Deputy Director, Obama Leaders Program - Europe
Company: Obama Foundation
Posted on: November 19, 2023
About the Obama Foundation
At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that
ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is
to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change
their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve
more together than they can alone.
We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we
do it by bringing people together.
That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where
we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center
represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a
world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our
nation's first African American President and First Lady, steps
away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and
where-together-they made their home.
But that approach extends to all our work, whether it's holding
leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S.,
bringing local leaders together in countries around the world,
working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young
men of color have pathways to opportunity.
As President Obama has said, "we cannot solve the challenges of our
time unless we solve them together." So join us.
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Purpose of the Role
As a key member of the Global Programs team, the Deputy Director
for Europe leads the design and implementation of the Obama
Foundation's regional leadership development program in Europe. In
pursuit of the Foundation's mission, the Deputy Director for Europe
will help develop and execute a strategy to inspire, empower, and
connect the next generation of civil society, business, and public
sector leaders with the values, skills, and opportunities in order
to build more prosperous, sustainable, equitable and inclusive
communities in their region and around the world.
As the Deputy Director for Europe, also called the Europe Program
Lead, you'll be reporting directly to the Director of the Obama
Core Job Responsibilities
- Program Management: Design, implement, and oversee cohort-based
regional programming, both virtual and in-person. Manage workflow,
deliverables, and performance of Program Associate and supporting
implementation staff. Work closely with the Director of Global
Programs Quality & Impact to facilitate monitoring & measurement
activities to evaluate the impact of the Europe program.
- Team Collaboration: Collaborate with the Director, fellow
Program Leads, and Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
(DMEL) staff to refine a shared values-driven leadership
development curriculum that incorporates equity in the design
process and is customized for regional audiences and contexts.
Align program content and design elements across all Obama Leaders
programs, sharing best practices and resources. Provide rationale
for appropriate regional differentiations. Actively seek early
input and buy in from other Foundation Departments that are
critical to program implementation (e.g., Creative +
Communications, Product + Tech, Legal, Obama Presidential
- Vendor Procurement: Research and identify program speakers,
facilitators, and other partners with an emphasis on thought
leaders from the region. Engage internal and external
collaborators, such as contractors and consultants, to facilitate
the timely and successful completion of delegated activities and
- External Partnerships: Build and maintain partnerships with a
broad set of organizations, institutions, and individuals, both
inside and outside of the region, to build networks that can
support the execution of shared strategies and programming. Serve
as regional representative on global issues on behalf of the
Foundation, as well as the Foundation's internal liaison to issues
and relations in the Europe region.
- Participant Selection: Work with the Global Programs Operations
team to implement the application and selection process for the
regional leadership program. Lead the review and selection of an
inclusive, highly skilled cohort of emerging leaders from Europe
- Alumni Engagement: Collaborate with the Global Programs Network
team to contribute to the design and implementation of an alumni
engagement strategy as part of our goal of creating a dynamic
global network of changemakers. Support integration of regional
program alumni into activities. Assist with alumni relationship
management efforts. Where possible, encourage and plan cross-cohort
alumni programming for issue-based and/or geographic
- Development and Creative + Communications: Support donor and
public engagement through programming opportunities and
conversations with donors and prospects. Contribute to
communications materials for the general public and to development
reporting for funders, board, and the Foundation's Creative +
- Finance: Draft and manage a detailed approved budget for
- Other Duties: Perform as assigned.
Key Deliverables / Outcomes
- Refine and implement programming that lifts emerging
- Enact the Foundation's five-year strategy and budget in Europe,
deploying tactics to recruit applicants and partners from
underrepresented countries and communities in the region
- Co-design values-driven leadership curriculum and shared
program delivery model
- Serve as primary liaison from regional program to alumni
- Maintain program activation calendar and schedule
- Develop and implement a partnership engagement strategy and
plan in Europe
- Significant experience developing and managing social impact or
leadership programs focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, civil
society, and/or leadership skill-building.
- Deep understanding of European history, culture, current
affairs, and diversity in the European context. Experience living
and working in the region is preferred. Proficiency in more than
one European language is a plus.
- Demonstrated experience utilizing equity and inclusion lenses
to achieve mission and program objectives.
- Experience managing application-based selection processes at
- Significant teaching, training, facilitation, and/or curriculum
design experience, including strong understanding of pedagogy.
Public speaking experience, including facilitating conversations
with high-profile speakers.
- Experience creating virtual curriculum and understanding of
digital tools required for social, web, email, etc. recruitment and
- Experience starting and/or managing extensive and active alumni
- Strong communications skills: verbal, written, team
The salary range for this role is between $102,975 and
Don't check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please
apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities -
such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to
apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The
Obama Foundation is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse,
equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of
belonging - so if you're excited about this role but your past
experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the
job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an
application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or
another one of our openings!
In the interest of employee health and safety during the pendency
of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Obama Foundation is requiring
that all prospective employees present proof that they are
fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, or seek a reasonable
accommodation for religious or medical reasons, prior to their
first day of employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment
and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age,
disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected
status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all
backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a
disability, please e-mail us at email@example.com if you require a
reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
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