Chapter Liaison & Programs Manager (EPIP)


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a project of Tides, is seeking part-time, temporary support to help strengthen chapter leader supports and training, while simultaneously assisting with the expansion and delivery of EPIP’s professional development portfolio. As our chapters continue to grow and our professional development programming continues to evolve in alignment with our 2017-2021 strategic framework, the time has come to expand our team. This is a great opportunity for an individual who has an interest in community building and adult education. This position is remote and has the possibility of becoming full-time and/or permanent later this year.

This position reports to the Director of Programs and forms part of EPIP’s growing Programmatic and Chapter Engagement team. In this position, you will work closely with the Director of Programs to identify areas for further Chapter Leader support and development while helping to identify and address knowledge gaps among EPIP’s larger membership to enhance professional development offerings.

Duration and Compensation: This is a part-time, temporary position for an engagement of up to six months, with the potential to become a permanent and/or full-time position depending on the long-term needs of the organization and the performance of the selected candidate. This position will be compensated at $29 -$34 per hour, based on experience, and includes health benefits.

About EPIP

EPIP is a growing community of foundation professionals and other changemakers working to advance equity within and through philanthropy. Our mission is to empower emerging leaders and elevate philanthropic practice in order to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. EPIP has established itself as a leading network for diverse early- and mid- career philanthropic professionals, particularly those who identify as people of color, women, and/or LGBTQ. Our 16 member-led chapters span the country and provide peer-to-peer programs, networking opportunities, and support while serving as platforms for member leadership. National programs like our webinar series and our biannual conference connect members to additional supports, knowledge, and opportunities.

Given the nature of this position, you will work closely with the Director of Programs to prioritize needs among the various core responsibilities listed below.

Your Core Responsibilities will include

EPIP Chapter Support (40%)

  • Serve as the first point of contact for Chapter Leaders and handle general inquiries from the public and EPIP members related to EPIP programming, initiatives, and resources
  • Assist in the development and oversight of Chapter Leader tools and resources, including the Chapter Leader Google Drive
  • Monitor chapter compliance for filling out required forms (e.g., volunteer form, treasurer commitment form, chapter roster updates)
  • Serve as a backstop to ensure proper and effective Chapter Leader usage of Nationbuilder; refer to training resources or offer supplemental training as necessary
  • Working in partnership with Director of Programs, lead Chapter Leader training and special events (e.g., New Chapter Leader Orientation, Chapter Leader Gatherings at EPIP Conferences, Chapter Officer training)
  • Support Director of Programs in collaborations with Chapters to host joint programs and strengthen their programmatic strategy to better align with EPIP National priorities and direction, and vice-versa
  • Work closely with EPIP Chapter Leaders to maintain an accurate accounting of chapter records and history

EPIP Programs & Professional Development Support (55%)

  • Serve as lead administrator for EPIP’s webinar and virtual meeting platform, Zoom; leads all aspects of webinar programming
  • Coordinate aspects of our professional development programming and initiatives, and support program design and execution
  • Stay current on best practices and trends in adult education and online learning, with a focus on how these can be applied to EPIP’s strategy and design of programs, resources, and other materials to further enrich the learning experience
  • Coordinate and implement meetings of working groups, advisory committees, focus groups, etc. which serve to advise and inform critical EPIP programming (EPIP National Conference, People of Color Network, Philanthropology, etc.)
  • Gather lessons learned from program evaluations to develop additional content such as webinars, local programs/events, conference presentations, blog posts, and etc.
  • Identify knowledge gaps among membership and gaps in the scope, sequence, and delivery of programs and resources, recommending necessary adjustments to increase effectiveness
  • Assist the Director of Programs with administration and facilitation tasks as needed

Governance (5%)

  • Support the Director of Programs in managing board committees

Other (TBD)

  • Other duties as assigned

The above responsibilities will not all be active at the same time. Rather, assignments will be developed from among the items on the list in consultation with the employee’s supervisor.

Who You Are

A Lover of Learning. You are knowledgeable about adult education and various methods of learning and are passionate about cultivating a community of lifelong learners. You have an interest in supporting and educating a cadre of inclusive philanthropic leaders who are successful in advancing equity in all facets of their work.

A Relationship Builder. You love meeting new people and establishing relationships. You love learning what motivates people, what challenges them and connecting them to resources that support their continued growth and success.

A Solid Communicator. You have great oral and written communication skills. You can craft high-quality presentations and explain complex concepts in a clear and relatable manner, using your intellect and intuition.

An Abundant Thinker. You believe that we are living in a world of abundant resources and that the right team of partners can make improbable things happen.

An Organizer. You recognize that a well-prepared and supported community can achieve far more than a single, highly talented individual. You truly believe in our organizational value of shared leadership, and that anyone can have the capacity to participate in transformative change.

Inventive and Adaptable. You’re at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive attitude and identify creative solutions to obstacles. You can juggle many important responsibilities at once and you’re rigorous about prioritizing.

What You’ll Need

  • Five or more years of experience in education program management and delivery, with preferred experience in the not-for-profit, philanthropic, or professional association industries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and training around diversity, equity, inclusion, power, and access, and an ability to engage and support diverse professionals of all backgrounds (non-negotiable).
  • Strong project and people management skills with attention to detail, including the ability to coordinate workflow, establish priorities, meet deadlines and effectively balance competing demands.
  • A strong eye for detail and a knack for data management, coupled with familiarity with Google Products (Drive, Docs, etc.), Zoom, Salesforce, and Nationbuilder.
  • Demonstrated dedication to EPIP’s values, particularly social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS related conditions. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a project of the Tides Center. The Tides Center is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

EPIP has designed this hiring process in order to limit the impact of structural discrimination within our society. As such, we focus on relevant work skills, experience and approach first, while filtering out information that can allow for implicit bias. Our process, based on a pilot conducted by Rework by Koya Partners, de-identifies candidates, schools and past employers from in the early stages, removing these factors from view while zooming in on the work itself. This ensures that the candidate’s work is the primary informant of our decision making and makes opportunities like this one more accessible. In practice, our hiring process is:

  • Round 1: Brief written questionnaire for initial screening.  DEADLINE: Friday, March 8th, 12:00PM PST.
  • Round 2: 30-minute phone interview with the Director of Programs. DEADLINE: March 11 - 15.
  • Round 3: Candidate exercise or sample submission (résumé submitted for the first time). DEADLINE: March 22.
  • Round 4: Interview with EPIP team. DEADLINE: March 25 - April 1.
  • After Interview: Reference checks. Offer issued. DEADLINE: April 5.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

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