Coordinator, Education

Job Type

Full Time




1145 17th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States



The Coordinator, Education serves to provide departmental support and provides administrative and programmatic support directly to the Education Department VPs.  The Coordinator assists in the development of presentation materials, background research, monthly and quarterly reports, and other activities in support of different groups within the Education team. The Coordinator plans internal meetings, events, and associated travel, payments to outside vendors, and related follow-up across a diverse group of staff, Fellows, and Grantees, and with key internal departments.

Job Description


  • Project and Program Management support.  Support the development and management of key projects and programs. Work with VPs, Program Directors, team members, and other key stakeholders to execute program needs. Liaise with internal divisions and external partners on program related needs. Provide support with special projects as needed for projects as requested for other senior managers. This position assists in the development of presentation materials, background research, monthly and quarterly reports including our dashboard, billing, event/meeting planning and other activities in support of the entire Education team. (50%)
  • Administrative Support. Provides administrative support to the VP, Education Programs and VP, Strategy and Operations on the day-to-day management of staff and programmatic activities. This includes, but is not limited to, managing payments to outside vendors, meeting scheduling, coordinating travel and processing expenses, supporting legal contract processes, and related follow-up. (30%)
  • Cross Department Support. Manage day-to-day department operations. Provide ongoing administrative support for education team, which may include, but is not limited to, coordinating cross-departmental needs like ordering supplies, managing storage, scheduling meetings, assisting with execution of department events as needed. Serves as the department liaison with divisions across the Society, including HR support, Audio Visual, Technical Support, Building Services, Security, and others as needed. (20%)

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor's degree preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

Candidate should have 2+ years work experience supporting programs or process management role.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • The successful candidate will have experience managing databases and creating presentations in both PowerPoint and Keynote. Good computer skills across suite of office computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel and Keynote/PowerPoint, and experience conducting online, library and archival research.
  • A familiarity with the education space and content development.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and the ability to capture and synthesize information effectively.
  • Creative thinking, responsive problem-solving, and positive attitude,
  • Flexibility, attention to detail, and proactive demeanor.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, operate independently, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated interest in the priority areas of the National Geographic Society.



National Geographic is an equal opportunity employer. All employment-related decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, marital status, or any other legally protected category.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

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