The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has retained Nonprofit HR to conduct the search for their VP of Programs.


Reporting to the President and CEO, and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Vice President, Programs (Vice President) will be responsible for leading and overseeing the strategic development and implementation of all program functions for existing and new program areas. The Vice President will also contribute to CBCF’s organizational strategic planning process. The Vice President will develop a world-class program strategy and plan for the CBCF organization and the work it undertakes to eliminate disparities in the global black community. The Vice President will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of program activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.

This individual will be an ambassador for the organization and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all CBCF program areas. The goal is to advance the organization’s mission with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization. The incumbent will initially develop deep knowledge of each project, program operations and business plan, and will focus on the following three areas: program leadership and management, external relationships and knowledge/donor management.

The Vice President will be responsible for providing program content for CBCF’s varied and integrated communications products and services including: annual report, newsletters, sponsorship brochures and other print publications; Web, e-news and other online communications; and other platforms as required. In addition, the Vice President is expected to oversee policies (internal and external) necessary to maintain quality control for all written and published program materials associated with the public positioning of CBCF’s program activities and events.


  • Advanced degree in public health is required and/or minimum 10 years of experience in a senior management role
  • Previous executive program role either in-house at a corporation, agency, foundation or not-for-profit association, or equivalent experience
  • Experience in successfully aligning program objectives with prospective donors and foundation priorities is required
  • Program implementation experience in diverse (north, south, east and west) high profile markets is highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of the national and/or local legislative, public policy and political environment is highly preferred and desirable
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing/procurement is required
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills a must
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to proofread and edit is required
  • Public speaking, budget management and negotiation skills required
  • Proven program and project management experience with demonstrated success and ability to produce quality deliverables
  • Must be able to perform both qualitative and quantitative assessments
  • Self-reliant, excellent judgment, creative problem solver and results oriented
  • Stature, gravitas and confidence to gain the credibility and respect of high-performing Board of Directors and corporate/organizational executives
  • Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with others and motivate and manage a team
  • Consultant management experience is required.


For consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to: Yvonne Rivera, Director of Talent Acquisition, at 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.