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ORGANIZATION: One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Flea Market

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Program Coordinator Job Description

Under the supervision of the APSP Northern Region the Uhuru Health Festival and Uhuru Book Fair Program Chair/Co-Chairs lead(s) the program subcommittee and at least one Co-Chair must be a member of the OAON Marketplace Steering Committee

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for:
    • Coordinating the committee that leads all aspects of the program.

These include the following sub-committees for in person events: Program from the Stage, the Children’s Circle, Health Resources (for Uhuru Health Festival), Health Challenges (for Uhuru Health Festival), Authors (for Uhuru Book Fair), and Education Resources (for Uhuru Book Fair)

And the following sub-committees for virtual events: Virtual Program (for both events), Health Partner Statements (for Uhuru Health Festival), Health Challenges (for Uhuru Health Festival), Authors (for Uhuru Book Fair), Education Partner Statements (for Uhuru Book Fair), and Vendor Statements (for both events)

  • Develops, deepens, and/or updates initial program POA to give leadership to program committee
  • Recruits, works with, trains and mobilizes leaders of all above areas to lead their teams, problem solve and expand each area
  • Makes sure materials i.e. letters, contracts (if necessary) and the database are in place/updated so that all areas can be led successfully
  • Leads bi-weekly meetings (once per week in the final month before the event) with brief political education and reports
  • Creates agendas and written reports to discuss program details, problem solve and to hold work accountable
  • Reports bi-weekly to the steering committee and mass community meeting on the status of the program
  • Communicates with all areas of the program the day of the event to problem solve as needed, deal with resources, etc.
  • Builds and deepens relationships with program contacts, makes sure thank yous go out and all participants have a good experience with the OAON Marketplace, Uhuru Health Festival and Uhuru Book Fair
  • Post-Festival Follow-Up:
    • Pulls together program committee to sum up the festival
    • Call for reports from each subcommittee, and complete the overall program committee report, noting any contradictions
      • Report Template
    • Make sure database is updated with all new program contacts

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

  • Ability to work in Excel, Google Drive or other programs for program database and lists
  • Hands on leader who helps team leaders be successful
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with the public and be personable with all volunteers, team leaders, and program contacts
  • Ability to uphold the policies and procedures of OAON Markets in a firm, non-liberal but flexible way
  • Works collaboratively; team player


  • Access to a personal vehicle a plus but not mandatory
  • Leadership experience
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Passion for the work
  • Ability to troubleshoot or problem solve
  • Someone who is open to learning new skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Includes but are not limited to walking and standing for long periods of time outside in different weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

Technical Requirements:

  • Access to a computer or other device that can go on the internet; access to wifi
  • Access to Zoom and Facebook
  • Smart phone or other cellular device to make calls/keep in touch with everyone

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About One Africa! One Nation! Uhuru Flea Market


832 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Mission Statement

The African People's Education & Defense Fund (APEDF) develops and institutionalizes programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development faced by African people.


The One Africa! One Nation Uhuru Flea Market (OAON Market) is an economic development institution of the APEDF. The OAON Market is a seasonal community market designed to support Black business both new and established, build a base of shoppers and supporters and build genuine economic develop opportunities where few opportunities are available. During our April-October season we also have 2 large community events, Uhuru Health Festival and Uhuru Book Fair, both which organize the community around disparities in Health, education and economic development.

APEDF is a black community-led non-profit that addresses the needs and interests of African people. African communities in the U.S. experience the highest rates of poverty, homelessness, unemployment and curable diseases. The African community faces the shortest life expectancy, attends under-resourced schools and lives in substandard housing.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Clark Park- Park B43rd & Chester AvePhiladelphia, PA 19104



  • Program Management
  • Management
  • Stage Management




  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours weekly

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