Job: Program Associate, Women's Learning Partnership (WLP). Bethesda, MD, USA

Program Associate

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP). Bethesda, MD, USA.

Closing date: December 13, 2012. 

Job Description:

The Program Associate is based at the WLP liaison office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support three key areas of WLP’s work:

  1. partner programs and evaluation, 
  2. planning and coordinating WLP’s e-learning programs, and 
  3. managing WLP’s social media outreach through Twitter, Facebook, and other media.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of grassroots training workshops, and training of trainer institutes.
  • Write reports for funders and partners based on program results from the field and assist with writing proposals.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate WLP’s e-courses on the online learning portal, which will include working with partner organizations, facilitators of e-courses, and portal administrators.
  • Maximize WLP's online presence through social networks such as Facebook and Twitter and the online portal; intensive outreach to web-based publications; promotion on key gender and development websites, and assist with the execution of innovative web-based campaigns for WLP's human rights advocacy program.
  • Assist the development of e-newsletters, listservs, webcasts, and video-conferencing among WLP partners. 


  • Commitment and dedication to women's empowerment. 
  • Masters degree. 
  • Minimum 5 years working in the non-profit sector, with at least 2-3 years working with online learning platforms. 
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Proficiency with computers/word processing. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant does not require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B) now nor in the future.

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with international development, women’s rights, politics, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. 
  • Foreign language skills (Arabic, French, Spanish, or Russian preferred).

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: jobs(at) with the subject line 'Program Associate.'No calls please.

Deadline for Applications: December 13, 2012 or until filled.


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