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Coordinator, Girls and Women and Global Health

Position Overview

The United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The United Nations Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to the United Nations to help strengthen the UN and its ability to advance human dignity and well-being on a thriving planet.  The Foundation champions multilateral cooperation and the UN system, and serves its mission by accelerating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action, mobilizing diverse constituencies for global change, nurturing a strong U.S.-UN relationship, and supporting the
UN and its leadership.   

Based in Washington, DC, the Coordinator role serves two primary functions – working with the Vice President for Girls and Women’s Strategy on the integration and general function of the Foundation’s girls and women work (40%); and working with the Global Health team and Vice President for Global Health Strategy on the general function of the global health team (60%).

Essential Functions

Program & Operational Support, Girls and Women (40%)

Provide administrative support to the Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, including:

  • Organize internal and external meetings.
  • Prepare expense reports.
  • Manage some travel logistics.
  • Modest calendar management.
  • Tracking and supporting Vice President’s commitments to external advisory and advocacy groups.
  • Provide some research, writing and editing support, including preparing, finalizing, and distributing internal and external correspondence (talking points, briefing notes, programmatic one-pagers, blog posts, web site copy, presentation decks).
  • Create and maintain calendars for relevant events, such as during the annual Commission on the Status of Women and during the UN General Assembly.
  • Occasionally help with scheduling and meeting planning, and routinely help manage bi-weekly Girls and Women’s meetings, including agendas and notes.
  • Assist in vetting and replying to invitations, speaking requests, and participation in program related activities.
  • Manage team us of Salesforce and update information as necessary.
  • Work with the finance team occasionally to process contracts, bills, grants or invoices.
  • Assist Senior Associate with hiring and managing interns.
  • Coordinate as needed with other Foundation teams, including Public Affairs and Development.
  • Work with the Director of Special Events to organize external meetings and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Program & Operational Support, Global Health (60%)

Provide administrative support to the Vice President for Global Health Strategy, including:

  • Organize internal and external meetings
  • Prepare monthly American Express and other expense reports
  • Travel logistics
  • Modest calendar management
  • Tracking and supporting Vice President’s commitments and work as a member of two external Boards of Directors.
  • Provide research and writing support to Global Health team, including briefing papers, executive summaries, analyses, and occasional blog posts and presentations.
  • Prepare, finalize, and distribute internal and external correspondence including talking points, briefing notes for leadership team, and biweekly foundation updates.
  • Assist team with regular updates of contact information into Salesforce. Serve as team’s Salesforce Champion.
  • Create and maintain Global Health calendar. Create and maintain global health calendars for annual World Health Assembly and UN General Assembly meetings.
  • Develop agendas for internal team meetings.
  • Work with the team to administer some elements of Global Health grant portfolio (approximately 5 grants/year), including communicating with grant beneficiaries on proposal, reporting, extension, and closing of grants.  
  • Work with the Director of Special Events to organize external meetings and events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, public health, gender studies or related, relevant field strongly preferred.
  • Passion, knowledge or work experience in gender, global health and development issues.
  • Familiarity with the United Nations desired.
  • Experience working in an office setting, with track record of success.
  • Administrative experience required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required, including the ability to analyze and translate or distill complex scientific and policy issues into memos, reports, or blog posts.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse partners; ability to operate collaboratively and communicating clearly, often under time pressure, and with discretion, tact, diplomacy, cultural sensitivity and empathy.
  • Ability to take initiative; the ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is comfortable carrying out multiple tasks on different projects and assignments, is dependable and consistent, enjoys being part of a team and anticipates team needs.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to organize and classify materials (electronic and hard copy) effectively.
  • Previous experience with Salesforce a plus.
  • Some experience with event logistics preferred.
  • Advanced experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • 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 of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP with HSA),
  • dental insurance,
  • vision discounts,
  • 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 benefits, and
  • 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 parental leave.

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