Program Manager

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to advance gender parity in American national security leadership. We harness the strength of a growing network of women from across the political spectrum to support the inclusion of women at the highest levels of U.S. national security and foreign policy leadership in both public and private sectors.

‍Location: Remote; Washington, DC region preferred
Manager: Reports to the Executive Director
Compensation: $65,000 – $75,000

The Program Manager (PM) works under the supervision of the LCWINS Executive Director (ED) to provide programmatic and administrative support for the organization’s day to day operations. The PM works independently to provide leadership and proactive support on strategic projects, event organization, community engagement, communications, and nonprofit management.

– Track and coordinate multiple workstreams to support a cohesive, collective message
– Identify, plan, and execute webinars and events on high priority topics, including topic suggestions, draft announcements, invitations, RSVP management, Zoom facilitation, speaker prep, etc.
– Manage organization’s website and daily updates
– Contribute to the development and implementation of impact monitoring and evaluation, including theory of change, metrics, and progress reporting
– Produce high quality written products that employ data, analysis, storytelling, and calls to action
– Coordinate cross-promotion and reciprocal engagement with partners and peer organizations
– Manage social media strategies and implementation
– Work with ED and Board to maximize media coverage, including media pitches and responses
– Assist with coordination of reactive and proactive media inquiries
– Ensure incoming inquiries receive prompt attention and external relationship data is updated
– Other duties as assigned

– Support implementation of ED’s implementation plan and strategic priorities
– Track open items for action and follow-up from identification through completion
– Assist in management and collaboration with organizational partners
– Take formal minutes of each board meeting
– Supervise intern(s) and fellow(s)
– Other duties as assigned

– Manage timely follow-up on internal and external requests for information, especially from media
– Monitor industry trends and assist programmatic alignment
– Lead maintenance of Salesforce records, serving as primary liaison between with relevant vendors
– Coordinate and manage confidential information with a high level of discretion
– Support contributing authors with fact-checks and copy-edits of public-facing materials
– Identify, gather, and summarize appropriate primary and secondary source information
– Assist in the development of qualitative and quantitative research project components
– Translate research and analysis into data visualizations for website and publications

– Bachelor’s degree
– At least three years of work experience in nonprofit project management and/or communications
– Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
– Special interest in national security, international affairs, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion in public policy or professional settings
– Political experience welcome

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Excellent writing and editing skills
– Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
– Ability to work independently, swiftly, and prioritize accordingly
– Strong commitment to deadlines, time management, and follow-through
– Ability to communicate complex information in an appropriate, professional manner, including with high level government officials
– Knowledge of effective project management processes and practices
– Familiarity with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, Canva or similar design software, and data visualization tools

LCWINS seeks and values diversity and inclusion in all its activities, and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically underrepresented groups to apply. LCWINS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.


‍Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.