Manager of Programs

  • Full Time
  • New York


The Manager of Programs will report to the CEO, and will direct, grow, and strategically lead all Tanenbaum programs in furtherance of Tanenbaum’s mission.

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to steer Tanenbaum’s practical programmatic initiatives, with a goal of exponentially growing Tanenbaum’s impact and reach in combating religious prejudice. The Manager of Programs will manage and develop all Tanenbaum program initiatives including Workplace, Health Care, Education, Peacebuilding/Conflict Resolution, and Special Programs.

The Manager of Programs is a hands-on professional with the capacity to offer innovative ideas, put them into concrete plans, and then deliver on those plans. This position requires an individual with:

  • A proven ability to successfully manage entire departments, as well as individual projects (at least 5 years of management experience).
  • Multifaceted communication skills – experience in interview and panel settings, comfort with writing articles and newsletters, ability to utilize social media to expand online presence, accomplished public speaker and presenter.
  • Proven fiscal management expertise including building and managing budgets and managing restricted grants. This position will review and approve budgets and budget forecasts for all Programs staff, working with the Operations Manager in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Strong collaborator with alacrity in coordinating across multiple departments in an organization. The Manager of Programs will coordinate with the Development, Communications, and Operations departments to ensure that fundraising efforts, office protocol and procedures, as well as external-facing content meets the highest standard in representing Tanenbaum Programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop Programs Department Strategies and Opportunities for Measurable Programmatic Impact
  • Strategically lead, develop, and grow Tanenbaum’s programs to ensure internal and external programmatic and financial growth.
  • Strategize with the programs staff and report to the CEO on potential new programmatic directions and implementation.
  • Identify opportunities for Tanenbaum, the CEO, or appropriate program staff to represent the organization at major conferences and training seminars, external client meetings, and Tanenbaum fundraising events.
  • Advise and/or lead trainings across all Tanenbaum programs, including management trainings, corporate briefings, educator trainings, conference presentations, introductory sessions, lunch and learn sessions; additionally, review and advise on evaluative impact for all Tanenbaum-led trainings.

Management of Programs Department includes:

  • At least monthly supervision of all programmatic staff to deliver on their annual program’s operating plans and fulfilling the theories of change goals and expectations.
  • Programs staff mentorship and professional development:
    • Oversee that all program staff acquire and develop skills in external training facilitation, time and project management, external communications, financial thresholds for program costs and fees, public speaking.
    • Exploration of the applicability of anti-racist, intersectional, and inclusive impacts in all program areas.
  • Negotiate letters of agreement and contracts with clients on behalf of Tanenbaum’s interests.
  • Report to CEO on a bi-monthly basis on the status of all current proposals, trainings, outreach, impact assessment, fees generated, relationship management, challenges and successes (reporting will occur more regularly during onboarding).

Leadership Responsibilities include:

  • Review, approve, and present Programs staff quarterly programmatic updates to the Board of Directors, managing the involvement of advisory and/or leadership committees and staff as needed.
  • Work with the Communications department to supervise the content and design of training materials, public event advertisements (including curricula, training programs, blog postings).
  • Collaborate and execute strategy with Assistant Director of Development and Senior Associate Grant Writer and Coordinator regarding proposals and meetings with existent and potential funders.
  • Liaise with Assistant Director of Development to ensure streamlined and seamless coordination between the fundraising pipeline and communications with Programs.
  • Prepare the CEO for meetings with external funders regarding programmatic details.
  • Work with the Operations Department to coordinate fee revenues, draft annual program budgets, oversee all programs budgetary forecasts, and ensure accurate invoicing.
  • Respond to requests for information about Tanenbaum’s programs and services.



  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum.
  • Knowledge of the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, their relationship to religion, and application to education, to the workplace, to health care, and impact on peacebuilding/conflict resolution initiatives.
  • Ability to establish and retain relationships across language barriers and different communication styles, as well as across diverse cultures, religions, nationalities, political views, and identity politics.
  • Graduate degree preferred but not required to apply. Education preferably in religion, organizational development, conflict resolution, education, public health, or other related field.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally verbally and in writing, representing Tanenbaum professionally at all times.
  • Five plus years’ experience in management, with a proven track record of effective departmental and project management, and a demonstrated hands-on leadership approach.
  • Three to five years of nonprofit experience and/or one to two years of international experience preferred.
  • Ability to create and execute plans for programs and keep projects moving.
  • A strategic and clear thinker with the ability to identify and then realize the steps needed to successfully reach a strategic goal.
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Skype, Zoom, and other virtual meeting platforms.
  • Track record in managing multiple tasks, details and meeting deadlines.
  • Travel and after-hours work required.
  • Sense of humor a must.


All work produced for Tanenbaum by the employee is the work product of Tanenbaum and may not be used by the employee outside of Tanenbaum- authorized activities.


Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, résumé, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages each) to Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email and how you learned of the position. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.

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