Principal Engagement Senior Coordinator

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 28

Position description

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than nine million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.  We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet.  Cofounded by Bono, ONE is strictly nonpartisan funded by individual philanthropists and corporations.


ONE’s members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.


ONE is grounded in a mission, vision and set of values that provide a foundation for our work and activities. At ONE, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease and who will strive to embody our values. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with our values and mission statement before submitting your application.


ONE teams in Washington D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Ottawa and Abuja to educate and lobby governments to save and improve millions of lives.  



Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment towards reaching a common goal of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease. When you work for ONE, you will receive an exceptional benefits package along with the opportunity to contribute to worldwide causes impacting those most in need.


The Principal Engagement Senior Coordinator will serve as a critical contact in liaising between ONE and our co-founder. The position sits in the Front Office and will support the CEO’s vision in ensuring we engage the co-founder in the most strategic way possible. She/he must be able to represent the Principal Engagement portfolio effectively and appropriately, as the role will work directly with a multitude of both internal and external stakeholders. The position requires the utmost maturity, discretion, and sound judgment, along with a flexibility and willingness to think creatively and collaborate closely with a high-functioning team. This is a full-time opportunity reporting directly to the Principal Engagement Lead Manager based in our Washington D.C. office.



  • Serve as a member of the Front Office Team and represent the vision of the CEO both to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with the Principal Engagement Lead Manager to streamline communication between ONE and our co-founder, with an eye to supporting CEO-led priorities and initiatives.
  • Represent ONE’s priorities to the co-founder’s team and ensure action items and goals are clearly communicated when the Principal Engagement Lead Manager is on travel.      
  • Provide logistical and project management support for trips, events, meetings, and initiatives as they involve or relate to the co-founder.
  • Support the production of excellent briefing materials for trips, events, meetings, and initiatives as they involve or relate to the co-founder.
  • Compile regular internal status updates on co-founder activities, scheduling, and requests. 
  • Implement and utilize internal planning documents and manage the portfolio’s daily priorities.
  • Ensure all invitations and requests for the co-founder are acknowledged by relevant parties.
  • Manage our CRM to consistently archive relevant relationship touchpoints.
  • Produce concise, analytical summaries of key topical issues and policy initiatives.
  • Coordinate regular communication amongst the Principal Engagement staff and key stakeholders.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in international development or international relations.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience, with experience supporting a high-level principal in the non-profit, government, entertainment or political advance sector strongly preferred.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information and identify relevant key points and facts to present in a concise written format within tight deadlines.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities under tight deadlines while performing in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Related work history in poverty and infectious disease alleviation, advocacy, policy, legislation and/or demonstrable interest in the causes ONE supports.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and CRM software.
  • Ability to work long hours and travel, as needed.
  • Ability to work and live in the United States is required.



  • Collaborative mindset and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible and resourceful approach, and an independent problem solver.



Fluency in English required.  Fluency in other languages highly preferred such as Spanish, French, German, Swahili or sign language.



Travel up to 25% international and/or domestic.



Standard office work environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

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