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Programs Director

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Epic Foundation
Epic Foundation

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Position Overview

Epic Foundation is seeking a Programs Director to lead our programmatic and grantmaking efforts. The Programs Director will play a crucial role within the foundation. Aligned with our strategic objectives, the Programs Director will articulate and implement Epic’s programmatic and grantmaking strategy, from selection to monitoring, and hold responsibility for managing Epic’s portfolio of non-profits and overall relationship with our grantee partners.

The Programs Director will manage the Programs team globally (4 people) and will report to the COO. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in nonprofit leadership, program management, grantmaking, and a deep passion for social impact and strategic philanthropy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute Programs’ strategy with a high degree of professionalism and commitment, in alignment with Epic’s mission, value, and strategic goals.

  • Provide leadership and management to the Programs team, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.

  • Manage, develop, and nurture relationships with Epic’s grantees and key partners in the nonprofit sector, staying abreast of emerging best practices and trends relevant to our portfolios.

  • Oversee and conduct, with the Programs team, the annual selection processes to find and select new groundbreaking nonprofits for Epic’s portfolios, including comprehensive due diligence.

  • Oversee and manage ongoing trimester monitoring of portfolio organizations, with a capacity to innovate and integrate tech tools to improve processes and outcomes.

  • Streamline and align grantmaking strategy with Operations and Development teams’ practices.

  • Develop a capacity-building approach to provide ad-hoc technical support to organizations as relevant and desired.

  • Collaborate with other Epic teams to develop internal and external knowledge management and promote the work of our grantee partners, contributing to Development and Engagement strategies for donor acquisition and retention.

Profil recherché

Required Skills

  • 10+ years of experience in senior leadership roles within the nonprofit sector, with a track record of nonprofit program management, grantmaking, and/or social impact investment, preferably in areas of human development, poverty, and/or education. Knowledge of environmental protection and climate action is a plus.

  • Understanding of good and innovative practices in philanthropic strategies and technical expertise in one or more areas of our topical focus.

  • Strong understanding of nonprofit management, design, and impact analysis with the ability to assess a nonprofit across impact, operations, and governance.

  • Empathetic, collaborative, and visionary leader with demonstrated management skills; exceptional team player with the ability to work across cultures and languages.

  • Good writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences; strong analytical and evaluative skills.

  • Ability to work in a lean and entrepreneurial organization with a high degree of self-management; strong project management skills and the ability to manage a high-volume workload at a fast pace.

  • Comfortable using technology and learning new software (experience with Salesforce a plus).

  • Native level of English; proficiency in French is also required.

What Epic Can Offer You

This is a full-time position based in Paris. Benefits include 5 weeks paid holidays plus the week between Christmas and New Years, health insurance (Mutuelle), Swile card (ticket restaurant), annual culture & sport pass. 2-day per week remote work arrangements permitted, with a minimum of 3 days per week in the office required.

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How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter through our recruitment platform Welcome to the Jungle 

You can reach out to our COO for any inquiries :  Sarah Tirmarche: sarah@epic.foundation.

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