National Association of Independent Schools - Program Manager, Leadership & Governance
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: NAIS (PMLG22)
The Program Manager for the Leadership and Governance team manages day-to-day programmatic operations of the team, providing support for the NAIS Annual Conference, Institutes, and online programming. This individual will use proven project management strategies to help deliver meaningful and effective programs, products, and services to support independent school leaders and trustees. The ideal candidate is collaborative, detail-oriented, with a desire to support mission-driven initiatives.
Support the team in developing and delivering programs, products, and services in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
Ensures detail accuracy and establishes consistency across programs, products, and services.
Works with the Leadership and Governance team and Event Logistics team to develop and deliver programming for the NAIS Annual Conference, NAIS institutes and workshops, and online learning such as webinars and courses.
Supports the team by maintaining and updating project management systems and tools, organizing and updating documentation, and building project efficiencies.
Supports speakers, presenters, facilitators, and volunteers to ensure quality outcomes.
Communicates with internal and external constituents to convey timelines and information, collect materials and resources, respond to queries, and ensure deadlines are met.
Provides onsite support for in-person programs.
Provides programmatic support for online programs.
Serves as a responsive and welcoming first point of contact for questions and issues related to Leadership and Governance programs and services.
Manages a library of Leadership and Governance resources.
Works with the team to evaluate, assess and iterate on programs, products, and services using data, research, and analytics.
Keep stakeholders regularly updated on project stages and goals.
Serves as an engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences and perspectives of internal and external colleagues.
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum three years of experience in program management, preferably in a nonprofit environment
Proficiency in Program Management software such as Click Up and Basecamp
Proficiency in Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and video conferencing (Zoom) software.
Understand and communicate effectively with others using a variety of contexts and formats, which include writing, speaking, reading, listening and interpersonal skills.
Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
Sets priorities, creates goals and timetables to complete required tasks or projects. Tracks progress and makes necessary adjustments to efficiently complete work.
Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,800 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S. NAIS serves as the national voice of independent education, advocating on behalf of its members. The association offers research and trend analysis, leadership and governance guidance, and professional development opportunities for school and board leaders.
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, personal appearance, marital status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, matriculation, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.