Program Coordinator, Programs



The Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif) is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator, Programs, whom will be responsible for coordinating the successful operations of the Wacif Programs department. The Program Coordinator (PC) will lead the coordination of activities, operations, outreach, technical assistance, and events to ensure successful operation and activity execution for the Programs 

The Program Coordinator will provide support in a variety of areas to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), Program Managers, and Small Business Advisors.  The PC will support programmatic elements for Wacif’s small business owners, entrepreneurs, and clients with services throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  The PC will assist the Programs team to effectively oversee the departments’ initiatives to augment the development, growth, and acceleration of Wacif’s robust technical business services. Wacif services include one-on-one assistance, coaching, trainings and workshops, cohort-based learning, and virtual and in-person education and networking events.

REPORTS TO:  Chief Programs Officer (CPO) 


The Program Coordinator will play an important supporting role in Wacif’s programs and small business offerings: 

  • Support the management, administration, and daily operations. 
  • Coordinate program events, trainings, counseling, chats, and other social and programmatic logistics.  
  • Provide team assistance with day-to-day program activities and events, communicating with Wacif staff and entrepreneurs to ensure that program outcomes are reached.  
  • Collaborate with Wacif staff to successfully execute strategies, work plans, and ensure progress. 
  • Assist in publicizing the various Wacif programs and small business offerings through a variety of mechanisms including media opportunities, website, social media, print channels and trade show attendance. 
  • Assist the finance team to monitor spending, contribute to budget versus actual reporting, and coordinate program budget planning. 
  • Use CRM platform to collect data and assist with programmatic reporting requirements.  
  • Research educational platforms and learning methodologies across entrepreneur support organizations nationwide.  
  • Support and help administer all special initiatives. 
  • Help foster an organizational culture that encourages collaboration and accountability. 
  • Other special duties as assigned.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; 
  • 2-3 years of professional experience; non-profit programs/projects a plus; 
  • Experience in organizing events;  
  • Must be a team player, able to work within a team structure, and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop effective partnerships; 
  • Ability to help execute a Program’s strategic vision from inception to completion. 
  • Demonstrated skills at building and cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders, including staff, and small business owners; 
  • Entrepreneurship and/or small business experience preferred; 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; 
  • Excellent organizational, and problem-solving skills and abilities; 
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite; 
  • Should be organized, detail-oriented, and a multitasker; 
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours required. 


Established in 1987, the Washington Area Community Investment Fund’s mission is to increase equity and economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Washington, DC area by investing knowledge, social, and financial capital in low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs. Our mission is driven by three strategic pillars: inclusive entrepreneurship, community wealth building, and equitable economic opportunity, and is fulfilled by providing access to capital products and services, and capacity building technical assistance to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.  


Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability coverage is available. Retirement plan (some employer contribution & matching); paid vacation (increased with tenure), holiday and sick leave days. 


Interested candidates should email a (1) resume/CV, (2) thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and (3) salary history to with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.  

Wacif is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. 

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

No calls, please. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.