Chief Program & Strategy Officer

BoardSource is a globally-recognized nonprofit focused on strengthening nonprofit leadership at the highest level — the board of directors. With more than three decades of experience, BoardSource is at the forefront of nonprofit board leadership, research, and support. BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact and to serve as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership.


For the last several years, BoardSource has been on a journey of transformation. While BoardSource used to be an organization primarily focused on meeting the technical support needs of individual boards, it has been shifting to become to a more complex and impactful organization that marries technical support for boards with a strong leadership voice advocating for necessary change in social sector board leadership, particularly to center equity and shift power toward the communities served by nonprofits. During this time of change, a carefully planned CEO transition occurred with Monika Kalra Varma stepping into the role as President & CEO last year.



BoardSource seeks nominations and applications for the newly created position of Chief Program & Strategy Officer (CPSO). This inaugural CPSO will be an experienced leader who can serve as a key thought partner and strategic advisor to the President & CEO and her senior leadership team in a role that supports an integrated approach to strategy setting across the organization.


As a member of the senior leadership team, the CPSO will advise on programmatic strategy and help implement a shift in BoardSource’s work towards embedding listening and learning practices across the organization to better meet the multifaceted needs of the nonprofit sector. The CPSO will bring an approach that emphasizes humility to help BoardSource amplify the collective wisdom of the sector. The CPSO will lead efforts to align strategies across all program areas with an emphasis on BoardSource’s vision to create a just world where all can thrive.



$170,000 – $210,000



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This search is being led by Emily Wexler and Rachel Burgoyne of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website (


Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity


In the leadership BoardSource provides to nonprofit organizations across the social sector, we work to spark new awareness about why a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is essential within nonprofit organizations, as well as provide practical support and guidance about how to create positive change. This work flows from our belief that a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is essential to realizing our vision of a world where every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.


Given this commitment and effort, we work to ensure that our own team is diverse and inclusive, and that the entire team – regardless of background or identity – feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Our work is enriched by the lived experiences of our team members, and there is no replacement for lived experience when working on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are eager to welcome future team members who share our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; we also strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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