Program Coordinator, HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance

Accion International
Washington, DC
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About Accion:

Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by –  the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 90 partners in 40 countries. More at

Position Summary:

The HBS-Accion Program Coordinator is a temporary, six-month assignment. This position will work primarily within a team led by the Director of Research. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for organizing the 2019 Harvard Business School-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance. In addition to project management support, the position requires administrative support work, largely related to events, fundraising and project reporting.


PROJECT SUPPORT: The candidate will serve as the program coordinator for the HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance, the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those working in the microfinance industry globally, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market.

Specific responsibilities include:

Process all incoming program applications; manage acceptance and payment process:
Maintain all application details in database
Confirm receipt of all applications and manage all program inquiries from applicants
Maintain list of accepted/rejected/waitlist participants
Track program acceptances and fill free spaces as necessary
Track deposits and payments for program
Work with HBS Executive Education team to ensure that necessary visa letters are sent out in a timely fashion
Pre-program preparations:
Maintain an up-to date status of final participants
Assemble a demographical database of all participants for program
Work with HBS Executive Education team to finalize pre-program preparations

Availability of 35 hours a week from October through the end of April 2019
One year of experience with data and correspondence management is helpful
Experience with Salesforce, MailChimp, or equivalent CRM is preferred
Event management experience is a big plus
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to correspond with applicants in a professional manner
Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently
Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude
Interested in our mission and working globally
Willingness to embody our values of Excellence, Respect, and Passion for Social Change
Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others.

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