ABOUT THIS POSITION
At Interfaith America (IA), we collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners to execute programs that advance our mission. The Program Operations Manager is responsible for managing the systems that enable successful program operations, evaluation, and cross-organizational compliance – particularly for a large number of grants IA awards each year to support interfaith projects in a variety of sectors. The Program Operations Manager also plays a key role in enhancing the consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness of program management by equipping the program team to draw on best practices in granting, program planning, CRM, and data tracking to facilitate robust reporting and continuous improvement.
This person will work in collaboration with the Director of Program Operations and Evaluation and various teams (Advancement, Operations & Finance, Public Affairs, Programs) to sustain and refine IA’s resources and processes for program operations.
You are passionate about interfaith cooperation and have skills for creating and streamlining systems. You thrive in a fast-paced, adaptable environment where one day won’t look like the next. You maintain a big picture understanding of how systems operate alongside the patience and persistence of building formal and informal buy-in for the day-to-day work that makes the organization run well. You love to work collaboratively and liaise across multiple complex programs. You hold yourself and your work to a high standard of excellence and take personal responsibility for achieving your goals.
$55,000 – $65,000 annually
Outbound Grants Management
Preferred Qualifications (but not required)
Relationship Building – Being able to connect with others (internally and externally) to form positive working relationships
Project Management – Aptly leading, planning, and executing project or pieces of a project, ensuring all project members are staying within timelines and budgets
Results oriented – Ability to complete multiple assigned tasks across multiple program and project areas with a high level of excellence, attention to detail and within assigned deadline
Adaptability – Adapting to change within the organization, programs and projects with grace and a positive attitude
DEI Cultural Competency – Ability to understand, appreciate and interact effectively with people from cultures, identities, lived experiences or belief systems different from one’s own
Location: This position will work 2-3 days per week from our Chicago Loop office and 2-3 days per week from home
Supervisor: Director of Program Operations & Evaluation
Leadership level: Manager
Application deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, we encourage applications to be received by July 28th
Other Requirements: The Program Operations Manager position requires the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to: maintain regular attendance; travel across this US; work cooperatively with others; adhere to Interfaith America personnel policies and safety rules; sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; operate standard office equipment, including computers, telephones, photocopiers, and projectors; communicate orally, in writing, and via computers and digital devices; and requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal and other office equipment.
Interfaith America is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.