Attendance Works began when Executive Director Hedy Chang found in 2008 that students who miss too much school in the early grades is one of the reasons so few low-income children were reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. Today, Attendance Works is the nation’s go-to resource for attendance policy and practice. We operate virtually with team members located across the U.S. Our goal is to collaborate with schools, districts and states and national policymakers to ensure that students of all backgrounds and circumstances attend school regularly, engage in learning and thrive. Learn more about our mission.

Our website ( is our primary vehicle for communication with the broader public. While many offerings and products are available without charge, including the website, webinars, methods for data collection, toolkits and attendance messaging, a variety of fee-based services are also available to schools, districts and states. These include individualized consultation, technical assistance, coaching and peer learning networks.

Attendance Works is a national, non-profit initiative, fiscally sponsored by Community Initiatives in Oakland, California. 

Current Job Openings

Program Support Associate

The Program Support Associate works in concert with the Program and Operations Teams to coordinate and host Attendance Works’ webinars including our e-Learning series. This is a part time, hourly, non-exempt position (5 hours per week). Compensation ranges from $20-$25/hour depending on experience. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Working closely with the programmatic team to develop webinar descriptions.
  2. Successfully manage and coordinate all pre-webinar tasks, including creating webinar registration, polls and breakout rooms in advance of each event; downloading and sharing recording of each webinar and sending customized follow-up emails to participants when needed.
  3. Providing technical production support during live webinars using the Zoom platform including:
    • Hosting the e-learning series.
    • Managing Zoom links for the e-learning series and other webinars.
    • Manage Zoom and each virtual event,  with tasks including but not limited to:
    • Admitting and welcoming participants.
    • Moving participants into breakout rooms.
    • Managing and moving slides during each event.
    • Posting polls.
    • Managing the Zoom room.
    • Recording each webinar, including post-production editing.
    • Generating and storing participation reports and survey results.

Requirements, knowledge, skill, and abilities for the position include:

    • Must be  available to  support online events between 8:30am-5pm EST Monday-Friday.
      • Expertise in using Zoom.
      • Able to work with Google docs, Google slides, PPT.
      • Experience with a variety of online modes of work including video conferencing, teleconferencing and file sharing.
      • Punctual and reliable.
      • A keen eye for detail.
      • Proven experience working effectively with groups of people.
      • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
      • Strong integrity, honesty and commitment to professional excellence.
      • Passion for and deep understanding of the issues affecting underserved, diverse children and youth that cause inequitable access to opportunities to learn.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to by June 7, 2023. Please direct any questions to Zach Freeman at No calls please.