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Rachel’s Network is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that harnesses the collective influence of women environmental funders and advocates. We seek an experienced Program Manager who will design and implement compelling meetings, retreats, events, teleconferences and webinars to keep our sophisticated network of nearly 100 members on the vanguard of the environmental movement, deepen connections with fellow advocates, and help grow and cultivate our community of women environmental funders.

ABOUT RACHEL’S NETWORK

Rachel’s Network is a dynamic community of women investors, foundation trustees, business owners, board directors, and respected community leaders who put their values into action. Named to honor the vision and audacity of Rachel Carson, our mission is to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Design and implement a comprehensive program calendar for members.

  • Manage planning and logistics for all aspects of two intimate, members-only three-day meetings per year (attended by 35-50 people), our spring Annual Meeting and our Fall Retreat: plan and secure all event logistics, including venues, speakers, excursions, meals, and transportation; collaborate with members and staff on designing themes, agenda, speakers, and field visits; create and manage registration, invitations, and related communications for members on program plans and details.
  • Manage monthly teleconference and webinar series: select and secure expert speakers.
  • Manage special events, regional meetings, and luncheons designed to support members’ engagement with experts, policy leaders, and fellow members.
  • Regularly draft and send polished email communications for events: invitations, save-the-dates, agendas, etc. using MailChimp and Outlook mail merge. Work with vendors to produce high-quality print materials like conference booklets and postcard invitations.
  • Stay informed on issues relevant to environmental, political, and philanthropic communities.

Develop and implement an outreach program for prospective members.

  • With the President and Membership & Development Director, develop and manage cultivation events with a specific emphasis on outreach to prospective members including women funders, foundation trustees, community leaders, and philanthropists who are motivated to support environmental protection and women’s leadership.
  • Manage planning and logistics for cultivation programs and events to deepen relationships with our current portfolio of prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in program development, event planning, and logistics.
  • Experience with planning and executing high-quality events for small membership organizations and with cultivating major donors preferred.
  • Experience negotiating contracts and deliverables from vendors; and managing projects from beginning to end on deadline and on budget.
  • Familiarity with environmental issues and organizations, women’s leadership, or philanthropy, and comfort interacting with experts in these fields.
  • Well-organized with outstanding time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an outgoing personality, and an earnest interest in providing good “customer service” to a vocal membership of high net-worth funders committed to environmental philanthropy with a broad range of interests and perspectives.
  • Poise, diplomacy, and “grace under pressure,” especially in event scenarios.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently and collaboratively as a team member in a small, busy office, including taking part in general office administration, as needed.
  • A natural learner who enjoys reading and staying abreast of current news and issues, who can think creatively to develop interesting programs.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and web-based email vendors (like MailChimp);
  • Familiarity with database software like EveryAction, and design tools like Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email info@rachelsnetwork.org with your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please include “Program Manager” in the subject line and include salary requirements in your cover letter. All applicants must be available for an in-person interview in our Washington, DC office.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the position requirements. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us. No phone calls please.

Rachel’s Network is an equal opportunity employer.

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