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re:power is a national capacity building and training organization for the progressive movement. We’ve transformed into what we believe the movement needs: an expansion of what justice for our people looks like through a framework of inclusive politics. We’re offering a different narrative of who is a leader, who participates in politics, and what kind of world we are fighting for.
We’re transforming how we think about power, who holds it, and how we wield it in our communities — we’re looking at power in every context, and speaking truth to it.
Director, Women of Color Leadership Programs
As re:power enters this next phase of expansion, we seek a creative and dynamic leader who can help us bring our vision of inclusive politics to life through strategic programming. The role will lead the strategy and revenue generation for WoC leadership programming, manage partner relationships, measure and drive programmatic impact, and represent the organization externally. This is a leadership role for a skilled program strategist who enjoys nurturing a shared vision and building long-term, collaborative partnerships.
The Director, Women of Color (WoC) Leadership Programs will be responsible for supervising staff and trainers towards program outcomes and professional growth, stewarding and growing partnerships with progressive movement organizations, and developing and overseeing a portfolio of cohort-based learning programs to build the long-term leadership and capacity of women of color. The ideal candidate will have a solid track record of developing programs that foster the learning and growth of future leaders, including creating innovative curriculum and resources and managing teams of trainers.
The role reports directly to the Managing Director of Program and Partnerships and takes work direction from other members of the Executive Leadership Team. The Director, WoC Leadership Programs will have a deep personal and professional connection with re:power’s core values.
RESPONSIBILITIES include (but are not limited to):
Programmatic Strategy and Success
Serve as the thought leader and strategic advisor for a women of color leadership development program, both internally and externally, to increase re:power’s impact and visibility as a leader in this space
Collaborate with program team leadership and staff to develop and manage:
Goals, budgets and plans that meet strategic objectives
Ladder of engagement that meaningfully engages training alumni over time, and deepens the bench of adjunct trainers
Internal systems, structures and processes that strengthen our programmatic work
Manage staff towards program success and professional growth, including holding staff accountable to goals, and providing consistent feedback and coaching
Collaborate with directors across teams to inform organization-wide strategies and approaches
Partnership Cultivation and Relationship Management
Work with program team leadership to establish annual goals for partner cultivation and recruitment that is aligned with re:power’s values, priorities, and revenue forecast
Seek opportunities and develop new relationships with individuals, organizations and funders to advance our WoC leadership work, collaborating with the Development team as needed
Secure new resources to expand our WoC leadership portfolio by writing and negotiating program contracts with clear goals, deliverables and budgets. Troubleshoot engagements as necessary
Serve as primary relationship manager and trusted advisor to a set of WoC leadership partners; develop deep understanding of their perspectives, needs and priorities; build credibility and ensure that partner standards are met on engagements
Work with Program Operations Manager to ensure that training logistics and finance processes are smooth from start to finish including travel bookings and income and expense tracking
Program Development and Oversight
Conduct research including interviews and surveys with re:power partners, alumni, Board members and other key stakeholders to assess the landscape, needs and opportunities for WoC leadership programming
Based on findings, design programming, including cohort-based learning models, that supports the leadership development of women of color
Develop curriculum and other training materials for the programs, centering re:power’s vision of inclusive politics and core value of racial justice
Recruit, manage and prepare trainers and coaches to deliver excellent, high-quality trainings
Oversee program budgets and ensure compliance across all contracts; track program status; identify and address variances and errors
Execute on program and budget goals excellently, on time, and in accordance with expectations set with partners and program team leadership
Provide ongoing support, coaching and feedback to training teams as they deliver trainings, to foster their learning and growth
Oversee participant recruitment including program promotion, application intake and admissions decisions
Ensure participants receive support outside the training, including responding to questions, sharing additional resources, connecting them to peers, etc.
Directly deliver trainings and facilitate meetings and coaching sessions, as needed
Evaluation and Future Planning
Gather feedback, including participant interviews, and review evaluation data (participant surveys, training team debriefs, etc.) to assess and improve program effectiveness. Collect photos, quotes and stories to use in reports to funders and partners
Revise curriculum based on feedback and provide program team leadership with recommendations to improve program process overall
Foster organizational knowledge-building and resource-sharing by providing timely, accurate program updates and reports to staff, Board, partners and funders, as needed
USD 90,000 - USD 105,000
re:power offers a comprehensive benefits package with excellent/health/life/disability insurance: 90% employer-paid health and dental insurance premiums for staff and their families; 100% employer-paid life and disability insurance; exceptionally generous and flexible paid time off; 401k retirement benefits with a 4% employer match; FSA enrollment; 12 weeks of paid parental leave; 12 weeks of paid sabbatical leave; and much more.
How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND INSTRUCTIONS
This position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify “Director, WoC Leadership” in your subject line. We also welcome applicants to also include additional relevant samples of their previous work—written reports, links to web-based publications, curriculum, meeting agendas, grant proposals, event invitations, podcasts, pitch letters, press releases, videos, and any other materials demonstrating communication skills or subject matter expertise are welcome.
Nonprofit talent agency People Power is the search partner for this hire. We appreciate your time and interest in contributing your talents to re:power’s mission. Thank you! You will receive an email auto-reply to your application. We wish we could respond personally to all applicants, but only those chosen to interview will be contacted. Please do not contact re:power directly to inquire about the status of your application.
Selected applicants will be invited to an initial brief screening interview via phone. Finalists will then be invited to 2-3 longer-form interviews via video with the Executive Director and other members of the executive team and staff. You may also be asked for additional writing samples and/or to meet informally with additional team members.
We welcome your interest and feedback. If you would like to make a confidential inquiry and/or have questions regarding your qualifications for this position, compensation or benefits, our process or internal timeline for hiring, or suggestions for how to improve this announcement or the opportunity itself, please email Kate Brumage at People Power: email@example.com
re:power is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly invite people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others to apply for all open positions at re:power.
re:power offers a lively and highly rewarding professional environment; we are committed to creating a world where our lived experiences, perspectives and ideas are fully represented and that starts first within our organization. This position can be located anywhere in the United States convenient to regular travel.