Program Coordinator, Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

Organization Description:

Vital Voices Global Partnership is a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to working with women throughout the world to provide them with the support and tools they need to have a positive impact in their communities. Through mentoring programs, leadership trainings and individualized support, Vital Voices provides credibility, builds capacity and enhances connections for emerging and established women leaders internationally. At Vital Voices we believe, and we are proving, that investing in women improves the world.



In 2011, Vital Voices and Bank of America came together to develop a signature partnership to accelerate women’s leadership development throughout the world. The Global Ambassadors Program connects extraordinary women leaders for mentorship opportunities, bringing together Global Ambassadors (mentors) to participate in week-long programs that include leadership development trainings, one-on-one and group mentoring sessions with women leaders (mentees) from around the world who are at a tipping point in terms of their professional, business and leadership paths.

Vital Voices seeks a Coordinator to provide programmatic support for the Global Ambassadors Program. Working in collaboration with Vital Voices and Bank of America staff, the Program Coordinator supports various aspects of program development, implementation and follow up. This person liaises with participants, vendors and partners to seamlessly execute each program trip and maintains communications and relationships with alumnae.



  • Assisting with application design, dissemination and assessment for each trip
  • Managing staff and participant logistics including (but not limited to) booking flights, securing hotel rooms and assisting with visa applications. Liaising with Bank of America events staff to coordinate in-country logistics and vendors.
  • Scheduling, developing, recording and sharing pre-program webinars
  • Serving as the main point of contact for participants, staff and consultants leading up to, during and after each program trip
  • Gathering and disseminating essential programmatic and logistical briefing materials
  • Assisting with Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as reporting on programmatic successes
  • Maintaining communication with alumnae via email and social media, and coordinating external communications via the program website
  • Managing daily financial and administrative tasks



We are seeking a strong professional to join our team, cultivating and supporting the strategic growth of Vital Voices’ signature global mentoring partnership.

Personal Attributes:

  • High-energy, dedicated, and excited about working in a dynamic, fast-paced nonprofit organization
  • Ability to take initiative, multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team member
  • Passion for women’s leadership
  • A people-person who values building and maintaining relationships with diverse groups
  • Appetite for learning and growth

Primary qualifications include:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in the non-profit field, event planning and/or programmatic experience in the international development or women’s empowerment field
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Top-notch relationship management skills; able to build trust and maintain long-term relationships. Must be able to work professionally and effectively with high level partners who participate in the program
  • Technological savvy; facility with online application systems, web content management systems, expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, database management, and survey instruments
  • Professional experience with social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Events execution experience; previous experience organizing conferences, events, programs or trainings
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, including dexterity with social media content development and strategy
  • Strong project management skills; experience coordinating complex projects, strong organizational and administrative skills with an innate attention to detail
  • Experience in and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Propensity to collaborate as part of a dynamic team while also able to self-start, take initiative and work independently
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Some international travel may be required


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.

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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Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Three references with contact information

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. NO CALLS PLEASE. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.