About the Opportunity
Pride Foundation seeks an experienced professional and embedded
community leader to lead our programmatic work. The Director of
Programs (DOP) is a critical member of our leadership team who
manages and implements our community grants, scholarships, and
other key initiatives. This person brings a strong background and
analysis in program design and implementation, has a deep
understanding of philanthropy and grantmaking, and is experienced
in working with QTBIPOC communities and ensuring intersectional
racial justice is in every aspect of programs and across
The DOP will support ongoing shifts in our approach to our
programmatic work to be more responsive to regionally diverse
community needs and opportunities, accountable to 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 evaluate programmatic changes that have recently been
made and lead the process to evaluate, research, develop, and
implement further programmatic changes.
The DOP reports to the CEO, serves on Pride Foundation’s
Leadership Team, and leads a departmental team of four staff
members. This is a full time, exempt position. Flexibility to
work some evenings, weekends, and occasionally travel are
necessary. This position is currently remote, and
candidates should live in, or be willing to relocate to, one of the
five Northwest states Pride Foundation serves. Staff
members in the greater Puget Sound region have the option to work
out of our headquarters office in Seattle as conditions of the
pandemic make in-person work safe.
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
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. We work in the Northwest
states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Pride
Foundation has an operating budget of more than $5 million
and 15 full-time employees, 5 of whom are fully remote and 10 who
are currently remote, but previously worked at our headquarters in
Seattle, WA. Pride Foundation is governed by a Board of
Directors with 22 members from across the five-state region with
diverse professional and lived experiences.
As an organization and as individuals, we are committed to
anti-racism, and strive to center racial equity and justice
throughout our organization and all aspects of our programmatic
work. Together, we are intentionally and actively building an
internal culture that reflects this commitment, and an organization
where our team members can thrive. All team members are a part of
this work and are active participants in building our culture. Read
more about the work culture we are building here and
day work weeks here.
The Director of Programs (DOP) provides strategic vision and
leadership for Pride Foundation’s programmatic efforts throughout
the Northwest. The DOP will manage and provide strategic guidance
for all of our resource programs: grantmaking (currently invested
through three connected strategies/initiatives) and our
scholarships. The DOP builds cross-departmental strategies with our
Community Engagement department, Community Advocacy, Research, and
Education department, and CEO to create more cohesive and
integrated organizational strategy.
The Director of Programs brings a creative, innovative, and
thoughtful approach to program development while prioritizing Pride
Foundation’s values, priorities, and commitment to social justice
The DOP manages our Programs Team, comprised of our two Grants
Program Officers, Scholarships Program Officer, and Programs
Strategy Development (40%)
- Vision and collaboratively lead strategic development of all
scholarship and grantmaking programs, including evaluation,
research, and program design to be aligned with Pride Foundation’s
values, trust-based principles, and deepening meaningful community
participation by sharing and shifting power.
- Build and implement cross-departmental strategies that increase
resourcing of programmatic efforts and integration of
- Vision and collaboratively lead new efforts to support
community resourcing and organizational impact, which might include
things like: new initiatives, convenings, technical support
(“support beyond the check”), or leadership development.
- Track best practices for philanthropic efforts and emerging
trends and developments and integrate them into programmatic
Strategic Partnerships (20%)
- Work with the CEO to develop philanthropic partnerships that
increase support for LGBTQ+ communities (e.g., collaborative
initiatives, philanthropic advocacy).
- Work with Community Advocacy, Research, and Education
department to build cross-departmental, integrated advocacy and
- Work with Community Engagement department to build integrated
community resourcing strategies.
- Participate in, lead, and facilitate conference sessions,
coalitions, committees, collaboratives, and other efforts with
community and philanthropic partners.
Programmatic Implementation (15%)
- Work with the Programs Team to support all programmatic
activities, policies, and practices as needed to implement.
- Bring a vision for long-term transformational change focused on
dismantling systems of oppression to the evaluation and
implementation of programmatic changes and lead the process to
evaluate, research, develop, and implement further programmatic
changes with the Programs Team.
- Collaborate with CEO and Director of Community Engagement to
provide guidance and support for the growth of the Scholarship
Fundholder and Donor Advised Fundholder Programs.
- Develop and manage departmental workplans and budgets.
Internal Leadership (15%)
- Manage and coach Programs Team members to implement Pride
Foundation’s programs in a values-aligned way that emphasizes
mutual trust, support, autonomy, and commitment to supporting the
leadership of team members.
- Serve as a member of Pride Foundation’s Leadership Team,
guiding the organization’s broader strategic vision and
- Actively contribute to creating a model of leadership that
intentionally disrupts a traditional style of leadership grounded
in white, heteropatriarchal ways of operating.
- Collaboratively lead internal work to ensure a deep
understanding across the organization and individual team members
of our programmatic priorities, approach, and how it connects to
the work we do throughout the organization.
Organizational Culture and Racial Justice
Qualifications: Skills and Experience
- Understand and integrate racial justice into individual and
team workplans, and broader strategic planning efforts.
- Commit to personal growth, learning,
and transformation, taking initiative to
expand your understanding of racial justice and
related principles, issues, and practice and how
they apply to your and our work.
- Meaningfully participate in caucus groups,
organizational learning sessions, and other opportunities to
shape our organizational culture.
- Work to acknowledge, address, and eliminate individual,
institutional, and structural racism and its intersections with
other forms of oppression in your and our work.
- Actively participate in evolving the organizational culture at
Pride Foundation to be mission-focused, inclusive, values-aligned,
- Grow and apply the skills and practices needed to
create an inclusive organizational culture including (but not
limited to): clear and kind communication, giving and
receiving feedback, mutual accountability, and self-care
- Contribute to developing a collaborative culture at Pride
Foundation that underscores the interdependence of all of our
The ideal candidate will have a mix of these skills,
experiences, and competencies gained through paid and unpaid
- Commitment to Pride Foundation’s mission and to building a
racially just, equitable, and inclusive culture through all levels
of the organization.
- Experience working with LGBTQ+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People
of Color) and communities disproportionately targeted by injustice,
including non-binary and Two Spirit communities, indigenous
communities and tribal nations, immigrant communities, rural
communities, and others.
- Understanding and experience working on issues related to
intersectional social justice (including racial, LGBTQ+, gender,
disability, economic, and/or reproductive justice).
- Exceptional strategic thinking and creative skills to support
the development of new models and structures to better support
LGBTQ+ BIPOC communities.
- Experience in program management, design, and
implementationmeant for supporting and resourcing QTBIPOC
- Experience in managing and coaching diverse staff and teams
toward achieving strategic goals and developing organizational
- Experience in grantmaking, community organizing, or related
- Experience with and understanding of philanthropy and
- Strong leadership, facilitation, and collaborative management
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate and
work as part of a team.
- Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and the
ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities.
- Passion, a strong work ethic, and self-motivated drive.
While not required, these are additional skills and experiences
we are looking for in candidates:
Salary and Benefits
- Experience working in philanthropy, particularly in leading and
implementing trust-based, participatory approaches to programmatic
- Experience working with communities in the geographical region
of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, and/or across
rural, small town, and urban areas.
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 $95,000-$105,000, depending on
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 has a 4-day, 32-hour work week, with the option
for this position to be entirely remote (either set up to work from
home or in co-working space), or to be based out of the Seattle
headquarters. Candidates must reside within the
5-state region we work in, or be willing to relocate to the
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
Send letter of interest and resume
In your letter of interest, please make it a point to
address the skills and experiences you bring to this role, as
outlined above. We also ask you to specifically
- Your commitment to Pride Foundation’s work and mission
- Why you are interested in this role in particular
- How your lived and professional experience would make you
successful in this role
Priority will be given to candidates who submit their
applications by November 27,
2022. Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled, though applications submitted after the deadline will be
considered on a case-by-case basis. The position will be filled as
soon as the appropriate candidate is found, as the position is
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