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Department Coordinator - Education

Formal Learning | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Department Coordinator for its Formal Learning group. This is a small team dedicated to originating research-based approaches to curriculum and instructional design to optimize learning and impact for children and their educators and families. This group’s work entails developing media-enhanced research-based educational content, products, and services aligned to school-based curricula at national and state standards that build on Sesame Workshop’s trusted reputation as an innovator, researcher, and educational media organization. Our products and services are cross-platform – print, interactive digital, linear media.

This Department Coordinator role is a proactive point of contact and connection between team members, internal departments, Sesame’s leadership, and external partners, vendors, and stakeholders. The Department Coordinator is a keen problem-solver.



Manages the administrative and clerical project by performing day-to-day functions to keep the VP and team members organized, effective, and acting in accordance with Sesame Workshop policies and procedures.

  • Motivate others to be organized and inclusive
  • Ensure timely feedback and results
  • Manage VP and the group calendars, annualized group and project schedules, and other areas of coordination.
  • Develop and manage files 
  • Lead the processing and preparation of contracts and invoices
  • Prepare expense reports
  • Order office supplies
  • Prepare reports as needed
  • Support company-wide meetings as needed or assigned

Communications and Group Archivist
 Ensures clear and consistent communications within and outside of the organization and acts as the archivist for the group.

  • Represent the voice of the organization and group in written and spoken communications
  • Manage the pipeline communication for the group to the larger organization
  • Provide research and minor writing and copyediting
  • Work closely with internal and external teams to regularly communicate with partners and vendors
  • Work closely with communications, social media, and events teams to help ensure accurate timelines, feedback, and content
  • Assist in the development of any project-related presentations, documents, and reports
  • Help execute against project-related deliverables, e.g. maintain project files
  • Maintain list of curated media  



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years of office or administrative experience
  • Mastery of all of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Any prior database knowledge a plus

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