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Coordinator, International Programs

International Impact | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is seeking a Coordinator, International Programs.  The role reports into a Senior Director in the International Social Impact Department at Sesame Workshop in New York City. We seek a detail-oriented and collaborative individual who will work closely with Sesame Workshop staff and partners to support program development, planning, and implementation of a variety of mass media, education, outreach, and public awareness initiatives globally. Geographically, this role will focus mainly on supporting Sesame’s work in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in South Africa anchored by our branch office in Johannesburg; and on the work of Sesame Workshop India’s office in New Delhi.   


Project Coordination/Administration

  • Lead administrative processes to support initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa & India:
    1. Coordinate communication with multidisciplinary teams
    2. Arrange and schedule internal meetings and manage travel logistics
    3. Submit and track necessary documents through approval processes, such as legal contracts
  • Project Coordination:
    1. Develop and manage timelines, workflows, and work plans
    2. Track expenditures against budgets, submit invoices and compile expense reports
    3. Serve as liaison between team members both at the Workshop and locally in-country; provide information and follow-up on requests from internal and external partners
    4. Support communication with multi-disciplinary partners and stakeholders across media, education, philanthropy, non-profit, and commercial sectors
  • Draft, update, and organize program assets:
    1. Support the drafting of presentations, planning decks, fact sheets, internal and external reports, concept notes, project plans, executive briefings
    2. Draft and design email newsletters, power-points, and brochures for internal and external communications purposes
    3. Organize and maintain all project resources such as budgets, contact sheets, contracts, narrative and financial reports, and invoices

Planning and Program Development

  • Conduct desk research and synthesize information on local educational needs, social development contexts, mass media and digital landscape, and business development opportunities
  • Help create planning and management frameworks to support program development
  • Help identify new program and partnership opportunities aligned with program goals
  • Work closely with the Philanthropic Development Department to research and draft materials to support fundraising and reporting 

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar experience. Master’s degree a plus in relevant field such as International Development/Affairs
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Ability work across cultural-contexts and time zones
  • Background working or living internationally desired; in Sub-Saharan Africa or India a plus
  • Experience in project coordination. Program development a plus
  • Excellent written communication skills: analytical, polished, and precise
  • Experience drafting compelling concept notes, presentation decks, proposals, project plans, and executive briefings
  • Experience with design (ex: PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop, MailChimp/Constant Contact) for communications materials, a plus
  • Experience with collaborative processes and multi-disciplinary partnership management. Poised and professional communicator who can interact with high-level executives
  • Self-directed and takes initiative to accomplish goals
  • Desirable, but not required:
    • Familiarity with digital media ecosystem and innovation in emerging markets
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in media, children’s media, or marketing
  • Commitment to Sesame Workshop’s mission and core values; cares about international issues 

Department Overview - International Social Impact 

Sesame Workshop’s International Social Impact department develops and implements Sesame’s powerful initiatives to serve children and families around the world.   Building upon the familiarity and appeal of the trusted, beloved Sesame Street characters – and their global counterparts – we create and disseminate unique educational resources and tools for families most in need.  Sesame’s research-driven initiatives reach many children who would otherwise have little or no access to early childhood education, and support all aspects of children’s development – including healthy habits, cognitive development in areas such as early literacy and math, and social-emotional well-being and resilience. We reach and engage children ages 3 – 8 and the important adults in their families and communities using multiple media platforms and innovative strategies – from television and radio to digital media, mobile technologies, classroom materials, teacher/provider training, social media, and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled