Now Hiring: Associate Director, New England

The Associate Director, New England is a new, full-time exempt role reporting to the Chief Growth Officer and Executive Vice President (CGO/EVP), who leads the New England team.

The Institute is building a regional New England team to lead our flagship site, as we pursue a strategic growth plan. The Associate Director, New England plays a critical leadership role within the organization. S/he serves as the day-to-day leader of the local program and collaborates with the CGO/EVP on fundraising and special projects as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the Program Coordinator, New England who works to support both the Associate Director and CGO/EVP’s priorities.
  • Recruitment and Admissions
    • Design a local recruiting strategy that leverages existing networks and stakeholders, and demonstrates the strength of INP’s programs, in collaboration with the national team.
    • Using INP’s marketing guidelines and resources, develop, update, and maintain effective recruiting materials and tools for each program/site/need for use by staff, alumni and others.
    • Lead and implement all aspects of recruitment for the New England site, including conducting information sessions, coordinating and attending community events, pursuing outreach (including regional travel), and doing prospect research.
    • Develop, manage, and leverage external relationships with local/regional organizations to drive recruitment efforts, representing INP professionally and persuasively.
    • Manage program ambassadors, both formal and informal and internal and external, who are engaged with recruiting efforts.
    • Manage the admissions process, using existing and contributing to new interview and candidate communication guidelines.
    • Participate in candidate interviews and contribute to admissions and placement decisions.
  • Program and Events Management
    • Manage student enrollment/admissions and engagement throughout the program term, ensuring students have a high-quality experience designed to strengthen their practice; ensure accurate and consistent attendance records and class materials.
    • Oversee the planning and execution of Orientation, Funders Day, Graduation, and other program events and activities.
    • Contribute to program design for, and lead implementation of, INP’s mentorship program, including gathering student and mentor input, identifying and supporting matches, and conducting outreach to grow and diversify our mentors.
  • Support faculty with day-to-day needs and attend regular faculty meetings as needed.
  • Alumni Engagement
    • Engage local alumni in program events and activities.
    • Manage engagement with local alumni, which may include liaising with an Alumni Council, coordinating professional development and networking events, and other community-strengthening activities.
  • External Engagement and Special Projects
    • Manage the site’s social media presence, in collaboration with guidelines and resources as available.
    • Contribute to fundraising activities, such as engaging with students around class gift campaigns and attending local fundraising meetings and events.
    • Collaborate with local and national leadership on special projects.

Across all areas, contribute to, pilot, provide feedback, and closely collaborate across all areas of recruitment, admissions, alumni engagement, and program design. As the flagship site, New England is uniquely positioned to strengthen organizational practices for the benefit of the full organization. As with all staff, the Associate Director, New England will be a positive brand ambassador, helping increase awareness and strengthen student and faculty recruiting.


The successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • Strong commitment to INP’s mission and values of social justice, generosity, and integrity.
  • Highly effective and collaborative individual; personal characteristics include: integrity, optimism, and high energy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with recruitment, relationship management, program design, and event management.
  • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment.
  • Comfort with independent work, managing up and across the organization, and highly engaged and energized by interactions with others.
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle; willingness to travel regionally.
  • Bachelor’s degree + 8-10 years of work experience.


To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to; materials may be addressed to Jenn Bender, Chief Operating Officer. Please include “Application for Associate Director” in subject line.


INP is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.