Gender-Based Violence Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time






81 Church Hill Rd
United States


Criterion Institute is the leading think tank focused on using finance as a tool for social change. We work with social change-makers to demystify finance and equip them with the knowledge and skills to engage with and shift financial systems. We also work with financial actors, supporting them with tools and resources to better incorporate data on social issues, with close attention to gender patterns, into the structures, processes and analysis of their investment strategies. We are working towards a future where the power of our financial systems is widely used for social good.  

Our work is informed by our values of grace, hospitality and the power of invitation. Culturally, Criterion Institute is a collaborative, inquisitive and fast-paced place to work. Team members might spend one day connecting with leaders of capital markets in Asia, and the next day facilitating a meeting of community organizers in Milwaukee. We work across a breadth of sectors, industries and geographies all focused on finance as a tool for social change.  

As has been the case for fifteen years, the Criterion team works in a virtual office environment – from home offices or urban hubs. All Criterion staff members are provided with sufficient equipment to set up a home office and are expected to work collaboratively and independently. 

Criterion’s Commitment to Addressing Gender-Based Violence 

Criterion recently made a commitment to focus one third of our resources over the next five years on strategies for using finance to address gender-based violence. We are currently seeking a Program Coordinator to lead this work. 

Our goal is to see US$10 billion invested in solutions to gender-based violence by 2022. Our approach to achieving this consists of the following three pillars: 1.) Build a global coalition of investors with intent to invest in solutions to gender-based violence; 2.) Engage gender-based violence experts to inform our work and equip them with understanding of financial systems; and 3.) Work with asset managers to understand the growing demand for financial products that address gender-based violence and support them as they develop those products.  

Position Description: 

Criterion Institute seeks a Program Coordinator to support us in realizing our commitment to addressing gender-based violence. This is a high responsibility, fast-paced position that requires project and relationship management, subject expertise, coordination and engagement and writing ability. This position will work closely with a growing team to help develop and lead Criterion Institute’s gender-based violence program.  

Key Job Responsibilities 

  • Manage multiple projects within Criterion's gender-based violence program, ensuring all deliverables are completed on time, within scope and within budget 
  • Provide gender-based violence expertise in content formation and service delivery for projects 
  • Adapt materials as needed including reports, tools, TOOLKIT workshop materials and others to incorporate focus on gender-based violence 
  • Package insights, outcomes and ongoing progress of Criterion's gender-based violence programming 
  • Support Criterion’s research projects on gender-based violence by organizing data and reports, helping to prioritize topics and capturing insights 
  • Support Criterion’s outreach around gender-based violence, including the identification of gaps in our engagements 
  • Support the development and testing of frameworks for measuring the impact of our gender-based violence programming 
  • Tracking organizational engagements around gender-based violence in Salesforce and producing reports to broadly share progress 
  • Support design of 5-year gender-based violence program  



The following qualifications are desired: 

  • Strong knowledge of gender-based violence 
  • Knowledge of finance, impact investing and/or gender lens investing a plus  
  • Strong planning and project managements skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, engage team members, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities  
  • Ability to build and work in systems that make work efficient for all involved 
  • Thoughtful and deliberate commitment to social change; comfort with and attraction towards innovative approaches  
  • Ease in connecting with people and building relationships to move forward the work of the organization  
  • Strong team player who also works well independently 
  • Ease with technology and expert user knowledge of the Salesforce CRM platform, SharePoint, and Microsoft Office 365 
  • Clear ambition and eagerness to perform at a high level – willing to take on challenges and navigate through ambiguity to get to insights 


Send resume, writing sample and cover letter expressing your interest in our mission and this position to Inquiries without a cover letter that demonstrates a knowledge of our mission and a clear statement of how our mission aligns with your goals will not be considered. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send resume, writing sample and cover letter expressing your interest in our mission and this position to Inquiries without a cover letter that demonstrates a knowledge of our mission and a clear statement of how our mission aligns with your goals will not be considered.