Program Manager, Special Initiatives – Women’s Funding Network

Title: Program Manager, Special Initiatives
Department: Program
Supervisor: Director of Policy and Programs
Status: Exempt, Full-time, Regular
Payment: USD $90,000 – USD $105,000 / year
Benefits: 100% paid health/dental/vision/long-term disability/FSA for employee, 6% 401k match upon start, generous paid time off and flexible work schedule.
Location: Remote/telecommute. U.S.-based candidate only. Travel is required in line with post-pandemic restrictions. To support fully remote staff and sustainable work schedules, the candidate must be available to collaborate online between 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Monday – Friday and can adjust work week to include evening hours for special events or travel.

How to apply: 

Submit a cover letter, text-only resume, and contact information for three professional references in .docx format, to with Program Manager in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until position filled or until March 31. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for further discussion will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

Women’s Funding Network is 501©(3) organization and an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and evolving a work environment that attracts the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, levels of physical ability, parents, and caregivers. 

About WFN

We believe that when philanthropy invests in women’s foundations and gender justice funders, we empower a deeply intersectional movement that fights for policies and standards across lines of race, class, and gender. WFN is the largest philanthropic alliance in the world dedicated to advancing the essential role of these funders in the unwavering fight for gender equality and justice. Our mission as a global alliance is to provide strategies, research, and resources that support the critical agency and influence of women’s foundations and gender justice funders in the movement for equality, justice, and power for all. Our guiding values include relationships, solidarity, integrity, impact, abundance, gratitude, and courage.


Working closely with the President and CEO, and Director of Program and Policy, this incumbent must have the skills and experience to immediately be able to manage deliverables for the Design Council and contribute to the learning and knowledge objectives of the project; including development of custom tools, accessibility and open-source materials. The Program Manager, Special Initiatives is responsible for 1) management and execution of a signature program at the WFN that supports the development of a multi-sector capital leverage strategy with the goal of building the power & influence of women and gender-nonbinary people in the US. The key feature of the Design Council will be learning in action. Participants are tired of talking about what’s possible. They want to build as they fund. They want to test as they scale. They want bold investment strategies that fuel what’s possible for the future of gender equity, the economy, and our world. The incumbent should demonstrate initiative and a solution-focused attitude while positively contributing to our team environment, have strong knowledge of principles, ethics, and practices of feminist philanthropy, and program management, and current trends and equitable strategies in grantmaking.

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