Program Coordinator

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Website Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship


This position offers an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and committed team working with Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, a globally recognized social enterprise accelerator at Santa Clara University (SCU). We accelerate social entrepreneurship to end global poverty and protect the planet, with a focus on women’s economic power and climate resilience.

At Miller Center, we’re looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in the world, bringing their whole selves to work, and contributing to a culture of excellence and fun. We’re committed to social justice, continuous learning, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Program Coordinator is an entry-level position for a self-starting, highly motivated, well-rounded person passionate to learn new skills while supporting Miller Center projects. In this role, you’ll work with Miller Center staff, social entrepreneurs, mentors, partner organizations, Santa Clara University faculty and students, and funders under the guidance of more experienced members of the team.

Members of historically underserved and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

As part of the application process, please submit a cover letter describing your interest in working at Miller Center and why you believe you’re a great candidate for this role.


Program coordination (40%)

  • Coordinate operational and administrative aspects of our social enterprise programs, and independently respond to inquiries from social entrepreneurs, mentors, and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct targeted outreach, recruitment, and selection screening to engage social enterprises in Miller Center programs.


Project management (30%)

  • Create and execute implementation plans for assigned program-related projects with guidance from manager and other members of the team.
  • Conduct market research on social enterprises, investors, and accelerators.
  • Support curriculum development for social enterprise training.
  • Manage event logistics for select Miller Center events, including webinars, speaker panels, and workshops.


General support to operations team (30%)

  • Data entry into Salesforce and other systems.
  • Support report writing and creation of presentations for internal and external uses.
  • Other administrative support.


Other duties as assigned

Provide work direction to student employees. Work cooperatively with other Miller Center staff, SCU faculty, SCU students, and global partners. Lead cross-functional teams to ensure successful program delivery.



Maintain contact with stakeholders and solicit feedback for improved services and collaboration. Maximize productivity through use of tools, training, and performance initiatives. Research and develop resources that create timely and efficient workflows.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.


1. Knowledge

  • Familiar with global development initiatives and the social enterprise movement.
  • Experience living or traveling in the developing world is helpful, but not required.


2. Skills

  • Understand the benefits and elements of developing relationships, and treat internal and external stakeholders with attention and concern.
  • Skilled in project management and problem-solving.
  • Able to conduct research and synthesize findings as required.
  • Strong writing and research skills with attention to detail.
  • Comfortable producing professional work products in Google Workspace and/or Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or French is desired, but not required.


3. Abilities

  • Able to follow established processes and procedures.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently, balance competing priorities, and seek guidance from other staff members when needed.


4. Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience


5. Years of Experience

  • 0-3 years of relevant work experience



The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • May be required to attend conferences, meetings, and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out- of-state locations (including international travel to cities and rural areas in the developing world).
  • May be required to adjust schedule to work outside normal working hours, including occasional evening and weekend activities, and frequent virtual meetings in early morning or evening hours (virtual meetings are typically done from the employee’s preferred location)



The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment.
  • Mostly an indoor office environment with some windows.
  • Offices with equipment noise.
  • Offices with frequent interruptions.
  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside stakeholders.



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