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Opening: Manager, Leadership

Publication date: 
July, 2023
Position: Manager, Leadership
Organization: Council on Foundations
Location: Remote

Position Summary

The Manager, Leadership will work closely with the Director, Leadership & Training and other team members, to design, develop, and implement equity-centered curriculum and programming for leadership development.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the development, implementation, and innovation of Career Pathways program to achieve overall program objectives and leadership growth of participants.
  • Apply best practices of adult learning and facilitation to design and deliver relevant, equity-centered, and a contemporary Career Pathways program.
  • Continuously review participant and facilitator feedback regarding sessions and incorporate learnings into ongoing leadership programming.
  • Manage the workplans and schedules of leadership development projects and programs.
  • Manage Career Pathways program cohort application process, plus participant communication and outreach.
  • Manage the programming and engagement opportunities for Career Pathways alumni.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and learning process for Career Pathways and other leadership development programs; utilize application tools to track and report on success metrics.
  • Assist in the development of leadership programs’ budget; monitor routinely to ensure program stays within approved budget.
  • Coordinate the contracting process for coaches, facilitators and identified vendors.
  • Coordinate logistics for virtual and in-person events, with a focus on engaging and welcoming participant experience.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization, in support of leadership development program sponsorship, execution and evaluation.
  • Support Salesforce management, including data entry and maintenance of program and participant information.
  • Stay abreast of the best practices and trends in the sector, as well as leadership development, adult learning, and facilitation.


  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of education and 3 years of job-related experience.
  • 7 years’ experience in program design, group facilitation, and adult learning
  • Strong understanding of the philanthropic and charitable sector or desire to learn.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in programming with a lens of diversity, and equity, inclusion.
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, both virtual and in-person.
  • Ability to build relationships and foster connections with a broad range of people.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to toggle between working independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work positively with a range working styles, and individuals (i.e., staff, board, members and vendors).
  • Experience with learning management systems, preferably Moodle.
  • Experience with customer relationship management systems, preferably Salesforce.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office 365 applications.


Starting salary range of $82,000 -$92,000. Salary range is based on D.C./DMV area. Compensation will be adjusted for other geographic locations.


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