Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Conference Coordinator

Paid Position


Location: FGC Office in Philadelphia, PA

Friends General Conference (FGC) is now accepting applications for the Conference Coordinator position.  Ruth Reber, our current Conference Coordinator, will retire at the close of the 2020 FGC Gathering.  FGC seeks a skilled and dynamic person with event management experience to lead our organization’s flagship event. The Gathering is traditionally a week-long event, held annually on college campuses in different areas of North America, which generally involves between 1100 and 1400 Friends of all ages and requires a budget of $500,000 to $900,000. This position provides wonderful opportunities to work with Friends from across the continent and the satisfaction of providing a week of spiritual nurture and refreshment each summer.

The Conference Coordinator works closely with the Long Range Conference Planning Committee (which oversees planning of the Gathering three years out), each annual Gathering Committee and associated subcommittees, many volunteers, and with site representatives. They inform and consult with other Gathering staff as appropriate, while supervising the Gathering Youth Coordinator, the Conference Associate, and the Gathering Registration Assistant. The Conference Coordinator is expected to be active in the Religious Society of Friends or have deep knowledge of Quaker spirituality and community. The salary range for this position will be $50,000 to $63,000 depending upon experience.

Applications will be accepted until January 3rd, 2020, with an expected start date in March 2020. 

View the full job description here.

Want to learn more about what it's like to coordinate FGC's largest annual event for Quakers? Our current Conference Coordinator, Ruth Reber, talks about her experiences working with FGC staff and volunteers to organize the Gathering, and what our next Conference Coordinator can look forward to in this important role.

Additional Information:

How To Apply

Please send the following via email to Susan Lee Barton, with the subject line "Conference Coordinator Application":

-a cover letter


-three references

Applications will be accepted until January 3rd, 2020.