Program Director, Washington, DC

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $70,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



2030 Q Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


Are you an experienced youth development or education professional with a passion for increasing economic opportunity for all? Urban Alliance, a national youth workforce development nonprofit, is currently seeking a Program Director to oversee all programming, events, and regional staff in the greater Washington, D.C. area, reporting to the D.C. Executive Director. You’ll have the opportunity to join a fun, committed, and hard-working team who always put our students first.

About Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance provides economically-disadvantaged young people with the exposure, opportunity, support, and training needed to prepare them for lifelong economic self-sufficiency. Urban Alliance’s core program matches underserved high school seniors with paid, professional internships, job skills training, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing post-program support to expand their idea of what is possible for their future. Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1996, Urban Alliance has since expanded to Baltimore, Chicago, and Northern Virginia. To date, Urban Alliance has placed over 4,000 students in paid internships, and served more than 18,000 through job skills training.

Program Director Responsibilities

Staff management: Set and enforce clear guidelines and expectations; Train, develop, and manage program staff; Recruit, interview and hire staff as needed; Support, lead by example, and ensure team cohesion

Program management:  Oversee the team managing and implementing regional programming and events; Utilize program data to continually improve outcomes for youth; Oversee student recruitment

External relationship management: Cultivate and maintain relationships with school systems and community partner organizations

Budget management: Oversee multiple programmatic budgets; Track program and staff expenses

Data management: Track, analyze, and report program and intern data; Actively use outcome data to guide program decisions for real-time course corrections


  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits  
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • Three weeks of paid annual leave and one week of paid organizational leave
  • All federal holidays
  • Opportunity to join a passionate and hard-working team that always places our students first while maintaining a fun work environment and healthy work-life balance for staff.

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document addressed to Monique Rizer, Executive Director, DC. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be emailed to with the subject line: Program Director, Washington DC

Note: Please do not call to inquire about the position. Any application submitted through means not stated above will not be considered.