Now Hiring! National Program Director

Written by: One America Movement

July 26, 2021

Position type: Full-time
Reports to: Vice President of Programs & Operations
Location: Remote, Washington, DC area preferred
Expected Start Date: October 1, 2021

About the One America Movement:

The One America Movement’s mission is to build a united American society by eliminating toxic polarization. Our vision is a resilient, strong, and united country working together to solve our common challenges. One America brings people together across religious, racial, political, and cultural divides to address pressing issues in their communities. We train religious leaders on the science and dynamics of division, supporting them to lead their communities through this difficult climate of division and fear. We are building a national, transpartisan movement of Americans who are frustrated with broken politics and divisive narratives and believe we can do better. 

Our board, staff, and leadership circle represent the diversity of constituencies we engage. We are committed to hearing and acting on the views and experiences of a range of individuals and building a dynamic and diverse organization that challenges itself even as it challenges the country.

One America National Program Director:

The National Program Director will lead the growing organization to bring our innovative program model to cities across the US, including Danville, VA, Chicago, IL, Jackson, MS, and across Central Virginia and Michigan, as well as into new areas. This person will oversee all aspects of program start-up and implementation, including managing program budgets, timelines, and reporting. They will also support the development of new program approaches and oversee monitoring and evaluation. This person will possess extensive experience in program implementation and management, including managing budgets, producing donor reports, and ensuring adherence to timelines and best practices in anti-polarization and community organizing. 


Program Management:

  • Work closely with the VP of Programs and Operations to manage the implementation of programs and initiatives to eliminate toxic polarization in discrete geographic areas across the country.
  • Develop clear and measurable objectives for each geographic region based on the One America Movement draft theory of change.
  • Document progress and learning from programs based on clear and measurable objectives.
  • Organize learning opportunities to cross-pollinate best practices across geographic areas.
  • Manage programmatic lead follow-up and integration with existing programs.
  • Manage program budgets of multiple funders. 
  • Prepare and submit all required reports in a complete and timely manner.

People Management and Relationship Building:

  • Supervise a growing team of local outreach managers to produce results and promote continuous learning and innovation.
  • Support staff to implement best practices in outreach and bridge-building programs.
  • Represent the organization with local and national funders and stakeholder groups. 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and actively participate in external events and online platforms to combat toxic polarization.

Strategic Leadership: 

  • Develop and implement new programmatic models that incorporate the science of polarization with on-the-ground experience and the best of community development approaches.
  • Co-design systems with the Vice President of Programs and Operations for monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Provide briefings to the One America Movement leadership team to inform decision-making.
  • Develop a pipeline for expanding work into new geographic areas and populations in consultation with the Senior Director of Partnerships and the Vice President of Programs and Operations.
  • Act as a technical expert supporting program approaches to align with proven community development models.


Core Competencies:

  • Strong program management skills, including work planning, budget management, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of best practices in community outreach and development.
  • Ability to be comfortable working in a leadership structure that values all voices and challenges all ideas.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to use data to inform programming and performance.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with experience leading remote teams.

Demonstrated abilities:

  • Ability to mobilize programs for rapid start-up.
  • Proven track record managing grant-funded projects with successful outcomes.
  • Proven ability to simultaneously think strategically and execute on multiple priorities.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage donors and stakeholders.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience and at least eight (8) years of professional experience in organizational management, program management, community organizing, or bridge-building programs. 
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Salesforce, and project management software.

Other Useful Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of specific religious traditions, cultures, and practices.
  • Basic understanding of the dynamics of divisiveness in American society and the intersections with race and religion.
  • Flexibility and good humor.


Remote, Washington, DC Metro Area preferred


The salary for this position is $74,000 – $78,000 annually with growth potential. Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, professional development support, flexible work hours and location, and generous vacation time.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

One America provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

How to Apply: 

Send a cover letter and resume to with the words National Program Director in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

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