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The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) seeks a full-time Program Coordinator for its downtown DC office.

WISER is a non-profit organization that works to help women, educators and policymakers understand the important issues surrounding women's retirement income, including Social Security, divorce, pay equity, pensions, savings and investments, home-ownership, and long-term care. As the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face, WISER seeks to improve opportunities for all women to secure adequate retirement income.

WISER's Program Coordinator works closely with WISER's President, Director of Programs and other staff to help carry out the mission and day-to-day operation of the organization. Primary responsibilities include: working on the implementation and development of WISER programs, grants and resource materials; assisting with office management functions; and providing writing and research support for WISER's education materials and for communications efforts through WISER's website and social media. This position provides opportunities for growth and advancement.

This position requires an ability to work full-time in the office, Monday-Friday during WISER's regular business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm. Start date can begin immediately upon hiring.


The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

• Assists with grant projects and partner network activities; examples include outreach to network partners to help promote and disseminate WISER materials.
• Assists with content development for workshop presentations, grant-related resource materials, and toolkits; and contributes to the preparation of grant reports and proposals.
• Provides office management support, including but not limited to completing expense reports, gathering monthly invoices for processing with the accountant, tracking publications orders and inventory, and assisting with WISER event planning logistics.
• Provides research support for presentations, fact sheets, and other WISER resources.
• Participates in the writing and editing of newsletters, fact sheets, publications and other WISER materials.
• Assists with content development for WISER website and social media.
• Serves as a representative of WISER at meetings, hearings, conferences, and other events, as needed.
• Presents at workshops and other events once sufficient experience in the position has been gained.
• Follow news, current events and policy initiatives related to WISER's mission.
• Provides administrative support as needed, including but not limited to: answering phone calls, assisting with email inquiries, arranging travel, and assisting with office newsletter and other mailings.
• Performs other duties as assigned. 

Education/Experience and Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. Nonprofit work experience is a plus. The employee should possess an interest in or professional experience related to issues and policies regarding personal finance, financial literacy, retirement planning, aging, and Social Security, particularly pertaining to women in the United States. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.Nonprofit work experience a plus.
• To perform this job successfully, the employee should have strong writing, editing, and communication skills. The employee should possess strong computer skills and in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Must have the ability to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks. Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
• Employee must be able to work independently to manage multiple projects, responsibilities and deadlines at a time. Also required is the ability to take initiative, exercise reasonable judgment, pay careful attention to detail, and be highly organized.
• Interest or professional experience working on issues and policies relating
to personal finance, financial literacy, retirement planning, aging, and/or Social Security, particularly pertaining to women in the U.S.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position. Daily movements include sitting; standing; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the office; and attending onsite and offsite meetings. Travel outside the DC area will be likely at times. The employee must be able to communicate via email and verbally via telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 25 pounds.

Salary and Benefits

Salary starting at $40,000 and negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Health insurance stipend and WMATA transportation stipend provided, as well as federal holidays and annual paid time off. Retirement benefits offered after 6 months of satisfactory employment.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample to Lara Hinz, Director of Programs. Email:, or mail to 1140 19th Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC, 20036. Include "Program Coordinator" in the email subject line or on the mailing envelope. We apologize that we are unable to respond to applications unless a candidate is being considered for an interview.


WISER is an equal opportunity employer.