Program Manager, Campus Based and Leadership Programs

Job Locations US-MA-Amherst
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/12/2021 11:46 AM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Civil Liberties and Public Policy


Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) ( is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, CLPP promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice. CLPP is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (


The Program Manager (PM) will manage CLPP's campus based and national programs under the direction of the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy (DDPP).  The PM will manage CLPP's campus programming and our Five College student group, assisting with developing other campus programming and increasing CLPP's visibility on college campuses.  The PM is the lead staff member managing the Emerging Leaders program and is responsible for recruitment, meeting planning and facilitation, and works under the direction of the DDPP to ensure that the program meets CLPP’s goals.  The PM also plays an integral role in developing the conference program, including planning and coordinating workshops and inviting speakers, and coordinating the Emerging Leaders cohort with the conference program. 


As a member of the Programs Team, the PM will provide input on CLPP's programming, including our internship program, as well as help organize activist convenings and support other program initiatives and program fundraising as needed, and represent CLPP with allies and supporters. 


Campus Programs – 20%

  • Hire, train, and mentor two student group coordinators in creating campus programming and events that engage students from the Five Colleges in reproductive justice training and activism:
    • Support the engagement of student group members in conference planning and goal setting;
    • Assist the student group coordinators in managing roughly 60 student volunteers leading up to and during the conference weekend;
    • Provide mentorship to group members;
    • Attend student group meetings in an advisory role and serve as a resource to the group.
  • Ensure CLPP’s programming addresses community-identified needs and current political opportunities;
  • Assist with creating avenues for students to enhance their academic and activist work in the fields of reproductive health, rights, and justice more broadly; advise and supervise students’ academic and co-curricular work that is connected to CLPP;

Conference and Emerging Leaders Program – 60%

  • Assist the development of the conference program, including workshop creation and speaker brainstorming
  • Develop and disseminate an annual Call for Proposals;
  • Support workshop planning and handle speaker invitations, help develop and finalize workshop descriptions, and implement program evaluation efforts;
  • Provide logistical support for the project.
  • Manage all aspects of planning for Emerging Leaders convenings, including recruitment and relationship building with partner organizations, cohort selection, meeting location selection and regional partnerships, agenda, and facilitation.

External Representation – 10%

  • Represent CLPP in meetings and coalition spaces;
  • Conduct trainings or give presentations as requested;
  • Engage in donor cultivation and stewardship by assisting with outreach to alumni, donors, and donor prospects;
  • Attend CLPP fundraising events.

Other – 10%

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • 3-5 years of related experience;
  • Social justice experience, including academic and/or lived experience organizing and conducting scholarship around issues of race, class, and gender, and/or student and youth development.
  • Alignment with mission and values;
  • Meeting facilitation and/or public speaking experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities; experience supporting college students, especially students of color, first generation college students, and/or LGBTQ students preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented; able to handle high volume of work; effectively prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve; pay attention to deadlines and details; have good organizational skills; communicate clearly and confidently; must demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure;
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated experience implementing programs and/or learning opportunities for students.
  • Must have word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner; experience using spreadsheets and databases.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends and overnight travel throughout the year to national and international conferences, convenings, trainings, and foundation and donor visits.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
  • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely from a home office.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $50,000.00 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/CLPP envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE/CLPP actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/CLPP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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