in innovative and sustainable ways. Since 1975, the Murdock Trust has helped live this mission by awarding more than $1.2 billion in grants to nonprofit organizations that share our commitment to the common good.

The Murdock Trust team stands with those who serve others. Our partners do extraordinary things, and we are privileged to help them deliver strength, knowledge, inspiration, hope, and opportunities to those who advance the diverse cultures of our region. The work of the Murdock Trust Enrichment Team is central to the work of the Trust as they serve organizations through programs, conferences, and convenings that strengthen the leadership and capacity of nonprofits. As Program Coordinator for Enrichment, this person will be directly involved in bringing about positive change in Pacific Northwest communities through providing project management and support to Enrichment programs.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator for Enrichment provides comprehensive coordination support and project management for over 40 enrichment programs annually. Programs include but are not limited to conferences, convenings, workshops, and trainings. 

The Program Coordinator for Enrichment works with both internal constituents (the management team, program staff, senior fellows, faculty, advisors) and external constituents including vendors and partnering organizations to ensure seamless and missional hospitality for these programs and events. The position hire will be committed to a culture of collegiality and continual improvement in all programming areas.

The position also provides administrative support for the Senior Program Director for Enrichment.

Reporting and Supervisory Relationships

Supervised by and reports to the Senior Program Director for Enrichment.  Supervises the Assistant Program Coordinator for Enrichment Initiatives.

Typical Responsibilities

Program Support

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with internal and external constituents, including program directors, coaches, advisors, etc. and external vendors and partnering organizations in order to support the planning and execution of enrichment programs.
  • Understands the vision of each program, and coordinates logistics (e.g. This role takes the lead in hotel and convention center/venue contracts, rooms, site evaluation, setting dates, reservations, budget setting, event preparation, ongoing communication and invitations, payments to vendors, consultants/advisors/faculty, and speakers, on-the-ground support and resources during an event, and post-event follow-up
  • Supports curriculum development and revision for training programs
  • Assists select program directors in conducting five-year reviews of enrichment programs (e.g., communication and invitations with respondents and external vendors).
  • In conjunction with the Senior Program Director for Enrichment Initiatives, initiates long term calendar of event dates and respective vendor contracts.
  • Serves as a key point of contact for program information and communication.
  • While developing an understanding and respect for current processes, work to create efficiencies in program coordination through the use of technology, including building out our project management system.
  • Collaborates with Director of Communications and Events & Hospitality Coordinator to ensure cohesive branding for all events and external outreach.

Administrative Support

  • Assist Senior Program Director for Enrichment Initiatives with calendar, expense reports, and various other administrative duties.

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • Preference given to candidates with 5 years prior organizational events experience including conferences, trainings, and multi-layer events.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and commitment to the mission, ethos, and core values of the Trust and the enrichment initiatives.
  • An understanding and appreciation for the nonprofit sector.
  • In depth technical skills, particularly Excel, and other Microsoft office products.
  • High level of experience with online systems and tools for event/program planning, tracking, and reporting.
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects, using technology to complete detailed work.
  • Excellent planning and operational skills with attention to deadlines.
  • Creative problem solving with an ability to pursue multiple projects and achieve desired objectives in a timely manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as this person serves as a key point person with a wide variety of personalities and is a visible face for the organization.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to provide oversight for specific programs and participate in program development or evaluation.  Travel is estimated to be up to 10 days per year.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or commensurate level of work experience.

Qualified Candidates

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to Resumes@murdocktrust.org discussing how your experience and background would be best suited for this role and why you are interested in working for the Murdock Trust.

Joining the Murdock Trust team is more than just a place to work. It is a relational and intentional community with a humble commitment to understanding and serving the diverse Pacific Northwest communities.  Based on the values of Jack Murdock, the Murdock Trust stewards staff with exceptional care, benefits, and culture. The salary range for this position is $62-75K DOE.

The Murdock Trust also offers an exceptional benefit package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Section 125 accounts including flexible spending and dependent care
  • Immediate eligibility and vesting 401(k), 401(k) matching, and Profit Share
  • Disability insurance and Life insurance
  • 11 paid holidays and generous vacation and sick time
  • Professional development assistance
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