Director of Programs


Partner: The Policy Circle

Location:  Remote


The Policy Circle informs and equips women to be more effective and impactful civic leaders. We do this through a variety of programs that educate members on the impact of public policy and highlight specific ways that women can take ownership of solutions in their communities.

The Policy Circle seeks a Director of Programs that possesses excellent interpersonal skills coupled with strong organization-building experience. If you are equal parts creative, relational, and strategic – this is the role for you. An average day will include brainstorming new ways to engage existing members, ensuring top-notch execution of educational programming, and communicating initiatives to grassroots leaders.

The Director of Programs is responsible for creating and leading programs that will expand The Policy Circle membership and drive local engagement through volunteer-led regional councils.

This individual embraces change and thrives in a fast-paced, self-directed environment. Our organization prizes individual initiative and collaborative problem-solving. The Director of Programs is able to communicate effectively with educated, thoughtful women who care about their communities and believe in family, faith, education, and entrepreneurial values.


This position reports to the Executive Director and will build/lead a team focused on expansion and engagement through programs, membership services, and grassroots initiatives.

Preferred Experience & Knowledge Base

  • A proven relationship builder who quickly connects with people from all walks of life and understands how to recruit and inspire volunteer leaders
  • Track record of creating and executing nonprofit or member-oriented programs/initiatives to scale an organization and increase engagement
  • Excellent grasp of marketing principles with strong written communication skills with the ability to make objectives and goals clear to a wide range of audiences
  • A solid understanding of the impact of public policy on behaviors is needed to drive engagement of volunteer regional leaders, members, and regional think tanks/policy-oriented partners
  • An enthusiastic public speaker with the ability to inspire and educate



  • Collaborate with The Policy Circle leadership team to develop and execute programs for members, leaders and regional volunteer councils
  • Create and execute strategic plan to boost engagement of 10k+ community
  • Develop & execute strategy to leverage The Policy Circle CRM to track and score member engagement
  • Create and execute strategic plans to expand the reach and impact of The Policy Circle, including lead management
  • Design and host virtual meetings, and plan annual regional events with state leadership councils
  • Conduct surveys of to gather feedback and improve programming
  • Lead and build team that includes membership manager and leadership manager and other contractors
  • Oversight of departmental budget



  • Bachelor’s degree with preference given to candidates holding advanced degrees
  • CRM/Salesforce
  • Google Office Suite
  • Zoom / Virtual Event Platforms
  • Travel – 15-20%
  • Passion & agreement with for The Policy Circle Mission and Core Values



  • $100-125k annually with generous benefits package worth $20k*
  • 40 hours a week
  • Contractor for a 3-month trial If performance expectations are met, a full-time offer may be extended.
  • Fully remote – will provide an allowance for technology*


*If hired as a full-time employee.

This Job description is not all-inclusive, and certain activities, duties or responsibilities may be required of the employee as needed.



Please send resume and brief cover letter to:

Please include “Director of Programs” in the subject line.