Program Coordinator

Position: 
Program Coordinator
Organization Name: 
Exponent Philanthropy
Job Category: 
Job Description: 

Organization Overview: Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of
funders—nearly 2,000 members strong—and the only one dedicated to foundations,
philanthropic families, and individual donors who practice philanthropy with few or no
staff. Our vibrant network has in common lean operations and a style of philanthropy
motivated by personal passion, community needs, and the strong desire for better
outcomes. We provide high-quality and cost-effective programs, resources, and
connections that maximize our members’ dollars and time for the benefit of diverse
communities and causes.

The organization was created in 1995 by a group of small-staffed foundations. The
founders wanted to create an organization that encouraged participation and where all
members had an equal voice. We now have members in all 50 states representing
thousands of philanthropic leaders. Our success has resulted in great part by our warm
and welcoming culture that is based on the following principals: relationships come first,
one size does not fit all, learning is a life long journey, quality is essential, and inspiration
from the collective impact of our members. In our staff, we look for highly collegial, ethical,
bright, and customer service oriented individuals who have a commitment to quality work.
Staff are passionate about the power of philanthropy, are driven by an entrepreneurial
spirit and have a strong outcomes orientation. Exponent Philanthropy is an organization
that values and rewards performance, collaboration and innovation.

Position Overview: The program coordinator is a member of the Education Programs
Team within the Programs & Services Department and is responsible for both managing
select programs and supporting programs managed by team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage all logistics for 2-3 seminars per year, including activities such as finding locations, managing registration, developing banquet event orders, and assembling program materials, working in partnership with staff member serving as programmatic content lead.
  • Manage all logistics for a cohort program, including managing registration and communications with fellows plus all details related to the cohort’s in-person trainings, working in partnership with the staff member serving as programmatic content lead.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for webinars.
  • Field and route questions and requests from members and others regarding member services as a member of the frontlines team answering incoming calls.
  • Produce status reports and update metrics on program data.
  • Assist in drafting, editing, compiling, and distributing evaluation reports for/from programs and initiatives.
  • Design sessions for conferences and other educational programs as needed.
  • Undertake additional programmatic and administrative responsibilities as assigned including assisting with program online registration.
  • Serve as an integral member of the Education Programs Team, providing staff support and/or leadership for Exponent Philanthropy programs, including travel to educational programs to provide on-site logistical support as needed.
  • Take advantage of ongoing opportunities to learn about the culture, dynamics, operations and management of private and community foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors.

Core Competencies:

  • 2-4 years’ work experience in project management or program development to include: planning logistics, developing curricula, marketing, budgeting and reporting.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects in a fastpaced, team environment.Ability to prioritize, take initiative, and work well under deadline, with both shortturnaround and longer-term projects.
  • Ability to provide high-quality customer service.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with databases; capacity to learn about and adopt other relevant technologies to advance the organization’s work.
  • Ability to travel a few times throughout the year to Exponent Philanthropy programs.
  • Willingness to accept and take on new challenges for professional growth.
  • Capacity and motivation to develop an in-depth understanding of Exponent Philanthropy programs, resources and services.
  • Previous experience in philanthropy, philanthropy support and/or the nonprofit sector desired but not required.

Salary & Benefits: Exponent Philanthropy offers a comprehensive and generous benefits
package including sick leave, health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, and transit
subsidies.

To Apply For Position: Interested parties should email cover letter, resume and salary
expectations to hr@exponentphilanthropy.org and include “Program Coordinator” in the
email subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete
applications will not be considered. Although we value initiative, we cannot field phone
calls regarding the position.

Exponent Philanthropy is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our organization recruits,
hires, trains, and promotes persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national
origin, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, familial status, family responsibilities,
matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy,
childbirth, gender or age (except where gender or age is a bona-fide occupational qualification, as
defined by law), genetic information, or physical or mental disability (except where the disability
prevents the individual from being able to perform the essential functions of the job and cannot be
reasonably accommodated in full compliance with the law