Director of IPS’s Henry Wallace Fellowship
Salary: $70,000-75,000, depending on
IPS has a long history of a vibrant “Next Leaders” Fellows Program
that has brought 12-14 young people to IPS for 10-week fellowships,
with most coming in the summer. In 2024, IPS is transforming
this program into the Henry Wallace Fellowship Program. This
new Program honors Henry Wallace’s commitment to fighting fascism,
fighting against corporate capture of democracy, fighting
militarism, and fighting against
The Director of the Henry Wallace Fellowship Program is
responsible for leading the recruiting and selection of the Fellows
for the Summer 2024 program. The Director will lead in the
development of the Summer 2024 curriculum, including workshops with
IPS staff and strategic thinkers from among IPS’s allies, and a
two-day strategic gathering during the summer.
The Director will also lead in
the development of a strong Henry Wallace Fellowship alumni
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of IPS’s Henry Wallace Fellowship Program is tasked
with the following duties and responsibilities:
Oversee the Recruitment and Selection
of Henry Wallace Fellows.
Prepare the Summer Fellowship
curriculum and workshops.
Work with movement allies to
publicize the program, and to involve several of them in workshops
and in a two-day symposium.
Lead the planning of a two-day
symposium, including a public event.
Involve alumni of the program in the
two-day symposium, and as a support and networking group for the
Researching other Fellows and
leadership programs for best practices.
Conceptualize an Advisory Board for
the Fellows Program with close allies, donors, and former Fellows
to help guide the program and support alumni in their careers.
Create other community-building
activities with Fellows, including online and in-person spaces
where they can continue to interact with one another, with former
Fellows, and with Advisors.
The Director of IPS’s Henry Wallace
Fellowship Program also oversees IPS’s New Mexico Fellowship, which
brings one young person to IPS for a year. Overseeing
includes working with the selection committee on the job
announcement, the selection of the NM Fellow, and overseeing their
placement with projects at IPS.
Develop and execute a communications
plan that helps produce a strong outward-facing strategy in
partnership with the Communications teams.
Guide participants through action
research process resulting in Fellow-led workshops for
Evaluate program rigorously using
multiple methodologies (surveys, group evaluations, application of
OD theory and models), using data collected to improve program
Coordinate closely with the ED,
Deputy Director, other program staff including finance and
communications team members to advance program goals.
Create Processes for developing
successful relationships and work plans for new
Assist the IPS Deputy Director on
some organizational development tasks.
Other duties, as assigned.
The Director of The IPS Wallace Fellowship Program will report
directly to the Executive Director and Deputy Director, and
collaborate with other senior staff in the development and
execution of the Program
They will also work closely with the Director of
Communications, the Project Directors, and other management and
program staff as needed.
Passion for the mission of IPS and
the progressive movement, with a full understanding of its policy
Experience working with various
movements across the inter-connected issues of racism,
poverty/inequality, militarism, and climate.
Good contacts with progressive
organizations across different issues.
Experience on leadership development
and mentoring the next generation of progressive leaders.
Knowledge of other fellows
programs and leadership development programs.
Experience developing educational
curriculum, including putting together workshops.
Experience planning public
Knowledge of and experience
delivering change management approaches, including stakeholder
engagement, communications, training, and leadership
Knowledge of and experience
delivering strategic planning,or organizational culture.
Demonstrated experience supporting
teams in working collaboratively to meet ambitious goals.
Detail-oriented and well organized;
outstanding time management and organizational skills.
Ability to communicate clearly,
provide direct feedback, and model resolving conflicts with
integrity and openness to learning and growth.
Capacity to work independently and on
Collaborative style, combined with
the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.
Understanding group dynamics, and
thriving in facilitating group dynamics.
Training in organizational
5 years experience in any combination of the below
Organizational development, change
management, or related roles
Designing and facilitating training
programs and workshops
Coaching and leadership development
Experience leading performance
management and providing feedback and coaching to employees at all
Leadership Development (all levels,
from emerging leaders through senior leadership)
Commitment to Diversity
IPS is strengthened by the diversity of our staff and board, and we
actively welcome applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ
candidates, and candidates who hold other historically marginalized
Salary and Benefits
$70,000 – $75,000, depending on experience. The Director of the
Henry Wallace Fellowship Program will also receive excellent
benefits including full health insurance for the employee’s family,
generous vacation benefits, paid holidays, a 403(b) match, and life
The Director should live in the DC metro area, and is expected to
work out of IPS’s DC headquarters. Currently, IPS is working on a
hybrid model, and all DC employees are working two or more days a
week in the DC office.
Please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of
Henry Wallace Fellowship Program” in the subject line:
A cover letter explaining your
interest in this work and any related experience
Two to three writing samples
demonstrating your ability to write persuasively in a range of
mediums for a general audience about public policy (an op-ed, LTE,
speech, talking points or something similar)
Three References, including at least
two previous supervisors
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the
large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next
round will be contacted by the Search Committee. No phone calls,