EPIP is Hiring a Programs Associate!


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a project of Tides, is seeking a detail-oriented, collaborative, and people-oriented Programs Associate to play a key role in coordinating, implementing, and strengthening EPIP’s programming. The Program Associate will support the development and delivery of robust professional development programming for early- and mid-career philanthropic professionals committed to equity and excellence in the field. This is a great opportunity for an individual who has an interest in project management, virtual programming, and administrative support. This position is a temporary, remote, full-time position within EPIP’s team. 

This position reports to the Director of Programs and forms part of EPIP’s growing team. This position serves a critical role in advancing EPIP’s mission to deliver learning and professional development experiences while empowering a community of emerging practitioners focused on deep interactions, relationships, and knowledge sharing. You will work closely with the Director of Programs to support the behind-the-scenes work needed to implement key programming like Philanthropology, communities of practice, EPIP’s national conference, and workshops. This role is best suited for an organized, detail-oriented individual with an interest in administrative systems, project management, relationship building, and supporting the leadership of inclusive philanthropic emerging leaders. This position will require occasional travel (no more than 20%).


This position reports to the Director of Programs and is a one-year temporary, exempt, full-time position with opportunity to become a permanent position after one year in the role. The position will be compensated hourly between $24 - $28.85 an hour.  This position is remote and candidates may be located anywhere within the United States. EPIP employees receive access to a variety of benefits, including healthcare and additional benefits designed to support the health and well-being of our staff (e.g, home office, internet, and professional development stipends).


EPIP seeks to minimize bias and the impact of structural discrimination within our hiring practices. As such, we focus on relevant skills, experience, and approach first, while deprioritizing information that can allow for implicit bias.

  • Round 1: To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by November 4 at 11:59pm PT through our online portal.
  • Round 2: Candidates will be invited to schedule a 45-minute video interview.  
  • Round 3: Finalists will be invited to a 75-minute video interview with members of the EPIP team. Upon invitation, finalists will be asked to submit their references. 

Anticipated Start Date: February 20, 2023

Questions should be submitted to [email protected]


Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), a fiscally-sponsored project of Tides, is a growing community of foundation professionals and other changemakers working to advance equity within and through philanthropy. EPIP's mission is to empower emerging leaders and elevate philanthropic practice 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. EPIP's 14 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 the biannual conference and Philanthropology, a grounding in philanthropy with a social justice lens, coupled with local programming led by EPIP Chapters, connect members to additional support, knowledge, and opportunities. 

EPIP envisions a world where people of all identities can live full and prosperous lives, supported by a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and effective philanthropic sector. As an anti-racist and inclusive organization, EPIP is committed to empowering staff to apply an equity lens to their work and champion social justice. EPIP is currently at a critical transition point of internal and external practice, process, and growth.  This is an exciting time to influence culture and infrastructure at EPIP while championing inclusion and equity within the philanthropic sector! To learn more about EPIP, visit https://www.epip.org.

EPIP’s programming seeks to foster connections among EPIP members regardless of geography or role. As we continue to grow, we seek to strengthen our programs through evaluation, cross-chapter collaborations, strategic partnerships, and high-impact workshops. The program associate will support this continued strengthening of our programming while EPIP continues to grow its team and reach.  



  • Handle general inquiries from the public and EPIP members related to EPIP programming, initiatives, and resources
  • Manage event creation and event registration on EPIP’s website, inclusive of EPIP chapter programming 
  • Support the delivery of EPIP programs, through Zoom support or in-person support 
  • Coordinate participant communications for our professional development programming and initiatives (e.g. Philanthropology, communities of practice, workshops)
  • Support the Chapter Liaison to host joint programs with EPIP Chapters 
  • Support the Director of Programs and consultants with the National Conference by managing sessions and coordinating logistics with speakers, vendors, and venues 
  • Support the CHANGE Philanthropy coalition by participating in select working groups and by supporting the bi-annual Unity Summit
  • Host in-person member or chapter events 
  • Track and compile resources across the sector that inform EPIP programs and potential partnerships  
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned  


  • Highly organized, with strong attention to detail 
  • Comfortable working behind the scenes to help advance team success and mission delivery
  • Skilled in computer literacy with knowledge of Zoom and Google suite  
  • Eager to contribute to an organization working to advance justice and equity within and through philanthropy
  • Comfortable with facilitation and public speaking 
  • Able to thrive, grow, and work in a diverse and small team
  • Willing to approach the work with humility, humor, and optimism


  • Two or more years of related experience in programmatic support and delivery, with preferred experience in the not-for-profit, philanthropic, or professional association industries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or training around racial equity, inclusion, belonging, power, and access, and an ability to engage and support diverse professionals of all backgrounds
  • Strong attention to detail, including the ability to effectively balance competing demands 
  • Comfort with video conferencing and online meetings, particularly Zoom 
  • Familiarity with Google Products and an ability to learn new data management systems

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these 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 the 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 move around a space when hosting or attending EPIP events and travel via ground or air transportation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We strongly encourage women, people of color, bilingual and multicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities to apply. 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. We encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Reasonable accommodations will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a project of the Tides Center. The Tides Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Questions should be directed to [email protected]

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  • Elyse Gordon
    published this page in Blog 2022-09-28 21:09:26 -0400