Director of Programs



Director of Programs

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA


This position offers vacation and sick leave, employer 403(b) participation and health benefits. Salary range is $70,000 to $80,000, DOE.

Application Contact:

Please send cover letter, resume and three references in an email with the subject line “Director of Programs Application” to Position will be posted until June 23 or until filled.

Job Description:

The Director of Programs is responsible for leading and managing Women’s Funding Alliance’s program initiatives. This position will be responsible for implementing multi-year multi-strategy plans for each initiative, and for cultivating and managing effective and strategic partnerships. The Director of Programs will be a “dot connector”—identifying and implementing connections between our goals and key resources and partners, and across the four initiatives. This position offers a unique opportunity to guide Women’s Funding Alliance as we employ a dynamic and impactful approach to our work.


Strategic Leadership for Initiatives
  • Lead a partnership with the President and CEO, program team and board task forces to develop strategies and tactics to meet or exceed goals
  • Lead the program team in creating annual and long-term work plans for each Initiative.
  • Provide leadership to forge partnerships and implement selected strategies.
  • Identify opportunities and cultivate relationships related to policy and systems change for each initiative.
  • Manage Initiative-related Task Forces and support the board in their role assisting the organization with programs, policy and related relationship development.
  • Represent Women’s Funding Alliance as a member of committees and coalitions, as a presenter at local and national events, and as an ambassador of our programs and mission.
Operational Oversight for Initiatives
  • Develop and provide oversight of initiative activities.
  • Supervise program team and coordinate administrative support with the Program and Administrative Coordinator.
  • Oversee consultants and contractors, negotiating terms of contracts and contract renewals and coordination and monitoring of work plans and products.
Learning & Evaluation
  • In partnership with evaluation consultants, ensure that initiative activities and impact are evaluated and that learning is shared with key program partners and is used to inform future program design and activities.
  • Lead the development and sharing of impact reports and briefings for key partners, general public and Board of Directors.
Leadership & Management
  • Contribute to organization management and strategy-setting at the leadership level.
  • Contribute to financial management, leading annual organization program budgeting and goal-setting, budget monitoring, and preparation for or presentation to the board of directors including various committees and task forces.
  • Collaborate with Director of Development and actively support fund development efforts to ensure grant writers and development staff have timely, accurate and compelling information about Initiatives. Support grant proposal development and reporting to funders of program activities. Attend meetings with major donors and institutional funders as requested.
  • Collaborate with communications and fund development staff to align program activities and messaging with donor and community engagement opportunities. Collaborate with staff and vendors for communications materials, such as reports, cases for support, fundraising materials, event speeches, videos, and more.
  • Be present and engaged at a variety of development and program events.
Women’s Funding Alliance seeks a skilled, experienced, innovative leader who can quickly step into this role and continue the momentum of our work. The ideal candidate will have:
  • 7-10 years of increasingly responsible management experience in a nonprofit, philanthropic, educational or public service environment.
  • At least 3 years of direct supervisory experience.
  • Successfully managed complex projects that require collaboration of multiple organizations, including funders. 
  • Designed and managed complex contractual agreements with multiple vendors and partners.
  • A sound understanding of issues facing women and girls around leadership parity and economic opportunity and corresponding best practices and promising solutions.
  • Demonstrated a strong commitment to gender, racial and economic equity.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to synthesize information from diverse sources.
  • The confidence, warmth and professionalism required to work effectively with board members, donors, and other funders.
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork in a complex and fast-paced environment, and who can manage up, down and laterally.
  • Competency in modern office software and project management tools like Asana.
  • At least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Grantmaking experience is highly desirable. 
Women’s Funding Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Women’s Funding Alliance to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds, who are committed to the mission and vision of the organization. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Women’s Funding Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Women's Funding Alliance
2101 4th Ave, Suite 1330
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2064676733

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