RAY Fellowship Program Manager
Type of Job
May 15, 2023
About the job
Job Status: Exempt
FTE Status: Full time
Location: The role is primarily remote, with regular virtual team and all-staff meetings. Travel to in-person retreats is a component of this role. We currently require COVID PCR tests prior to in-person retreats and indoor masking.
Application link: here
Hiring Timeline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application review will begin May 22, 2023 with an intended start date of June 1, 2023.
ELP is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ELP’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.
The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, clean energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship is a two-year paid Fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.
RAY is managed by the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), whose mission is to support visionary, action-oriented, and diverse leadership for a just and sustainable future. ELP aims to catalyze change by providing emerging leaders with the support and guidance they need to launch new endeavors, achieve new successes, and rise to new leadership positions. Since 2000, we have created a dynamic network of over 1,400 environmental and social change leaders across the U.S.
ELP values the contributions of people from equity-seeking groups as a critical factor in our ability to meet our mission. We encourage applications from LGBTQ+ people, Indigenous peoples, people of color, low-income earners and the unemployed, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities or another equity-seeking group. If you wish to identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter.
The RAY Program Manager will support other program managers delivering monthly IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, Liberation) training. The manager is also responsible for grant prospecting, developing partnership models to grow the RAY Fellowship, and collaborating with the RAY team to implement program strategy.
The Programs Manager is a mid-level position reporting directly to the Director of the RAY Fellowship Program. The successful candidate will revise their work on short and long-term timelines; bring a commitment to continuous improvement and a culture of learning, care; and support of the RAY Fellowship team by managing all marketing and communications work.
Other duties include:
- Assists in the planning and execution of marketing and programmatic content for the RAY Fellowship Program, including, but not limited to:
- Works with the RAY Program Director to support program needs, including managing retreats, professional development, cohort calls, mentorship programs and fellow relationships.
- Collaborate with the RAY program and partnership managers in building a cohesive, peer community of RAY fellows both online and in-person.
- Support the RAY Program Director with narratives for fundraising reports (renewals, proposals, etc.) as needed; to promote fundraising events; identify prospective new donors and proactively initiate sponsorship and funding; grant proposals and develop event opportunities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
We ask that qualified candidates have one of the following work experiences:
- Have a BA/BSc and at least 5 years of experience in program management, partnership development, relationship management, and fundraising/development; or combined in program management and fundraising/development.
- Have an MA/MSc and at least 4 years of experience in program management, partnership development, relationship management, and fundraising/development; or combined in program management and fundraising/development.
- Have 8 to 10 years of experience in program management, partnership development, relationship management, and fundraising/development; or combined in program management and fundraising/development.
- All candidates must have at least 4 years of equity, inclusion, and belonging experience in a workplace environment with a proven track record and a portfolio of work. Final candidates will be asked for professional references.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
We are looking for applicants that are:
- Dedicated to continuous improvement and a culture of learning, care, and support.
- Passionate about social justice, environmental justice, and/or climate justice principles and priorities
- Experience in some of the following:
- Working together with and serving BIPOC communities
- Using cloud-based collaborative software: Google Docs, SalesForce, Instrumentl, etc. or comparable softwares.
- Experience with federal grants is a plus.
HOW TO APPLY
To be considered, submit your resume and cover letter through our online application at here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application review will begin May 22, 2023 with an intended start date of June 1, 2023.
Tell a story with your cover letter!
- How many years of equity, inclusion, and belonging experience in a workplace environment do you have?
- Specify your experience using cloud-based collaborative software (years and how you use them): Google Docs, SalesForce, Instrumentl, etc., or comparable software. Please be explicit about the comparability if you do not have the cloud-based software experience described above.
- What type of experience do you have with program management?
- What type of experience do you have with fundraising and grants?
- What are you curious about in regard to this position?
- How would you like to grow in this role?
ELP pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, employee 401(k) contributions, professional development funds, health and wellness days, and a sabbatical policy.