Program Manager, Learning and Training
Who we are
With a vision to forge equity in national security, Girl Security is preparing girls, young women, and gender minorities for national security careers through equity-informed learning, transitional high school-to-college training, and relationship-based mentoring. By empowering girls to play a role in security — where a more secure nation is a more prosperous nation — girls can fulfill their economic potential and forge an understanding of national security shaped by their lived experiences. Girl Security works across the United States to ensure the most historically underrepresented and underserved populations of girls have access to financially-supported, cutting-edge programming to prepare them for a future workforce shaped by security challenges that require their leadership.
Program Manager will work closely with the Director of Learning and Training, Directors, program associates, and others to manage program related activities, deadlines, and deliverables
The ideal candidate will have a passion for equity. They will have a proven track record in project coordination, project management, event planning, administrative support, and data management — or some combination of these skills. They will also have experience in customer service, relationship-building, and relationship-management with both adults and adolescents.
Experience working with youth is required. Experience in education is required.
What you’ll do
Program Management (60%)
- In collaboration with the Director of Learning and Training and other Girl Security staff, support all aspects of the Workforce Training Program, including the application process, onboarding materials, workshop planning and execution, supporting instructors, communications with and among Fellows, and the tracking of impact.
- In collaboration with the Director of Learning and Training, lead regionally-focused efforts to build engagement and partnerships in furtherance of the Workforce Training Programs.
- Engage in long-term planning to ensure the Fellows Program and related initiatives are aligned with the strategic plan, organizational goals, and Girl Security’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; facilitate reflection sessions among Girl Security staff.
- Support in implementation of other events and programs, including summer intensive training programs.
- Other duties as assigned.
Administrative Operations (40%)
- Manage and maintain program calendars; track deliverables, project timelines, and impact; manage and communicate deadlines to Girl Security staff.
- Serve as a point of contact for external stakeholders, program participants, and partners, ensuring timely communications and follow-up.
- Schedule regular team meetings; update and circulate team agendas for discussion.
- Support organization and maintain electronic files to ensure data integrity across the organization and platforms. Including supporting the team on data migration and maintenance into the CRM specifically as it relates to the National Security Fellows Program
- Support general team operations and infrastructure-building, including platform and software needs and integration and fostering internal communications.
Who you are & keys to success:
To be successful in this job, you will excel in four areas:
- Organization and communications: You pay close attention to detail and have excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. Your high level of organization enables you to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and manage competing deadlines, all the while communicating with your colleagues about where things stand. You are also able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
- Drive to achieve results: You are willing to jump in on any task, no matter how large or small, to get the job done and do it well. You care about the outcome and the mission, so not only do you set a high bar and meet it, but you also help the team tackle obstacles or identify new opportunities along the way.
- Relationship-building: You can effectively communicate and build positive, authentic relationships at all levels of an organization. You can work with colleagues based in different locations, time zones, and across platforms, enabling you to be an effective team member and collaborator.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: You recognize and share a commitment to creating an accessible point of entry for girls, young women, and gender minorities from all identities and backgrounds. You believe in respect, tolerance, empathy, resilience, and privacy.
An interest in national security, foreign policy, international relations, women’s studies, or another related field is a plus but not required.
Candidates must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
What else you should know:
This is a full-time exempt position and is remotely-based within the United States TBD. The salary range for this position is $70,000, depending on experience, with benefits including partially paid medical coverage for employees, as well as 20 days of vacation, 10 paid holidays/personal days, and 12 sick days per year.
Travel is required, and Girl Security will prioritize the safety of its staff, program participants, and community. As part of that commitment, Girl Security would require all staff to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to participate in Girl Security meetings and/or programs. Individuals that have (i) a medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.
Girl Security encourages candidates with diverse, lived experience to apply. Girl Security is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Successful completion of a background check is required for employment at Girl Security.
How to apply:
A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. Please email these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Program Manager.”
Applications received by October 15, 2023 will be given priority review.
Thank you for your interest in Girl Security!