Programs Manager

August 17th, 2021
Programs Manager

Programs Manager

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education

TITLE: Programs Manager

REPORTS TO: Programs Director

BASIC FUNCTION: The Programs Manager works with the Programs Team to develop, coordinate, execute, and evaluate educational, training, knowledge, and capacity-building opportunities for Nonprofit New York members and other nonprofits.  The Programs Manager drives strategy, implementation, maintenance and evolution of Nonprofit New York’s online platform, The Community.  The Programs Manager will be a driving force behind Nonprofit New York’s capacity building vision and a leading voice in program design and implementation for all learning and resource sharing opportunities.


BACKGROUND: Nonprofit New York’s mission is to strengthen and unite New York’s nonprofits–relentlessly building a healthy, equitable, unified, and powerful nonprofit community.  We believe that healthy nonprofits are better equipped to fulfill their mission and race equity is a condition of success.  And healthy nonprofits united in solidarity are an unstoppable force for good. Organizations are only as healthy as their people and are as strong as their systems.  We provide resources and education to help them reach new levels of excellence and effectiveness.  We rally the nonprofit community.  When we come together and unite as one, our voice is amplified, our influence is magnified, and real change is possible.

With a Board representing key nonprofit subsectors, and a staff of ten employees, Nonprofit New York operates on a budget of approximately $2 million per year. We are a small, but mighty, team that likes to work strategically, have fun, and be inspired.  See for more information.


Program Management 

  • Manage, plan, and execute all training and learning programs.
  • Develop content and curriculum for training, manage recruitment of trainers, and collaborate on setting the training calendar.
  • Work with team members to manage logistics for all capacity-building events, including the development and distribution of materials.
  • Work with team members to identify and recruit potential strategic partners.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President, Policy to develop learning opportunities and resources related to advocacy and strategic alliances, and ensure that needs and feedback of participants in capacity building events are meaningfully reflected in policy and advocacy efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Programs Director and Programs Coordinator to leverage relationships with current and potential partners to enhance Nonprofit New York’s capacity building work.
  • Provide support to the Programs Director and Senior Management Team on the development and execution of Nonprofit New York’s Annual Conference, including developing an annual plan and a scope of work for the core conference team; facilitating the core conference team; and contributing to content development and event logistics.
  • Provide strategic support to the Research & Data Coordinator on the collection and reporting of key data (e.g. Compensation Survey) aimed at increasing member and sector knowledge as needed.
  • Keep informed about members’ evolving needs and collaborate with the Programs Team to ensure Nonprofit New York’s training, education, capacity-building, member services, and advocacy efforts are responsive to those needs.


  • Work with the Vice President, Finance and Operations and Programs Director to develop annual budget recommendations.
  • Coordinate with the Programs Director to track member/non-member engagement with programs.
  • Maintain and track key indicators for measuring and reporting on all educational and capacity-building programs), The Community, and membership successes and improvements.

Strategic collaboration

  • Actively participate in the upcoming strategic planning process.
  • Work with Programs Director and Senior Management Team to ensure the alignment of strategic vision and Nonprofit New York’s brand throughout programs management and communications thereof.
  • Contribute to a culture of philanthropy and member building that requires shared responsibility for shared goals.

Also, additional duties as agreed to with Nonprofit New York’s Programs Director.


Skills & Experience 

  • 3-5 years of work experience in a role involving adult learning; professional development and training; and/or capacity building for individuals, teams, and organizations.  Knowledge and experience of adult learning principles is a plus
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement engaging online and in-person learning experiences
  • Salesforce experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Asana is a plus
  • Knowledge of G-Suite is a plus


  • Demonstrated interest in Nonprofit New York’s mission
  •   Demonstrated commitment to personal growth on issues of inclusion and racial equity 
  • Effective time, task, and project management
  • Clear communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and analytical
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and as part of a team
  • Ability to integrate an understanding of racial equity concepts into work projects, team building, and one-on-one interactions
  • Ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities and successfully manage multiple projects at once 
  • Openness to evolving responsibilities
  • Sense of humor a plus

SALARY: $60K to $70K per year, commensurate with experience.  Excellent working environment and generous benefits (health insurance, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), 401(k) retirement with 5% match contributions).

HIRING PRACTICES: Nonprofit New York is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, including self-identified or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, domestic violence victim status, credit history, unemployment status, veteran status, protected activity, uniformed service or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position is primarily a sedentary role.  However, the person in this position may need to occasionally move about inside the office to liaise with internal staff, access files, office machinery and a copy machine/printer.  We anticipate that this position may be partially remote until January 2022 pending the current pandemic.

HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS: This is a full-time position, starting immediately.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]  Please use the subject line: “Programs Manager”.  No phone calls please.  Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview.  Due to the high volume of responses that we receive, it may not be possible to respond to all inquiries.

Prior to hire, candidates must complete at least two interviews.  Interviews will include multiple staff members.  Please inform Nonprofit New York within a reasonable time period prior to the interview of any reasonable accommodation(s) needed.

Nonprofit New York

  • 320 East 43rd Street, 3rd Floor
  • New York, New York 10017
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