Chief Program Officer

About The Institute For Nonprofit Practice

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for its Chief Program Officer position. INP transforms communities by equipping the most promising social impact leaders – nonprofit, public sector, and social enterprise – with the skills, networks, confidence, and resources they need to effectively lead, advance justice, and make their organizations more effective, innovative, and sustainable.

Since its founding in 2007, INP has sought to advance organizational effectiveness while closing historic racial and gender gaps in leadership, ensuring that the social impact sector reflects the strengths and diversity of communities served. Building on the social, knowledge, and financial capital of student leaders, INP seeks to create a transformed and thriving social impact sector, driven by effective nonprofits and community organizations with strong and diverse leadership across all levels—from staff and managers to executives and board members. Operating in nine cities across the country, INP trains hundreds of leaders annually through the Core Certificate Program, Community Fellows Program, and the Leadership Learning Series, all deeply rooted in the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. As a separate initiative, INP will be launching the Black Leadership Institute this year in an effort to strengthen Black leaders in the social sector and actively contribute to the building of Black power, influence, and wealth.

Position Summary

Now looking to grow and scale our well-established programs and impact to a national level, INP seeks a visionary and innovative Chief Program Officer to lead, strengthen, and expand INP’s highly regarded, transformational leadership programs. The Chief Program Officer will be a seasoned, entrepreneurial, results-driven nonprofit leader who will create and drive people-centered and equity-centered strategies to scale INP’s programs nationally, while centering INP’s vision and values in daily operations and management of current programs. They will bring a well-developed understanding and knowledge of multiple sectors within the nonprofit space, as well as deep familiarity with leadership training models. They will build strong, flourishing programs bolstered by clear, streamlined systems and processes, and a nimble, adaptive, high-performing and collaborative team. The Chief Program Officer will bring significant experience leading teams in highly matrixed organizations and will be skilled at managing multiple threads and initiatives.

To Apply

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This search is being led by Julian Jackson, Yuniya Khan, and Rachel Burgoyne of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents various backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences. All are encouraged to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.

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