Now Hiring! VP of Programs

Written by: One America Movement

Vice President of Programs

Position type: Full-time                             Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Hybrid; DC metro area           Expected start date: February 15, 2024


You are tired of feeling forced to pick sides in a never-ending battle of political good vs. evil when your heart tells you there is a better way. You are motivated to challenge yourself and others by engaging in an open and free exchange of ideas and opinions. You’re passionate about making connections that build the kind of world we all want. You are looking for an opportunity to build something worth building alongside people who may vote, think, or worship differently than you. You refuse to believe that isn’t possible. 


At The One America Movement, we believe that faith is a powerful response to the spiritual crisis of toxic polarization in America. Therefore, we support the religious community to put its moral and spiritual resources to bear against toxic polarization. We bring faith communities together across religious, racial, and political divides to build trust and work together to improve their communities, and we support faith leaders to transcend toxic polarization in their congregations, their communities, and across the country.


One America Movement is seeking an experienced leader to oversee all programmatic efforts, including our multi-faith programs, faith networks, and program support functions. This person will lead a team of program directors, advisors, and administrative staff to ensure that all programs meet the felt needs of faith communities while aligning with the organizational theory of change and logical framework. They will also provide strategic direction to the expansion of program efforts both by scaling current interventions and designing new programs. The Vice President of Programs will be responsible for the oversight of monitoring and evaluation systems and will ensure that program interventions align with best practices in anti-polarization.  

If you are passionate about working with faith leaders, interested in strategically building a program footprint, and can support a growing team, this role may be for you!


Strategic Leadership: 

  • Oversee the work of four program streams to ensure fidelity to the organization’s theory of change and logical framework
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and provide strategic decision-making regarding program strategy and approach
  • Make recommendations on new geographic areas and populations and support appropriate staff to design and implement a pipeline for engagement
  • Identify programmatic needs and tools and work with the Program Coordinator to build and update systems and protocols to ensure effective program implementation and staff support
  • Serve on the Leadership Team to advance organizational goals and cross-departmental priorities
  • Ensure internal collaboration with other departments and support functions to optimize organizational/operational efficiency and effectiveness  

People Management and Relationship Building:

  • Supervise a growing team of program directors, managers, and coordinators
  • Ensure continuous growth of staff through coaching, training, and continuous feedback
  • Oversee the development and management of program budgets
  • Create and maintain a team culture that upholds the organization’s values and vision
  • Represent the organization with local and national funders and stakeholder groups
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and actively participate in external events on the subject of combating toxic polarization

Program Oversight:

  • Collaborate with the Development Team and program staff on proposal development grant reporting, delegating out tasks and assignments as appropriate
  • Oversee the development of program curricula and content to ensure that they are consistent with the latest scientific research and are meeting the needs of faith communities
  • Guide program directors in monitoring program outcomes with a lens on continuous improvement, quality, and consistency across programming


  • Proven ability to develop and operationalize program strategy 
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to use data to inform programming and performance
  • Strong program management skills, including work planning, budget management, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong knowledge of the nuanced differences within and between faith traditions and the language and approaches that appeal to them
  • Knowledge of best practices in anti-polarization
  • Comfortable working in a leadership structure that values all voices and challenges all ideas
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with experience leading remote teams
  • Proven ability to think strategically and execute multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proven track record managing grant-funded projects with successful outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to engage donors and stakeholders successfully 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience and at least ten (10) years of professional experience in program management, community organizing, or bridge-building programs
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Salesforce, and project management software


Hybrid, Washington, DC metro area. Must be available to work twice weekly at the office in Bowie, MD. Some travel required roughly 15% of the time.


The salary for this position is $100,000 – $130,000 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.


One America Movement 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.


Send a cover letter and resume to with “VP of Programs” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.

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