Program Coordinator, North America

United States or Canada

12 Jan 2023

United States or Canada


3 years

25 Jan 2023

Position Title: Program Coordinator, North America

Location: Major cities in the US or Canada

Type: Fully remote

Reports to: Shereen Bhan, Leadership Development & North America Director

Hours per week (average): 40 (full time)

Our Vision and Mission – WomenLift Health is committed to expanding the power and influence of talented women in global health and catalyzing systemic change to achieve gender equality in leadership. We envision a world where diverse, accomplished leaders collectively transform health outcomes.

Our Work – Established in 2019, we work to advance equality in health leadership through a range of actions at the individual, institutional, and societal levels. This includes a “Leadership Journey,” which focuses on giving mid-career women the tools, along with peer, mentor and coach support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership for impact. It includes pushing conversations and partnerships with health institutions, taking steps to prioritize gender equality. It also includes driving a global conversation about the importance of women’s leadership, amplifying the voices of national and global health leaders including at our annual conference, Women Leaders in Global Health.

Our Culture and Values – We are building a diverse, entrepreneurial team of people who bring unique cultural and technical perspectives and experiences. We welcome results-oriented problem-solvers of any nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. We are a growing organization that is committed to building a culture with our partners that values:

  • Collaborative leadership that celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences and ensures everyone contributes to their full potential.
  • Partnership grounded in humility, respect, empathy, and inclusion.
  • Transformative change based upon bold, strategic thinking combined with adaptability and pragmatic action.
  • Spirit of learning that ensures we are open, forward-looking, constructive, and committed to growing collectively and individually.
  • Achieving impact by improving global health and gender equality.

Position Summary

WomenLift Health is seeking a Program Coordinator to work under the direction of the WomenLift Health North America Director to contribute to implementation and administration of programmatic functions to achieve the objectives of WomenLift Health.

The Program Coordinator will work closely with the North America Director, North America Program Lead, and other members of the small and nimble globally distributed WomenLift Health team to contribute to designing, building and implementing the systems and processes to efficiently track and support the operations of the WomenLift Health North America training program (“The Leadership Journey”) for mid-career women leaders in global health in the U.S. and Canada. The North America Leadership Journey currently operates 1 cohort per year each with 30 women for a 12-month duration and may scale up to include another Journey in the next couple of years. More details about the Leadership Journey can be found here.

The Program Coordinator should be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, someone who pays close attention to detail and takes initiative. They should have an eye to constant improvement and streamlining of systems and processes related to the North America Leadership Journey. The ideal candidate should be able to work adeptly both independently and in a team. WomenLift team members feel closely aligned with our values and enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment with a diverse set of teammates from around the world.

This recruitment is for 1 full-time (100% FTE) position.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Working with the North America Team, maintain the processes and systems that support the North America Leadership Journey including but not limited to:
    • Support the call for applications, management & review of applications, and onboarding of the women leaders selected for the program.
    • Distill and disseminate information to support the cohort members throughout the duration of the program, via email communications and the program’s virtual learning platform.
    • Serve as a reliable point of contact for the cohort members.
    • Identify and resolve administrative problems.
    • Help set program priorities and keep track of key milestones and deliverables according to established program timeline.
    • Oversee the documentation of all North America-based Journey systems and processes.
    • Help to develop and maintain mentor, peer and alumni networks for the North America cohorts.
    • Refine and manage systems to track, support, evaluate, and find synergies between cohort members’ leadership projects.
  • The Program Coordinator will also coordinate Leadership Journey-related sessions and events:
    • Support the tech and programmatic production and delivery of the biweekly/monthly virtual learning sessions attended by the cohort members. This includes managing Zoom operations for all virtual learning sessions.
    • Along with our Operations team, coordinate the logistics and event planning for 2 in-person residencies during the 12-month program – an initial 3-day leadership Immersion and a closing 2-day “Leadership Lift-Off” event. These in-person events may be held in various North America locations such as Seattle and Greensboro and will require travel.
    • Coordinate the mentoring sessions with program mentors and any other mentor-mentee engagements.
    • Help schedule and support meetings with core implementing partners, as well as multi-partner workshops and discussions.
    • Oversee coordination of Journey stakeholders & sessions, including scheduling of touchpoints, mentoring sessions, and any other Journey engagements.
    • In collaboration with the WomenLift Health Communications team, provide marketing and logistical support for panel discussions and conferences that feature current Leadership Journey cohort members and alumnae.   
  • Communicate on the behalf of the North America Director, Program Lead, and WomenLift Health with internal and external program stakeholders such as the cohort members, program mentors, program coaches, global implementing partners, as well as design, operational & evaluation partners.
  • Assist WomenLift Health communications personnel with development of North America cohort training materials including contributing to the creation of presentations, invitations, brochures, website collateral, social media assets, etc.
  • Support program monitoring & learning efforts by establishing & updating core metrics of the Leadership Journey, which encompass the application process, virtual activities, in-person residencies, leadership project, mentoring sessions, coaching sessions, and peer engagement.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 3 or more years of related experience in activities including administration, training implementation, project management, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting; or combination of education and relevant experience for projects of comparable size/complexity


  • Commitment to WomenLift Health’s mission, vision, theory of change, and unique positioning in the field
  • Sophisticated knowledge and use of technology and varying digital platforms (e.g, Zoom, Monday, SharePoint)
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with colleagues, clients, and external stakeholders from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in decision making
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Additional language preferred, but not required
  • Background in global health, gender equity, leadership development or related field

How to Apply

Please fill out an application form through the Jobsoid link.  You will be asked to submit a) your resume, b) cover letter detailing why you are interested and a good fit for the role, and c) list of three references.

Hiring Information

US-based candidates will be hired directly as a staff member of the New Venture Fund, if selected. Canada-based candidates will be hired through a PEO (Professional Employer Organization).

Salary Range: $55,000 to $75,000


Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401K retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401K contributions. Employees are also eligible for pretax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 120 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of voluntary leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment.

COVID-19 Policy

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at [email protected]

Hiring Statement:

WomenLift Health is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.