Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity—also known as the Education Commission—was set up with a clear goal: to reinvigorate the case for investing in education and to chart a pathway for increased investment to develop the potential of all young people around the world. The members of this dynamic Commission include current and former heads of state, government ministers, five Nobel laureates, and leaders in the fields of education, business, economics, development, health, and security.

Beginning its work in November 2015, the Commission brought together the best research and policy analysis to identify the most effective ways of mobilizing resources to help ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to learn and gain skills. In September 2016, the Commission released its groundbreaking report: The Learning Generation, which alerts to the urgency of the global education crisis; identifies a number of areas for reform that need immediate attention; and chats a concrete path forward. Since its launch, the report has become the global reference for the sector. Currently, the Commission is fully dedicated to turning its recommendations into action. Learn more here.


The Commission seeks a full-time Project Coordinator based in New York to support the work of the Director of the Commission and to coordinate the Commission’s activities. This role will be both hands on and strategic to help ensure the fulfilment of the Commission’s mandate.

Job Responsibilities

1.     Executive Assistance to the Director of the Commission and Project Management:

·      Strategically coordinate and assist with director’s schedule including liaising with high-level

individuals in public and private sector.

·      Assist with and prepare briefing materials, concept notes, PowerPoint presentations and other

written materials.

·      Draft and manage high-level correspondence on behalf of the Director and the Commission.

·      Manage and track the flow of information, including tracking against impact criteria.

·      Manage the Commission’s contact database and document filing system.

·      Assist with travel arrangements, preparation for trips and follow up.

·      Maintain office efficiency by planning and undertaking timely procurement of equipment and

necessary supplies.

·      Assist with other tasks, as necessary.

2.    Event Coordination:

·      Plan, coordinate and successfully execute internal and external events, both domestic and

international, including preparing concept notes, invitations, agendas, proactively liaising with

and tracking RSVPs to ensure maximum attendance, preparing event materials, securing event

venue and ensuring the required set up is in place, ordering catering, etc.

·      Book all event related travel details for event participants, such as flights and accommodations.

·      Coordinate event follow up activities, including event reporting, thank you letters, invoice

payments and reimbursements.

3.    General Support:

·      Closely collaborate with other operations team staff to ensure timely, efficient and flawless

execution of assigned tasks.

·      Provide general support, as necessary and requested, to Commission’s staff and consultants.

Required Qualifications

The Project Coordinator must be a highly-organized, responsible, resourceful and energetic individual with a high degree of professionalism, and a flexible and collaborative spirit. Other key qualifications include:

·      Bachelor’s degree required.

·      5 years of relevant full time work experience, including experience in providing Executive

Director-level support.

·      Excellent writing skills.

·      Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently and proactively.

·      Demonstrated capacity to work well under pressure while managing multiple deadlines and

competing tasks.

·      Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work as part of a small team.

·      Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, internet research and working knowledge

of platforms such as Skype, MailChimp, Eventbrite,

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity is a sponsored projected of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). RPA is an equal opportunity employer.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send the following to

·      Brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your experience and desired salary.

·      Resume/CV.

·      Three professional references.

Please include “Project Coordinator” in the email’s subject line.

Apply ASAP, by March 16, 2018.

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity is a sponsored projected of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). RPA is an equal opportunity employer.