Family Program Director Job Description

Family Program Director

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Family Program Director will oversee all aspects of our family-based offerings and serve as a leader on the Programs Team. The Family Program Director will assess our current webinars and workshops for families, design new programming that empowers caregivers in supporting girls’ social, emotional, and leadership development, as well as support all administrative tasks associated with program delivery. The Family Program Director will be a skilled facilitator of in-person and virtual programming and manage Girls Leadership Educators who currently teach our family-based workshops. This role will collaborate with other members of the Programs Team as well as work cross-functionally across teams.

Girls Leadership is a national nonprofit with a mission to teach girls to exercise the power of their voice through programs grounded in social-emotional learning (SEL). We provide programs for girls, workshops for families, and professional development training and curriculum for teachers, guidance counselors, and nonprofit staff. Girls Leadership centers gender and racial equity in our work to address the internal and external barriers to leadership development.



  • In partnership with the Chief Program Officer, design and implement innovative family programming to meet community needs and organizational goals. 
  • Assess our current K-8 family-based offerings, including Girl & Grown-Up workshops and the Raising Resilient Girls webinar, to determine their fit with the needs of our families.
  • Synthesize learnings and feedback from the design process to iterate program development.
  • Design programming for families to complement our school-based Power Lab programming to support their youth in SEL skill development.
  • Develop, write, pilot and edit existing Girls Leadership curricula as well as create new materials for family programming.
  • Oversee the development of supplementary materials for the curriculum, including worksheets, stories, images, posters, etc. 
  • Research experiential teaching methods including arts integrated practices, cooperative learning, and culturally responsive family and play-based learning.
  • In partnership with the Chief Program Officer, oversee the development and administration of program evaluation to participants and integrate the feedback into program design.
  • Manage the Girls Leadership Educators who currently teach family-based workshops, including training, provision of logistical support, evaluation, hiring, and schedule coordination.
  • In collaboration with the Engagement and Operations teams, support program administration including registration, communications, and impact tracking. Ensure that all program deadlines are met.
  • Facilitate in-person and virtual parent education webinars as well as workshops to girls of various ages and their caregivers on social emotional learning (SEL) skills using appropriate technological tools (Zoom, presentation applications, Google drive, etc.) 


The ideal candidate:

  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit and takes a growth-oriented, iterative approach to this work;
  • Has 5 years of experience working with families in schools or youth-serving organizations, ideally with students in grades K-8;
  • Is self-motivated, resourceful, a strategic thinker, comfortable working independently with high personal accountability;
  • Feels passionate about girls’ empowerment, leadership and the potential to create a cultural shift in our society by partnering with parents/caregivers;
  • Is experienced in providing parent education as well as facilitating professional development workshops;
  • Has a demonstrated history of building communities committed to equity and inclusion; understands and continually learns about emerging issues faced by youth;
  • Is a confident leader, able to juggle the needs of a growing organization with the bold vision for national impact;
  • Has exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including cross-cultural communications;
  • Is a strong team player;
  • Practices Design Thinking and implements pilot projects to generate ongoing learning; and
  • Has experience teaching / is knowledgeable about SEL and models emotional intelligence within and outside the organization.


Women of Color strongly encouraged to apply.

This position works out of the Girls Leadership Headquarters in Oakland, California.

The position requires 50% time in person work. Proof of up-do-date Covid vaccination and indoor mask wearing is required. 


Compensation & Benefits: Starting salary is $85,000. Benefits include health insurance (99% coverage for employee), optional dental/vision, annual professional development budget, four weeks of office closure per year (two in December, and two in July), vacation time, separate sick time, 11 holidays per year, and a 401(k) plan available after one year of service.



Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter in Word or pdf format to The subject line of the email should include your full name and “Family Program Director”.