April 21, 2023

Managing Director

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by Josefa Gonzalez


The Philos Project is searching for a qualified Managing Director to manage core programming efforts at the organization. This full-time senior management position offers a competitive salary, healthcare benefits, and a hybrid work structure based in NYC or DC. The Managing Director will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each core program, maintaining a bird’s eye view of long-term and short-term goals that bridge Philos’ work in advocacy, research & education, and leadership development. He or she will supervise department managers and associates and inform management of progress and performance. The Managing Director will manage the fiscal strategy of the organization in consultation with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, ensuring sound financial operations in the organization. The Managing Director will work closely with the Chief of Staff, and he or she will report directly to the Deputy Director and Executive Director.



Initiate and set goals for core programming according to the strategic objectives of the organization
·       Plan the programs from start to completion, involving deadlines, milestones, and processes

·       Develop or approve budgets and plans for the overall financial operations of the organization

·       Collaborate with Deputy Director and Executive Director to determine and prioritize fiscal strategies and assess risk associated with financial decisions

·       Work closely with the accounting team to ensure the financial success of the organization

·       Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements

·       Act as a strategic thought partner to the ED, DD, and COS to determine and achieve organizational goals

·       Ensure core programming and special projects are working together with a high level of efficiency, communication, and collaboration

·       Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems

·       Discover ways to enhance the efficiency and productivity of procedures and people

·       Read reports prepared by managers to determine progress and issues

·       Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies

·       Keep senior leadership informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations

Requirements and Skills:

·       Four-year Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

·       Personal familiarity with the Christian faith

·       5 or more years of professional management experience

·       In-depth knowledge of nonprofit fiscal operations standards and best practices

·       Finance and accounting background highly preferred

·       Able to work with cross-functional teams and streamline processes to create efficiencies

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail

·       Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for The Philos Project’s mission



Philos offers location-based salaries; the salary for this position based in NYC or DC ranges from $100-130K.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Caroline Walker at caroline@philosproject.org.