Director of Programs

REMOTE (DC or NY preferred)         FULL-TIME

About She Should Run

She Should Run is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization that increases the number of women considering a run for public office by helping them realize their potential. We are driven by a vision to see historically underrepresented women play a leadership role in our democracy. We create approachable programs that meet women where they are, often in other forms of leadership, and we help make connections between their leadership skills and goals, and running for office. 

About the Role

The Director of Programs builds on and directs She Should Run’s tools, resources and community that cultivate curiosity about elected leadership at all levels. We are not a traditional candidate training organization. Our programs, which primarily live in the virtual space, are laser-focused on getting women from all walks of life to the starting line (not the finish line!), often meeting women in a place where they have never seriously considered elected roles. Our tools and resources spark a-ha moments about the change that is possible in elected office, connect women with one another through our platform and demystify the landscape of resources that exist for women further along in their journeys. She Should Run is in a growth phase and is looking for a director who is an extraordinary project manager, builder and partnership cultivator.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Strategy, Design, and Implementation 

  • Initiate and set goals for programs based on the organization’s strategic objectives, specifically implementing new strategies to cultivate women’s curiosity in running for office
  • Offer insight from a product delivery lens to aid in organizational decision-making
  • Collaborate with department leaders in operations, communications, and development to deliver in accordance with organizational strategy
  • Train and mentor staff 

Program Evaluation and Impact Reporting

  • Use research and best practices in program evaluation to define She Should Run’s short and long-term impact
  • Manage or collaborate on research projects related to establishing She Should Run’s mission and expanding curricular offerings
  • Identify and define key success metrics (quantitative and qualitative) that clearly show alignment between She Should Run’s stated mission and our programs outputs and outcomes
  • Analyze program data to measure and track against defined success metrics, and appropriately and regularly report out to key stakeholders (e.g. internal team leadership, funders, supporters, etc.)

Community Engagement (Online) & Partnerships

  • Develop and facilitate innovative curriculum in women’s leadership and political education 
  • Offer thought leadership by writing blogs, articles, and emails pertaining to program themes
  • Lead correspondence with stakeholders, coalition members, and partners with authenticity, excitement, and thought-leadership
  • Promote the financial sustainability of She Should Run by championing a culture of philanthropy in programmatic work
  • Collect, analyze, and understand the demographic data for the Community and target audience in order to make informed programs decisions
  • Lead outreach to and recruitment of potential partners to support program recruitment, curriculum development, facilitation, and funding support including fee for service offerings
  • Build relationships with She Should Run supporters, friends, and potential funders to advance the long-term fundraising goals of the organization

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred 
  • 7+ years program management, community engagement, membership development, or equivalent experience with increasing levels of responsibility 
  • Understanding of the political landscape and lack of equal representation of women at all levels of government
  • Demonstrated background facilitating experiential learning opportunities for adult learners (e.g. events, trainings, workshops, and/or webinars) 
  • Strong track record of data analysis and reporting
  • High energy, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Excellent interpersonal and influence management skills
  • Excellent project management, organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience identifying and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate flexibility in thinking and responding to challenging situations
  • Able to comfortably adapt in a diverse and dynamic environment that values risk taking, constant assessment of what is working/not and making changes accordingly 
  • Salesforce experience preferred

Salary Range – $80-$100K

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected], with the subject line “Director of Programs – Your Name.” Please thoughtfully detail your interest in She Should Run, your qualifications, and how you learned about this opportunity in your cover letter.

She Should Run is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, diverse group of team members. We promote a policy of equal treatment and opportunity, and prohibit discrimination in any aspect of our hiring and promotion process in regard to disability, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by law.