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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 70 headquartered in Washington, DC. In the coming years we have a bold vision to dramatically scale our impact. 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 will be a hub of activity, events, and collaborations — bringing together women leaders and their allies to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

We are seeking a talented professional with strong organizational and administrative skills for the position of Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include supporting planning and implementation of a year-long fellowship program anchored in the advancement of the SDG’s supporting women leaders in India. The program coordinator will report to the Vice President, Issue Advocacy and support the Issue Advocacy team and work cross-functionally with the Leadership and Social Impact team. This position will run concurrently with the region-specific fellowship program.

Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Program Development and Implementation:   
    • Providing logistical, administrative, and programmatic support for fellowship program and events (virtual and in-person)
    • Assist with scheduling, developing, recording, and sharing webinar content and materials, and managing calendar invitations for meetings and events for the team
    • Develop and copy-edit program and briefing materials
    • Coordinate logistics and liaise with local India coordinator and local partner organization staff to coordinate in-country logistics.
    • Assist with participant recruitment, selection, cohort announcement launch, and ongoing management of fellows
    • Working closely with strategic and project lead to identify and manage trainers for the program and tailoring content to the SDGs.
  • Research 
    • Research and identify trends related to the intersection of gender and the SDGs (SDG5, SDG13) and five key themes of the fellowship (Sports for Development, Education, Rural Transformation, Arts/Culture, and Economic Empowerment/Entrepreneurship) to help tailor program content
  • Financial Management and Administration
    • Coordinate finances and invoices for programs, including contracts with vendors and trainers, processing payments, disbursing per diem for staff and participants, credit card reconciliations, expense reports, etc.
    • Assist creating organizational tools, systems, and processes for the program
    • Manage and update participant data on international management systems and Salesforce
  • Communications and Technology  
    • Support with communication activities such as creating social media toolkits, press releases, posts, communication graphics, blogs, etc.
    • Manage participants and information-sharing on the Vital Voices Network Hub (internal community platform)
  • DE&I Commitment: Model the Vital Voices commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to disrupt and evolve systems and behaviors that negatively impact women and BIPOC employees and network.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, women and gender studies or related field, plus 2-4 years of relevant work experience related to the UN SDGs, international development, and/or non-profit program coordination, OR Graduate degree in in international relations or a related field, plus 2 years of work experience; REQUIRED.
  • Intermediate Proficiency in Hindi; PREFERRED.
  • Strong demonstrated experience and interest in global women’s issues, South Asian studies; and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; PREFERRED.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines, sometimes under difficult or challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and self-awareness.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).

This position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. If and when it is safe to travel, domestic and international travel up to about 10 % may be required for the position. This position is currently temporary and only funded through March 2023, with possibility for extension.

The starting salary range for this position is $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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Applications that do not include the following will not be considered for review:
· Resume and cover letter
· Salary expectations
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.