Job: Environmental Leadership Program, Program Manager (Deadline to apply: 1/30/18)

Position Opening: Program Manager

Salary Range: Salary based on experience and prior work history
Job Status: Exempt
FTE Status: Full time (¾ FTE would be considered) Applications Due: January 30th, 2018, 5 PM EST
Location: Virtual office, based within 45 minutes of a major airport in the Mid-Atlantic Region
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ELP is a fast-paced and entrepreneurial non-profit working to create a robust national network of environmental and social change leaders. We support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions. For more, visit

The Program Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to support the planning and execution of ELP’s Fellowship Programs. This position will report to the Deputy Director and assists in the execution of our Fellowship Programs, including leading outreach and recruitment efforts, providing program development and curriculum design, and supporting the development of program evaluation and processes for continuous improvement. This job will also include facilitation opportunities at multi-day retreats and events around the country.

The Program Manager will be expected to bring new ideas and strategies, revise their work on short timelines and bring an attitude of continuous improvement and a culture of innovation. They will be expected to manage their own balanced workweek based on the demands of the job. While this job will take place in a virtual office it does require the ability to travel to multi-day trainings throughout the year.

Program Outreach and Recruitment
The Program Manager will be responsible for developing and executing the recruitment strategy of ELP’s Fellowship Programs including direct outreach via phone, e-communications.

Retreat Logistics and Facilitation

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing the logistical details of retreats which could include negotiating contracts with venues and travel arrangements for contracted facilitators. Additionally, the Program Manager may have the opportunity to co-lead training sessions, which is dependent on expertise and interests.

Program Development and Evaluation

The Program Manager will work with Deputy Director and Executive Director to support the ongoing development of ELP’s training curriculum and the evaluation of our programs.


Ideal candidates will have experience in a majority of the following:
● Experience with outreach, recruitment, and management of volunteers.
● Networking and establishing relationships in person, by phone, and by email.
● Working cooperatively with wide a range of personalities, including staff, Fellows and volunteers.
● Ability and discipline to work remotely is required.
● Strong computer skills with proficiency in cloud-based collaborative software: Microsoft Office products, Google Docs, Dropbox, Email Marketing, etc.
● Ability to see events through all phases of implementation while maintaining timelines, budgets and effectively managing expenses.
● Demonstrated experience writing and editing grant proposals preferred.
● Managing relationships in Salesforce CRM preferred.
● Experience using online convening tools to build online communities, facilitate webinars/trainings preferred.
● Minimum 3 years relevant events and /or training development and coordination experience preferred.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate evidence of the following characteristics:
● Energetic, innovative, creative self-starter with attention to detail.
● Dedication to continuous improvement and a culture of learning.
● Understanding of, and a commitment to advancing the mission, core values, and learning organization principles of ELP.
● Ability to connect with other people’s passions.
● Understanding of their strengths and the strengths of those around them.
● Strong interpersonal skills: courtesy, tact, patience and team orientation; team player with a sense of humor and a life outside of work.
● Comfortable meeting new people regularly