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Program Associate and Salesforce Administrator

Department: GLOBAL INNOVATORS
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 per year

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.

Aspen Global Innovators Group

For over 30 years, the Aspen Global Innovators Group (AGI) has championed leadership innovative solutions to address the world’s most pressing challenges in access to healthcare. AGI builds leadership capacity and connects individuals and organizations with bold ideas and new solutions that tackle long standing health and development challenges.

AGI works with leaders across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the U.S to reduce health disparities and achieve optimal health for people living in underserved communities. Our programs include fellowship and leadership coaching programs, and strategic partnerships with impactful local organizations around the world.

AGI is a diverse team of 12 staff members that reflect African, Latin American, and South- East Asia origins, accelerating global diversity and inclusion in the health space. 73% of staff are women, 45% are people of color, 45% are first generation or immigrants to the USA. They bring an authentically global perspective and a passionate commitment to health and gender equity.

About the Role

With support from the Director, Operations and Strategy, the Program Associate takes the lead on operational and administrative support for AGI’s fellowship programs and Salesforce platform. The Program Associate will also help to organize and track the Fellowships monitoring and evaluation system. The Program Associate will work closely with the Executive Director, Program Director, Associate Directors, interns, and other Aspen staff.

Key Responsibilities

Salesforce administration

  • Monitor and help to manage project performance and fellows’ nominations as well as specific project activities against key milestones, deliverables, and timelines
  • Lead a deep understanding and document the fellows’ journey and leverage data within Salesforce to develop actionable insights, create and execute CRM strategies that influence behavior and actively monitor results to drive deeper engagement and fellow satisfaction
  • Lead the development of a regular Salesforce reporting tool that analyzes the effectiveness of strategies and is easily shared with Executive Director and other members of AGI’s team
  • Perform hands-on tasks by leveraging Salesforce out-of-the-box capabilities, 3rd party apps and custom development
  • Work with Program Director and key members of Aspen Institute’s development team to implement new Salesforce products and features
  • Oversee the development and implement Salesforce changes that address current and future fundraising needs

Finance and Contracts

  • Supervise all contracts, invoicing and payments for fellowship consultants
  • Identify and manage third-party contractors to assist fellows with visa and travel arrangements for fellowship meetings

Administrative and Communications support

  • Coordinate interviews of potential fellows either in person or by phone or Zoom, assist in facilitating regular contact with both the fellows and local consultants
  • Work closely with Communications Associate to:
    • Support and promote fellows’ social media activities through Twitter, Facebook and other platforms
    • Lead the development and execution of Salesforce CRM strategies to support internal and external brand growth campaigns including regular reporting that measures the performance of each strategy.
    • Assist in planning key events each year as help to identify and coordinate speaking opportunities for fellows at major conferences and meetings

Principal Interactions

This position reports directly to the Executive Director. Works closely with AGI’s Director and other key AGI staff.

Key Qualifications

Minimum 3-5 years experience in project management involving global issues, particularly those related to Africa, global health, agriculture, the environment, microfinance, family planning, or reproductive health issues. Advanced educational degree is a plus, but not a requirement.

  • Excellent management skills, including an ability to juggle multiple projects over several time zones.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the cutting-edge and rapid changes now underway in mainstream media, social online media, and the communications field in general.
  • Hands-on experience managing websites, social media accounts and/or editing projects
  • Exceptional communication skills and demonstrated expertise in working well with multiple partners, managing conflicts as they arise, maintaining project team morale, camaraderie and effective team work.
  • Experience with Salesforce a must, Proficiency with CRM Cloud Apps/Platforms preferred
  • Salesforce licensing and/or certifications are a plus, but not a requirement.

Level of Authority

  • Non-Supervisory Position
  • No budget authority

The Aspen Institute offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, and prescription benefits, retirement benefits, and paid leave.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

Individuals needing an accommodation to complete the job application can contact HRSupport@aspeninstitute.org or call (202) 736-1074.

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