The Program Design Lead will be responsible for program
co-design and facilitation in IIE’s capacity as a primary partner
to the Ford Foundation on the Ford Global Fellowship which aims to
connect and support the next generation of social justice leaders
who are advancing innovative solutions to end inequality. This
includes partnering with Ford Foundation, Fellows, program
implementation partners and other stakeholders to continue to
co-design and implement a Fellowship experience and Community of
Practice. The Program Design Lead will be a primary point of
contact for the Ford Foundation and Fellows, partnering to ground
the Fellowship in transformational leadership and organizational
development theoretical frameworks and lived experience with
putting those frameworks into practice. Program Design Lead will be
a primary facilitator in group meetings and discussions.
Contribute to the continued and proactive co-design, development
and refinement of the Fellowship program arc/cycle and related
elements with Fellows and Ford program leads to identify strategies
to support the work of addressing inequality.
Design and facilitate a range of sessions employing different
tactics and modalities with a variety of stakeholders including the
program implementation team, Fellows and Ford, Fellows and
Support and nurture building the full Community of Practice.
Conceptualize and write internal program briefing documents
articulating the theoretical concepts, tactical implementation and
related assumptions of various program activities, both
independently and in collaboration with others.
Lead the IIE team dedicated to this program and work closely
with sub-contracted partners and other Ford-contracted
Oversee and lead IIE’s contract with the Ford Foundation.
Education and Work Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working
knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or
Requires at least five years of related work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master’s in Organizational Development or related field
preferred with 8-10 years of related experience preferred.
Significant experience working with individuals and communities
in the global south who have experienced systemic and structural
Deep understanding of manifestations of inequality, practices
for disrupting it, and related literature.
Experience/knowledge in collective co-design practices,
especially around how to cultivate practices for sharing power and
implementing distributive leadership.
Theoretical and tactical experience in adult, leadership and
organizational development, social justice issues and building
communities of practice.
Experience and ability to lead complex teams and work with
multiple stakeholders while holding a global lens on all work,
including a demonstrated ability to create inclusive, equitable
groups in which both diverse participants and all team members feel
Group facilitation skills and experience including deep
competence and multiple layers of skills facilitating diverse
groups across cultural, gender, racial and political differences,
including holding space for generative conflict and creative
tension within a virtual and in-person context.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
To help promote and ensure the safety of our
employees and those we work with, we require all employees to be
fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees that have a qualifying
medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or
who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious
belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.
Work Conditions & Physical
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting
with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting;
telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with
other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or