Coordinator, Operations, Girl Up

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Employment Opportunity
  • Entry Level

Position Overview

Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and more than 5,000 Girl Up Clubs in 130 countries, we’ve trained 95,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs in STEM and storytelling, girls broaden their social impact skill set to better prepare them for success in whatever their futures hold. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, raise millions of dollars to support programs for girls around the world through our United Nations partners, and build community-based movements for social change.

The core values on which Girl Up exists guide our team and our work. Girl Up is a Youth-Centered leadership development initiative working to achieve gender equity worldwide. We commit to supporting our young leaders in their Passionate Action for social change and seek feedback from our Global Community to ensure Accountability in maintaining our values.

Learn more about our work and our values at GirlUp.org.

The UN Foundation is an independent charitable organization created to be a strategic partner for the United Nations to address humanity’s greatest challenges, build initiatives across sectors to solve problems at scale and drive global progress. 

The Operations Coordinator will support Girl Up’s overall operations and team coordination. The Coordinator will support various operational functions and business processes that allow Girl Up to successfully realize its mission. They will assist with functions such as business planning and reporting, contract review, coordination of business software, staff onboarding, team committees, and organizational policies and procedures, as well as support the growth and management of Girl Up’s global affiliate network.

The Operations Coordinator, Girl Up reports to the Senior Director, Global Operations, Girl Up and assists with operational requests from across all Girl Up departments.

Essential Functions

  • Support Girl Up’s business planning and reporting
  • Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement progress (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly
  • Draft and review operational contracts and maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed
  • Attend training sessions provided by UNF’s contracts team to maintain and keep up-to-date with UNF’s current policies and procedures
  • Maintain strong knowledge of UNF’s Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information, and prepare reports. Support with UNF’s due diligence process for vendors, contractors, and/or other partners
  • Assist with the staff onboarding experience and the coordination and experience of intern cohorts;
  • Manage accounts for relevant business software and subscriptions
  • Contribute to Girl Up’s action plan to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the workplace and across programming
  • Serve as the main focal point for UNF’s Operations team
  • Support in the coordination of team-wide training, professional development opportunities, staff committees, team culture activities, etc.
  • Assist with the drafting and dissemination of organizational internal communications
  • Assist with the updating and implementation of Girl Up policies and standard operating procedures
  • Support global operations team in the management of Girl Up affiliates, including planning efforts, reporting, resource development, etc.
  • Provide scheduling support for team-wide events and leadership as needed
  • Support with special projects as needed
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in non-profit work
  • Commitment to Girl Up’s Core Values
  • Experience with youth development and girls’/women’s issues preferred
  • Proficiency with project management and business technology platforms (e.g., Asana, Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Basic experience with contracts and business operations preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, adherence to deadlines, and ability to handle multiple projects
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations — team-oriented, problem solver, relationship-builder, and strong inter-personal skills
  • Ability to multitask in a very fast-paced, often rapidly-changing environment
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively
  • Multi-cultural experience; general knowledge of global issues, and an understanding of the UN Foundation mission, programs, strategy, and goals
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.

The United Nations Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative-action employer. The United Nations Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

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