Seattle, WA

Program Manager, Philanthropy Northwest

The Organization

Philanthropy Northwest is the philanthropy network for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We envision vibrant and healthy Northwest communities – each with its own unique history, culture and traditions – connected to the natural environment and facing the future with optimism. Founded in 1976, we partner with family funds, foundations and corporate giving programs through professional development, networking, research, publications, public policy work and consulting.

Our work includes three core programs: 1) The Learning Network, a regional community providing opportunities for emerging and established philanthropy leaders to connect, learn and grow; 2) The Giving Practice, a national consulting team bringing customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support organizations navigating philanthropy’s changing landscape; 3) An incubation platform for innovative philanthropic projects, including: Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project and Community Democracy Workshop.

 We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in deep conversations and learning through action and reflection.
 Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
 We embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
 We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individuals, our team and our community.
 We value high quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor and joy.

Position Overview

The program manager is a full-time position reporting to the director of learning strategies. As a member of The Learning Network team, this position will develop and implement programs for a broad spectrum of philanthropy professionals across our six state region. S/he will engage frequently with Philanthropy Northwest members and other key stakeholders to develop, implement and coordinate programming that is relevant, timely and supportive of effective philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest. This position is ideal for a self-starter and someone with strong relational skills who can think strategically and also execute logistical details.

 Work in partnership with The Learning Network team to support the design and implementation of new and existing programs that meet the learning, networking and professional development needs of a broad spectrum of professionals in philanthropy.
 Develop and maintain strategic relationships with members and key stakeholder organizations (public sector, NGOs and other philanthropy serving organizations).
 Coordinate programming logistics, speakers and presenters including training preparation, scheduling and logistical management.
 Outreach to recruit speakers, trainers and other programming partners that can bring content or best practice expertise to programs.
 Facilitate program related meetings, programs or trainings.
 Collaborate with team members on developing program materials consistent with Philanthropy Northwest brand.
 Manage logistics of venues, audio/visual, supplies and catering arrangements for programs.
 Actively participate as a member of the Philanthropy Northwest staff to identify, create and leverage existing programs and new opportunities that inspire, inform and engage our members in variety of areas including but not limited to democracy, diversity-equity- inclusion, transparency and learning, and other areas where members seek to build capacity.
 Participate in staff wide meetings, retreats, trainings and other learning and development activities.
 Other duties as assigned.

 Demonstrated enthusiasm and knowledge of the philanthropic and/or the nonprofit sector and understanding of key areas including diversity-equity-inclusion, public policy and advocacy, managing change, collaboration, program evaluation & learning.
 Minimum of 3-4 years of experience managing projects or programs in the nonprofit or philanthropic sector.
 Experience with diversity-equity-inclusion programming or projects.
 Exemplary oral, written and online communication skills.
 Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage relationships with integrity and consistency , including a keen ability to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally and geographically diverse people and communities.
 Solid organizational and project management skills.
 Comfort with event planning, including logistics, marketing and speaker curation and coordination for meetings.
 Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans.
 Ability to travel occasionally throughout the six-state region.
 Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
 Openness and desire to be coached and give/receive feedback.
 Team player able to collaborate with others, communicate effectively and support team members.

The annual compensation for this full-time (40 hours/week) position includes a package of benefits consisting of medical, dental, pre-tax savings accounts for medical/transportation/childcare, fixed retirement contribution by employer (6% of salary), professional development, flexible schedule and promotion of work-life balance. Salary range is $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating 1) why you would be a good fit, 2) your salary requirement, and 3) what value you would bring to Philanthropy Northwest, to including YOUR NAME + “Program Manager, The Learning Network” in the subject line by May 12, 2017. This position will remain open until we find our ideal candidate.

Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics.

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