Project Coordinator

The Institute is currently seeking applicants for the position of Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator is responsible for tracking and guiding the execution of work across multiple projects. This person will serve as a key liaison for staff and partners.

Job Responsibilities

The Project Coordinator will:

  1. Manage systems to track progress against project goals, including projects with multiple streams of activities that unfold over time

  2. Ensure that the various activity streams of projects and initiatives are aligned

  3. Schedule and support project meetings, calls, virtual meetings and other technical support the Institute provides to partners

  4. Surface issues or concerns related to achieving impact and results as they arise and appropriately coordinate troubleshooting in a timely manner.

  5. Support management of the Institute’s certified coaches, who work with partners. This includes setting up and participating in regular coach meetings (in-­person and phone) and coach development opportunities.

  6. Supporting Institute operations as assigned.

The project coordinator will spend a portion of his or her time (no more than 20 percent) supporting the Institute’s operations.


An ideal candidate will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years experience supporting the execution of programs, trainings, major events or other projects that involve delivering results in a complex environment with multiple actors and streams of activity

  • Have real experience in both setting up and effectively managing programs and initiatives using technology (MS Excel, Access and other project management software)

  • Be a self-starter that is well organized, efficient, has excellent time management and can manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Have a genuine passion for working in a small, entrepreneurial organization that is stretching itself, growing and highly focused on mission and impact

  • Have a very strong work ethic and a strong sense of personal accountability

About The Harwood Institute

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that equips people, organizations, communities and networks with the tools to bridge divides, build capacity and tackle shared challenges. The Harwood Institute's work is rooted in a philosophy of Civic Faith and the practice of Turning Outward. Founded in 1988, the Institute partners with some of the world's largest nonprofits, and its approach has spread to all 50 states across the US and 40 countries around the world.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by filling out this form. Please be able to submit 3 references (including a former professional manager). We are an equal opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.