Senior Manager – Programs

Texas Women's Foundation
November 14, 2022
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


Job Title: Senior Manager – Programs

Reports To: VP – Grants and Programs

Main Office:  Dallas

Supervises: N/A

Category: Exempt; Full-time

Please submit resume to

About Texas Women’s Foundation:
Texas Women’s Foundation is a community-supported organization that invests in the power of women and girls to drive positive change. Through research, advocacy, programs and grantmaking, we advance economic and leadership opportunities for women, girls and families in Texas.

Culture and Values
Texas Women’s Foundation leads with its values in everything we do from community support to internal decision-making. We believe work should be done with INTEGRITY, INTENTIONALITY and INCLUSIVITY.

About the Team:

The Grants and Programs team is best-in-class when it comes to grantmaking. The grantmaking models of TXWF have been replicated around Texas and across the country. This team is the knowledge resource and collaborative partner for donors, grantees, community leaders and philanthropic organizations. The team consistently collaborates with other TXWF teams to amplify every dollar donated and invested to improve economic security and increase leadership opportunities for women and girls wherever they live in Texas.


About the Role: Senior Manager - Programs will join a tight-knit team driven by a sense of purpose and urgency. The Senior Manager-Programs is a self-starter who possesses strong interpersonal skills; sees no task too small to complete; demonstrates professional confidence and clarity when representing the Foundation; and maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships. The Senior Manager – Programs is responsible for the implementation of key existing Foundation leadership programs such as Young Women’s Initiative, #BestSelf, and Giving Circles. This includes the assessment of existing programs, planning, coordination and implementation of new programs.


Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously; and proactively follow through on projects to successful completion and meet deadlines. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.

Giving Circles: (Approximately 40%)

Texas Women’s Foundation hosts and supports several Giving Circles, which are groups that have come together through a shared experience, culture or interest. The Giving Circles raise money each year and focus their support on organizations that serve or address their specific area of experience, culture or interest.  All Giving Circles at Texas Women’s Foundation are aligned with our core mission and values of advancing the economic security and leadership opportunities for women, girls and families.


The Senior Manager – Programs will manage from beginning to end the breadth of the Giving Circle granting cycle from RFP to final stages of granting (inclusive of establishing a new circle, membership, contracts, granting, website updates, etc). The Senior Manager-Programs works closely with VP – Grants and Programs and Giving Circle leadership.


Young Women’s Initiative: (Approximately 30%)

Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) is a seven-year programmatic response and broad cross-sector collaboration aimed to empower and affirm young women of color ages 12-24. Through research collaborative grantmaking and advocacy, YWI-Dallas and YWI-Houston is amplifying the collective power of young women to identify and address core issues and create solutions toward meaningful systemic change.


The Senior Manager-Programs coordinates with AVP-Grants to facilitate planning/programming of YWI and supports AVP-Grants with external relationships of YWAC community partners and cohorts.


Other Texas Women’s Foundation Programming (Approximately 30%)

The Senior Manager – Programs works closely with the Vice President, Grants and Programs, on evaluating the impact of all Texas Women’s Foundation programs.  This includes the assessment of existing programs, planning, coordination and implementation of new programs.


Key Technical Skills and Knowledge: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each qualification satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Professional, dependable and proactive
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and a sense of urgency – especially with deadlines
  • Absolute attention to detail, even while managing multiple tasks at any one time
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a commitment to quality
  • Maintain a “What else can I do?” mentality
  • Ability to project a professional company image with internal and external audiences whether in-person or over the phone


Key Competencies:

  • Effective Communications – Listens actively to information presented by others. Clearly expresses the desired outcome. Keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues, and/or events.
  • Detail-Oriented – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks; Compares observations and finished work to what is expected to find inconsistencies; Remains aware and takes care of details that are easy to overlook or dismiss as insignificant.
  • Initiative – Proactively anticipates business needs and takes initiative to respond effectively and efficiently. Anticipates and recognizes potential or realized issues/problems and quickly refers to the appropriate person or department for resolution.
  • Collaboration/Partnership/Relationship Building - positively develops relationships with all internal and external stakeholders; promotes productive relationships and collaborative working across the organization.


Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in nonprofit organization preferred
  • Experience with Blackbaud products a plus


Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Moderate stress level
  • Moderate noise level
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Occasional standing and lifting of at least 20 pounds
  • Long periods of sitting
  • Occasional weekend and/or evening availability
  • Occasional travel

Application Instructions

Please email resume to Ashley K. Lindsay:

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