Project Manager, Organizational Policy and Performance

Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit


About the Role:

We seek a Senior Operations Manager, Organizational Policy and Performance to support implementing and managing organizational policies and strategic priorities directly. Specifically, the senior manager will implement effective accountability systems/processes and train staff on organizational policy. These processes and systems include contracts management, 501 c3 and 501 c4 reporting requirements, and administrative policies.

Also, the senior manager will provide leadership and thought partnership on emerging projects or initiatives aimed to track progress against organizational priorities and amplify the organization’s performance. This work will be done in close collaboration with People & Culture, Finance, and other contributing partners across the organization.

This Senior Manager is an individual contributor and will report to the EVP & Chief Operating Officer (COO). This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

 What You Will Do:

  • Organizational Performance. Manage projects and initiatives to strengthen organizational effectiveness. The focus of this work includes assessments of existing policies and procedures and implementation of strategies, frameworks, and operational/behavioral norms for managing change, strategic planning, engaging staff, cultivating institutional knowledge, and pursuing equity and inclusion in organizational development strategies.
  • Nonprofit Compliance (Federal and State Requirements): Support the EVP & COO in monitoring and overseeing c3 and c4 compliance with relevant federal and state laws governing The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. This includes drafting, reviewing, advising on internal policies and procedures, and building accountability mechanisms to facilitate compliance.
  • Staff Training and Guidance: Through a highly collaborative process, develop and implement a core training curriculum for staff that establishes foundational knowledge and understanding of our organizations’ work, values, and strategic framework and ensures compliance when performing our c3 and c4 work.
  • Administrative Policy Development and Legal Review: Engage organizational stakeholders to assess areas for improving operational systems, policies, and procedures. Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop, update, or fortify administrative policies and procedures. Facilitate legal review where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in organizational management/effectiveness and leading or significantly contributing to operational improvements and organizational development initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or related field,
  • Experience developing and implementing process improvements and/or building systems to streamline or reengineer processes for greater efficiency and accountability.
  • Proven talent for the development and execution of long-term planning and strategy.
  • Personal stature, credibility, and maturity to earn the trust and confidence of colleagues, particularly when navigating problem-solving with dynamic groups, strong interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence.
  • Strong oral communicator with excellent writing skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with an eye for detail and follow-through.
  • Strong commitment to team building, team leadership, and fostering a positive organizational culture.
  • A demonstrated record of employee engagement and orientation to collaboration in a matrix environment.

What We Offer:

The Leadership Conference offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time. Staff can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $92,823 – $113,097, dependent on years of related experience.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter. Cover letters are required and should be attached.

 Office Re-opening Statement

Currently, staff has the option to work from the office or home while we determine our long-term policy on remote and hybrid work. Please note this position is not permanently remote and over time the person filling this role may be required to work on occasion or regularly from the Washington, DC-based office.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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