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Program Manager

Job ID: 6289
Job Views: 1089
Location: Washington, , United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Other
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 54000 per year
Posted: 09.28.2021

Job Description

Title: Program Manager
Reports to: Program Director
Department: Programs
Supervises: Program Assistant
Located: Washington DC. Temporarily Remote Due to COVID-19 until the end of the year. A hybrid model, a mix of remote and in-person, in early 2022. 
Starting salary: $54,000

Fact-based journalism is under unprecedented attack at a time when a free, independent news media has never been more important. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) works to ensure that the cornerstone of healthy democracies - increasing the flows of reliable, trustworthy news – stays strong for generations to come. We give journalists the support and tools they need to do their jobs better. Through our work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences. ICFJ’s network is truly international - in the past five years alone, we have worked with 132,000 journalists from 173 countries. Our programs have impact: Stories produced by our participants have led to the fall of corrupt governments, promoted better laws and made communities safer and healthier.

ICFJ is looking to add to global staff by hiring a Program Manager to the Programs Department. The Program Manager is a critical position within ICFJ and will be responsible for developing, conducting, and evaluating ICFJ programs as assigned and overseeing the flow of information within ICFJ. The Program Manager is an integral member of the organization and works to ensure that ICFJ maintains the highest standard of quality and efficiency in all its projects. This position is great for someone that is looking to deepen their understanding of strategy, systems, and organizational process as well as get the opportunity to work with funders and leaders in the field of journalism.

ICFJ prides itself on being a mission-driven organization with a global impact. We take employee growth and experience seriously and try hard to make sure that every staff member has the opportunity to grow and rise through the ranks. 


Organizational Support

  • Provide logistical support to programs with a Program Director and/or Senior Program Director depending on the program
  • Responsible for managing the Program Assistant 
  • Take lead responsibility for managing programs from inception to implementation, as assigned
  • Monitor the budget and maintaining fiscal control of programs
  • Help to develop a project management plan for program
  • Perform other administrative and organizational duties as required and assigned to assist in the effective operation of programs 
  • Oversee the program consultants

Strategy and Implementation

  • Design strategies and systems for monitoring impact of activities 
  • Ensure program impact is tracked in Salesforce and recorded for use in reports and communications
  • Write quarterly and final program reports with the assistance of other Program Department members

Events and Logistics

  • Recruit diverse participants, and select appropriate curricula and diverse trainers, speakers and/or mentors for events
  • Develop and implement key program activities including orientations/debriefs, attachments, logistics, workshops, etc.
  • Represent ICFJ at professional conferences, meetings, as assigned
  • Travel with participants and consultants for meetings/and or international travel for program implementation

Helping Foster a Positive Culture

  • Seek and utilize feedback from diverse sources
  • Understand and effectively manage complex group dynamics
  • Apply ICFJ’s best practices in DEI practices, strategies, systems, policies, etc. 

Job Requirements

  • Associates degree (required); Bachelor’s degree (a plus)
  • Proficiency in English (required) and Spanish (preferred)
  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience in non-profit grant management, including federal grants, and/or relevant journalism role
  • At least two years coordinating non-profit program activities, generating reports, overseeing budget expenditures
  • A general understanding of Salesforce, and experience using other tools such as Dropbox, Slack and Google Workspace
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated experience with use of databases and new digital technology
  • Demonstrated written communication skills; strong English-language skills
  • Experience using social media
  • Journalism experience preferred

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by clicking here. Applications submitted without both documents will not be considered. 

ICFJ is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We intentionally reflect this commitment in our policies, our actions and our work serving a global community of journalists. ICFJ staff will work remotely until the end of the year. In 2022, we will transition into a hybrid model, a mix of remote and in-person. We offer a flexible benefits package that offers employees an opportunity to work fully remote for up to five weeks from any location.

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