Programming Manager

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


NationSwell is seeking a Programming Manager to join the NationSwell Council team to help design and develop world-class programs by leveraging creativity and curiosity to craft engaging, relevant content for Council members. The Programming Manager will play a critical role in the design and delivery of live content for NationSwell Council events and conversations. Reporting to the Head of Programming and Events, this position is responsible for end-to-end content development, including researching and developing topics, recruiting speakers, crafting program announcements, and creating content guides.

This person should have a passion for programming, staying ahead on current events, weaving trends into programs, storytelling, working with change-makers and accelerating change through conversation. Candidates must understand and believe deeply in the power of community to drive change.

Responsibilities & How You’ll Contribute:

Topic Development

  • Research and develop topics of interest for the NationSwell Council’s overall content strategy
  • Translate those ideas into a robust programming schedule across a variety of formats
  • Initiate, research and propose program topics relative to current national trends and issues that deliver unique, rare and exceptional value/insights to members
  • Offer creativity in presentation style, subject matter and overall design

Speaker Cultivation

  • Actively network to build a contact base and stay ahead of trends
  • Maintain an extensive and relevant database of speakers and topics; cultivate past speakers for further engagement
  • Coordinate speaker and content requirements with logistics
  • Prepare speakers for events through custom briefing calls


  • Plan calls with speakers and moderators for NationSwell Council events
  • Manage and maintain master programming calendar
  • Create systems for cross-team contributions to programming
  • Update, maintain, and evolve internal database (Salesforce) to position the team to hit strategic goals by providing vital data for decision-making


We love our staff—and to show our deep appreciation, we offer competitive salaries, amazing benefits and more. We know that having a positive team culture is essential to achieving our goals, so we put time and effort into making NationSwell an encouraging, energizing, and exciting place to work.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement