Director of Community Programs

HR · Washington, District of Columbia
Department HR
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Overview:


The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is seeking a Director of Community Programs who will: (1) further develop, oversee, and carry out HAF’s many community programs; (2) ensure program sustainability through community outreach and targeted fundraising; and (3) assess and meet the needs of local communities through programming. The foundation is seeking an experienced team member who is an outgoing, highly energetic, entrepreneurial, and excellent communicator who is willing to scale HAF’s current programming and carry forward their own vision for this critical role.  This position reports to our Managing Director, Policy & Programs. 


Location: Washington, D.C.


Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Oversee, scale, and carry out community programs including but not limited to: (1) develop and facilitate trainings and seminars, such as Dharma Ambassadors, anti-bullying, cultural proficiency, hate crimes prevention, and temple safety and security and (2) coordinate Next Gen programs, including but not limited to summer Washington DC internship, Dharma Leadership Institute, Bhumi Pledge initiatives, and college campus speakers series.
  • Oversee the execution and expansion of HAF’s virtual programming.
  • Develop and conduct surveys to gauge community needs and priorities.
  • Devise creative fundraising/marketing plans to advance the organization’s programs/initiatives with diverse audiences, including but not limited to mass appeals, targeted asks, marketing campaigns, etc. utilizing Salesforce, Pardot, social media, and other media. 


Required Skills and Experience:


  1. Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, human services, or a related field. required, Masters degree is a plus. 
  2. 3-5 years or relevant work experience in building or managing successful programs.

  3. Demonstrated Experience in community organizing, development and implementation of community programs, marketing, communications, and advocacy.

  4. Strong proficiency in Hinduism and familiarity with the Hindu diaspora required

  5. High energy, driven, organized, and able to carry out multiple programs/initiatives across the country simultaneously.

  6. Ability to communicate and write effectively

  7. Works well in a close-knit team environment, but can complete tasks independently when necessary

  8. Fluency in online platforms such as Google Apps, Zoom, social networks, commonly used office software.

  9. Ability and willingness to travel monthly and on weekends to deliver trainings and programs


Include the following materials with your completed application:


  1.  Cover letter
  2. Resume 

  3. Two professional references (please include how long you have known the individual).

  4. Two Writing samples (up to 500 words; prior publications acceptable)

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    HR
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced