Program Coordinator

Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Sep 12

Position description


GIWPS is seeking a Program Coordinator to play a key role in maintaining GIWPS’ respected and growing global convening platform that influences policy and advances progress for women and girls around the world. The position will support all elements of GIWPS programs, events and special projects, including coordination, execution, and administrative duties. The ideal candidate can thrive in a fast paced environment that requires initiative, is passionate about international affairs and gender equality, and has a knack for systems organization and detail.



Program Coordination

  • Engage in substantive development of GIWPS programs and special projects through tracking and assessing current affairs, policy issues and key stakeholders.
  • Draft briefing and communications materials for events including speaking
    invitations, public announcements, backgrounders, and other formal
  • Work with the Program Manager on coordination of all event logistics including
    scheduling, catering, space reservations, audiovisual services, among others.
  • Support audience development and relations through developing invitations lists,
    managing RSVPs and answering attendee inquiries.
  • Liaise with event participants and make travel and lodging arrangements.
  • Coordinate with other Georgetown departments and external groups for events
    in which GIWPS is a partner or participant.
  • Assist with day-of event execution and help to organize event staff and volunteers.

Administrative Support

  • Maintain organizational email account, contacts and filing systems
  • Support event contracts, expense reporting and travel arrangements.
  • Take meeting minutes; attend events on behalf of GIWPS and provide summary
  • Support the Program Director and Program Manager with other duties as



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years of experience in program coordination, event planning, and/or project management.
  • A high level of organization and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and writing skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in diplomatic environments
  • Knowledge of international affairs/gender issues

Application instructions

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and a 1 page writing sample in a single pdf to Allie Smith at [email protected] Use the subject line “Program Coordinator Application – Name.”