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Program Coordinator, Engagement

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Classification: Professional, full-time employment
Benefits: Paid vacation, health, and holidays; generous medical insurance and long-term disability; employer-matched 403b plan; life insurance; transportation deduction
Location: 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 404, Washington, D.C. 20008
Salary Range: $38-42,000

Genetic Alliance is a nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to engaging individuals, families, and communities to transform health. For more than 32 years, we have built tools and technology that empower individuals to improve their own health and amplify their voices to better health and access for others. We work collaboratively with our network of thousands of organizations to push the boundaries of the current systems of research, care, and support. Our goal is to ensure that individuals, families, and communities (and the organizations who serve them) have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. We bring energy and creativity to this task through the diverse experience and expertise of our staff.

General Position Overview:

Genetic Alliance has multiple project teams with a variety of tasks, partners, and funders. In our engagement-focused division, we are spearheading efforts to support communities and institutions as they execute, enhance, and evaluate activities around engaging stakeholders as leaders. The coordinator will work across engagement projects to provide day-to-day support, conduct background research, draft documents and reports, and build our initiatives and capacity.

The Program Coordinator, Engagement will be vital in contributing meaningfully to the development of these projects, showcasing and promoting key resources, building partnerships and coalitions, and providing technical assistance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work across teams to develop and execute projects aimed at building infrastructure and supporting stakeholder engagement.
  • Support project activities, including developing documents, organizing meetings, and planning webinars and phone calls.
  • Coordinate recurring calls and meetings and track discussions around program progress and accomplishments.
  • Develop spreadsheets, tracking tools, and manage project systems.
  • Draft content, surveys, reports, tools, presentations, and abstracts.
  • Conduct online research and translate findings into clear documents.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to several different project teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Genetic Alliance's mission requires that we think outside-the-box and inspire our network of partners to do the same. In order to transform entrenched systems and draw people out of their comfort zone, Genetic Alliance has focused on creating a culture of openness. This culture is an important part of our internal and external process, in the need for honesty and transparency in all that we do, and in the requirement that staff push themselves and grow both personally and professionally.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in an office setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Eagerness to grow/evolve in role with a self-directed approach.
  • A “growth” mindset and eagerness to build upon skillset and knowledge.
  • Consistency in preparedness and ability to fill in if needed.
  • Proactive, takes initiative, and plays an active role in tasks.
  • Superior proficiency in Microsoft Office programs—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and stimulating environment where priorities may shift rapidly.
  • Able to work independently and in a team when needed.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Able to communicate need for assistance or guidance clearly and precisely.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build new relationships with range of stakeholders.
  • Superior organization and time management skills with special attention to detail.
  • Transitions efficiently between different projects and activities.


  • Background in outreach, education, communications, research, and/or public health.
  • Interest in stakeholder engagement and other innovative health models.
  • Experience coordinating meetings, teleconferences, and electronic forums.
  • Comfortable with social sharing and blogging tools.
  • Familiarity with online survey, scheduling, project management, and collaboration platforms (such as SurveyMonkey, Doodle, Trello, and Google Docs).
  • Public speaking experience, with comfort providing project updates both internally and with external partners.
  • Proficiency in Adobe graphics suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; other online visual platforms.

How to Apply

Interested and enthusiastic applicants should send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and references to: Andrea Goodman, Director of Engagement, with “Program Coordinator, Engagement” in subject line.

No Phone Calls Please

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered and will receive responses from Genetic Alliance.

Genetic Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

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