Program Director

Program Director

Hiring Organization: 
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Specific to the role of Program Director

  • Provide strategic leadership in the Foundation’s Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services grantmaking portfolios, and lead the development of frameworks that enable the Foundation to achieve and measure its impact. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) the development of achievable goals, strategies, and measureable outcomes, constituting a framework; (2) the development of timelines for implementation of philanthropic strategy; (3) the development of strategic partnerships with foundations, community leaders, government, and other relevant local and national entities.
  • Develop and demonstrate subject matter expertise in the specific areas that the Program Director is responsible for, and provide mentorship and leadership within the program team connected with areas of expertise.
  • Manage a range of special projects and initiatives nationally, and within priority communities, to accomplish specific goals and outcomes within the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education and Community services.
  • Represent the Foundation at professional meetings and in the broader community of grantees, foundations, civic leaders, and other Foundation partners.
  • Convene meetings of grantees and external experts on topics related to the Foundation’s grant-making interests in multiple subject matter areas.
  • Attend conferences and, at times, serve as a speaker on topics relevant to the Foundation’s work.
  • Provide personalized guidance to prospective applicants via phone calls, emails, or in-person meetings.
  • Support the President and the Managing Director of Programs and Grants in managing relationships with partners, public officials, and institutions.
  • Conduct site visits, convenings and other events within priority communities as necessary.
  • Report directly to the Managing Director, Programs and Grants, on a range of projects and assignments related to the Foundation’s grantmaking.

Additional Information Specific to the Role of Program Director, with Responsibilities for Data, Research and Evaluation: Provide support to the Foundation’s Program Team, and Managing Director for Programs and Grants, in developing metrics for measuring the Foundation’s impact in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education and Community Services, the Foundation’s impact in priority communities, and the impact of a range of special initiatives.  Conduct various types of research that will inform the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies and decisions.


Overall Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the feasibility of grant proposals and investigate organizational capacity to achieve proposed objectives
  • Conduct in-person site visits as part of grant application review process
  • Manage compliance with deadlines and other grant application and reporting requirements
  • Monitor and support grantees in tracking and evaluating ongoing projects
  • Proactively seek new grantees and opportunities for philanthropic investment, focused on improving the lives of vulnerable populations
  • Prepare materials such as memos and reports, for inclusion in regular meetings with staff and Trustees
  • Present information and analysis at various in-house meetings with staff and Trustees
  • Work well with fellow program officers and all foundation staff
  • Attend weekly meetings with all program staff to discuss grants and other topics
  • Ensure prompt turn-around time regarding grant reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Read progress reports to evaluate previous grantees and to inform future funding recommendations
  • Review capital grant budgets, costs and forecasts when recommending capital grants
  • Review payment requests and approve payments
Application instructions: 

Successful applicants will be required to answer questions by email, participate in multiple interviews, provide strong current references and authorize a full background check.

The Weinberg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It embraces workforce diversity and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal opportunity laws. The foundation encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume including a summary of relevant work experience and a statement of particular interest in this position, along with salary range requirements, to the following email If the Foundation is interested in speaking with you, expect to be contacted within 30 days of submission. No phone calls, please. Thank you.

Publish date: 
Position Location: 
Baltimore, Maryland (offices in Owings Mills)
Type of Position: 
Experience Requirement: 
5-10 Years
Submitting Organization: 
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation