Director of Programs
About the Organization
Libraries Without Borders US (LWB US) is the American branch of
Bibliothèques Sans Frontières (BSF), an international organization
based in Paris with worldwide reach. Since 2015, LWB US has
partnered with libraries, schools, and local nonprofits to
transform laundromats, parks, and other public spaces into places
of learning. There, we work with local organizations to bring
libraries (and library resources) to under-resourced communities
along with culturally relevant programming–from digital literacy
and computer skills to health, legal, and financial
From public parks in Detroit to laundromats in Oakland and San
Antonio, from mobile home communities in Minnesota to houses of
worship in Baltimore and community centers in Puerto Rico, we meet
people where they are and connect them to relevant resources and
reliable information. In so doing, we bridge the digital divide,
fight poverty, promote civic engagement, and strengthen
communities. Our programs have been recognized by the Google Impact
Challenge and the Library of Congress.
About the Role
The Director of Programs will manage program staff nationwide,
providing clear and consistent leadership to our programs, and
working closely with senior leadership to develop long-term
operational and programmatic strategy for the organization.
The Director will join a leadership team with the Executive
Director and Deputy Director to shape the strategic focus,
priorities, and impact of a fast-growing organization.
Who We’re Looking For
LWB US seeks a highly organized, strategic, adaptable,
detail-oriented, and people-centered leader with a demonstrated
commitment to racial and economic justice. We want candidates with
extensive experience in community, public, grassroots, or labor
organizations and working with under-resourced communities and/or
communities of color.
The Director will travel to program sites up to 10 business days
per month. As a result, we would prefer candidates who live in a
city where LWB US currently operates: Oakland, CA; Baltimore, MD;
St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN; San Antonio, TX; Washington, D.C.
Candidates from elsewhere will also be considered.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates strongly
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Libraries Without Borders is an equal opportunity employer
committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strive
to be a workplace where people thrive by being themselves and are
inspired to do their best work every day. We would like to see our
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflected in the
candidate pool for this vital position.
Directly manage at least 4 program
staff and collaboratively set and meet goals to grow impact and
reach of projects in multiple locations.
Monitor and oversee project
management, organization, and leadership development of staff; lead
skills training as necessary.
Maintain and build partnerships with
key leaders in the non-profit, government, corporate, and
philanthropic community in multiple locations to advance LWB US
programs and mission.
Support the monitoring of data,
tracking program progress, and identifying benchmarks for success
to advance and improve LWB US programs.
What We Offer
Salary: $85,000-$95,000, commensurate
with experience and qualifications
Benefits: Health insurance (including
dental, mental health, vision)
Vacation: 20 days of PTO
Generous annual professional
development and work from home stipend
Applications accepted until February
Anticipated start date April 1,
Please send an email titled, “Director of Programs” to email@example.com
with the following information attached:
Resume (1-2 pages)
Cover letter (1 page)
Writing sample (no longer than 2
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