Job Summary:Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) has an immediate opening for a Program Manager. IPC is a driving force engaging the faith community in Chesapeake watershed restoration efforts, and this is an excellent opportunity for an individual with leadership capabilities to shape the programs and operations that will continue to advance this mission.
Presently, IPC’s programs are offered to congregations throughout Maryland, including the Eastern Shore, and Washington, DC, with the potential to expand into northern Virginia and south-central Pennsylvania.
IPC’s team primarily operates virtually from their home offices. IPC has traditional office space in Annapolis, Maryland. The Program Manager will report to the Annapolis office one day per week to work closely with the Executive Director. IPC offers a supportive team atmosphere and flexible work arrangement in which employees/contractors are successful.
This position is initially a part-time contract of an estimated 20-30 hours per week with the potential for growth and consideration of full time employee status. At this time, the contracted position is budgeted at $24-$28per hour. Work-related travel is reimbursed at the prevailing IRS rate, which is presently $0.54/mile. The contractor will provide their own computer.
Working in conjunction with and at the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Manager oversees implementation and integration of IPC’s programs, manages program budgets, supervises program staff, and grows programs through grant procurement and earned contracts. IPC’s programs bring together the connections and resources that congregations need to make it easier for them to be good stewards of Creation. IPC works closely with secular environmental organizations such as Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Blue Water Baltimore that provide technical expertise for projects. As such, technical expertise is not specifically required–but is considered an asset–rather, IPC’s programs focus on inspiring hearts and minds around watershed restoration, building a pipeline of activated congregations, and offering faith-filled stewardship activities.
This contracted position has opportunities to interface with the IPC Board of Trustees and faith leaders.
Responsibilities:• Implement programs that advance IPC’s mission
• Initially, this person will oversee the Trees for Sacred Places program and the Vacation Bible School train-the-trainer program
• Provide effective project management techniques to design and build valuable programs for congregations with collaborative, cross-functional organizational partners.
• Track grant deliverables, prepare final reports, and manage budgets.
• Self-propel the development of IPC’s suite of programs while also growing and integrating IPC’s existing programs.
• Leverage programs to nurture interfaith relationships.
• In close collaboration with the Executive Director, research program grant opportunities, prepare grant applications, and secure funding to sustain and grow programs.
• Secure and execute contracts with partner organizations who seek our collaboration to help them reach the faith community.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and apply adaptive management practices as needed to ensure that objectives are being met.
• Effectively communicate a call to action to diverse faith audiences through the programs’ activities and educational materials, including but not limited to public speaking, presentations at congregations, and writing blogs/reflections for our newsletters.
• Act as a liaison between faith congregations and secular environmental organizations.
• Contribute to monthly electronic newsletters and social media postings to message to our audience.
• Staff informational tables at community events as needed, fill in for other team members at events as needed; some events take place during the evenings and weekends.
Candidate Qualifications:• Requires a four-year degree with proven ability to lead and complete year-
long or multi-year projects
• Positive “can do” attitude with entrepreneurial spirit and discipline
• 3 years of project or program management experience
• Demonstrated ability to build work plans, coordinate/communicate with a team of contributors, and deliver completed projects within the approved time, budget and objectives
• Excellent writing skills, demonstrated through past positions in which writing was an integral part of the job
• Outgoing personality, excellent verbal communication skills, proven ability to lead meetings effectively
• Proven success in procuring income through grant writing, proposals/contracts, or sales
• Excellent skills in MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Power point, and platforms such as Google
• Demonstrated ability to work independently
• Ability to travel by car as needed throughout Maryland and DC, including the Eastern Shore
The following additional qualifications are a plus, but not required:
• Experience interfacing with faith audiences
• Experience with databases such as Salesforce, Constant Contact, Nation Builder or the like
• Group decision-making facilitation skills
About Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake:IPC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, supporting and inspiring communities of faith to advocate for the waters of the Chesapeake to promote a healthier environment and healthier people. Over the past three years, IPC has engaged over 170 congregations to implement best management practices on their grounds and raise awareness among their congregants.
Visit www.interfaithchesapeake.orgto learn more.
IPC’s team includes one full-time Executive Director, two part-time program staff, and contracted support staff.
All team members work from their home offices and are expected to perform with highly disciplined independence. Virtual meetings and conference calls facilitate workflow remotely while carrying out the mission of the organization professionally and effectively. IPC also benefits from a deeply committed Board of Trustees. IPC is committed to diversity in every respect and welcomes people of all faiths and all walks of life.
Please submit a brief cover letter, at least 2 professional references, and a resume not longer than 2 pages. Please email your submission to
firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should be in PDF format. Please put “Program Manager” in the subject line of your email.
• Resumes will be accepted until December 5th. We will conduct in-person interviews with 3 candidates by December 16th.
• The position will be offered no later than December 23rd. The awarded contract will begin as soon as possible, but not later than January 1, 2017