Population Connection is a unique organization with a professional and dedicated staff that is passionate about population stabilization, environmental protection, social justice, and health and well-being. We have 40,000 members and thousands more supporters and participating educators working together to build a more sustainable future for all of our planet’s inhabitants.

Online Learning Coordinator

Population Connection is seeking an Online Learning Coordinator for its national, K-12 program, Population Education. The program provides curriculum and professional development for teachers around issues of population, environment, and social justice. The Online Learning Coordinator develops, markets, organizes, and presents training webinars for current and future K-12 teachers. They work as part of a dynamic team, supporting all Population Education staffs’ online workshop facilitation. The Online Learning Coordinator will also oversee and promote an online, graduate course for teachers, and coordinate the annual World of 7 Billion student video contest. Candidates should have relevant experience in online teaching and learning for the K-12 community, demonstrated skills in project coordination, public speaking, content development, and use of educational technology.

Reports to: Education Network Director

Responsibilities include:

  • Organize and present online professional development workshops for current teachers and university students preparing to become teachers.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies for online learning workshops for current and future teachers.
  • Support colleagues in the Population Education Program and volunteer facilitators to ensure they are using best practices for online learning.
  • Identify, create, implement, and manage digital learning tools to provide a high-quality user experience of the program’s hands-on curriculum in online workshops.
  • Coordinate and promote an online, graduate-level course for teachers offered through an accredited university, and assist the course instructor with syllabus updates and student engagement.
  • Provide strategy and staff coordination for an annual student video contest (grades 6-12), including marketing, website updates, developing background materials for students and teachers, coordinating judges and press outreach.
  • As part of the PopEd team, contribute to the development of new curriculum materials and blogs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements: Relevant professional experience in online teaching and learning for the K-12 community. Curriculum development experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated skills in public speaking, the use of educational technology, written communication, and project coordination. Ability to travel independently. Understanding of and enthusiasm for environmental and population issues.

Salary Range: $65,000-70,000

Location: The Population Education Program team is based in Washington, DC. While the team has been working remotely since March 2020, we expect to resume in-office operations (on a hybrid work schedule) starting January 2022.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to

Population Education Fellowships

General Description: Population Connection seeks candidates for two, 6-month fellowships for its Population Education Program, January – June 2022.

  • Student Engagement Fellowship: This position will help coordinate our annual international student video contest for grades 6-12. Responsibilities include final outreach marketing (video submissions are due late February), communication with teachers and students, coordinating judging by staff and guest judges, interviewing winners, administrating awards and working with press consultants once winners are determined in late spring. More information about the contest can be found at
  • Curriculum Development Fellowship: This position will work on editing and updating lesson plans for our website and teacher workshops. In 2022, our primary project will be enhancing the teaching strategies in our K-5 curriculum.

Both fellows will work as part of a dynamic team on other program activities as needed, included writing blogs and participating in teacher workshops/webinars. Detailed information about the Population Education Program can be found at

Requirements: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in environmental and human population issues and K-12 education and strong writing skills. B.A. or B.S. required.

Compensation: $46,800 ($1,800/pay period, before taxes) plus competitive benefits package.

Location: The Population Education Program team is based in Washington, DC. While the team has been working remotely since March 2020, we expect to resume in-office operations (on a hybrid work schedule) starting January 2022.

Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter (specifying one of the two fellowships) to:

Equal Opportunity Employment

Population Connection provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Population Connection hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Population Connection reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the organization. This applies to all applicants and staff members.

Population Connection also provides a work environment in which each staff member is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all staff members in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all employees and applicants.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Population Connection is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Population Connection’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, transfers between departments, social and recreational programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity

All employees of Population Connection have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other organization-sponsored and participative events.