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Director of Programs
Location: San Francisco
Reports to: President & CEO
Status: Exempt Full-Time
The Director of Programs leads the Foundation’s programmatic work and the Program Team, which is currently composed of five full-time and one part-time staff member. The position is a member of the Management Team and provides leadership for the Foundation in the areas of policy advocacy, capacity building, grantmaking and movement building.
The Director of Programs works closely with other staff, particularly the President & CEO, to ensure that the Foundation’s programs are cohesive and strategic and implemented effectively. The Director of Programs has significant responsibility for institutional fundraising and also holds a major donor portfolio. The Director of Programs represents the Foundation in public settings, provides leadership in multiple social movements and provides timely opinion and analysis to Foundation management, constituents and board members on issues impacting women and girls in California.
In addition, as part of the Foundation’s process to implement its 2011-2016 strategic plan, the Director of Programs is closely involved in designing and managing organizational change. This position requires frequent overnight travel throughout California and the U.S.
- Lead the Foundation’s Program Team, which is composed of five full-time and one part-time staff member, by providing guidance, support, mentorship and direct supervision of three to four team members. Create opportunities for team members’ leadership and professional development and continuously work to strengthen team cohesion and effectiveness.
- Provide leadership and oversight of the Foundation’s programmatic efforts in the areas of policy advocacy, capacity building, grantmaking and movement building.
- Provide programmatic expertise in economic security and policy advocacy for staff, management, board and constituents.
- Identify priorities, gaps and trends in program areas and make recommendations accordingly.
- Lead annual planning and budgeting for programs and projects and participate in annual organizational planning and budgeting.
- Provide leadership for the Foundation’s policy advocacy efforts including oversight of the Women’s Policy Institute and its growth and development.
- Oversee the Foundation’s capacity building efforts by working closely with Program Officers and the Grants Manager to collect and analyze grant partner data including conducting assessments of grant partner needs and provide oversight of convenings for grant partners and allied organizations.
In conjunction with the Development Team, hold a leading role in resource development for the Foundation’s programs in the following ways:
- Provide leadership for institutional fundraising by developing relationships with funders and soliciting their investments.
- Assist with the development of fundraising proposals and with activities that support the strategic positioning of the Foundation and its work.
- Create and support efforts to document the progress, successes and problems of projects, reporting to funders, donors and others on the programmatic work
- Work closely with the Communications Team to develop content for multiple outlets such as the Foundation’s website and blog for sharing information about the Foundation’s programmatic achievements and activities.
- Participate in development of key Foundation publications such as the Annual Report.
- Represent and speak on behalf of the Foundation in multiple public settings.
- Supervise staff, consultants and volunteers/interns as assigned, to achieve the goals of the Program Team and the Foundation
- Participate in Foundation staff, Program Team, and Management Team meetings on a regular basis.
- Engage in other activities as needed or assigned to successfully move the Foundation’s agenda forward.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods while using a computer with keyboard, screen and mouse; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office, lift and/or move loads of up to 25 pounds, and regularly travel alone to locations within the United States.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Salary Range for this position is $90,000-$110,000, commensurate with experience and compensation history. Benefits will be competitive with industry standards and include medical, dental and vision coverage; a tax deferred annuity; and vacation, holiday and leave policies.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to: email@example.com on or before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
- Email applications are required – use Subject Line: Director of Programs, Women’s Foundation of CA
- Documents should be Microsoft Word or PDF files, only (PDF files are preferred).
Resume review begins immediately. For questions or additional information contact Constance Walker, Walker and Associates Consulting, at (510) 834-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.