Program Coordinator

NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 02

Position description

NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (or NGO CSW/NY) is the convener of global civil society for the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and global gender equality advocacy. Each year, the annual CSW session takes place for two weeks in March at the UN headquarters in New York.

Founded in 1972, we are a coalition of NGOs, civil society organizations (CSOs), and individuals concerned with global gender equality and the rights and empowerment of women and girls. Through our annual NGO CSW Forum, advocacy with UN Member States, information sharing with our community, and youth engagement, we work to bridge the gap between global civil society, grassroots organizations, and the official UN Commission on the Status of Women process in New York. To learn more about our work, please visit

About the position

We are looking for a full-time Program Coordinator who will be responsible for overall management of office operations, internship supervision, and overseeing the programmatic areas as directed by the Co-Chairs and Executive Committee, including the planning process for the NGO CSW Forum. The Coordinator will start part-time in December, working Tuesdays and Thursdays to train, and then transition to full-time in January 2024.

Please note that candidates must be located in the New York Metropolitan area and able to travel to our office in Manhattan. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. We cannot sponsor visas.


Office coordination:

  • Maintain efficient office operations
  • Lead operations/logistics coordination for the NGO CSW Forum
  • Take direction from Co-Chairs and Executive Committee
  • Work closely with Treasurer and bookkeeper for financial management
  • Coordinate communications and outreach with Communications Secretary and website producer

Supervision of interns:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise interns
  • Organize interns’ assignments and schedules
  • Assign interns to attend events and meetings
  • Plan work assignments during the internship and during the two weeks of CSW

Program Coordination

  • Serve as a representative of NGO CSW/NY at relevant meetings as determined by the Co-Chairs and Executive Committee
  • Keep abreast with the 2030 Agenda, gender equality processes at the United Nations including Generation Equality, and other relevant processes related to programmatic assignments
  • Attend meetings with Member States and UN entities as assigned by the Co-Chairs and Executive Committee

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Non-profit experience preferred
  • Computer literacy; Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, and Canva
  • Knowledge of Neon CRM a plus
  • Background in international relations, gender equality, social justice, and/or women’s human rights
  • Experience with the United Nations and Commission on the Status of Women a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate and achieve consensus among differing opinions
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends during the Commission on the Status of Women in March
  • Ability to listen and work well with others


  • In addition to salary, the employee would receive an annual bonus after the CSW
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Health insurance renewed annually
  • 7 sick days per year
  • 3 personal days per year
  • Federal and UN Holidays off

USD $50,000 - USD $56,000 / year

Application instructions

Please send your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and contact information for 3 references. Due to a high volume of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted.

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