Admin Support Coordinator for the Center for Birth Equity, Research & Praxis

Department Description

The Research & Strategy Team works with all Teams on funded and independent research, builds professional networks for Birth Equity, and eliminates silos in pursuit of NBEC’s strategic vision.

The Research & Strategy team is excited to launch the Center for Birth Equity, Research & Praxis (CBERP) as a groundbreaking initiative. CBERP will invest in collaborative, interdisciplinary research with, for and by Black women- grounded in culturally relevant and decolonized approaches. Our goal is to contribute to a particular, elevated level of research, and present it using intersectional analysis.

CBERP will also house the Birth Equity Research Scholars, who provide research and evaluation support for NBEC’s programmatic teams, including developing research and evaluation proposals, plans, analyses, and reports. Scholars inform organizational research and evaluation practices that center Black women and decolonized research methodologies. We are seeking a motivated and solution oriented Program Assistant to help with the development and launch of the CBERP.

Admin Support Coordinator Position Description

The Admin Support Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Center for Birth Equity, Research & Praxis.. They will be the administrative leader for the Center and the main support for this growing division of work. They will support the continued growth of the Scholar network, the innovations behind the Center and budding partnerships. They will manage communications and schedule events to allow their Directors to operate at full capacity.

Key Responsibilities

Birth Equity Research Scholars Program Assistance

  • Support Co-Directors in Developing and implementing programs, recruiting, mentoring and training scholars
  • Stay abreast of intersectionality research and decolonizing research practices (read everything)
  • Manage calendar and meeting scheduling for Birth Equity Research Scholars Program
  • Support long term planning for clinical and global scholars program
  • Support scholars research dissemination with Comms Team
  • Manage SMEs, subcontractors, travel and awards of Center w/ FACT, as needed
  • Manage Scholar Travel Awards & funding requests w/ FACT

Center for Birth Equity Research & Praxis Director Assistance

  • Support Director with new research awards assigned to the Center
  • Support Director as needed in developing and drafting consortium plan
  • Assist in preparing and presenting for funders
  • Assist in Developing key deliverables like the research pitch process, consortium pitch, NBEC resources, etc with Team Leads
  • Share resources, NBEC Resource Library Upkeep with
  • Manage admin tasks
  • calendar and meeting scheduling, tech and travel for CBERP Director/Activities
  • Manage listservs and communication with network (Support Director)
  • Manage event planners, SMEs an subcontractors of Center w/ FACT, as needed

Event Planning/Programming Support

  • (external & Scholars) Virtual Annual 2-Day Institute, Virtual Annual Writing Retreat, biannual learning circles w/ Scholars leadership
  • (internal) Biannual strategy laboratories with internal staff and subject matter experts

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree (BA required, Masters preferred) in public health, social sciences, or related disciplines (sociology, public policy, global development, anthropology, health science research, nursing science, org science, non profit management, advocacy or community engagement)
  • Minimum three years of experience at Masters degree attainment
  • Minimum five years of experience at Bachelor’s degree attainment
  • executive assistant or Executive nonprofit management
  • program assistance in public health, clinical practice or social service systems,
  • multi-sector collaboration
  • Healthcare and clinical systems (MCh systems preferred)
  • Clear and concise writing skills; excellent oral communication skills; and empathetic and active listening skills
  • Commitment to fostering and maintaining a respectful, compassionate an liberated work environment
  • Experience communicating and collaborating with varied audiences (e.g., clinical, academic, social sciences, public health)
  • Be able to successfully manage breadth and depth of knowledge on project suite
  • Self-starter with thorough communication skills
  • Startup culture, working in a fast-paced environment

Other Suggested Qualifications:

  • Research experience preferred (community based research methods, healthcare services, health disparities, Black feminist theory)
  • Demonstrated experience disseminating research and knowledge in peer-reviewed journals, blogs, conferences, and similar outlets
  • Experience in grant writing or general fundraising
  • Must be able to thrive in a startup culture

Benefits & Compensation

Compensation: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off