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Internal Application: Program Coordinator

International Social Impact | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Program Coordinator will work in the International Social Impact Department at Sesame Workshop in New York, NY. We seek a detail-oriented and collaborative individual who will work closely with Sesame Workshop staff and partners to support curriculum development, program planning and implementation, monitoring, and project communication for a variety of educational initiatives in low-resource settings.



Coordination & Communication

  • Coordinate communication with multidisciplinary teams
  • Arrange and schedule internal meetings
  • Support travel arrangements and manage logistics
  • Submit and track necessary documents through approval processes, such as legal contracts
  • Track expenditures against budgets, submit invoices, and compile expense reports
  • Track communication with internal and external partners
  • Collaborate with the Philanthropic Development Department on materials to support fundraising and reporting

Program-Specific Activities

  • Conduct desk research and synthesize information on local educational needs, social development contexts, mass media and digital landscapes, and potential project partners and other stakeholders
  • Support development of behavior change curricula; manage the mapping of teaching and learning materials against project curricula
  • Help to develop and manage work plans, including tracking deliverables
  • Help to develop project monitoring plans and instruments
  • Draft and manage program assets, including presentations, fact sheets, internal and external reports, concept notes, and executive briefings
  • Organize and maintain project files


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in International Education, International Development, or a related field a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Ability to travel internationally and work in low-resource settings
  • Ability to work across cultures and time zones
  • Background working or living internationally desired
  • Experience in project coordination
  • Excellent written communication skills: analytical, polished, and precise
  • Experience drafting compelling concept notes, presentation decks, and executive briefings
  • 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:
    • Academic or professional experience in early childhood and primary school education
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in media, children’s media, and/or strategic communications
  • 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 and builds strong partnerships and coalitions to maximize reach and impact.  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 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, books, E-books, magazines, classroom materials, teacher/provider training, social media, and more.