Job Title: EACC Center Coordinator  

About the Organization:

The Ecuadorian American Cultural Center was founded in April 2009. It was founded by three Ecuadorian visionaries living in New York City who wanted to help preserve and diffuse Ecuadorian culture within the community, especially new generations of Ecuadorian-Americans. Jose Rivera had been directing the Ayazamana Dance Group since 1992. Esau Chauca was involved in other Ecuadorian organizations that offered cultural and social services. Justo Santos was involved in community organizations as well, and also directed an Ecuadorian dance group. 

In May of 2008, Jose Rivera, Justo Santos, and Esau Chauca decided to work together to establish a dance group for children. As the work with the children’s dance group progressed, they also began to work on the Ayazamana Dance Group. In April of 2009, they decided the best option was to formally incorporate the organization as a not-for-profit in the State of New York; the Ayazamana Dance Group and the children’s dance program were the first two programs of the center. In 2014, the organization received its 501(c)3 status.

Role Description:


The Ecuadorian American Cultural Center’s coordinator will manage the center’s activities and work with program administrators to ensure the smooth running of programs. This is a role that will allow the selected candidate to be responsible for the center’s operations. The successful candidate will ensure the smooth running of daily, weekly, seasonal and yearly operations. The coordinator will report directly to the center’s General Manager. EACC is looking for an individual who wants to build a career in the Performing Arts & Cultural Awareness or  Non-profit management field. 

This is a full time position. 

Skills and qualities needed for success in this role:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree granted by a higher education institution accredited in the United States with a minimum of 1-3 years related work experience
  • Preferred degrees and/or experience in business administration, public administration, government/publics relations, marketing, economics, or related fields
  • Project & Time Management experience.
  • Experience in the Performing Arts & Cultural management field.
  • Expertise in G-Suite: Calendar, Chat, Gmail, Google Docs, Spreadsheets.
  • Neat and organized on-site and on-line.
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional, focused and formal manner. 
  • Passionate about Andean, South American and or Ecuadorian culture and community building. 
  • Fluency in Spanish & English  is required.


Primary Duties: 


  • Ensure to anticipate needs for each of the programs the center supports every week.
  • Assist the Center’s staff in the day-to-day operations of the organization 
  • Work with Center’s staff to plan and execute programs and events 
  • Coordinate staff and board meetings 
  • Support the Center’s staff in the creation of the annual budget, as well as financial statements and reports 
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations 
  • Fortify and expand current programs and events that benefit the community and align with our mission 
  • Provide other support to staff as needed 
  • Requires in person work at the center every Saturday from 1-6pm while programs are running and patrons might need assistance. 
  • Work on some scheduled Center events that need to take place during the weekend. Some events might need to take place at night during the week  and weekend and require in-person attendance.


Start Date: ASAP


Location: EACC’s office is in Astoria, New York, with the opportunity for a hybrid schedule. The role is mainly remote but will require availability on evenings or weekends for in-person meetings and events.


Compensation: EACC offers a salary range ($45,000 – $60,000 annually) commensurate with experience, paid training, plus benefits.


Process: Applications due by 03/31/2023. Please send a cover letter and resume to Applications will NOT be accepted without a cover letter. Writing sample will be required if you are selected for an interview.


Work Authorization in the United States of America is required for employment.