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Opening: Programs and Knowledge Manager

Publication date: 
April, 2019

Position: Programs and Knowledge Manager
Organization: PEAK Grantmaking 
Location: Washington, D.C

Organization Summary

PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant, member-led community of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. Together, they power knowledge and foster collaboration to strengthen practice. They enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential to fuel change for good. They are the only organization dedicated solely to advancing the how of grantmaking.

Position Description

This position supports PEAK Grantmaking’s work to identify equitable, effective, and efficient, philanthropic practices and advocate for their adoption by grantmakers. To accomplish this goal, this role combines several important functions:

  • Online community management and strategy; and
  • Educational content design, writing and editing

As PEAK Grantmaking’s online member community grows, we are seeking a professional who can develop a strong online member community management plan with an eye toward growing and nurturing our network’s knowledge of and commitment to practice change in philanthropy. Knowledge of philanthropic organization policies, procedures, and processes will contribute to quick on-boarding in this position. The ideal candidate will combine the key skills of neutral and supportive discussion moderation, member relationship management, and volunteer management.

With such a close eye on the pulse of our network, this position will also provide key input into the association’s educational content development and writing. The Manager provides input for short-and long-term planning for educational content development, as well as the implementation, tracking, and evaluation of educational content related to grantmaking practices. The ideal candidate will have a keen ability to distill complex concepts and processes into easy-to-digest chunks that will aid in developing relevant and accessible educational products.

Ideally, the right person for this job would also be comfortable and competent in training large or small groups and able to travel on average 2 – 3 days per month to visit our regional chapters and other philanthropy events.

The Manager works collaboratively across internal departments, with volunteer advisory groups, and with external partners and subject matter experts in order to elevate grantmaking practice and highlight its important role in values-based and strategic grantmaking.

The Manager reports to the Programs and Knowledge Director and manages external consultants and volunteers.

Position Requirements

  • Must be able to use the phone and computer, sometimes for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to travel nationally, on average 2-3 days per month.
  • Experience in and familiarity with philanthropy, grantmaking practice, and the grantmaking profession
  • Experience in online community management
  • Experience in developing educational content, curriculum design, and delivery
  • Experience in engaging and managing volunteers
  • Knowledge of racial equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Project management experience


A comprehensive salary and benefits package will be offered. The salary range for this position is $52,500 - $60,000, commensurate with experience.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to use the phone and computer, sometimes for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to travel nationally, on average 2-3 days per month.

Location and Work Environment

Our offices are located in downtown Washington, DC near public transportation. Locals are encouraged to work at least one day a week in our office and may choose to work there all 5 days. This space is a shared office suite environment with moderate noise (e.g., colleagues’ conversations, computers, and printers) and light traffic.

Work-from-home and non-standard (flex) working hours are also available for this position. Many staff are virtual and you will be required to maintain core working hours from 10am – 3pm eastern to accommodate peers across all time zones. You will be required to use collaborative software and video conferencing to stay in touch with co-workers and colleagues.

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of PEAK Grantmaking, where employment and promotional opportunities are based on individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected category as established under law.


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