Title: Program Coordinator, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Position Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt
Location: United States

The Opportunity
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy seeks a Program Coordinator to support grantmaking efforts from several CDP-led Disaster Funds and to help coordinate deadlines, timelines, and work products from concept to implementation. This person will, in effect, act as project coordinator when it comes to disasters, major initiatives, and disaster-related content.

With an emphasis on process and systems, the person in this position will be charged with extensive project management, and be able to work across all CDP team functions to support grant making and disaster tracking efforts.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Using existing CDP platforms (Redbooth & Hatchbuck), create the systems that will guide grants management for CDP Funds.
  • Support all grantmaking efforts including: drafting grant agreement letters and coordinating through to signing; communicating with potential grantees to facilitate their proposals, reviewing their proposals and supporting materials; and creating board and committee packets for distribution, review and approval.
  • Assist with meeting scheduling for the CDP Advisory Council and grant committees.
  • Support organizational and informational needs asociated with long-term consulting clients in the form of regular emails and call scheduling.
  • Liaise with: CDP Finance team to support financial due diligence efforts; CDP Marketing and communications team to ensure public relations and storytelling opportunities are best harnessed.
  • CDP Development team to support the authoring of donor stewardship materials.
  • Support CDPs assistant director and vice president in ensuring that all grant and major initiative efforts operate in a smooth and efficient manner.

The Program Coordinator will report to CDP’s Assistant Director and will work closely with CDP’s Vice President.

The Organization
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is an exciting venture that is changing the face of emergency-related grant-making, moving it from a reactive and emotion-driven response, to one focused on increasing the effectiveness of the private donor’s dollar for the good of affected communities worldwide. By providing donors with the tools they need to make decisions to support disaster preparedness, relief and recovery, CDP brings more private philanthropic money to disaster response efforts and channels those funds in an innovative and strategic manner. CDP offers three distinct services to donors: 1) Promotion of learning and information through a website and interactive portal, webinars and convenings; 2) mechanisms for pooling resources with a unique preparedness, risk reduction and recovery focus; and 3) custom consulting services to help donors be more strategic in their giving.


  • AA degree, prefer BA degree
  • Minimum 2-3 years of related experience or a combination of equivalent experience and education;
  • Experience working with a mission driven organization.
  • Experience with project management platforms (Redbooth/Hatchbuck).
  • Extremely strong attention to detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Home office, access to internet, cell phone
  • United States citizenship


  • Excellent computer skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Kind and Compassionate
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team player
  • Deadline driven and detail oriented
  • Sense of humor

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to: by December 15, 2017. Veterans and persons from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

New Venture Fund Careers
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.