Senior Program/Program Manager, Fighting Hate and Bias

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:

The Fighting Hate and Bias (FHAB) Program Manager will help build and manage the Fighting Hate and Bias Program, which seeks to build a safe, diverse, and inclusive America and to combat the “normalization” of hate and the dehumanization of communities. Through advocacy, communications outreach, and mobilization, the program aims to center communities targeted for hate in the fight against white nationalism and to demonstrate how the battles against xenophobia, anti-Blackness and other forms of racism, anti-Muslim bigotry, antisemitism, ableism, and anti-LGBTQ+ hate are all part of an interconnected struggle for equality. The ideal candidate will possess a combination of project management, advocacy, and civil rights, experience.

What You Will Do:

Execution of Overall Program Goals

  • Works with staff across various departments, including communications and field, to support the program’s projects.
  • Assists with project management of multiple initiatives to ensure projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Assists with management of Hate Crimes Task Force
  • Assists in development and management of FHAB campaigns.
  • Develops and coordinates virtual trainings for various stakeholders.
  • Writes and edits content for the program’s campaign sites, social media outlets, and outreach materials, including coalition advocacy letters.

Cross-Issue Collaboration

  • Works with staff across different program areas including Media & Technology, Education, Justice, and Voting to ensure the team addresses hate and bias across issues.
  • Participates in various program meetings including Media & Technology and Justice team meetings when appropriate.
  • Identifies potential areas of collaboration with other issue-areas and programs.

Additional Responsibilities of the Senior Program Manager:

  • Analyze relevant policies on hate crimes related issues, including issues related to national security and domestic terrorism.
  • Provide effective technical support for coalition members and partners including providing information on hate crimes related issues, overall messaging, and specific coalition activities.
  • Coordinate with coalition partners and allies to inform and disseminate key strategic messages as well as identify gaps in existing messaging and resources.
  • Coordinate and plan briefings to advance FHAB programmatic goals.
  • Develop workplan to assist in advancing Hate Crimes Task Force priorities.

 This position will require occasional travel.

What You Will Bring:

  • 3-4 years of experience in program management are required and in nonprofits is preferred
  • Commitment to civil and human rights.
  • Knowledge of hate crime laws, policies, and impact on communities.
  • Knowledge of the intersection of national security and civil rights is preferred, but not required.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse group of stakeholders, including high-level policy makers, coalition members, colleagues, and local communities.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to carry through projects from conception to completion.
  • A team player with experience and ability to problem solve, work with urgent deadlines, exercise discretion, and prioritize and manage multiple complex projects.
  • Demonstrated curiosity and initiative, as well as attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Previous advocacy experience a plus.
  • High-level competency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience working with social media and online communications platforms is a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet urgent and shifting deadlines, and problem-solve when faced with challenges.
  • Ability to remain calm and assist in coordinating outreach and response during moments of rapid response.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills — must be able to work within a team.

 What We Offer:

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

Salary Range – $90,249 – $118,414, dependent on years of related experience.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter.

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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