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CHIEF OF PROGRAMS & LEARNING | WOMEN MOVING MILLIONSHYBRID WORK MODELFlexibility to be based in one of the following metro areas: New York, NY; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; or San Francisco, CA. Preference for the role to be based in New York, NY.

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CHIEF OF PROGRAMS & LEARNING | WOMEN MOVING MILLIONS
HYBRID WORK MODEL
Flexibility to be based in one of the following metro areas: New York, NY; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; or San Francisco, CA. Preference for the role to be based in New York, NY.

Women Moving Millions’ (WMM) mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources to realize a gender-equal world. Launched initially as a campaign, WMM founders believed in the power and potential of what is possible when you gather a community of women together with a shared commitment to change the world. In the last decade, the community has grown to nearly 400 members who have collectively committed over $1B to improve the lives of women, girls, and gender-expansive people worldwide. WMM does this not just because they believe in gender equality, but because it’s a smarter, more effective way to foster a more equitable world.

At WMM, they envision a gender equal world where women and girls are agents of change in their own lives and communities. A world that is just, at peace, and flourishing. To achieve this vision, they believe greater resources must be directed to the intersecting movements fighting for gender and racial equality. With less than 2% of philanthropic capital going to women and girls, this vision will remain out of reach unless the quantity and quality of funds going to feminist movements and leaders increases exponentially.

To accomplish this vision, WMM seeks to strengthen the funding ecosystem of the movement and serve as a bridge to the intersecting movements working towards gender equality. Through the curation of a dynamic community of women philanthropists, they are able to tap into and leverage members’ collective influence and power (resources, social capital, and expertise) and drive greater capital to accelerate progress. WMM takes a ‘big tent’ approach to its membership, including women at all stages of their philanthropic journeys, creating spaces for members to be vulnerable, build trust, and hold one another accountable as they learn, grow, and act.

Today, WMM brings its unique platform, movement expertise, and position as a leader in catalyzing capital to bear in everything they do. It has a proven track record of moving money to the movement: from its founding campaign, which raised a groundbreaking $181M for 41 women’s funds, to the 2020 Give Bold, Get Equal Campaign, which secured $110M in new member commitments amidst the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Women’s Power and Influence Fund, seeded by Pivotal Ventures in 2022, which activated over $11M in new giving. WMM’s history and approach as an organization and community builder is proof that when women give boldly, others will follow.

In 2023, WMM launched a new strategic planning effort, with leadership support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to offer a new, bold vision and roadmap for how WMM will meet the urgent challenges impacting women’s rights globally and set it on an accelerated path to move the next billion dollars in resources to the movement for gender equality in its history. Through this plan, WMM seeks to unleash the full power of this community, and support a more diverse ecosystem of members, nonmembers, funding partners, and investment activity.

Amid this critical mission and environment of extraordinary investment and expansion, WMM seeks candidates for Chief of Programs & Learning (CPL). The CPL provides comprehensive and strategic leadership of Women Moving Millions programmatic and learning initiatives, thereby advancing gender equality through the philanthropic education, leadership development, and overall engagement of the organization’s members and ecosystem of partners. Reporting directly to the CEO, the CPL works closely with senior executive and Board leadership to establish and advance program and learning goals and identify potential growth markets. A key priority of this leader will be engaging members and other key stakeholders on their needs vis-à-vis programs and learning, being responsive to those needs, and ensuring that WMM continues to add corresponding value. They will be responsible for overseeing the buildout of WMM’s identified impact-driven initiatives, building aligned program and learning offerings, managing partnerships, and engaging members and our broader ecosystem of influencers in each initiative. The CPL will manage an evolving team that currently includes a Program Manager position, with plans in place to further build out the program and learning team, and is projected to expand commensurate with organizational growth and in consultation with the CEO. The CPL will be empowered to evaluate and enhance the functional and/or organizational alignment of the team in consultation with the CEO.

This is a unique opportunity to play a significant role in advancing gender equality for a programmatic leader who possesses a background of designing, managing, and delivering creative, effective programs and partnerships.

Download the full position description via the following link:
https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/20612-wmm-programs-learning

Women Moving Millions is committed to the diversity of its workforce and strongly encourages applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. WMM does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, familial status, marital status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Women Moving Millions has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) may be submitted via the following link – https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20612, or directed to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

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