Program Coordinator

Location: Remote or physical (Lagos, Nigeria)

Status: Full/Part-Time

Reporting Line: Executive Secretary & Head, Member Care


Who we are

The SHRM Forum exists as an independent association of SHRM Members living in Nigeria. As a SHRM licensee, the Forum adheres strictly to SHRM’s guidelines and policies in the management of all her activities. It seeks to build a community of SHRM Members where-in our members find interesting activities and causes to support and be part of.


We are the place for you, if

You can coordinate events, both physical and virtual programs such as conferences, trainings, hangout etc. from planning to execution. You are passionate about excellent delivery and have strong interpersonal skills.


The role

We are recruiting for a Programs Coordinator to be the liaison between SHRM and our members. Working as Programs Coordinator, you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing SHRM events. Your role will include leading program development and execution and delegating tasks accordingly, monitoring program budgets and determining how to prioritize funds and performing outreach duties to engage with SHRM members.



  • Responsible for developing and running an annual calendar of events including seminars, workshops, fund-raising and social events
  • Oversees the running volunteer-based activities, including community service for SHRM members
  • Works with staff and volunteers to monitor, report, and provide support for each group’s objectives and activities            
  • Ensures volunteers are recognized and thanked for their efforts through formal adult recognitions awards and informal recognitions (thank you cards, appreciation gifts, etc.)
  • Secretariat Administration, including maintenance of all incoming & outbound communications, plus routine administrative duties
  • Develop and run student outreach programs within universities and tertiary organizations in Nigeria
  • Leads the development of membership budget, and provides ongoing budget oversight
  • Coordinates the planning and logistics for events and exhibitions, including leadership team’s appearances in speaking, and/or other roles as appropriate
  • Plays an active role in fund development and membership by being alert to opportunities to identify potential new donors and volunteers
  • Define performance objectives and monitor direct reports
  • Recognize and reward the good work of team members through coaching and mentoring
  • Serves as a SHRM ambassador and a primary representative/face for SHRM  Forum  in Nigeria           
  • Evaluate progress toward defined goals
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time



  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools such as Excel, Powerpoint, Word & Outlook
  • High energy, positive, professional “can-do” attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability and strong negotiation skills necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines required
  • Aptitude for math highly desirable
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, with a minimum of three years staff management experience
  • Experience in volunteer management is highly desired             
  • Experience in management, development and building teams
  • A SHRM CP/SCP holder
  • Experience in facilitating training programs