New York, NY

Program Director, Leadership Development, Trinity Church Wall Street

The Organization

Trinity is a growing and inclusive Episcopal community in Lower Manhattan that seeks to serve and heal the world through a wide range of ministries and programs. Join a team of more than 200 employees in New York City who are working to make a difference in people’s lives and transform communities.

Our work is grounded in our core values of faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship.

Position Overview


Trinity Church Wall Street Grants and Mission Investing

Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal community in Lower Manhattan that seeks to serve and heal the world through a wide range of ministries and programs. Join a team of more than 200 employees in New York City who are working to make a difference in people’s lives and transform communities.

Our work is grounded in our core values of faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship.

Trinity’s culture celebrates diversity, and our employees come from a variety of cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. We all share a common mission: to build generations of faithful leadership, to build up neighborhoods, and to build financial capacity for holy service in New York City and around the world.

The Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team at Trinity uses the tools of philanthropy, our convening power, and our voice to advance Trinity’s mission goals.

Trinity Church has engaged in a strategic visioning process to clarify and articulate our core values and mission priorities. As a result of this process, Trinity’s grantmaking programs align with the church’s mission goal of building neighborhoods, leadership, and capacity.

Our grantmaking focuses on four strategic initiatives, guided by the GMI team. These initiatives are Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development. Our work across all four initiatives is rooted in a strong commitment to advancing an equitable society in which the allocation of resources, opportunities, and hardships are not determined by race.

The Leadership Development team is part of the Grants and Mission Investing group leading Trinity Church Wall Street’s philanthropy. Through conversations with fellow Anglicans in the United States and around the world, we have consistently heard that the two critical challenges for the Church are the formation of leaders for a changing world, and the financial capacity to sustain their ministries.

In response to the need to gather, train, and network future leaders for the Church and the world, Trinity has partnered with Church Divinity School of the Pacific and will launch a leadership development initiative. The initiative will include a network of partners around the world that will provide educational resources to build excellence in the current and traditional divinity categories, as well as add substantial learning from other sectors. We expect the initiative, in collaboration with partners, to equip lay and ordained leaders in the Church—and leaders in values-aligned secular organizations—to respond to emerging challenges and work together in dynamic partnerships that honor and activate the ministry of all believers and those who share our values.

Trinity plans to work collaboratively with partners around the world to establish programs, relevant to local and community cultural context, each of which will focus on a specific area of leadership development supporting three key approaches:

  • Strengthening leadership development within existing institutions and programs of theological education
  • Offering mid-career faith-driven leadership development programs to those who have started their careers or ministry
  • Providing open-access, online, faith-driven leadership development education resources

The Program Director, Leadership Development is a new role on the team and will be key in developing the full set of faith-driven leadership development offerings for the Trinity Leadership Development initiative.

The candidate will be responsible for working in close collaboration with partners at Trinity, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, other theological education institutions, secular leadership development education organizations, and education technology experts, to create and sustain innovative programming that develops the faith- and values-driven leadership mindsets and skills of clergy, lay leaders, and people of faith working in secular organizations.

The program director will bring prior experience in higher education and/or management training, and/or leadership development, and/or online education. They will work in close collaboration and partnership with leaders in theological education and with the Managing Director, Leadership Development to develop collaborative leadership programs, based in faith and values, and sensitive to local and community cultures and context.

For more information on the new leadership development initiative, please see:


Strategy and Execution

  • Identify innovative emerging leadership development programming in theological education, the Church, and secular education and network them with Trinity and with each other.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for innovation, integrate and expand on offerings within theological education and the Church, developing them into a coherent set of faith-driven leadership development programs.
  • Keep abreast of technology innovations, education and industry trends, learning design research and pedagogy, and share such knowledge within Trinity, CDSP, and with other partners.
  • Analyze and assess the potential impact of proposals and funded initiatives.
  • Manage all stages of the grant review, approval, funding and reporting process. Uses grants database to facilitate this process.
  • Evaluate and assess impact, working with internal and external evaluators as required. Engages regularly with grantees and conducts site visits as required.
  • Identify additional opportunities for impact and tests those opportunities against strategy, in collaboration with the Managing Director.

External Engagement & Partnership

  • Represent Trinity within the philanthropic community and beyond, as appropriate to advance Trinity’s mission and vision.

Internal Engagement & Team Culture

  • Liaise with Finance, Legal and other teams within Trinity to ensure both impact and compliance.
  • Work closely with the GMI Planning & Operations team to ensure that policies, processes, and the grants management software are effectively advancing the work and goals of the initiative.
  • Oversee budgets for the Leadership Development team.
  • Work with members of Trinity’s clergy to ensure Trinity’s global network is leveraged to advance the initiative and our impact.
  • Contribute to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes.
  • As the Leadership Development team grows, provide management oversight for junior team members. Ensure outstanding team experiences including onboarding, training of new hires, career development, mentorship, and assisting staff to achieve their development goals
  • Ensure that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promote Trinity’s mission and core values.
  • Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.


  • Ability to work with multiple partners in building consensus and relationships while managing competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in an academic or training environment in the development of instructional projects using multimedia applications, emerging technologies, and/or distributed/distance technologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills; Supervisory experience.
  • Cultural, social, and political sensitivity and humility.
  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Ability to work in a mission/results-driven environment.
  • Flexible and able to work well with all levels of internal and external leadership as well as outside constituents.
  • Experience with budget planning and management.


  • A Master’s degree in business, education, instructional technology, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a higher education setting and ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leadership in seminaries around the world.
  • Three or more years professional work experience working with faculty to design educational program.
  • At least five years supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience with grant-making and managing relationships with grantees.
  • Conversant in adult-centered pedagogy to support learning.
  • Demonstrated high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Experience applying performance and other key learning data to course re-design.

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