Program Associate

Women Donors Network [WDN; 501(c)(3) organization] and WDN Action [WDNA; 501(c)(4) organization] are immediately hiring a passionate Program Associate to coordinate and manage WDN and WDNA programs and events. This is a full-time, remote role that will report to the Vice President of Learning and Impact.

ABOUT US

Women Donors Network [WDN] is a national network of women donors [cis and trans], nonbinary, and gender-expansive individuals committed to protecting and advancing gender, racial, economic, and climate justice. As a growing multiracial and multigenerational community of donor organizers, we connect, grow, fund and mobilize together in solidarity with movements to transform people, culture, and systems rooted in justice. Through WDN Action, our c4 sibling organization, we work to transform policies, political infrastructure, and political possibilities by investing in advocacy and electoral strategies that center the leadership of historically excluded communities. Together, we envision a just and sustainable world where everyone can safely and freely determine their own futures. 

This is an exciting time at WDN and WDN Action as we embark on the first year of our bold new strategic plan. We are in a period of growth and transformation and are expanding our team of people who are passionate about social justice and motivated to amplify our impact. Our values are rooted in a culture of courage, commitment, curiosity, accountability, hope, and joy. You can read more about our path forward here.

We are a geographically distributed, remote team of 18 from a range of intersectional identities, including cisgender, BIPOC, and nonbinary people. We have a shared staffing structure across WDN and WDN Action, where our team dedicates a portion of their time to each organizational entity. We believe that a diverse team is integral to our work and strongly encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQIA+ and all other applicants from historically excluded identities in the United States.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Program Associate provides coordination and project support for WDN/A’s member growth, grantmaking and action opportunities that support members to maximize their potential and capacity as donor activists. They ensure the smooth coordination of member programs, events and processes so that WDN/A’s members connect, grow and mobilize together, while engaging with WDN/A. 

The Program Associate is a detail-oriented, project manager with the capacity to engage with people from diverse communities and backgrounds. They support learning strategies, grantmaking activities and content development across WDN and WDN Action.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

As WDN/A continues to operationalize our new Strategic Plan, the Program Associate will be focused on the following:

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT 

  • Support member engagement programs and events to deepen member connections to each other and the organizational community. 
  • Support a strong, supportive member network culture, inclusive of multi-racial, multi-generational members, that supports and holds members as they learn, grow, and take action.
  • Connect with, guide and provide direction to members as needed, fielding scheduling requests, responding to member questions, acting as a resource for members looking for specific materials, etc.
  • Manage participant communications before, during, and after programs and events, inclusive of confirming and tracking attendance, answering participant questions, and providing follow-up materials.

PROGRAM COORDINATION

  • Provide logistical and administrative support for member-focused learning, grantmaking, and engagement programs [such as the annual conference, learning series, impact/grants-related programs, and network-wide meetings].
  • Coordinate event scheduling within our planning team, guest speakers, grantees, partners and members.
  • Create meeting materials, including meeting agendas, slides, reminder emails, and post-meeting recaps.
  • Support the development of learning and program experiences, drafting slides, worksheets, and promotional materials. 
  • Support the Learning and Impact Team in grantmaking and learning activities, while updating materials and the WDN Member Portal. 
  • Facilitate honoraria payments and oversee payment reconciliation.  

TEAM ENGAGEMENT

  • Actively participate in team meetings and projects, sharing insights, providing thoughtful feedback, and collaborating with colleagues to achieve shared goals.
  • Contribute to a cohesive and inclusive team environment, while fostering a culture of leadership and collaboration.
  • Follow organizational standards and ensure timely completion of role responsibilities.
  • Support onboarding and training of new team members.
  • Seek opportunities for professional growth through training, workshops, and self-directed learning. 
  • Contribute to organizational success by continuously learning about industry trends and best practices, while iterating on strategies to coordinate programs and events.

Requirements

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2+ years of program coordination experience, with demonstrated success managing well-organized, inclusive programs and events.
  • A steadfast commitment to social justice, WDN/A’s mission, vision and values; experience in a membership organization is preferred.
  • Understanding and fluency in the complexities of communicating with a dynamic community of multigenerational and multiracial audiences, including differences across race, age, wealth, power, privilege, access, ability, etc.
  • Exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills with proficiency in Google Suite, Zoom, Slack and MacOS.

CANDIDATE CHARACTERISTICS

  • A collaborative, motivating and proactive leadership style. 
  • A charismatic communicator with a commitment to transparency, a high level of emotional intelligence, and a willingness to have courageous conversations. 
  • A flexible, agile working style that succeeds in fast-paced, entrepreneurial organizations that centers what is best for the organization, a culture of kindness and a one team mindset.
  • A detail-oriented approach with excellent administrative and organizational skills, including strong judgment in task prioritization and time management.
  • Ability to maintain a growth mindset even when met with challenges and able to problem solve by providing dynamic solutions.
  • Outstanding leadership, program management, and relationship-building skills.

CANDIDACY PROCESS AND TIMELINE

To be considered for the Program Associate role, please submit an application, resume and cover letter. We will continue to accept applications for this opportunity until this role is filled, prioritizing applications received prior to May 15, when we will begin an initial application review. 

To protect the integrity of our structured candidacy process, we kindly ask that all applicants do not call, email or message our office or any member of the WDN Team or Board of Directors about this opportunity. We will review applications as received and will invite a short list of candidates to schedule a screening call with a member of our team.

WDN is an equal-opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. WDN encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. WDN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, country of origin, citizenship, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, political affiliation, exercising one’s right to family care and medical leave, medical condition, including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. WDN is not offering US visa sponsorship at this time.

Upon request, WDN offers accommodations for candidates with disabilities during the application, interview, and hiring process, such as additional time on hiring exercises, interview questions in advance, or closed captioning on Zoom.

Benefits

The base salary for the Program Associate starts at $85K/year. This role is also eligible to receive WDN’s Employee Benefits Package, which is inclusive of the following:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance [paid by WDN at 100% for employees and 80% for dependents]
  • 401K Contribution [4% of your gross pay contributed by WDN and an additional 3% match of your gross pay]
  • 20 Vacation Days, 14 Sick Days and 14 Company Holidays
  • Partial Reimbursement of Your Internet and Phone Expenses
  • Stipends to Support Remote Office Expenses, Co-Working, and Learning and Development