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Program Manager, Development

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Washington $80,000-$100,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

About GEO 

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. We envision courageous grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive. With more than 6,000 grantmakers who belong to philanthropic organizations of all sizes and types across the globe, we work to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropic practice. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit

Position Overview 
The Program Manager is part of the program team, leading development and delivery of high-quality peer learning and programs related to GEO content. The program manager is a strong project manager who values relationships, process and results as critical components of any project, keeps up with and incorporates new ideas from the philanthropic sector, and is excited by the opportunity to create programming that supports grantmakers in implementing equitable and effective grantmaking practices and culture within their organizations. They are skilled at creating comprehensive curriculum and learning modules for adult learners that convert GEO content into actionable learning opportunities to be applied to the learners’ work in alignment with GEO’s mission, vision and strategic direction. The Program Manager is a skilled facilitator who is able to deliver engaging content, craft exercises and activities that allow participants to apply it to their work and engage participants in meaningful dialogue and reflection.

They are committed to relationship building, both with external stakeholders (such as GEO members, other grantmakers and partners) as well as GEO staff. As a key owner of specific projects, the program manager supports work with multiple stakeholders to strengthen and execute impactful offerings. This position reports to the Director of Programs. This position involves up to 10-15% travel. 


GEO recognizes a staff bargaining unit, 1199SEIU, affiliated with the United Healthcare Workers East. This position is included in GEO’s bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.

When working in this role you will: 

  • Serve as lead project manager for content delivery engagements including, but not limited to, GEO content-driven peer learning such as workshops, conference sessions, remote learning series and other newly developed programming.
  • Manage GEO content-based programs from design to delivery, including developing curriculum and facilitation plans based on GEO content resources and managing program launch logistics, speaker identification and preparation, session design, meeting coordination and follow up.
  • Lead efforts to revise programming and curriculum to align with GEO’s strategic direction and center principles of intersectional racial equity into GEO content programming and facilitation practices.
  • Collaborate with program manager of content development to coordinate development of programs and learning opportunities based on new GEO content as it is being developed.
  • Develop multi-media learning tools such as on-demand learning methods based on GEO content.
  • Onboard GEO staff into new curriculum and facilitation plans for GEO programming to support facilitation and delivery across programs.
  • Use principles of adult education and peer learning to ensure rich content and creative learning experiences tailored for increased knowledge of and change to grantmaking practice.
  • Serve as a presenter and facilitator to deliver content to GEO members and nonmembers at conferences, workshops, webinars and other events. In addition, attend select events on GEO’s behalf.
  • Manage development of GEO-curated conference programming such as plenary or short talk sessions, from development of session concepts to speaker recruitment and planning calls.

 Minimum Qualifications 

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in program development and facilitation, or a combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties for this position.(8 years of relevant experience preferred)
  • Proven content development and delivery experience, including creating actionable learning sessions or programs and facilitation plans for learning opportunities such as workshops, webinars, speaking engagements, and training seminars based on existing content.
  • 3 years of experience working within a philanthropic serving organization or similar organization that convenes and educates funders and grantmaking professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to curate content, build curriculum, and create presentation/workshop materials that support adult learners.
  • Experience creating and facilitating programming centered in racial equity with a strong understanding of intersectional racial equity.
  • Skilled facilitator who brings their personal energy and enthusiasm into content delivery and facilitation.
  • Proven project management experience, including attention to detail, ability to support multiple projects simultaneously on deadline, and navigate alignment to broader organization priorities and strategy.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills with a commitment to relationship building.
  • Ability to build and strengthen relationships within the philanthropic sector.
  • High degree of personal integrity, ethics and demonstrated respect and sensitivity forcultural differences and willingness to live into GEO’s values and ways of being.
  • Passion for GEO's mission and vision to improve philanthropic culture and practice.

How to Apply 

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please address the following: 

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your experience developing programming or learning experiences based on specific content that supports learners to apply what they learn to their work.
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?

 We will accept applications until the position is filled.  

 Note:  Majority of the hiring process will be conducted virtually; however, with advance notice, candidates may be asked to participate in-person interviews.  

Compensation and Benefits 

GEO offers a competitive salary ($78k-$97k). The starting salary is based on the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. To counter pay inequity and uphold internal parity, we use a nonnegotiable starting salary system, while benchmarking our pay to competitive markets.

 GEO’s generous benefits package includes: 100 percent employer paid health/dental/vision insurance; three weeks of vacation; office closure for federal holidays as well as a one-week summer break, summer Fridays and the last two weeks of the year; twelve sick days, two personal days, one volunteer day; a seven percent employer retirement contribution; sabbaticals every three years of service; wellness benefits; telecommunications reimbursement; transportation benefits; a commitment to professional development and growth including annual funding for professional development; along with a Metro accessible office location in downtown D.C.

Location: DC-area strongly preferred.

Reasonable Accommodations 

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is an equal opportunity employer. GEO is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. GEO does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation or any other legally protected characteristic.  

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