Program Coordinator

International Women's Media Foundation
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 13

Position description

The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking a full-time program coordinator to support a wide range of initiatives as a member of the programs team. The team is responsible for implementing the organization’s portfolio of safety, opportunity, recognition, and equity initiatives that advance the IWMF’s mission through direct support to women and gender diverse journalists. A full list of IWMF programs is available on our website.

The ideal candidate is passionate about protecting, supporting, and promoting women and nonbinary journalists. They advocate for a greater diversity of voices in the news industry. A successful candidate will have a proven ability to meet deadlines and the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, committed to continual improvement and driven to perform at the highest level. 

Who We Are

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is the only global non-profit organization that offers emergency support, safety training, global reporting opportunities, and funding for both staff reporters and freelancers, all specifically tailored for women and gender diverse journalists. Our mission is to ensure more opportunities, bylines, and recognition of women and nonbinary journalists and create a greater diversity of voices in journalism.

What You’ll Do

Reporting to the program manager, the program coordinator will be responsible for the supporting the IWMF’s international programming and emergency assistance. Additionally, they will work to enhance the IWMF’s outreach efforts with the journalism community, help organize public forums on behalf of the IWMF including programs-related events and participate in conferences. A description of responsibilities follows.

  • Supporting all aspects of the IWMF’s programming and emergency assistance:
  • Providing administrative support, scheduling, and organizing meetings, events, and logistics. 
  • Coordinating application and selection processes, communicating with selection committees, and serving as a point of contact for fellows, grantees, and applicants.
  • Engaging with fellows, grantees and the IWMF network to grow the organization’s reach and impact.
  • Work collaboratively with the programs team to systematize application processes, develop application guidelines and sample applications as a resource for potential applicants.
  • Monitoring grantee reports, project timelines and assist the program manager in preparing grant reports.
  • Gathering and organizing program related data and assisting in monitoring and evaluation of programs.
  • Assisting in the development of budgets, payment requests and tracking expenses.
  • Liaising with the communications staff around application opening and closing and ensuring that content for the IWMF’s programs and emergency assistance is up to date on the website.
  • Supporting IWMF programs as needed.

Who You Are

Experience: One to three years of work experience in program coordination or project management, journalism, grantmaking, or international affairs/development. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field (e.g., media development, international relations, public affairs, etc.)

Skills: Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship-building skills, to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities including journalists, grantees, reporting fellows, board members, volunteers, peers, donors, and consultants. In addition:

  • Self-starter with superb organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Desire and ability to think critically and solve problems effectively.
  • Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in program and/or people management.
  • Passion for IWMF’s mission, enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to motivate others, and a sense of humor required.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Prior grantmaking experience is a plus.
  • High level of discretion and sensitivity in working with journalists in crisis.
  • Familiarity with Asana, Canva, Mailchimp, Salesforce, Submittable, WordPress and Zoom desired.
  • Familiarity with visualizations and graphic design is a plus.

What Else You Should Know

The salary for this position is $55,000.

The IWMF is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based upon race, color, sex, age, creed, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or any other status protected by applicable law. The IWMF values a diverse workplace and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We regret that we can only hire candidates currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

IWMF headquarters are in Washington, D.C., but the location of this position is flexible. IWMF staff currently work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel to Washington, D.C., and other locations will be required as part of this position.

The IWMF offers a generous benefits package, including individual health insurance (80% paid by the IWMF), dental coverage, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, the opportunity to establish an FSA and paid holidays as well as paid leave between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In addition, we offer a 401k contribution up to 5%, with employer match up to 4%. Other benefits include two weeks of paid vacation, two weeks of sick leave and three personal days within the first year of employment.

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