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Chief Program Officer or Managing Director- Programs

Volunteer can be anywhere in the world
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Published 4 months ago

About Us

Global Foundation for Girls is an intermediary, advocate, resource provider, and network for community organizations that work with girls, gender-diverse youth, birthing persons of color and children in crisis worldwide.  

Global Foundation for Girls (GFG), founded in 2020, is a Black Female Youth led intermediary purposed to redirect wealth distribution to BIPOC-led community organizations which serve girls, gender-fluid youth, and birthing persons of color. We hold a dual responsibility: to amplify the work of grassroot organizations, and to respond as an advocate, news distributor, resource provider, capacity builder, and network convenor around the core topics of Racial Injustice, Gender Injustice, Birth Injustice & Reproductive Violence, Gender Based Violence and Crisis. Authentically representative of the organizations we serve, and cognizant of the challenges faced, we are ideally situated to provide tangible support that makes for real change in funding, policy, and visibility. GFG hopes to be a thought leader, catalyst, innovator, and partner that fortifies community organizations, and acts to disrupt, reduce, and eliminate the harms experienced in communities of color. We focus specifically on girls, gender-diverse youth, and birthing persons; and define youth as prenatal to 27 years of age.

Our volunteer, consultant, and leadership teams are composed almost entirely of young adult girls 18-27 years old, gender-fluid persons, & birthing people of color. We represent the demographic we serve, and are therefore best-positioned to understand the needs of our constituents. As an organization, we are led entirely by young activists, Black women/girls, non-binary, gender-fluid and birthing persons fighting for change in their own communities. We were founded because we acknowledged the present day and historical gaps in the philanthropic system to fund spaces led by BIPOC leaders positioned to respond to grassroot community groups on the ground who are supporting sustainable efforts for girls, gender-fluid youth and birthing persons.

For more information about GFG please visit our website

Role Title: Chief Program Officer or Managing Director- Programs (CPO)

Reports To: Board Chair & CEO

Direct Reports: Program Team comprised of subteams (Content Development & Trainers; Global Girls Network; and Policy, Advocacy & Youth). Provides indirect support to the Digital Advocacy teams which is a part of Programs but lead by our Co-ED.

Location: Remote

About the Role

Working closely with the Co-Executive Directors (COED), the CPO is accountable for helping to manage the vast array of mission focused projects of the organization and developing and managing programmatic partnerships and external engagements. The CPO’s primary focus will be provide oversight, direction and support to volunteer, intern and consultant teams working on various programmatic initiatives that focus on our key areas of Birth & Reproductive Justice, Children, Girls, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Family Equity, Crisis & Rapid Response, and Gender Based Violence. You will work closely with GFG’s current leadership to ensure all program efforts are elevated to Donors, Highlighted in Grants and aligned with our Communication efforts. 

Program Team Information

Policy, Advocacy & Youth 

This team focused on policies that impact who we serve and allied communities. They work to understand the policy and issues surrounding the policy and create digestible tools for the public including toolkits, webinars, training materials, blogs, policy briefs and call to action materials. This team helps to advocate for issues impacting girls, gender-fluid youth and birthing persons of color. They integrate policy and advocacy theory, methods, & models into our Youth Programming including our Teen Fellowship. They manage and implement the Teen Fellowship which runs annually for youth 14-18 focused on youth activism, policy, advocacy, Racial Justice & Reproductive Health. 

Global Girls Network- Domestic & International Relations

This team works with different countries to engage in network building. They connect with organizations and groups on the ground, research them, track them in our engagement list, follow them on social media and invite them to follow and join us on our website. They coordinate meet & greets and help connect the groups to each other for connection and resource sharing. They support forming networks or strengthening existing networks and engaging with them. They conduct needs assessments and develop custom tools and capacity building for the networks. During open calls, they manage grant processes and outgoing grants administration. Our current Countries include, The United States, Brazil, South Africa, Uganda, Bali/Indonesia and Trinidad.

Content Developers, Writers & Trainers

This team develops the content and graphic presentation of a range of materials including toolkits & support materials, scripts, outlines, blog posts, power points, workshops, webinars, fact sheets, articles, white papers and trainings. They also train or educate others on materials they have created. Subteams of this group focus on Gender Based- Violence, Racial Justice and Birth Justice. 


  • The COED must have experience providing oversight to program teams and staff within the reproductive/birth justice or racial justice space. Has run programs targeting girls, gender-fluid youth or children in crisis. 
  • Content experience with at least two of the program team mediums (grant-making, international relations, training, content development, youth development or policy/advocacy)
  • Experience and understanding of the intermediary model vs traditional private and family foundations models and ability to connect to other foundations to introduce programs.
  • Ability to develop program content, infrastructure & package programs.
  • Experience with start-ups or launching programs in foundations or philanthropic organizations from the ground up.
  • Strong understanding of, and familiar with, the needs of social justice grassroot groups, and the issues of birth justice, reproductive justice, advocacy for girls, LGBT, children and youth, and rapid response to crisis events (Domestically and Globally); 
  • Well-versed in pitching program needs in compelling ways to funders, individual donors online.
  • Has had measurable success raising donations, sponsorships or grants to help fund and cover program costs
  • Can thrive well in a time-zone diverse, fast paced environment with short and long term deliverables. 
  • Uses a racial & gender justice framework and anti-oppressive lens to their work.
  • Uses Anti-Oppressive Management Skills & Collaborative and Proactive Leader with experience managing remote volunteer/intern/consultant teams in a start-up.

This position is perfect for a consultant who is in between roles, a freelancer, or a seasoned development professional. The opportunity could also serve as a great stepping stone for a middle management fund development director looking to support their career growth. 

We strongly encourage applications from Black and Indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as individuals from other underrepresented and historically marginalized communities. We recognize the lived experiences and leadership of these individuals as being fundamentally relevant to GFG’s work in advancing our mission. Non-traditional candidates are also welcomed and encouraged to apply.


This is a volunteer position with a commitment of 4-6 hours per week based on your capacity- the goal is to grow this into a PT consultant role

GFG’s Nondiscrimination Policy: GFG is an EOE. We are committed to the principles of equal opportunity. GFG’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.

Application Process

Please send a cover-letter, resume to

No phone calls or solicitation please

About Us

Global Foundation for Girls is an intermediary, advocate, resource provider, and network for community organizations that work with girls, gender-diverse youth, birthing persons of color and children in crisis worldwide.  


Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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A few hours per week
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Volunteer can be anywhere in the world
Associated Location
200 Walt Whitman Ave, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
PO Box 380

How to Apply

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