Employment Opportunities


Job Title: Operations and Technology Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Volunteers, interns, and contractors

Status: Exempt

The Thomas Merton Center seeks an Operations and Technology Coordinator to support our organizing campaigns, fundraising, and overall work towards justice. You will join a highly collaborative team that values your creativity and strategic insights. Women, LGBT people, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize, maintain, and improve upon our tech, information, and filing systems.

  • Evaluate and improve upon our data systems and operations. This includes shopping for vendors and solutions.

  • Work with TMC leadership (staff, board, and projects) to support data needs, and improve policies and procedures.

  • Document processes and cross train staff on systems, as needed.

  • Act as primary administrator for tech solutions, including the donor database package (Salesforce), email distribution system (Constant Contact), online payment portals, office network, and digital organizing platforms like Action Network.

  • Maintain our websites and update as requested.

  • Coordinate the updating and entry of data into systems, and produce requested reports.

  • Provide the first line of support for hardware and software maintenance and troubleshooting.


Secondary Responsibilities

  • Provide basic graphic design, video editing, and visual arts.

  • Manage eblasts, online calendar, and social media.

  • Assist with fundraising through events, direct donations, and grants.

  • Coordinate personnel paperwork and benefit enrollment for employees.

  • As requested, assist the Finance Coordinator with minor accounting tasks.

  • Other duties as requested.


Coordinating the NewPeople Newspaper

Since 1979, the Thomas Merton Center has published the NewPeople, a social justice newspaper and website written and edited by community volunteers.

  • Work with volunteer editors and writers to coordinate regular publication of the newspaper

  • Prepare layout using MS Publisher, InDesign, or similar software

  • Coordinate distribution online, by mail, and with volunteers delivering to Pittsburgh locations

  • Evaluate readership rates and effectiveness of distribution methods


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Commitment to learning new skills and technologies as needed, and current proficiency in Google drive, Gmail, and social media platforms. Database management experience preferred but not required.  

  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment.

  • Belief in and commitment to progressive social, racial, and economic justice.

  • Ability to receive and integrate performance based feedback into ongoing work plans as well as the ability to provide relevant and timely feedback to peers in a constructive manner.


Compensation is $31,2000 salary and also healthcare benefits.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to employment@thomasmertoncenter.org. In your cover letter, please let us know what aspect of this position you would find most challenging, and also about your personal connection to social justice work. If we select your application for an interview, we will ask for examples of graphic design and/or web disgn work, and also for references.


The Thomas Merton Center is an equal opportunity employer.