The East Meets Words Coordinator will be responsible for the smooth operation of EMW Bookstore's API Open Mic and the building of the East Meets Words community. EMW is looking for another program lead to help spearhead East Meets Words.


  • Facilitate the completion of all tasks related to East Meets Words, from coming to consensus on choosing features to mobilizing attendees to participate in community clean-ups

  • Run a monthly East Meets Words community meeting to elicit input, engage with volunteers, and determine staffing
  • Act as a point person for the East Meets Words program, both internally and within our community—you will be the person who oversees operations, development, and partnerships for this program


  • Knowledgeable about the East Meets Words community's needs and ethos

  • Able to attend weekly programs meeting and commit to weekly check-ins with the Programs Director

  • Previous experience with program coordination a plus

A Note

This is both an open mic and community organizing position.

EMW is looking for an organizer to work in tandem with our current Program Lead to strengthen and build up our capacity for East Meets Words. You will be working with a core team member as a duo to make the magic happen.


  • 4-6 hours per week

  • Volunteer


Like what you see? Apply by sending an email to emw.programs@gmail.com with "East Meets Words Program Lead Application" in the subject line. Please attach the following:

  • Resume with relevant experience

  • Cover Letter, stating what you'll bring to the EMW team as a program lead and community member


Accepting applications on a rolling basis. We seek to fill these positions immediately.

We especially encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people to apply!