About the Opportunity
Pride Foundation seeks an experienced professional to lead our programmatic work who brings a strong background and analysis in program design and implementation, has a deep understanding of philanthropy and grantmaking, and is experienced in integrating intersectional justice into programs and across organizational systems. The Director of Programs (DOP) is a critical member of our senior leadership team who manages and implements our community grants, scholarships, and other key initiatives.
As part of our current strategic vision and plan, the DOP will support shifting our approach to our programmatic work to be more responsive to regionally diverse community needs and opportunities, to reflect our racial justice values and practices, to develop and refine our theory of change, and to more effectively utilize the breadth of Pride Foundation’s resources and capacities to bring about change for LGBTQ+ communities. As part of the key responsibilities of this position, the DOP will lead the process to evaluate, research, develop, and implement these programmatic changes over the next 2-3 years, and continue to proactively adjust and refine them as needed thereafter.
This role is based at our headquarters in Seattle, Washington, and will involve occasional travel to the 5 state region we serve. The DOP reports to the CEO.
About Pride Foundation
Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest. We envision a world in which all LGBTQ+ people live safely and openly as our whole selves in the communities we call home.
Founded in 1985, we are the only LGBTQ+ community foundation in the Northwest, and have invested more than $72 million in nonprofit organizations, local leaders, and student scholars through our grants, scholarships, and initiatives.
Pride Foundation has a $4 million operating budget with 17 full-time employees. There are 11 staff members located at our headquarters in Seattle, WA, and 6 staff members located outside of Western Washington, with one person in each of the states in which we work (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Central/Eastern Washington) and two people in Oregon. Pride Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with 19 members from across the five-state region with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.
The Director of Programs provides strategic vision and leadership for Pride Foundation’s programmatic efforts throughout the Northwest. The DOP will oversee our community grants and scholarship programs, as well as develop strategies for special initiatives, convenings, and technical assistance opportunities across the five state region. The Director of Programs brings a creative and thoughtful approach to program development while maintaining an appreciation of Pride Foundation’s history, legacy, and commitment to social justice philanthropy.
This position directly supervises the Volunteer Manager and jointly supervises the Programs Administrator/Office Manager with the CEO.
Skills and Experience
Ideal candidates will have these skills and competencies:
Ideal candidates will have these characteristics:
Salary and Benefits
Pride Foundation determines its staff salaries using the Washington Nonprofit Wage & Benefit Annual Survey. Each salary is based on the average of similar positions in organizations of comparable size and are competitive for the field. For this position, the salary range is $80,000-$89,000, depending on experience.
Excellent employer-paid benefits: medical (includes coverage of gender-confirming health services and procedures), dental, and vision coverage along with disability insurance, employer retirement account contribution, and option for employee to invest in an individual retirement account.
Pride Foundation is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities who are underrepresented in the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.
Send letter of interest and resume to: Katie Carter at [email protected]. Please include “Director of Programs” in the subject line of your email.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by Wednesday, July 31st for early consideration. You are welcome to submit an application after the deadline, as the position will remain open until filled so that we can be sure to find the best candidate for this critical role on our team. However, late applications will only be moved forward on a case-by-case basis. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found, as the position is available immediately.
Please email Katie Carter if you have specific questions about this position.