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30 Jan 2018

Full-Time Program Manager (Veterans/Military)

Armed Services Arts Partnership – Posted by sjpressler Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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Job Description


ASAP is looking for an energetic leader to drive the planning, development, and execution of the organization’s programmatic and capacity-building initiatives. The ideal candidate will be experienced in program management, entrepreneurial, even-keeled, highly organized, and passionate about growing the organization’s impact. Qualified candidates must be comfortable with monthly travel along the East Coast, and must be able to work evenings and weekends in support of the organization’s programs. A detailed overview of the role–as well as the type of Program Manager for whom we are looking–is included below.



  • Program Planning: Plan and schedule all ASAP classes, workshops, and community performances; initiate and manage programmatic partnerships within ASAP’s service areas.
  • Program Development: Drive the improvement of all program curricula, processes, templates, and trackers; grow and manage ASAP’s instructor and alumni mentor corps.
  • Training Development: Spearhead the planning, coordination, execution, evaluation, and improvement of all training activities for instructors, alumni mentors, and volunteers.
  • Volunteer Management: Facilitate the development of–as well as the planning, scheduling, and maintenance associated with–ASAP’s volunteer model.
  • Advisory Management: Manage and leverage the expertise of ASAP’s Artist Council and Advisory Council; cultivate and recruit new members of each council.



  • Program Evaluation: Support the Executive Director on all matters pertaining to the development, funding, implementation, and analysis of the program evaluation; assist with drafting journal articles, white papers, and other publications associated with ASAP’s research.
  • Program Funding: Assist the Executive Director with the drafting of all grant and sponsorship applications for programmatic support.
  • Program Expansion: Collaborate with the Executive Director on matters related to programmatic and geographic expansion strategy, planning, and execution.
  • Program Communications: Provide guidance to the Program Coordinator on all program-related communications with participants, alumni, volunteers, mentors, and instructors.



  • You must have prior experience with: (a) project and/or program management; (b) operational planning and execution; (c) partnership development, execution, and management; and (d) volunteer recruiting and management. In addition, it is preferred that you have past experience with program evaluation, training, curriculum development, grant writing, and sponsorship development.
  • You must have advanced proficiency in Google Drive, Documents, Forms, and Calendar, as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • You must be able to develop proficiency in Asana project management software, Slack communications software, Classy fundraising management platform, Squarespace web development tools, and CRM platforms.



  • You are passionate about art education, community arts, performing arts, veterans affairs, mental health, civic engagement, community-building, and/or social entrepreneurship.
  • You are energized when working in demanding, fast-paced start-up environments where you have the ability to shape the future of an organization and movement.
  • You are intellectually curious and excited by opportunities to develop new skills.
  • You view yourself as an entrepreneur, thrive in environments where you have autonomy over your work, and are capable of managing your time effectively and efficiently.
  • You understand that the behind the scenes work necessary to build, plan, and improve programs is just as important the actual program delivery.
  • You are excited by the opportunity to lead and foster the growth of a dedicated staff.
  • You have superior attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and are enthusiastic about working with people in the community.
  • You remain calm and flexible in the face of unexpected changes.
  • You have a minimum of two years relevant work experience, including but not limited to work with start-ups, arts organizations, non-profits, grassroots organizing groups, schools and education organizations, government organizations, and the military.
  • You are comfortable with working 50-60 hours per week, including nights and weekends for programs and performances.
  • You have at least a Bachelor’s degree.



  • You cannot live in the DC Metro Area.
  • You are uncomfortable working in a small work environment that involves less structure than a larger organization.
  • You are looking for a traditional job with a 40-hour work week.
  • You are applying to this job because you think our programs are cool, but you haven’t considered the amount of work that goes into developing them.
  • You don’t check your emails and deliverables at least three times before sending.
  • You are approaching this job viewing veterans as victims to be saved or heroes to be revered, rather than contributors to and leaders of our community.



  • Salary competitive with other veterans and arts non-profits in the DC Metro Area
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental benefits
  • $2,500 annual leadership development stipend
  • Opportunities to publish op-eds, speak at conferences and panels, and represent ASAP to the media

How to Apply


Ready to join the team? Please submit the following application materials to by Friday, March 16th to be considered for the role:
  • Resume

  • Statement of Interest of no more than 300 words explaining why you would be a fit for this opportunity; please do not send us a cover letter
  • Writing sample of no more than three pages

Job Categories: Health and Wellness. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Art Education, Community Arts, Military, social entrepreneurship, and Veterans.

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