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Program Director

Urban Rural Action
Urban Rural Action
Job Functions:
Administration, Marketing & Communications, Design, Operations
Employment Types:
USD per year
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Urban Rural Action's Mission

Urban Rural Action is a national grasroots movement that brings together Americans across divides to tackle our country's most urgent challenges.

Position Overview

UR Action is looking for two half-time Directors of Programs to spearhead the planning and implementation of several multi-month statewide and/or national programs that feature in-person and Zoom gatherings

The Program Directors will help form Core Program Teams that recruit a cohort of 30 Americans with geographic, ideological, racial, and generational diversity.

Over the course of the programs you support, you and the Core Program Teams will 1) design and conduct interactive in-person and Zoom sessions that build skill in constructive dialogue, 2) promote new relationships across lines of difference, 3) lead small-group activities that foster deeper undestanding of different perspectives, and 4) work with smaller teams of participants to identify, analyze, and tackle a community challenge in partnership with a designated community organization.

You will be joining a remote team, and will report to the Executive Director.

Main Responsibilities (note: these are illustrative, not exhaustive)

  • Lead Core Teams with UR Action partner organizations to design multi-month statewide and national programs
  • Support recruitment of participants into multi-month programs
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations
  • Design and conduct in-person workshops and Zoom gatherings that bring together Americans across divides for relationship-building, skill-building, constructive dialogue, and collaboration
  • Conduct program evaluations and share findings

Additional Responsibilities

  • Communicate externally about UR Action programs on UR Action’s website, social media, and with the mainstream media
  • Participate in public events that explore connections between UR Action programming and our vision of a more peaceful, just, and democratic United States

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with key UR Action processes: ABCs for Constructive Dialogue, problem tree analysis, and community intervention
  • Excellent oral and written communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Tenacious community organizing skills
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of UR Action
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing needs
  • Language: Fluent English speaker. Other language skills are a plus.

Schedule: Half-time (~20 hours/week). Generally flexible hours, but with a need to participate in phone and Zoom meetings during the business day (EST).


To Apply: To apply, please email with an expression of interest. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions will be made as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified.

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