Director of Programs

New York, United States


About Sadie Nash

Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership programming to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth of color in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersection of love and rigor, we use the tools of popular education to build critical consciousness, community, and college and career readiness. Our programs include a nationally recognized six-week summer institute, in-school and after-school classes, paid internships at local organizations, college access and persistence support, and an advanced-level fellowship to design and implement an original social justice project. We support all participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community.

About the Position

Sadie Nash Leadership Program (SNLP) seeks an experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic Director of Programs who will ensure that we deliver a consistently powerful transformative experience to young women across all our programs and sites. Our five key programs include (1) Summer Institute; (2) Sisterhood Academy (in-house after-school classes offered during the school year at our New York and Newark offices); (3) Partnerships (classes during the school year offered at local schools and community organizations); (4) College programming which consists of Leadership Scholars (a class for high school juniors focused on structural inequities within higher education), Nash U (a class for high school seniors focused on the admissions process), and Sister Circles (winter and spring break programming for alumnae in college); and (5) our ELLA Fellowship - a competitive paid opportunity for Fellows to design and implement a social justice project in their community.

Our ideal candidate is someone who understands the history and power of popular/experiential/political education, who is deeply steeped in youth development theory and practice, who has years of experience building and supervising large teams, and who is relentlessly enthusiastic and passionate about achieving high outcomes for all young people.


The Director of Programs reports to the Deputy Director and supervises five Program Coordinators: three in New York City and two in Newark.

What You Will Do


Program Planning and Strategy:

Research and Evaluation:

With support from a research/evaluation consultant,

Curriculum Development and Dissemination:


Important Dates:

Start date is Tuesday, September 3rd

Interviews with the full SNLP staff are scheduled for Monday, August 19th and Tuesday, August 20th.

Applications will be rolling.


Qualifications Required:



What We Offer:

Please contact Darcy Richie, at [email protected], if you have any questions about this position.

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