Program Coordinator

About this Position

Napa Legal Institute is seeking a full-time program coordinator to join its team. This is a unique opportunity for a self-starter eager to protect and advance religious liberty and the missions of faith-based nonprofits. Read more about the position below.

about napa legal

Napa Legal is a Catholic nonprofit that works to protect faith-based organizations so they can achieve their missions. Napa Legal focuses on three key programs: All Access, an online library of courses and materials for nonprofit leaders; the Good Counselor Project, a network of attorneys of faith and complementary fellowship program; and the Faith and Freedom Index, an annual index scoring state friendliness to faith-based nonprofits.

faith commitment

Responding to Christ’s call to all the faithful to work in his vineyard (cf. Christifideles Laicipara. 3), all Napa Legal Team Members are expected to:

  • Be practicing Catholics who are in communion with the Roman Pontiff and faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church
  • Exhibit the uprightness of life proper to a Christian in accordance with Catholic moral teaching
  • Regularly participate in the Church’s sacramental life
  • Work collaboratively with leadership, staff members, and representatives of other organizations working at the forefront of religious freedom and freedom of conscience (Alliance Defending Freedom, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, The Federalist Society, etc.)

Hours and Location

40 hours per week; some weekends and weeknights will be required; up to 25 nights of travel annually. Washington, D.C. (In-person required)


Salary commensurate with experience. Napa Legal also offers medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), discretionary bonus, a faithful Catholic working environment, and a Freedom Time Off plan.

Essential responsibilities

The Program Coordinator will support the mission of Napa Legal in key aspects of Napa Legal programs, including both in-person and virtual events. He or she will also oversee and update all social media and support the implementation of external communications and marketing objectives. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will provide key operational support on the programming team for The Good Counselor Project and assist with its management. Specifically, the Program Coordinator will:


Strong candidates for the Program Coordinator role are self-starters comfortable with managing event planning and logistics, exercising creativity and program solving skills, handling autonomy in their projects, and working well in a fast-paced environment. All Team Members at Napa Legal are committed to excellence, have a strong work ethic and sense of self-motivation, understand the role of faith-based institutions in our society, and desire to serve and strengthen these institutions. All qualified candidates will be considered, and interested entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. Stand-out candidates will be willing to expand their skill set through participation in full-team projects as needed. Required skills include:



Applicants should provide a resume, transcript, writing sample, and short cover letter. The cover letter should describe: (1) the candidate’s interest in Napa Legal; (2) a brief explanation of the candidate’s personal faith journey and call to serve in the nonprofit sector; and (3) a summary of the candidate’s experiences working or volunteering in programming, event planning, or project management roles and any lessons learned through these experiences. Application materials should be submitted to Applications will be considered in the order received.