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Program Manager, Partnerships

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, Partnerships works as part of the program team to cultivate partnerships and deliver impactful GEO programming. 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 field, is excited by the opportunity to connect with members, understand their questions/challenges and connect them to other members/partners/resources. They are skilled at facilitating and engaging groups of different sizes across different organizational roles and types. They bring a collaborative and learning mindset to the work and are committed to providing excellent support to the GEO community, members, and other stakeholders.

 They are a committed relationship building, both with external stakeholders and partners as well as with GEO staff. As a key owner of specific projects, the program manager supports work with multiple stakeholders to strengthen and execute impactful offerings. The Program Manager reports to the Director of Programs (content delivery and PSO partnerships). This position involves up to 20% 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: 

  • Work closely with Director of Programs (content delivery and PSO partnerships) to explore how community building and advancing racial equity work with partners can be integrated into new and existing programming.
  • Develop and maintain programmatic partnerships with philanthropic serving organizations (PSOs) and other strategic partners.
  • Develop and manage infrastructure for partnerships including communication with partners, partnership documents, internal cross-team coordination, and knowledge management.
  • Research and analyze prospective partnerships that can advance GEO’s mission and strategic direction, considering elements such as audience, geography, cross-sector collaboration, and overall reach.
  • Serve as a leader to use strategic partnership with PSOs and other partners to supplement our program offerings and work to build collective programs in the field.
  • Serve as project manager for field presence engagements and co-created partner programming.
  • As part of the peer learning team, develop, deliver and facilitate webinars, member calls, remote learning series, speaking engagements and workshops, including speaker identification and preparation, session design and content, logistics, meeting coordination and follow up.
  • Collaborate with program manager, content delivery, to inform program development through a lens of partnerships and field presence.

 Minimum Qualifications 

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in programming and partnership management, or a combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.(6 years of relevant experience preferred)
  • 3 years of experience working within a philanthropic serving organization or similar organization that convenes and educates funders and grantmaking professionals.
  • Experience applying knowledge of philanthropic sector and racial equity strategies in the U.S. philanthropic sector to the development of educational programming and/or partnership management.
  • Strong writing, editing, strategic thinking, project managing, and researching skills.  
  • Proven track record of successful task prioritization and execution, and deft management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, external stakeholders, partners and vendors. 
  • Ability to think and problem-solve creatively and proactively.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • 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?
  • What can you share about cultivating and managing partnerships with other organizations?
  • 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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