See the world. Make it better.

On February 1, 2019 Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.

Candid’s vision is an ambitious one. But we know that when we make investments in our talent, it translates to more access and better knowledge for those working for social good around the world.

POSITION: Programs Manager - West


Director of Programs


1 part-time team member 

LOCATION: Flexible, with preference given to candidates located in cities where Candid has offices (Atlanta, Cleveland, New York City, Oakland, Washington D.C., and Williamsburg, VA)


Candid is looking for a full time Programs Manager that is experienced in training and facilitation of in-person and online classrooms, and adult learning principles. This person is dynamic, and eager to roll-up their sleeves to help Candid create and execute a regional approach to building the capacity of the social sector. They are passionate about identifying solutions for the needs of the social sector, and methodical in their approach. This person is ideally based in California with the ability and willingness to travel throughout the western region of the USA – a territory of 13 states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY) – to deliver on Candid’s mission. The Program Manager may also be tapped to deliver on national and/or global training commitments. The Programs Manager will also be identifying and designing creative programs for the social sector in their region. They will also engage with trainer support as needed, contribute to the team’s impact evaluation efforts, and serve as subject matter expert of the region they represent during annual strategic planning processes.

  •  Training & Facilitation: deliver in-person and online trainings, including free and fee-based workshops, peer learning circles, and customized trainings in the region. Provide support to trainers across the country and globally, as needed.
  •  Community programs: design and develop creative programs for social sector professionals in your region. Identify new ways to be responsive to their needs and engage with them. Work with the broader Programs team to identify ways to best align community programs with trainings, and to share best practices and lessons learned.
  •  Curriculum design: provide support to the Curriculum Design manager, as needed. Gather feedback, and insights from your community and region to help improve Candid trainings. Capture and report back ideas for new curriculum.
  •  Trainer support: assist with trainer support activities as needed, especially during the Annual Train the Trainer Workshop.
  •  Program evaluation: ensure that all programs and trainings delivered follow the Programs team's protocol for assessing learning and impact.
  •  Impact measurement reporting: report reach and revenue program and training data to the Operations & Marketing team on a monthly basis, and as needed.
  •  Marketing and communications: liaise with the Marketing team to coordinate on-the-ground marketing, promotion and outreach, coordinate editorial and check-in processes, and provide content for Candid blogs and other information as needed.
  •  Staff management: will delegate to and oversee the work of the regional programs’ assistant, provide support and guidance to ensure the successful delivery of their work, a positive team spirit, and engagement in all team-related activities.
  •  Team engagement: will participate in all team meetings, as required, including meetings with supervisor, direct reports, and other relevant cross-team meetings.
  •  Support regional activities with an “all-hands-on-deck” spirit as needed.
  •  Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.
  • 5 to 10 years of demonstrated experience in teaching, training and facilitation.
  • Deep experience working in the social sector, and an understanding of issues and latest trends impacting the social sector in the Western region.
  • Experience with group facilitation and coaching.
  • Domain experience in capacity building for nonprofits and foundations is a plus.
  • Experience with human centered design, adult learning principles, and active learning.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to express complex ideas clearly.
  • Strong event planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Strong facilitation skills in a variety of settings.
  • A self-starter with demonstrated ability to contribute to project activities.
  • Confident in working independently and on teams in a virtual work environment.
  • Desire to learn and apply the latest trends and technologies to work.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing approaches and priorities.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and detail/deadline orientation a must.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 35-40% of the time on behalf of Candid and the Programs team (includes local, regional, national travel; potential for international).
  • Sensitivity and respect for equity, inclusion, cultural differences, and diverse perspectives.
  • College degree preferred; advanced undergraduates will also be considered.


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We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Due to the high volume of applicants we typically receive, we regret that we can only contact candidates that we would like to interview.

Candid is an EO/AA/VET/DISABLED Employer.

We are committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

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