Program Coordinator

Position Description:

YLabs is seeking a Program Coordinator to join our growing operations team and assist in the planning and coordination of our programatic and organizational goals. You’ll be working with a vibrant, multi-disciplinary team that combines expertise in health, economics, and design. The ideal candidate has a passion for working in partnership with young people, is collaborative, and is ready to jump in and help where needed across the organization.


  • Administrative support to projects, including, organizing travel, procurement of supplies, and tracking expenses;

  • Support the planning of internal meetings, events, and team-building activities to ensure team growth and wellness;

  • Work with operations team to coordinate project reporting;

  • General office management in order to bolster a creative, vibrant, and supportive working environment;

  • Create and maintain internal systems to collaborate and share knowledge;

  • Assist with fundraising activities;

  • Maintain a calendar of upcoming funding opportunities;

  • Develop and maintain a client management database;

  • Work with the marketing and communications team to support our dissemination strategy.

The idea candidate is:

  • A self-starter - able to operate autonomously, while also having the judgment to seek guidance as appropriate and gracefully accept and apply constructive feedback;

  • Highly organized, proactive and flexible. Able to prioritize like a pro;

  • Passionate about our mission to design solutions with youth that measurably and meaningfully improve their lives;

  • Enthusiastic to work as part of a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team of designers, public health specialists, writers, and evaluation experts;

  • Creative and excited to help us beautify our new office space;

  • A natural collaborator who understands how to build strong relationships across the organization;

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.

The idea candidate has:

  • A bachelor's degree or relevant experience;

  • Proficiency in MS Office, G Suite, KeyNote;

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

  • Excellent organizational and multitasking capabilities;

  • A can-do positive attitude;

  • Excellent written and oral communication;

  • The ability and track record to see projects through to completion.

Bonus points if they have:

  • Experience working in a non-profit;

  • Project or program coordination experience;

  • Previous experience working on health, education or employment programs;

  • Professional fluency in a second language.


Additional Information

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. This role is based in Berkeley, California. Applicants must be legally able to work and live in the US. Please note that we cannot sponsor visa applications for this role.

Youth Development Labs (YLabs) designs innovative solutions that address the complex and nuanced challenges that young people face today. We work with governments and local partner organizations to create, scale, and evaluate solutions designed with young people and for young people. Our team brings a unique mix of human-centered design, impact evaluation, adolescent medicine, and implementation know-how to our projects. Founded in 2014, YLabs has offices in California and Rwanda and has worked in thirteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Central America on sexual health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and youth employment.