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Organization Description: 

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-profit organization. We invest in women leaders who are tackling the world’s greatest challenges – from gender-based violence to the climate crisis, economic inequities, and more. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying leaders with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. What sets Vital Voices apart is that we make long-term, holistic investments in leaders with bold ideas for change — providing them connections, capacity, a network of their peers, financial support, and visibility for their work. We have provided early support for leaders who went on to become Nobel Peace Laureates, US Youth Poet Laureates, Prime Ministers, award winning innovators and breakthrough social entrepreneurs. Over the past 24 years, we have directly invested in more than 20,000 change-makers across 184 countries, who in turn have improved the lives of millions of people in their communities and countries.

Today, Vital Voices has a staff of nearly 80 headquartered in Washington, DC. We’ve recently been working to dramatically scale our impact in accordance with our bold vision. In early 2022, we opened the first ever Global Headquarters for Women’s Leadership, a 30,000+ sq. ft. historic building just blocks from the White House on 16th Street. It is a hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

Vital Voices’ Guiding Principles:

  • Bold ideas and bold actions are embraced
  • Collaboration is central to our success
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our culture
  • Funding is an enabler, not a driver
  • Innovation is necessary to propel us forward
  • Building trust with the women we serve and between each other is paramount
  • Our approach is holistic and long team
  • Difficult conversations make us better


Vital Voices invests in women leaders taking on the world’s greatest challenges and accelerates collective action towards an equitable and sustainable world.

Organizational goals 2030

  • Scale our proven investment model from 20,000 to 50,000 women leaders – who together will positively impact the lives of one billion people.
  • Make a measurable impact on 1-2 of the greatest challenges as defined by the Vital Voices Global Network – proving the power of collective action.

Opportunity for Impact

As we continue to build our capacity and outreach, we are seeking a People Operations Coordinator to support organization-wide administrative and human resources operations, including onboarding and internal logistics. The People Operations Coordinator will report to the Vice President of People Operations and support the People Operations team as well as Vital Voices internal teams to provide real-time support to our growing team.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with careful attention to detail and ability to implement systems and logistics, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, patience under pressure, and a passion for Vital Voices’ work. The People Operations Coordinator will work across a portfolio of projects alongside and learning from cross-functional teams with leaders and peers with varying backgrounds, education, and experiences.

This hybrid position is based in Washington, DC with staff expected to be in the office a minimum of twice a week.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Onboarding and Benefits support: Manage the end-to-end onboarding process, ensuring a great experience for new employees and a smooth start into their roles
  • People Operations: Support Vice President of People Operations across the full portfolio including executive support, employee relations, onboarding, compliance, and creation and maintenance HR policies and procedure documentation.
  • Internship Program: Under the direction of the Talent Acquisition Specialistmanage day-to-day coordination of the internship program, including but not limited to intern onboarding and offboarding, orientation, stipend management, and intern job postings.
  • People Analytics: Compile and analyze data from multiple sources to produce insights related to the workforce to help Vital Voices stakeholders make informed data-driven decisions
  • Project team Support: Support organization-wide project management by ensuring project teams are moving through the organization-wide process, keeping a pulse on team communications, and coordinating alignment across finance, people operations, and project teams.
  • Logistical Support: Support org-wide planning and execution of People Operations initiatives, including logistical preparations, and development of agendas, content, and materials for in-person and virtual events and retreats at the Vital Voices headquarters and elsewhere.
  • Communications: Create one-pagers, concept notes, social media postings, and other communications documents for the Vital Voices People Operations team
  • Operations: Managing payments and contracts. Receiving and reviewing grants and/or contracts, managing those relationships and passing on invoices and contracts to the Finance & Operations team.
  • DE&I Commitment: Embrace and model the Vital Voices guiding principles, values, investment, and leadership models with the goal of supporting Vital Voices’ organization culture and success.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience working in operations, human resources management
  • Ability to maintain discretion and work with confidential information
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively across multiple departments
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail 
  • Experience with managing scheduling and candidate communication
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic environments with tight deadlines
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to learn 
  • Positive attitude and demonstrated commitment to Vital Voices’ mission and values


This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position. International travel may be required.

The starting salary range for this position is between $59,635 – $72,888 based on experience and ability to have broad impact early. The compensation package includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k match, and generous PTO including wellness flex days, generous parental leave, sabbatical time and volunteer leave as well as short- and long-term disability, life insurance, HSA, EAP, and a professional development stipend.

Vital Voices provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vital Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Vital Voices expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Vital Voices’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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·       Resume 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

No phone calls or recruiters please.