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Program Manager (West)

Generation Citizen

Generation Citizen

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024



Location: Hybrid (California)


Generation Citizen offers tools for the rising generation to build civic skills and make America the inclusive multi-racial democracy that we need. We are transforming how civics is taught by providing equity-rooted, real-world civic education, which helps students understand exactly how governments function and how they can make a difference in the system. Through hands-on civic education, legislative advocacy and coalition building, and youth leadership development, we teach young people how to have a voice and become active citizens in their communities.


We are looking for a skilled and passionate Program Manager to join our diverse and inclusive team. As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to fostering a culture where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to be themselves at work. For this position, you will support Generation Citizen’s program by developing relationships with teachers and administrators across California and Washington school districts and providing instructional coaching and support to teachers. The Program Manager will also own special projects associated with developing and executing the West Region Program expansion and growth and Policy & Advocacy.

This position is a part of a local team that includes a Senior Program Director. Collaboration with this colleague is essential to the success of this role. Additionally, opportunities to work closely with colleagues in GC’s sites across the country (New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New England) and with the National team are typical for strategic planning, organization-wide projects, and day-to-day troubleshooting. This person will report to the Senior Program Director of the West Region.


Program (approx. 80%)

  • Manage a caseload of teacher, school, and district relationships in diverse communities, within the framework of GC’s national strategic plan and local strategic priorities.
  • Lead curriculum and pedagogy professional development workshops in collaboration with Local and National staff.
  • Serve as an instructional coach for a set of California and Washington teachers and, as needed, remote national teachers to support them in successfully implementing GC’s curriculum, pedagogy, and equitable civic learning practices.
  • Create and manage semesterly teacher communication and coaching plans in collaboration with the West Region program team.
  • Steward and build strong relationships with district partners with an eye towards progressing multi-year partnerships toward goals and institutionalizing Action Civics within schools and the community.
  • Work with the Director, Measurement & Evaluation to use Salesforce and UpMetrics to track, analyze and report on programmatic data.
  • Contribute to overall site program and quality goals.
  • Coordinate and lead external presentations, workshops, and school-based and citywide end-of-semester Civics Day events in partnership with Senior Program Director.
  • External marketing communications collateral development in partnership with National Communications team

Policy & Advocacy (approx. 15%)

  • Support the West Senior Program Director with the state-based civic learning coalitions when necessary. In order to Cultivate and build powerful relationships with key policymakers and influencers in California in service of our agenda and our coalition partners, supporting local and state-level policy and advocacy efforts to advance equity in civic learning.
  • Support professional development and leadership opportunities to youth in support of student-led policy and advocacy efforts within California.

Development (approx. 5%)

  • Support the West Region’s fundraising strategy by providing a strong programmatic lens when building relationships with funders and supporting grant reporting in partnership with the Senior Program Director.
  • Support and steward a culture of philanthropy in producing media publications and civics research studies, highlighting youth leaders as critical actors and establishing civic education reform as a lever for addressing racial inequality.


  • 2+ years of educational programming experience, with a preference for a candidate with classroom and teacher leadership or coaching experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to maintain professionalism with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong presentation skills, capable of effectively communicating complex data and strategies to diverse audiences.
  • Strong time management skills and an ability to stay organized and give attention to details while managing diverse tasks, activities, and projects.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets), familiarity with Google Suite applications, and experience with design tools like Canva.
  • This person should be based in California, able to commute to districts throughout, and have reliable transportation.
  • Ability to adhere to local COVID-19 policies at various sites.


This position works primarily remotely but will be expected to travel up to 30% of the time to attend monthly in-person team days, organizational retreats, special events, external partner meetings, conferences, and other potential in-person activities. Required in-person opportunities include, but are not limited to, annual staff retreats, funder meetings, school visits, and region-based Civics Day events. This role may include a limited amount of overnight travel.


Complete the application and be sure to attach a resume and cover letter. A recruiter will reach out to qualified candidates to schedule a phone screen. While the hiring timeline is subject to change, the GC team hopes to have the Program Manager role in the West Region filled by or before July 15, 2024. Thank you for your interest in joining our team at Generation Citizen. We look forward to reviewing your application! We encourage applicants to submit their applications early.


Generation Citizen is committed to maintaining a compensation and total rewards package that supports our ability to recruit and retain a diverse and talented team. As we make decisions about compensation, we are guided by the following values: clarity, consistency, and internal pay equity. Roles on the National team extend throughout the country causing a wider salary range due to geographic variation versus regional roles that have a set salary.

The salary range for this role is $69,426 to $72,898.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are values that Generation Citizen is committed to upholding across our business operations. To accomplish our purpose of Generation Citizen, we think it takes a diverse and inclusive team. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for this position, and we welcome their applications.


Our best benefit of all? The opportunity to work alongside smart, passionate colleagues who are working to rebuild our democracy in alignment with our core values of grassroots change, systemic impact, collaboration and diversity, action, and open-mindedness.


Generation Citizen offers unlimited PTO, a set of paid holidays, and a fully-paid winter break that happens from December 24th through January 2nd of each year.


GC offers all full-time employees medical, dental, and vision benefits through a co-employment relationship with Emplova, a professional employer organization (PEO). Emplova provides five competitive Cigna medical plans for employees to choose from, as well as vision and dental plans with MetLife. All medical, dental, and vision benefits are effective the 1st day of the month after an employee’s start date. GC subsidizes up to 80% for employees and 65% for their dependents, based on the selected plan.


  • Laptop computer
  • Monthly $100 Work-from-Home stipend
  • $150 Work-from-Home set-up reimbursement
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 3% employer match (capped at $1,000 annually)
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Emplova Health Advocate
  • Tickets at Work
  • Pet Insurance