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

Organizational Goals 2030

  1. Scale our proven investment model from 20,000 to 50,000 women leaders – who together will positively impact the lives of one billion people.
  2. 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.

In June 2024, Vital Voices will be hosting a Global Summit in Warsaw, Poland. The Summit will include 100 women from across the globe to share experiences, learnings, strategies, tactics, and practices to turn back the rise of authoritarian governments.  They will answer a fundamental question: Will the world continue to backslide into authoritarianism, or will we reaffirm the values of human rights and freedom for every person on the planet? One thing remains clear: Women are instrumental in holding the line between democracy and the rise of authoritarianism, between peace and conflict, and between transparency and disinformation. Now is a critical time for these women leaders to come together in collective power, for collective action.

Vital Voices is seeking a temporary (4 month) project assistant who will serve as the lead planner for the Summit. The position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of summit preparation and execution. They will be assisted by a project lead, strategic lead and technical advisors. They will support in defining, developing, and executing the Summit. This is a challenging short-term position that will require agility, critical thinking skills, strong written and verbal communication, and a relentless commitment to achieving project outcomes.


The Project Assistant/Lead Planer will work directly under the supervision and guidance of the Project Lead. This is a remote position with the ability to travel to Eastern Europe for up to three weeks during the project timeline. Additional responsibilities include:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Workplan Development and Execution: Support the development and execution of the project workplan, including key milestones, identification of obstacles and proposed solutions.
  • Stakeholders and Engagement: Coordinate and support the identification of participants and stakeholders, such as meetings and engagements, invitation management, logistics, travel, and administration.
  • Communication and Coordination: Develop and write communication products for internal and external stakeholders and participants.
  • Format and Design: Provide critical thinking, insight and solutions to the Summit design and execution.  Identify and execute formats that engage Summit participants and that are interactive.
  • 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.

Professional Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations or a related field, plus 2 years of relevant work experience required, OR Graduate degree in in international relations or a related field, plus 1 year of work experience REQUIRED;
  • Strong demonstrated experience in global women’s issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
  • Experience serving in an applicable planning or organizational conference role;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, swiftly shift priorities, and work in a dynamic environment with tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office applications (esp. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), social networking tools, and database software (i.e., Salesforce).
  • Experience working cross-functionally to support key objectives and to help team members

This position is a temporary, full-time remote position with a 4-month duration. Domestic and international travel up to 30% may be required for the position.

The starting salary range for this non-exempt position is $43,905.09 – $53,661.77 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, earned 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  

· Salary expectations  

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.