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Program Coordinator - Aspen Management Partnership for Health

Location: Washington, DC

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.


Aspen Global Innovators Group 

The Aspen Global Innovators Group widens access to health and prosperity for people living at the world’s margins. Our network of innovators brings overlooked challenges into plain sight, then creates programs, policies and partnerships to address them. Its breakthrough programs include: New Voices Fellowship, which brings expert voices from emerging countries into the global development discussion; AMP Health, which partners with Ministries of Health to support leaders and strengthen health systems; the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, supporting the world’s most untapped start-up community; and Aspen IDEAS Health, a premier creative forum on health at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Aspen Management Partnership for Health

The Aspen Management Partnership for Health (AMP Health) works in partnership with Ministries of Health (MoH) across Africa by strengthening leadership and management capabilities to accelerate achievement of the shared goals of Primary Health Care, Universal Health Coverage, and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. We place private sector professionals within Ministries of Health for real-time training and facilitation, tailor leadership and management coaching for individuals and teams, and collect and share cross-country learnings.


AMP Health currently operates in Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, and Zambia, with plans to expand into additional countries. Partner organizations include the CRI Foundations, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Gavi, GlaxoSmithKline, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Merck for Mothers, the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Health, Pfizer, and USAID.

Position Description

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong desire to join a mission-driven organization that has global impact. You thrive in complex, fast-paced environments because you get satisfaction from creating order. You’re great at the details and understand how small tasks can be critical to the success of an organization.


AMP Health is looking for a Program Coordinator to join the team and play a critical role in their next phase of growth. The right person will spearhead the coordination of all program and communication activities. In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn about global health, gain experience working on projects across multiple functions, and work with an innovative team to support AMP Health.  


Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  •  Preparing all meeting materials
  •  Event management, including travel logistics, accommodations, material preparation  
  •  Finance, accounting, and contracting administrative tasks
  •  Management of social media accounts
  •  Desktop research as needed
  •  Scheduling meetings and calendar management as needed
  •  General support for program staff in a variety of areas


Required skills and experience:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience
  •  Strong attention to detail; experience with event or project planning a plus
  •  Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and switch gears quickly
  •  Strong written and oral communications skills
  •  Ability to work productively both autonomously and with a small team
  •  Great interpersonal skills and a desire to always keep learning
  •  Some international experience is strongly preferred
  •  Commitment to building breakthrough solutions to overlooked global challenges


Level of Authority: 

  •  Non-supervisory Position
  •  No budget authority

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