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Job Title: Program Manager – Research & Impact  

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. 


As a Research and Impact Program Manager, you will work closely with the research team to design and build out internal processes for project management. You will also engage in external-facing activities such as grant-writing and routine meetings with stakeholders and partners. However, the primary focus is overseeing and managing research projects and programs from inception to completion, ensuring they align with the company's overall strategic goals. 




  • Develop and manage research projects and programs to support NBCA’s objectives. 

  • Build out and maintain internal processes for project management, including project plans, timelines, and resource allocation. 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to successfully deliver research projects and programs. 

  • Conduct literature reviews and data analysis to inform research projects and programs. 

  • Write and submit grant proposals to secure funding for research projects and programs. 


  • Provide project management and business development support for the impact assessment tool.  

  • Serve as a primary contact for the third-party vendors.  

  • Provide additional project management around key NBCA research initiatives, with tasks including scheduling, record-keeping, note-taking,   

  • Provide administrative and operational support for virtual and in-person events to include planning, event coordination, and follow-up activities.  

  • Manage research budgets and ensure the timely delivery of all project deliverables. 


Skills and Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. 

  • 5+ years’ experience with demonstrated history of success in project management (Direct experience working in the financial sector preferred)  

  • Competency with relevant software or platforms including Salesforce, etc.  

  • Dedication to NBCA’s broader mission of closing the racial wealth gap,   

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience writing grant proposals, research reports, and presentations for internal and external audiences. 

  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and partnership development. 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams. 

  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills. 

  • Knowledge of research ethics and regulations. 

  • Experience in managing research budgets and contracts. 


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 $80,000/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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