Program Coordinator

About Catchafire

Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits by connecting them with talented pro bono professionals. We partner with major funders (read more here) to provide unlimited access to Catchafire to tens of thousands of nonprofits ready to invest in the growth of their organizations and the impact of their service.

Our mission is simple: catalyze positive social change by building a stronger nonprofit sector fueled by talent abundance. Here are some ways to get to know us better:

About the Role and the Department

As the Program Coordinator, you will partner with our Account Managers, the primary owners of our client relationships. Together you will build and sustain long-lasting program success with our Foundation clients who help bring Catchafire to thousands of organizations world-wide and deliver on our critical mission to transform the nonprofit sector.

You will work collaboratively with Catchafire teammates across accounts, marketing, business development, product and tech. The person best suited for this role is naturally organized, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, has exceptional attention to detail and is a master project manager. You have a desire to learn about program design and implementation, client management, marketing strategy, and tech and product development.

You will have the opportunity to take part in helping Catchafire shape a new function in service of our critical mission. This role will report to our Program Delivery Lead.

  • Systems-thinker: You work methodically and like to create appropriate and effective systems and processes to help you and your team accomplish goals efficiently.
  • Master Project Manager: You are able to organize project tasks, assemble the team and engage stakeholders from start to finish. You know when and how to manage across teams to get the job done.
  • Unwavering attention to detail: You understand the professional standards that our clients expect, and you hold yourself and your teammates to a high bar of delivery. You ensure that every piece of work that is produced under your watch is excellent.
  • Collaborator: You are empathetic and supportive, thriving in a team-focused environment. You take the time to communicate with brevity and clarity and always bring a mix of open-mindedness and radical candor to make ideas, executions and teammates better.
  • Do-what-it-takes attitude: No task is too small or arduous if it is in service of the larger mission. You are hungry for responsibility and can see how tiny pieces of work elevate an overall experience.
  • Own pre-launch and launch activities for all Foundation programs, liaising with internal teams including Product, Marketing, Customer Success and User Engagement teams.
  • Monitor progression of programs to ensure we’re meeting engagement goals and organizations are getting the most out of Catchafire.
  • Collaborate with end-user teams to develop strategies and tactics to drive additional engagement for programs not meeting performance expectations.
  • Deliver regular quantitative reporting to Account Managers to help fuel their touchpoints with clients.
  • Assist in the identification and collection of success stories that help our clients understand the underlying impact our service delivers to their organizations.
  • Manage reporting and presentation templates to ensure consistency across accounts.
  • Research and understand the nonprofit ecosystem related to new programs to ensure we’re setting partners up for success.
Experience / Background

In order to be successful in this role you must meet most, if not all, of the following needs:

  • Min 3+ years of relevant work experience supporting client facing, partnerships or program teams.
  • Comfort pulling, analyzing and visualizing data
  • Material project management experience
  • Acumen with presentation, spreadsheet, data and task management tools
  • Excellent creative problem solving and critical thinking ability
  • Experience in nonprofit and/or philanthropy OR experience working with analytics, marketing and/or technology teams

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to Please specify "Program Coordinator" in the subject line and include short answers (150 words or less) to the following questions in lieu of a formal cover letter:

  • Why do you want to work at Catchafire?
  • What does it take to be a great team player?

Catchafire’s office is based in New York City, though we will be working remotely until at least April 2021 due to COVID-19.

We are open to candidates who are located in the New York City metro region or San Francisco Bay Area with the ability to come into an office at least a few times a week once it is safe to do so. We will continue to assess our return date and when we will resume work travel as the situation progresses, and consider our employees’ safety as a top priority.

Catchafire is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are also welcoming to any reasonable accommodations that can be made for candidates in our hiring process.

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