2017 - ProInspire Program Associate

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 12-21-2017
ProInspire Program Associate

Are you passionate about social innovation, leadership, and equity? Do you have an eye for detail and excel in project management and relationship building? Do you want to help individuals and organizations achieve their potential for social impact? If so, we’re looking for you…

ProInspire is seeking two Program Associates to help implement and expand our Leadership Development and Career Pathways Strategies. The Program Associates will be part of a growing organization that is changing how the social sector views talent and how individuals view their careers.

Each Program Associate will operationalize and grow 2-3 existing or new programs, based on experience, interest, and organizational needs. Program Associates will be supervised by the Senior Program Manager of their respective strategy (Leadership Development or Career Pathways) and work closely with the CEO and team based in Washington, DC, as well as ProInspire partners, fellows, alumni, faculty, and consultants across the country.
About ProInspire
ProInspire is a nonprofit with a Bold Goal that social sector organizations have high performing leaders at all levels in order to fulfill their missions. We pursue this goal through three key strategies:
  • Strategy 1: Develop leaders with the mindsets, skills, and tools needed to drive results
  • Strategy 2: Create pathways for leaders at all levels to achieve their potential
  • Strategy 3: Influence the sector to prioritize talent, equity, and inclusion

Founded in 2009, ProInspire is based in Washington, DC, with programs in seven cities across the United States. ProInspire partners include Accion, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Kresge Foundation, National 4-H Council, Share Our Strength, Tipping Point Community, and Year Up, among others. ProInspire was named by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of 7 Nonprofits to Watch in 2015, and has consistently received the Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations since 2015. Check out our 2017 Impact Infographic and blog to learn more about the organization.

We have three strategies with aligned programs to pursue our bold goal to develop leaders at all levels.
  Leadership Development Strategy Career Pathways Strategy Influence Strategy

Existing Programs
  • Managing for Success
  • Partner Leadership Programs – Foundations
  • Partner Leadership Programs – Nonprofits
  • ProInspire Fellowship in Digital Finance
  • Equity in the Center
  • Research
2018 New Programs
  • Leading for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
  • Social Enterprise & Impact Investing Career Pathways
  • Impact Accelerator (Virtual)
  • Social Sector Competency Model

Working at ProInspire and Benefits
We believe that people are our most important asset to delivering our mission. We strive to make ProInspire a great place to work. If you work with us, you will be on the ground level of building our organization. You will interact with leaders at all levels in the social sector and know that your work is having a positive impact through feedback from program participants and partners.

We are a small team that believes in flexibility, autonomy, and trust to achieve our goals. In a recent staff survey, the words used most frequently were “fast-paced” and “flexible” followed by “intentional,” “autonomy,” “ownership,” “start-up,” “collaborative,” and “work-life balance”.

We provide the following benefits:
  • Flexible hours (typically 35-45 hours per week): Employees are free to work when they want, as long as they meet their objectives.
  • Unlimited vacation time and working remotely: You will have the ability to manage your schedule, including working from home and taking unlimited vacation time.
  • $300 per month health care stipend to purchase your health insurance
  • $1,000 per year professional development budget
  • 1% match of contributions you make to your 401K plan through ProInspire

Also, you will participate in some exciting initiatives as our organization grows and evolves in 2018, including:
  • Participating in Leading for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity with the ProInspire staff, and identifying how we can address racial equity across our programs.
  • Refreshing the ProInspire brand, updating our logo, and creating a new website.
  • Finalizing our draft core values:
    • Equity: We believe that our work will promote equity and justice in the world.
    • Authenticity: We believe in being yourself and sharing your talents.
    • Collaboration: We believe that we’re all in this together.
    • Learning: We believe that learning is critical for individuals, organizations, and the social sector.
    • Respect: We believe that trust plus communication equals respect.

Program Implementation (80%)
Each Program Associate will be involved in multiple programs and, for each program, responsible for:
  • Project Planning: Monitor project plan and timelines, identify project risks, and develop mitigation plans as needed
  • Partner Engagement: Liaise with consultants, coordinate meetings with stakeholders, and engage advisors (alumni, advisory committee members, etc.)
  • Participant Recruitment and Selection: Recruit program participants, manage selection process, and communicate with participants
  • Program Implementation: Implement the program, manage logistics for events and workshops, provide ongoing support to program participants
  • Program Evaluation: Create surveys or focus groups to gather feedback and analyze data to assess impact

Team Collaboration (10%)
  • Participate in regular retreats, weekly team meetings, etc.
  • Support other ProInspire programs as needed

Special Projects (10%)
  • Support thought leadership projects (such as writing for our blog)
  • Contribute to board meetings/community building events

This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals to support programs and work collaboratively with a high-performing team. We expect you to grow within this organization and increase your responsibility.

Desired skills and experience include:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 or more years of work experience
  • Experience managing or coordinating events/workshops
  • Skills using Salesforce, Asana, and other workplace tools a plus
  • Integrity, humility, and resilience
  • Self-starter who takes pride in building and improving things within organizations
  • Ability to work independently and maintain high level of productivity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Commitment to and passion for ProInspire’s mission, specifically equity in the social sector

Position Details
Salary: Both Program Associate roles are salaried positions. Starting salary for the first year will range from $45-50K and will be commensurate with experience.

Travel: Some travel is required to host programs outside of the DC area, approximately 10-20%. There are also occasional events and meetings during non-standard business hours.

Start Date: Target start date for both positions is mid-March 2018.

Location: Our office is located in the WeWork White House coworking space (1440 G Street NW Washington, DC 20010). The office features an expansive community area, natural light, an espresso bar, gym access, and more!

How to apply: Visit our website to apply by January 25, 2018. Attach your resume and cover letter in the form.
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