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Career Opportunities

Job Title: Program Director

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid) 

National Bankers Association Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the National Bankers Association (NBA), the leading trade association for Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) whose membership includes Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, and women-operated banks across the country and advocate on legislative and regulatory matters concerning and affecting the industry, members, and the communities they serve.  

MDIs are federally insured banks that serve predominantly minority communities, in which minorities own at least 51% of the voting stock and/or comprise most of the board of directors and serve predominately communities of color. 

NBCA’s Strategic Pillars include:  

  1. Financial Wellness – Programs, training, and services to underserved households to support asset accumulation and sustainability. 

  2. Entrepreneurship & Small Business  – Capacity building and access to capital for minority-owned businesses to leverage entrepreneurship and small business ownership as an asset-building tool and local and regional economic driver.  

  3. Research & Impact Assessment – Social and economic impact data collection, tools, and research that identifies the root causes of disparity, supports thought leadership on the wealth divide, and informs the development of products, services, and policies. 

  4. MDI  Collaboration & Capacity – Collaborative capital approaches to support large-scale, catalytic, and high-impact projects, and advance operational efficiencies through shared resources. 


National Bankers Association Foundation is seeking an experienced and dynamic Director of Programs to lead the operational success of our programs. The Director of Programs will manage a staff of three and ensure seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. The Director of Programs will also serve as an external face of our nonprofit organization in the community. 



  • Develop and implement strategies and plans to achieve organizational goals and objectives in collaboration with the Deputy Executive Director. 

  • Manage a team of program staff members to ensure high-quality program delivery, including professional development opportunities and guidance. 

  • Develop and implement program performance metrics and evaluation plans to measure program impact and effectiveness. 

  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders and community members to enhance program impact. 

  • Serve as an external face of the organization in the community and participate in community events to increase awareness and visibility of the nonprofit. 

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Research & Impact Resources to develop research projects and impact stories related to our programs. 

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines related to program activities and delivery. 


  • Bachelor's degree or 7-10 years of experience required (Master's degree preferred). 

  • 5+ years of program management experience, with at least 3 years in a leadership role. 

  • Proven experience in team management and development, including hiring, training, and coaching. 

  • Strong project management skills, with experience in budgeting, timelines, and resource allocation. 

  • Demonstrated experience in program evaluation and developing impact metrics. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for working with stakeholders and partners. 

  • Knowledge of best practices in program development, fundraising, and community engagement. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and project management software 

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 

  • Willingness to occasionally travel for program-related activities. 

Location and Compensation 

  • This hybrid position is based in Washington, DC, and may require occasional travel.  

  • The funding for this position comes from grants.  

  • The compensation for this position is up to $100,000/year. 

List of Documents to be Attached 

  • Cover Letter 

  • Resume 

We encourage all qualified candidates to submit their applications via email

(info at nationalbankers dot org). Please ensure your application includes a cover letter, resume, and other relevant documents. We appreciate your interest and look forward to reviewing your application.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

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