|Senior Program Director|
MDC inspires, supports, and enables leaders in organizations and communities across the American South to address structural barriers to equity and opportunity in education, living wage employment, and financial security. For nearly 50 years, MDC has helped organizations and communities throughout the South to close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. We do this by first creating a will for change – getting to know a community or organization, connecting leaders across social and political lines, and helping them understand the particular barriers they face. We highlight gaps through historical and statistical research, we identify solutions with a high potential for success, and we mobilize leaders to address the issues raised. From that work comes sustainable programs and systemic changes that can connect people with the financial supports to stabilize their lives the education and training they need to get better jobs, and the industries that will benefit from their labors and improve the entire community. To learn more about MDC, please visit www.mdcinc.org.
The Senior Program Director will play a critical role in leading MDC’s work related to postsecondary attainment in the South. The Senior Program Director will build out a powerful agenda for MDC to address equity and postsecondary completion, drawing on what MDC has learned from past work in this area as well as an understanding of the unique context and challenges related to postsecondary attainment in the South. To drive this agenda forward, the Senior Program Director will direct, manage, and participate in program development and delivery, guiding high-performing project teams to produce high-quality deliverables, and support resource development by building relationships with potential partner organizations and funders. In addition to guiding MDC’s work on postsecondary attainment, the Senior Program Director will also participate in initiatives related to workforce development.
This is a unique opportunity for a mission-driven and strategic leader with a deep understanding of culture, systems, and practice in postsecondary institutions and the ability to create and lead an agenda for change. Sitting on the senior management team, the Senior Program Director will join a collaborative staff that is doing innovative work to promote equity.
Using the link below, please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to David Dodson. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
MDC offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
MDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and equity, it is our policy to provide an equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to age, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or status in any other group, protected by federal or local law or for any other reason. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, as well as women, the LGBTQ+ community, and members of underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations are available on request.
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