Manager, Leadership

Manager, Leadership
Organization Name: 
Council on Foundations
Job Category: 
Job Description: 

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter and resume to – Subject line: Manager, Leadership

COMPENSATION:  Full-time, remote with starting salary range of $82,000 -$92,000. Salary range is based on D.C./DMV area.  Compensation will be adjusted for other geographic locations. 


The Manager, Leadership will work closely with the Director, Leadership & Training and other team members, to design, develop, and implement equity-centered curriculum and programming for leadership development.


  • Manage the development, implementation, and innovation of Career Pathways program to achieve overall program objectives and leadership growth of participants.
  • Apply best practices of adult learning and facilitation to design and deliver relevant, equity-centered, and a contemporary Career Pathways program.
  • Continuously review participant and facilitator feedback regarding sessions and incorporate learnings into ongoing leadership programming.
  • Manage the workplans and schedules of leadership development projects and programs.
  • Manage Career Pathways program cohort application process, plus participant communication and outreach.
  • Manage the programming and engagement opportunities for Career Pathways alumni.
  • Coordinate the evaluation and learning process for Career Pathways and other leadership development programs; utilize application tools to track and report on success metrics.
  • Assist in the development of leadership programs’ budget; monitor routinely to ensure program stays within approved budget.
  • Coordinate the contracting process for coaches, facilitators and identified vendors.
  • Coordinate logistics for virtual and in-person events, with a focus on engaging and welcoming participant experience.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization, in support of leadership development program sponsorship, execution and evaluation.
  • Support Salesforce management, including data entry and maintenance of program and participant information.
  • Stay abreast of the best practices and trends in the sector, as well as leadership development, adult learning, and facilitation.


  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of education and 3 years of job-related experience. 5 - 7 years’ experience in program design, group facilitation, and adult learning


  • Strong understanding of the philanthropic and charitable sector or desire to learn.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in programming with a lens of diversity, and equity, inclusion.
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, both virtual and in-person.
  • Ability to build relationships and foster connections with a broad range of people.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to toggle between working independently and as part of a diverse team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work positively with a range working styles, and individuals (i.e., staff, board, members and vendors).
  • Experience with learning management systems, preferably Moodle.
  • Experience with customer relationship management systems, preferably Salesforce.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office 365 applications.


  • Comprehensive health care – employee coverage is 100% paid by Council.
  • Health, vision and dental care options for domestic partners, spouses, and families.
  • Flexible spending accounts.
  • Life insurance and short- and long-term disability.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan with generous employer contribution.
  • Flexible leave and vacation policies.
  • Observe 13 holidays and an annual wellness week and winter break.
  • An annual professional development budget to develop your skills.