IMC Program Coordinator - Full Time

Posted: 2/2/2024

The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) is hiring a full time Program Coordinator who is responsible for Program Development, Grants Management and Membership Engagement for our growing organization.


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About the UCIMC

In its 24th year, the UCIMC is a grassroots, membership based organization committed to using media, arts, and technology to promote social and economic justice. We own the downtown Urbana post office where we support and lead a variety of projects including: IMC Performance Venue & Art Gallery, Books to Prisoners, Public i newspaper, WRFU low power radio station, and Makerspace Urbana. We fiscally sponsor 7 projects including the Champaign County Bailout Coalition and Voices of Freedom. The center is powered by hundreds of volunteers who come together in a do-it-yourself spirit to transform our community and world. The UCIMC is part of the Media Justice national network and considered an international leader in the Indymedia movement.

To Apply 

Upload a cover letter and resume and provide two references using our google form. Questions may be addressed to Miriam Larson at [email protected]

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Saturday, February 24th.


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Qualifications & Skills

At least 2 years demonstrated experience in:

  • Organizing people: organizing events and managing volunteers and/or interns.
  • Fundraising and grants management. 
  • Outreach and communications, with strong technology skills.
  • Mature judgment, self-directed, strong writing, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment to race, gender, and economic equity and social justice.
  • Systems thinking: designing, implementing and evaluating programs.

Preferred experience:

  • Teaching experience
  • Graphic design 
  • Multi-lingual


All staff develop, maintain, and evaluate work based on a plan responsive to organization-wide goals and objectives.

Program Development and Grants Management

  • Oversee the IMC’s Program Grants, managing the planning, budgeting, implementation, outcomes, and reporting.  
  • Support co-sponsored and staff-led events for community mobilization in the IMC Performance Venue & Gallery.
  • Research new grant opportunities in collaboration with E.D, members and community partners.
  • Develop systems to increase the accessibility and impact of the venue. 

Membership Coordination and Outreach

  • Cultivate, organize and inspire members and volunteers.
  • Coordinate the IMC internship program, conducting outreach, developing internship. plans that meet intern educational goals, and managing & evaluating intern work.
  • Manage IMC Communications: website and newsletter
  • Support the education and leadership development of members, artists, and volunteers. 
  • Manage grassroots fundraising with support from the E.D. and board.

IMC staff commit to the following practices: 

  • Responding to challenges with a problem-solving mindset. 
  • Investing in collaboration.
  • Building a welcoming environment and that is clear and kind. 
  • Taking time to reflect in order to learn and grow.

Hours and Benefits

The Program Coordinator is a full time position reporting to the Executive Director. Since the Program Coordinator regularly interfaces with volunteers about one third of the work hours will be scheduled in evenings/weekends and all hours will be on-site or meeting with partners (no remote work scheduled).

The pay for this position is $20 an hour scheduled for 37.5 hours a week. Benefits include a healthcare stipend to reimburse real costs and 23 days off (10 days of vacation as well as 10 holidays and 3 personal days). 

Equal Opportunity 

At the IMC, we don’t just accept differences - we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive because they benefit our employees, volunteers and our community. The IMC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply for a job at the IMC even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.