Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) believes that everyone deserves a chance to prosper. Since 1979, we have helped make it possible for millions of people, especially people of color and those of limited incomes, to achieve financial security, stability and, ultimately, prosperity. We offer a unique combination of scalable practical solutions, in-depth research and proven policy solutions, all aimed at building wealth for those who need it most.With offices in San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, D.C., Prosperity Now is looking for talent and contributors that are passionate about this mission and are looking to join the team.
Prosperity Now believes that diversity of background and perspective are strengths and seeks to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff. As such, Prosperity Now's staff enjoy a very competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, as well as life, disability and long-term care insurance. Prosperity Now also provides their staff with a professional development stipend, transit allowance, a 403b retirement plan and generous annual and sick leave allotments as well as paid holidays. Prosperity Now's headquarters is also located in downtown DC with convenient access to three Metro lines via Metro Center and dining in the surrounding Penn Quarter and Gallery Place/Chinatown areas.
We seek a Senior Program Manager for our Racial Wealth Divide Project. Our successful candidate will thrive on open collaboration, intellectual curiosity, an energetic, entrepreneurial approach to challenges, an upbeat, collegial environment, experience in working with communities of color and hard work and drive toward fulfilling Prosperity Now’s mission of expanding economic opportunity for all Americans.
Director of RWDI
- Provide technical assistance to practitioners of community-based organizations on best and emerging practices as it relates to program design and implementation innovations focused on narrowing the racial wealth divide
- Establish and maintain relationships with external practitioners and subject matter experts to develop and advance existing projects and initiatives, and remain engaged on the current issues impacting racial wealth inequality
- Manage the implementation of specific projects including: Developing content for and coordinating peer learning opportunities for practitioners; managing consultants under the direction of the Director; in targeted cities - identify opportunities to advance asset development among communities of color and leverage resources
- Manage program evaluations of all Racial Wealth Divide Projects. Support the development and deployment of internal assessment tools that will capture and track progress towards grant deliverables. In addition, develop benchmarks that can influence the formation of financial capability programs best suited to address the growing challenges of racial wealth inequality.
- Lead the development of reports (writing annual reports, grant reports, and other publishable documents to showcase the work)
- Facilitate learning events and delivers in-person presentations as needed
- Manage relationships with direct service and advocacy organizations at the state and local level that serve communities of color
- Facilitate partnership agreements and support the execution of pilot projects focused on narrowing the racial wealth divide.
- Support the development of educational materials, framing and workshops on racial economic inequality
- Draft, edit or write various communication pieces including op-eds, one-pagers, etc.
- Coordinate with Communications staff on Racial Wealth Divide marketing and communications
- Support the Director with budget forecasting efforts and staying within budget for projects.
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in political science, economics, public policy, sociology, or other related area. Master’s degree preferred.
- Four to five (4-5) years of experience in community economic development, asset building, and or organizing around racial inequality. particularly working with low-income populations. Two to three (2-3) years’ experience in the same with a Master’s degree.
- Knowledge of current events, policy surrounding Prosperity Now mission and its work.
- Skill in writing, editing, and presenting to address, inform, and influence a wide variety of audiences.
- Skill in effectively managing projects and prioritizing work to meet deadlines.
- Ability to communicate well interpersonally using tact and diplomacy to effectively manage relationships.
- Passion for advocating for the elimination of socioeconomic policies and practices that lead to racial and ethnic disparities.
- Past organizing and professional experience in different civil rights organizations and communities of color
- Ability and willingness to travel 20-30%