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Job Title:

Program Coordinator-Atlanta


Career Pathways Initiatives (CPI)


Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator for the Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) is responsible for a full range of moderate to complex administrative support associated with the planning and implementation phases of a new program at UNCF that seeks to strengthen institutional career placement outcomes at select Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) by increasing the number of undergraduates who immediately transition to meaningful jobs in their chosen fields. The successful candidate will be part of a new team seeking to partner with HBCUs and PBIs to increase student career outcomes, and will work with a broad range of individuals and constituencies across the United States. The position requires a highly motivated and collaborative individual, who is able to communicate effectively, and possesses strong organizational, analytic, and writing abilities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with the managing and tracking of various Requests for Proposal (RFP) processes and ensure connections with advisory and review committee members.
  • Maintain appropriate mechanisms to oversee the work of the participating institutions and assist with the management of the wider network of university leaders.
  • Maintains and update institutional and other resource databases using a variety of collaborative tools (e.g. Raiser's Edge, Microsoft Access, email list software, and/or web-based collaborative tools);
  • Coordinate activities such as: collecting and analyzing data and disseminating resources and information.
  • Conduct outreach with campuses and their representatives to identify additional needs and opportunities for collaborative work.
  • Responsibility for logistics, planning and management of conferences and meetings, including obtaining, reviewing, and editing hotel contracts and communication with hotel/conference center contracts
  • Assist with the development of meeting agendas, preparation of background materials, and coordination of meeting logistics among organizations and participants.
  • Acts as project coordinator for special projects, at the request of supervisor, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, coordinating direct mailings, creating newsletters.
  • Drafts general correspondence and presentations and proofreads various documents.
  • Prepare and distribute products such as e-newsletters, meeting summaries, and knowledge briefs.
  • Assist in data collection, analysis and documentation of evidence-based practices.
  • Help promote the initiative and its findings using social, in-person and institutional networks to UNCF, HBCUs, PBIs and beyond.
  • Compiles and checks completion of grant proposal packages to the Lilly Endowment and other constituents according to their submittal instructions.
  • Processes expense reports; tracks budgets and program expenses.
  • Works independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects.


    Bachelor's Degree and commensurate experience required. Experience in higher education and project coordination. Minimum of two years of professional experience.

    Additional Requirements:

  • High level of organization, with ability to carry out administrative, financial, and project activities with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Superior analytic, writing, and editing skills.
  • Experienced and skilled in the use of software programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and web-based research and information tools.
  • Experienced with planning events.
  • Experienced in maintaining poise, focus, consistency, and accuracy under pressure of multiple deadlines.
  • Commitment to education.
  • Individual must be a self-starter, who is able to problem-solve and take on a wide range of tasks to deliver results; collegial and professional manner; excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

    To Apply:

    • 1.  Send an e-mail message with a resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail (or as attachments) to: (Note: Word 7.0 or ASCII files are preferred)
    • 2.  Fax your resume and cover letter to: 855-237-9601
    • 3.  Mail your resume and cover letter to:
      United Negro College Fund
      Human Resources
      1805 7th Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20001