Accion International

  • Program Coordinator, Center for Financial Inclusion

    Location : City Washington
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Accion International
  • Overview

    About Accion:

    Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by –  the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at 


    Position Summary:

    The Program Coordinator, Center for Financial Inclusion is a temporary, six-month assignment. This position will work primarily within a team led by the Director of Research. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the 2019 Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance and supporting planning of Center for Financial Inclusion’s 10th Anniversary celebration. In addition to project management support, the position requires administrative support work, largely related to events management, fundraising and project reporting.


    Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance Responsibilities


    Process all incoming program applications; manage acceptance and payment process:

    • Maintain all application details in database
    • Confirm receipt of all applications and manage all program inquiries from applicants
    • Maintain list of accepted/rejected/waitlist participants
    • Track program acceptances and fill free spaces as necessary
    • Track deposits and payments for program
    • Work with HBS Executive Education team to ensure that necessary visa letters are sent out in a timely fashion

    Pre-program preparations:

    • Maintain an up-to date status of final participants
    • Assemble a demographical database of all participants for program
    • Work with HBS Executive Education team to finalize pre-program preparations

    Center for Financial Inclusion’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Responsibilities


    The candidate will also play an integral role in the preparation for and execution of Center for Financial Inclusion’s 10th Anniversary celebration, with specific responsibilities inclusive of, but not limited to, the following:

    • Support overall planning and logistics for Center for Financial Inclusion’s 10th anniversary to be held on November 1 at the National Press Club
    • Organize and attend regular meetings to discuss event planning progress and issues
    • Draft and manage all invitations and reminders and handle all invitee communications
    • Track and report out on guest registrations and ticket purchases
    • Develop a run-of-show working draft, detailing timeline of events and key elements and players
    • Handle all other duties as necessary to ensure the successful execution of this event


    • Availability of 35 hours a week from October through the end of April 2019
    • One year of experience with data and correspondence management is helpful
    • Experience with Salesforce, MailChimp, or equivalent CRM is preferred
    • Event management experience is a big plus 
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to correspond with applicants in a professional manner
    • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
    • Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude
    • Interested in our mission and working globally
    • Willingness to embody our values of Excellence, Respect, and Passion for Social Change
      • Excellence:Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
      • Respect:Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
      • Passion for Social Change:Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others.


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