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 Thriving Communities Program Manager - Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Transportation for America 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$62000 - 70000
Benefits: 401(k) -
Health Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Finance
Project Manager
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same country 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3829738 
Date posted: Oct-13-2021
State, Zip: District of Columbia, 20005


The Thriving Communities Program Manager will be a member of Smart Growth America's (SGA) Thriving Communities Team (Team), reporting to the Director of Thriving Communities, and is expected to contribute to a fast-paced, collaborative team environment. This position works closely with staff to advance SGA's role in thought leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance. Specifically, the Program Manager works to support SGA's partnership with CDC's Active People, Healthy Nation? Initiative to get 27 million more
Americans more physically active by 2027, using active transportation and land use strategies to create healthier, more prosperous communities. The Team is looking for a dynamic, organized, people person, who is a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and a 'can-do' attitude.

Administration: Consistent and excellent grant management, including tracking tasks, deliverables, outcomes, and budgets, and reporting to senior staff and partners.

Project Management: Manages projects, including developing plans, program documents, and timelines and running schedules, logistics, invoicing, presentations, and tracking.

Research and writing: Contribute research and content for program materials, proposals, and reports to partners, and for published Smart Growth America reports as needed.

Workshop management: Manages and facilitates technical assistance projects or workshops. This involves managing the schedule, coordinating with the technical assistance instructors, overseeing the invoicing, and collaborating with the client on setting the dates, venue, and other logistics for any

Technical assistance: Supports the development of tools to support technical assistance efforts such as building presentations, developing worksheets, creating informational documents, and other resources as needed on an interdisciplinary basis for activities across the Thriving Communities

Event management: manages the implementation of the Thriving Community events and meetings.

Serves as an ambassador for the Thriving Communities Team and Smart Growth America.

Additional duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a four-year college degree and 4-6 years of related experience. Higher educational attainment is a plus. Experience working on or managing federal grants is desirable.

Candidates will also have a strong commitment to our north star: a country where no matter where you live, or who you are, you can enjoy living in a place that is healthy, prosperous, and resilient. Prefer candidates who can demonstrate experience in or interest in promoting racial equity and closing racial disparities.

SGA staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will do so until January 24, 2022; therefore, the employee filling this position can live anywhere in the United States during the remote working period but must plan to work in person once Smart Growth America staff returns to the office.