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Associate Director of U.S. Programs

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Associate Director of U.S. Programs

Full Job Description

The Associate Director of U.S. Programs works in partnership with the Director of U.S. Programs to foster the management and growth of ISC’s U.S. Program. The U.S. Program is a compilation of programs designed to advance ISC’s impact and footprint in the U.S. Serving as a thought leader and technical advisor, the Associate Director will help strengthen and grow the U.S. Program. The position serves on various organizational teams and advisory groups within the U.S. Program Team and across the organization, as assigned.

Working in partnership with and supporting the Director in the management and implementation of the U.S. Program, the Associate Director will advise and support the design and delivery of programs, evaluation and learning, communications, visibility strategies, program growth, operations, and business development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct design of, and advise and coach team staff in the design and implementation of, capacity-building programs, technical assistance approaches, sub-awards management, peer-learning and networking services, and all other aspects of ISC’s external program.
  • Manage program staff consisting of 2-4 direct reports.
  • Foster interactions and engagements across U.S. Program portfolios and ISC business units for the purposes of team building, strategic planning, program innovation, and leveraging and maximizing ISC’s capacity in the planning and management of all programs.
  • Partner with the Director of U.S. Programs, Senior Program Officers, and Budget & Operations Manager to plan and manage program budgets.
  • Work across the U.S. Program Team to help plan and develop communications plans and approaches intended to strategically advance U.S. Program products and services, and to aid in the development and dissemination of knowledge products, tools, articles, blogs, social media content, etc.
  • Manage U.S. program projects and successfully lead completion of project deliverables.
  • Work across the U.S. team and in conjunction with HR and Finance & Operations to streamline tools and team operations.
  • Engage in fundraising efforts designed to continue and expand U.S. Program offerings and support the strategic growth and visibility of the program.
  • Collaborate cross-organizationally on internal and external equity and inclusion and other initiatives as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Senior-level experience managing multiple programs in a non-profit organization serving urban communities and organizations of color
  • Experience managing complex programs, including project activities, teams, and budgets
  • Technical experience in a resilience-related field and/or in providing training and technical assistance to improve the effectiveness of community-based organizations
  • Ability to provide effective leadership within a highly distributed, highly matrixed team
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently from a remote location
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and personal integrity
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in fields related to urban sustainability and resilience, including urban planning, design, engineering, policy, public administration, or public health
  • Ten or more years of relevant professional experience, preferably working with or for community-based nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, and/or a U.S. city or regional government entity in a leadership capacity
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently
  • Commitment to the ISC mission and goals


  • $100,000 annual salary, plus generous benefits package

ISC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. People from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 per year

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