Title: Program Manager Reports to: Program Director, Senior Program Director Department: Programs Supervises: Program Assistant Located: Washington DC. Temporrily 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.
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.
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.