Since our founding by Andrew Carnegie over a century ago, we
have worked to empower ethics as a way to discover common values
and interests that can lead to a better future. As an independent,
research-driven nonprofit, we set the global ethical agenda through
our Impact Initiatives, Global Ethics Studio, Ethics Accelerator,
Carnegie Ethics Fellows program, and Ethics &
International Affairs journal, serving as the world’s
catalyst for ethical action.
The Director of Programs will oversee a portfolio of projects
and initiatives targeting work on ethics in democracy, policy,
climate, governance, migration, next generation leadership, as well
as creating educational and communication resources related to
these program areas. This is a critical senior leadership position
for an experienced program manager who has experience setting up
internal programmatic and management processes, breaking down
institutional silos, and bringing together different parts of an
organization to deliver results in a coordinated and
cross-programmatic manner. This position will work closely with the
senior management team.
The Director will:
- Oversee the development, implementation, and growth of the
programmatic strategy for a portfolio of six CCEIA programs, which
includes providing leadership on the strategic input, direction,
and administration of existing and new programs that maximizes
synergies across all CCEIA program areas.
- Work directly with the Office of the President, Chief
Philanthropy Officer, and Director of Communications to convene
agenda-setting forums with world experts, producing educational
opportunities and resources for the Council’s core
- Help facilitate strategy discussions among and work closely
with the Senior Fellows to design and deliver new products to the
Council’s core constituencies, including reports, articles,
interviews, and resources for discussion groups and educators.
- Work closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer, senior
management team, and Board of Trustees on fundraising projects with
individual, foundation, corporate, and government donors to invest
in new and existing initiatives and on the reporting of
- Design and implement Monitoring and Evaluation (MEL) metrics
and criteria for programs to evaluate impact.
- Oversee the program budget; manage grants and contracts,
develop applications and proposals for new opportunities.
- Identify and pursue potential for cross-programmatic
collaboration between the Accelerator Program, the Carnegie Ethics
Fellows, the Impact Initiatives, and the work/research of the
- Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models
and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative
- Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted
projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
- Experience having worked with a high-performance,
collaborative, constructive peer group.
- Effective at building formal and informal networks inside and
outside the organization to further institutional goals.
- Experience developing programming for both off-the-record
convenings and public audiences.
- Demonstrated record of innovation in educational and policy
- Ability to interact professionally with dedicated Board and
staff members who have diverse backgrounds, professional skills,
- MA/MS in the humanities or social sciences, preferably in
international relations, political science, or related
- At least 10 years professional experience.
- Exceptional writing, communication, and analytical skills.
- Strong follow-through and attention to detail; proven ability
to set and meet deadlines and benchmarks.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and lead complex events
- Ability to interact with and respond to questions from a range
of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, and
dispositions from across a wide spectrum of views.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working in
highly collaborative, team-based environments.