Join TDP HQ! We're hiring a team coordinator to start this spring!


Team Coordinator

Location: Ideally based in Los Angeles but open to remote

Hours: Part time (30 hours a week) or full time

Application deadline: Friday, March 30

The Dinner Party is a community of mostly 20- and 30-somethings out to transform our most isolating experiences into sources of rich community, empathy, and meaningful conversation through intimate, peer-driven dinner parties and the age-old practice of breaking bread. Since January 2014, we've grown from a few dozen people to more than 4,000, active at 275+ tables in 110+ cities and towns worldwide.

The end goal? We foresee a day in which Dinner Parties are as pervasive as AA meetings, and as culturally acceptable and readily accessible as yoga and meditation classes: a day in which young people who have experienced significant loss are recognized not as objects of pity, but as better listeners and better leaders, characterized by profound empathy, resilience, and agency.

Position Overview

The Team Coordinator will work closely with the co-founders and the rest of TDP HQ to help build a strong administrative foundation upon which our community can grow. This role will have exposure to the many ins and outs of running a living, breathing, and growing organization and will require detail-orientation, diligence, creativity, problem solving, humor and optimism to help make it all run smoother and grow steadier.

The Team Coordinator will be a swiss army knife: down to take on any task, and comfortable with no two days being the same. From coordinating financial paperwork, to supporting event production, to being the keeper of our donor rolodex, the Team Coordinator will be in close lock step with the co-founders, maintaining existing systems and improving the way we work so that our community can keep thriving.

Our interest is not solely in the what, but in the how. The Team Coordinator is thus expected to model the core values and principles behind The Dinner Party:

  • A belief and commitment to collaborative leadership, and to creating an environment in which each and every team member can fully capitalize on her/his/their own expertise;
  • A promise to abstain from bullshit in favor of honest, open, and transparent communication, and a demonstrated commitment to active listening, self-efficacy, and the growth and care of every member of the Dinner Party community (including yourself!)



Administrative Excellence for All Things TDP HQ

  • Process all financial paperwork, including contracts, expenses, timesheets, and invoices from vendors

  • Support the recruitment of future staff members and volunteers, including posting jobs, tracking applicants, and scheduling interviews

  • Schedule calls and meetings as needed for co-founders with partners, board members, and others

  • Handle a mix of additional back office needs, including but not limited to, managing the TDP budget, ordering supplies, mailing occasional materials, and coordinating travel

  • Support culture-building for our growing (and mostly remote) team - including celebrating birthdays, recognizing deathverseries, coordinating team gatherings and host retreats


Fundraising + Event Production

  • Migrate and manage our donor database in Salesforce, ensuring all data is up to date, and pulling reports as needed.

  • Support co-founders in relationship management with reminders, scheduling of get togethers, and preparation of materials

  • Support the production of fundraising events, ranging from strategy dinners in NYC for 20 industry leaders to 100 person dinners in San Francisco to a virtual crowdfunding campaign around the holidays

  • Process and send thank yous to donors in a way that feels true to our community


Social Media + Communications

  • Track and communicate all inbound media requests

  • Help develop creative ideas and roll out the TDP Social Media strategy across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, as well as simple maintenance to website and other online homes as needed.


Special  + Miscellaneous Projects

  • Support research projects as needed across a wide range of topics related to community building, meaningful conversations, self and collective wellness, grief, life after loss, and more.

  • Work closely with the TDP Community Director and Community Manager to track and respond to those who reach out to

  • Support other projects as needed and as time allows, including the Community Team and Regional Organizers



  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and results-driven

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including active listening and inclination to tap into and utilize emotional intelligence

  • Experience building, working within, and improving systems; strong organizational skills

  • High level of empathy

  • Ability to balance team dynamics and self sufficiency to keep priorities moving forward

  • Exceptional responsiveness to emails and consistent communication with all TDP stakeholders, including co-founders, staff, board members, donors, hosts, and Dinner Partiers

  • Experience within the Dinner Party community, particularly as a Dinner Party host, preferred

  • Ability to manage difficult emotions and consistently prioritize self-care

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Excel, Zoom, Google Docs. Experience with Salesforce and Slack are both a big plus.

  • This position is either part time (30 hours) a week, or full time.

  • This person is ideally based in/near Los Angeles working from 2 days a week. Remote work is an option for the right person.

To apply, submit cover letter + resume to with “TDP Team Coordinator” in the subject line by Friday, March 30.


Posted on March 9, 2018 .