National Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: The starting salary for this position is $60,000-65,000.




111 Myrtle St, Suite 101
United States


This is an exciting time to join the team at Girls Leadership. We are growing rapidly and are seeking National Program Manager at our headquarters in Oakland, California. Our growth is driven by a three-year strategic plan to expand our work across lines of difference, such as race/ethnicity and class, to impact as many girls as possible. The National Program Manager will report to the Chief Program Officer and assist in supporting our National Program department.


The National Program Manager will:

60% - Develop, modify, and innovate Girls Leadership curriculum and programs through a culturally responsive lens

·      Innovate, create or modify Girls Leadership programs and curricula with a culturally responsive lens, incorporating Educational Theater or arts integrated methods to meet the social-emotional needs of girls in each region, particularly girls from low-income communities;

·      Collaborate with Regional Program Managers to modify or develop the design of existing and new programs to better meet the needs of girls and families across different communities;

30% - Support management, delivery, and evaluation of Girls Leadership regional programs

·      Support Regional Program Managers weekly through 1:1 check-ins and bi-weekly Program Manager meetings, including co-developing educator trainings, supporting educator hiring, training, onboarding, coaching, retention and evaluation;

·      Develop and revise program systems and processes (such as educator onboarding, educator workshop prep calls, training videos, educator and program team communication, etc.) to increase national and regional capacity to support our growing programs (more time will be spent here, initially);

·      Manage and support both qualitative and quantitative program evaluation and assessment in coordination with the Chief Program Officer;

10% - Support the Girls Leadership National Team

·      Support our internationally-recognized residential summer program at Cate School in Carpinteria, CA through site visits, observation and collecting feedback (requires travel and overnight stay for parts of June-August);

·      Support the Train-the-Teacher program by giving feedback on curriculum, observing, co-facilitating parts of the training, and conducting evaluations;

·      Participate in inter-departmental coordination and communication to effectively collaborate with Operations and Outreach departments;

·      Be available to (substitute) teach workshops on occasion (infrequent, 2-3 sessions/year);

·      Conduct occasional workshop observations and site visits.


Minimum Qualifications

The candidate:

·      Is committed to our values of Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity and Play

·      Is passionate about girls’ empowerment and leadership

·      Has experience developing culturally responsive curricula and programs

·      Has several years of recent classroom experience, including experience teaching and/or working with youth from low-income communities

·      Is a strategic/systems-oriented thinker

·      Is attentive to detail and efficient in the management of diverse tasks and competing priorities

·      Is a self-motivated, resourceful, innovative, and comfortable working independently with high personal accountability

·      Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, including cross-cultural communications

·      Has experience coaching educators

·      Demonstrates social and emotional intelligence

·      Resides in the San Francisco Bay Area; can work from our Oakland headquarters


Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

·      Has experience creating original arts-integrated lesson plans, curricula and project units

·      Has a background in Educational Theater and arts-integrated education

·      Has experience managing others

·      Has experience organizing and conducting educational focus groups with K-12 youth from diverse backgrounds

·      Has experience building partnerships with community-based organizations

·      Has experience working with and communicating effectively with parent communities

·      Bilingual (Spanish and English)

·      Has an advanced degree in education or similar field


This is a full-time exempt position. Benefits include health insurance (99% coverage for employee), optional dental/vision, unlimited vacation days with supervisor pre-approval, separate sick time, and 11 holidays per year and a 401(k) plan available after one year of service.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format to The subject line of the email should include your full name and “National Program Manager.”


Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received through April 30, 2018, or until the position is secured. To learn more about Girls Leadership, please visit