Director of Programs

Girls Who Invest

POSITION

Director of Programs

ORGANIZATION

Girls Who Invest

girlswhoinvest.org

LOCATION

New York, NY

Please click here to apply and submit cover letter and resume in confidence.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Girls Who Invest (GWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing gender diversity and inclusion in investment management with a focus on growing the pipeline of women in frontline investing positions. The organization accomplishes this through education, mentoring, internships, and a supportive community. Its flagship summer program enables college sophomores to explore investment management careers through four weeks of free educational training with top university professors, followed by a six week paid internship at one of more than 100 leading investment management firms in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Scholars unable to commit 10 weeks to the program can apply for GWI’s four month, fully subsidized, self-directed Online Intensive Program. In addition, all scholars receive support and career guidance from a community of partners, mentors, and alumni. GWI’s vision is for 30% of the world’s investable capital to be managed by women by 2030. Read more and see GWI in action at www.girlswhoinvest.org.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Director of Programs will report to the Head of Scholar Experience and lead the oversight and day-to-day operational management of GWI programs. They will be responsible for spearheading and managing the educational programming and program-related content, on-campus experience, curriculum calendar, and scholar community during GWI programs. The Director of Programs will partner closely with the Programs team and faculty to ensure a high-touch and high-support program environment that fosters learning, development and excellence for GWI scholars.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Program and Content Design

  • Build and synchronize classroom curriculum and program content in partnership with the Programs team and faculty.
  • Ensure a content lens towards demands across asset classes, trends in the investment management industry, and learning/instructional design that supports the GWI population, particularly for scholars from non-finance backgrounds and historically underrepresented minorities. 
  • Identify and co-create new areas for program development and growth with the Head of Scholar Experience including developing content and implementation plans.
  • Define and track continued metrics to evaluate and assess program impact, learning outcomes, Scholar engagement, and alignment with needs; identify and recommend program changes. 

Program and Relationship Management

  • Manage the planning, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of program activities (including end-to-end logistics, academic curriculum, and participant support and engagement).
  • Build and maintain relationships with academic faculty, vendors, and partners to develop program content modules and resources.
  • Develop and deliver trainings, check-ins, and evaluations for program participants to identify strategic areas of program improvement and ensure holistic support of GWI Scholars.
  • Co-lead various pre- and in-person program logistics such as supporting maintenance of LMS and scholar portal/website, and supporting seamless scholar communications.

ABOUT THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

The Director of Programs should be an experienced, entrepreneurial, and motivated program professional who is energized by GWI’s mission and its ability to make an impact. The successful candidate will be able to flawlessly execute program plans while also being flexible to adapt, adjust, and co-create new plans and ideas as needed. They will be able to build strong internal and external relationships and connect effortlessly with GWI Scholars to ensure their support and success throughout the program.

A strong candidate would bring/be:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of direct, tangible experience in program management, program design, and/or instructional/learning design roles.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with an attention to detail and customer service-oriented approach.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills and ability to manage others, problem solve, coach, advocate, and provide constructive and time-sensitive feedback when needed.
  • Experience navigating the academic environment (administration, policies, etc.).
  • A team oriented and collaborative mindset who will also work independently, take initiative, and manage multiple projects and tasks concurrently.
  • Adaptable and flexible with excitement for and experience in co-creating new programs, thinking through opportunities, and organizational growth.
  • Knowledge of the financial industry, campus recruiting, career development and/or working to support student learning a plus but not required.
  • High energy and passion for GWI’s mission is essential.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

GWI VALUES:

Equity is the core value driving Girls Who Invest — it is the foundation of everything they do. GWI believes in:

  • Diversifying investment teams to drive better outcomes and create meaningful impact
  • Welcoming those who self-identify as women and gender non-binary
  • Advocating fiercely for communities that have historically faced barriers to entry and advancement
  • Utilizing ongoing education as a resource to help women thrive in an evolving investment landscape
  • Accelerating careers through the power of community connection
  • Shaping the investment management industry to look more like the world around it
  • Ensuring all who interact with GWI: scholars, alumni, board members, and staff encounter an inclusive, respectful environment that welcomes each other’s unique skills and perspectives

Please click here to apply and submit cover letter and resume in confidence.

To nominate a candidate, please send an email to opportunities@sandlersearch.org and reference GWI in the subject line.

Girls Who Invest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.