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.  

Role Overview

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%)

Administrative Operations (40%)

Who you are & keys to success:

To be successful in this job, you will excel in four areas:

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, 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!