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Programs Associate

Your Objective

As the Programs Associate for the Sadie Collective, you work closely with the Sadie Collective’s Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, and Partnerships and Membership Engagement Associate. The Associate will assist the team in events management for two key Sadie Collective programs, the Sadie Collective annual conference and the Sadie Summit. The Associate will have excellent project management skills, execute day-to-day tasks related to program deliverables, and manage volunteer staff. The ideal candidate is interested in or has experience with large scale event planning for mid-sized audiences, (CSR), customer service, and comfort in a true startup environment. The Associate will work closely with partners, recruiters, volunteers and the Sadie Collective team.


We are looking for an entrepreneurial self-starter whose passion sits at the unique intersection of creating lively community-centered experiences and social impact. The Associate will help establish and build processes for the Sadie Collective’s events, while also supporting inbound requests and opportunities as they arise.


Location: East Coast (New York & D.C. areas preferred)


Your Primary Responsibilities:

Events Management:

  • Work closely with the Urban Institute, and Fellows to prepare for the Sadie Collective’s annual flagship conference 

  • Liasion between the Sadie Collective and membership on all conference planning and logistics

  • Draft and execute schedule of events for annual conference 

  • Liasion with Wall Street partners and Fellows on Sadie Summit events

  • Manage execution of the Sadie Summit pilot

  • Manages logistics for all concerned parties from refunds/reimbursements to booking hotels, flights, and preparing venue 

  • Makes purchases from third-party providers for conference and for Sadie Collective merchandise

  • Documents Conference and Sadie Summit post-events


  • Provide insight into strategic plan

  • Serves as primary and initial contact for customer service related calls, fielding questions, issues, from members about conference or summit



  • Excellent writing, and communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Prior work experience, ideally in fundraising, nonprofit

  • Interest in economics, data science, finance, or public policy

  • Comfortable in an environment that embraces evaluation and quality improvement

  • Customer-service orientation and problem-solving attitude, along with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Skilled problem-solver and self-starter

  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of individuals to meet project objectives within established timelines; can effectively move from strategy to details in a seamless way

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving environment

  • Familiarity with Trello, Slack, Google Suite is a plus

  • Salesforce or other Donor software familiarity is a plus


Preferred Candidate has

  • Interest in the nonprofit sector, and corporate social responsibility

  • Excellent organizational skills and project management abilities

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Team player, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic about working in a startup culture

  • Detail-oriented and capable of managing multiple simultaneous projects

  • Good with people and building relationships

  • Can-do personality with a good sense of humor

  • 1-3 years of work experience


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree holder or a few years experience in project management for a nonprofit organization

  • Experience in event planning digitally and in person

Physical Demands:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Our Offer to You:

  • Salary for this position is $50,000 with health and medical, dental and vision insurance. Benefits include medical coverage, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.

  • Unlimited PTO available after the first three months -  we are a product based culture. At the Sadie Collective, we believe work is a product not a time or a place.

  • Work from anywhere, most of our work takes place remotely

  • Camaraderie with women in economics and related fields prioritizing scholarship, ambition, community and excellence

  • Access to a professional development fund to support your career endeavors

The Sadie Collective is an equal opportunity employer and follows all laws associated with EEOC.

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