Women for Afghan Women’s (WAW’s) Program Manager leads WAW’S Virginia Branch programs. With a special focus on operations, and in partnership with the US Country Director and the Deputy Executive Director, the Program Manager articulates WAW’s vision, strategic direction, program focus, strength, and sustainability. This role will oversee the implementation for programs in Virginia, ensuring they are true to WAW’s mission.
Reporting to the US Country Director, the Program Manager has exceptional interpersonal skills, contributes to an organizational culture of learning, mutual accountability, respect, collaboration, and results. A visionary for the organization, the Program Manager welcomes and generates new ideas, and encourages dynamism among staff, youth leaders, and others in the WAW community.
The Program Manager plays a vital and visible role in the Afghan women’s rights movement, serving as leader and advocate, and framing key issues that affect the agency and well-being of Afghan women.
Location: Northern Virginia
Job Type: Full-time, In-person
- Works in partnership with the US Country Director providing leadership, direction and energy to articulate a clear vision and fulfill WAW’s mission for its Virginia Branch.
- Creates, directs, reports, and monitors Virginia Branch programs and works with the US Country Director on the full range of WAW’s programs and services.
- Works closely with the US Country Director, Deputy Executive Director, Development Director, and Comptroller to ensure that WAW’s VA Branch operates within its budget, is compliant with grants, and is proactive in fundraising efforts. This includes:
- Playing a vital role in fundraising for Virginia work, collaborating with the communications and fundraising team, board, and consultants to meet and grow fund development goals.
- Leading meetings and site visits with donors and potential donors in Virginia in conjunction with the Executive Director and/or the development team.
- Providing development staff with information for donor reports in a timely manner.
- Implements the Virginia Branch operational plan to ensure delivery of program and relevant fundraising goals.
- Convenes regular meetings and supervises Virginia staff.
- Ensures program emphasis on advocacy and that advocacy messages (in media speeches) are rooted in WAW’s work.
- Represents WAW in public events, conferences, meetings with other domestic and international non-profit organizations, and government entities. This includes maintaining current knowledge of women’s and human rights issues in Afghanistan and all WAW programs in the US and Afghanistan
- Expands WAW’s networking resources while building relationships with key agencies useful to WAW and the community.
- Initiates and investigates new program opportunities.
- Identifies organizations that share and/or overlap with WAW’s priorities.
- Successful staff leadership and management experience in a values-driven organization
- Strong identification with and commitment to the WAW mission
- Experience working in a grassroots nonprofit organization, preferably for women/girls
- Organizational development experience at the managerial or senior level
- Successful record of program management in a nonprofit, advocacy organization, government, or private-sector entity.
- Demonstrated effectiveness supporting program teams and building shared leadership.
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights and to building long-term power and opportunity for women/girls, low-income people of color, underserved communities
- Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree highly desired
Women for Afghan Women offers an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary with health and vacation benefits.
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please type Program Manager (VA) – [your last name] in the subject line and apply at your earliest convenience as we are looking to hire immediately.
Women for Afghan Women is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.