Full Time Job

Project Coordinator, Humanitarian Programs

Sesame Workshop

New York, NY 08-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Sesame Workshop seeks an enthusiastic and mission-driven Project Coordinator, Humanitarian Programs for our International Social Impact (ISI) department.

The Project Coordinator will focus on Sesame Workshop's humanitarian initiatives, supporting programming for children and caregivers in Bangladesh, Jordan, and Lebanon. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting work plan management and tracking, as well as reporting for an outstanding, large-scale early childhood development program, that leverages the power of play-based learning to achieve measurable outcomes for children.

The right candidate will be highly organized, responsible, and passionate about Sesame Workshop's mission with relevant experience coordinating tasks among large, distributed teams.

The Coordinator reports to the Sr. Director, Humanitarian Program Management and works closely with the ISI project management and technical teams.

This position is based at our headquarters office in New York City with a hybrid work environment to include designated in-office days determined by the functional nature of the role.

Please note: This is a full-time benefits eligible position that is limited-term with an anticipated end date in December 2023 through the duration of the project grant, with a possibility of extension.


Project Management:
• Coordinate day-to-day project management activities across four external partners and multiple internal technical teams, including but not limited to conducting work-planning, reporting, and project planning.
• Iterate on and develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to facilitate the collection and sharing of information across multi-disciplinary technical teams and partners, serving as the focal point for information-sharing Lead quality improvement initiatives to enhance the operability of existing tools and systems to support administrative operations, resource management, and communications to achieve the program goals
• Track and disseminate information on project progress and changes in scope to internal and external team members
• Develop and manage timelines, workflows, and work plans, assign and track progress on tasks to internal teams
• Coordinate and compile planning decks and planning templates for the Play to Learn Annual Planning process

• Synthesize partner submissions and check against contractual requirements, including writing executive summaries, adapting technical inputs to clear and compelling language, and consolidating information into a cohesive narrative thread
• Coordinate the Play to Learn team on submitting bi-annual and annual donor reports. Support includes managing report compilation timelines, fact checking, and compiling report annexes
• Support the drafting of presentations, fact sheets, concept notes, and executive briefings


• 2-3 years of experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role related to international development, education and/or humanitarian response
• Bachelor's degree in Development, Education, Communications, Business, or relevant field
• Strong written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to synthesize complex topics for donor friendly reports
• Strong relationship management skills
• Experience creating and using organizational tools like Gantt charts and project management software/online tools
• Excellent organizational skills, including keen attention to detail and the ability to manage time effectively, track and follow-up on various tasks, and multi-task
• Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, file transfer and sharing technology, and web-based communication and call tools
• Ability to develop clear and compelling PowerPoint presentations
• Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural settings

• Experience working in humanitarian or international development settings (experience in Syria response region or Rohingya response region a plus)
• Experience or familiarity with project cycles including start up and close out
• Experience with or interest in working with multidisciplinary teams
• Experience with WorkFront


Sesame Workshop's International Social Impact department, a division of Social Impact and Philanthropy, develops and implements Sesame's powerful initiatives to serve children and families around the world, 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.


Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder since 1969. Today Sesame Workshop is a global educational force for change, with a mission to impact the world's most vulnerable children. In more than 150 countries, we are serving kids through a wide range of media and philanthropically funded social impact programs, all grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. Sesame is a beloved household name in dozens of languages, and it means learning – and fun – in all of them. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjn6jb-18-208-187-128-42 in your application.