Position: Director, Women of Color Leadership Programs
Status: Full Time
Location: Anywhere in the U.S. convenient to regular travel
Deadline: Open until filled

As re:power enters this next phase, we seek a proven, creative and dynamic leader who can help us bring our vision of inclusive politics to life through strategic programming. The Director, Women of Color (WoC) Leadership Programs will be responsible for supervising staff and trainers towards program outcomes and professional growth, stewarding and growing partnerships with progressive movement organizations, and developing and overseeing a portfolio of cohort-based learning programs to build the long-term leadership and capacity of women of color. The ideal candidate will have a solid track record of developing programs that foster the learning and growth of future leaders, including creating innovative curriculum and resources and managing teams of trainers.

The role will lead the strategy and revenue generation for WoC leadership programming, manage partner relationships, measure and drive programmatic impact, and represent the organization externally. This is a leadership role for a skilled program strategist who enjoys nurturing a shared vision and building long-term, collaborative partnerships.

The role reports directly to the Managing Director of Program and Partnerships and takes work direction from other members of the Executive Leadership Team. The Director, WoC Leadership Programs will have a deep personal and professional connection with re:power’s core values.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Programmatic Strategy and Success

  • Serve as the thought leader and strategic advisor for a women of color leadership development program, both internally and externally, to increase re:power’s impact and visibility as a leader in this space
  • Collaborate with program team leadership and staff to develop and manage:
    1. Goals, budgets and plans that meet strategic objectives
    2. Ladder of engagement that meaningfully engages training alumni over time, and deepens the bench of adjunct trainers
    3. Internal systems, structures and processes that strengthen our programmatic work
  • Manage staff towards program success and professional growth, including holding staff accountable to goals, and providing consistent feedback and coaching 
  • Collaborate with directors across teams to inform organization-wide strategies and approaches

Partnership Cultivation and Relationship Management

  • Work with program team leadership to establish annual goals for partner cultivation and recruitment that is aligned with re:power’s values, priorities, and revenue forecast
  • Seek opportunities and develop new relationships with individuals, organizations and funders to advance our WoC leadership work, collaborating with the Development team as needed
  • Secure new resources to expand our WoC leadership portfolio by writing and negotiating program contracts with clear goals, deliverables and budgets. Troubleshoot engagements as necessary
  • Serve as primary relationship manager and trusted advisor to a set of WoC leadership partners; develop deep understanding of their perspectives, needs and priorities; build credibility and ensure that partner standards are met on engagements
  • Work with Program Operations Manager to ensure that training logistics and finance processes are smooth from start to finish including travel bookings and income and expense tracking

Program Development and Oversight

  • Conduct research including interviews and surveys with re:power partners, alumni, Board members and other key stakeholders to assess the landscape, needs and opportunities for WoC leadership programming
  • Based on findings, design programming, including cohort-based learning models, that supports the leadership development of women of color
  • Develop curriculum and other training materials for the programs, centering re:power’s vision of inclusive politics and core value of racial justice
  • Recruit, manage and prepare trainers and coaches to deliver excellent, high-quality trainings 
  • Oversee program budgets and ensure compliance across all contracts; track program status; identify and address variances and errors

Program Delivery

  • Execute on program and budget goals excellently, on time, and in accordance with expectations set with partners and program team leadership
  • Provide ongoing support, coaching and feedback to training teams as they deliver trainings, to foster their learning and growth
  • Oversee participant recruitment including program promotion, application intake and admissions decisions
  • Ensure participants receive support outside the training, including responding to questions, sharing additional resources, connecting them to peers, etc.
  • Directly deliver trainings and facilitate meetings and coaching sessions, as needed

Evaluation and Future Planning 

  • Gather feedback, including participant interviews, and review evaluation data (participant surveys, training team debriefs, etc.) to assess and improve program effectiveness. Collect photos, quotes and stories
  • Revise curriculum based on feedback and provide program team leadership with recommendations to improve program process overall
  • Foster organizational knowledge-building and resource-sharing by providing timely, accurate program updates and reports to staff, Board, partners and funders, as needed

Qualifications 

The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

Who You Are

  • Self-motivated, innovative, and creative—can balance bold ideas and vision with ability to operationalize and execute 
  • Approach the work with a growth mindset and an openness to giving and receiving feedback for continuous learning and improvement
  • Highly relational, with a strong belief in the importance of relationship-building for success, both internally and externally
  • Track record of “rolling up your sleeves” and working collaboratively with others to bring projects to successful completion
  • A great sense of humor—we’re serious about not taking ourselves too seriously

Your experience and skills

  • 7+ years of combined experience in organizing, electoral and/or advocacy work, of which at least 2 years in a training or facilitation role
  • Proven leadership skills and management experience, including the ability to develop team performance and a genuine desire to coach and mentor
  • Experience developing and driving impact on successful programs, including budget management
  • Applies knowledge of pedagogy and adult learning techniques to curriculum design and to facilitation of trainings
  • Superb organizational skills, with the ability to balance multiple and competing priorities and effectively delegate tasks
  • Grounds work in racial equity: analyzes and addresses the structural impacts of policies, practices, and decisions on different racial groups, and works to eliminate inequities
  • Demonstrated experience organizing with, and being a trusted partner in, predominantly Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic start-up environment and managing the complexities of multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Able to fluently navigate different movement spaces and issue areas, and bring various networks into relationship with re:power
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Willingness to work non-standard hours, including weekends, and travel extensively when required

Compensation and Benefits 

Compensation for this consultant position is $90k–$105k annually. re:power offers a comprehensive benefits package with excellent/health/life/disability insurance:

  • 90% employer-paid health and dental insurance premiums for staff and their families
  • 100% employer-paid life and disability insurance
  • Exceptionally generous and flexible paid time off
  • 401k retirement benefits with a 4% employer match
  • FSA enrollment
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 12 weeks of paid sabbatical leave

and much more. 

Application Deadline and Instructions 

This position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please email your letter of interest and resume in a single pdf document to hiring@repower.org. Please be sure to specify “Director, WoC Leadership” in the subject line.


re:power is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly invite people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others to apply for all open positions at re:power. 

re:power offers a lively and highly rewarding professional environment. This position can be located anywhere in the United States convenient to regular travel.

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