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Seeking Senior Manager, Intergenerational Initiatives

Generations United is seeking a Senior Manager, Intergenerational Initiatives to join our results-oriented team.


Generations United is the national nonprofit that promotes and strengthens practices and policies to benefit all generations. The Senior Manager, Intergenerational Initiatives is a new position that will be a key part of Generations United’s intergenerational program team to expand the development of programs and initiatives that bring younger and older people together around the country. This position is responsible for leading our work to amplify and support our diverse intergenerational programs initiative; managing grant-funded and other on-going initiatives of the organization; delivering training and technical assistance; identifying and securing funding; developing tools and publications; and engaging effectively with our members and network.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities include:

  • Lead Generations United’s intergenerational initiatives including building strategic partnerships to support the expansion of high-quality intergenerational practices and elevating intergenerational efforts in diverse communities and with diverse populations.
  • Develop new concepts and secure new funding including grants and contracts for intergenerational program work by identifying opportunities, cultivating relationships, and proposal writing.
  • Manage grants and contracts to ensure timely implementation and overall excellence, including meeting deliverables, leading project teams, writing reports, reviewing financial statements, and ensuring compliance. Manage communications and relationships with funders.
  • Provide training and technical assistance on intergenerational programs and best practices to individuals and organizations.
  • Develop intergenerational resources and tools and manage webinars and other learning networks.
  • Represent Generations United on external advisory groups, networks, coalitions, and at meetings, conferences, or other events.
  • Actively apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens to all aspects of the work including through the use of the Racial Equity Impact Analysis tool.
  • Collaborate across Generations United, lead cross-team working groups, and work with communications, internal operations, and grandfamilies teams.
  • Supervise direct reports and consultants in accordance with the agency’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Other Responsibilities:
    • Proactively monitor media and make suggestions for social media, newsletters, and other external communications.
    • Assist with organization-wide events including our global conference.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience strongly preferred.
  • Direct experience working with younger and older people in intergenerational activities.
  • Employment and/or community experience working with and engaging diverse populations to meet their unique needs and address population disparities.
  • Experience in project management, staff supervision, fund development, and training.
  • Flexible, resourceful, attentive to detail, and highly organized with ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate in a variety of formats for a range of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and experience with project management software like a plus.
  • Strong professional ethics and commitment to DEI.
  • Support Generations United’s mission.
  • Ability for flexible hours and travel when needed.
  • Ability to work in the Washington, DC headquarters office is strongly preferred – the office is currently open with remote work flexibility.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in office areas. Interacts with staff, the public, consultants, and outside vendors.  May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is expected to be able to use a handcart, move, or lift heavy items up to 25 pounds. Running errands on foot is occasionally required. The vision requirement includes close vision.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Generations United is committed to equal employment opportunity for all individuals. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, conscience, national origin, disability, age, and sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy) and any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Classification: Exempt

Status: 100% FTE

Reports To: Executive Director

Salary:  $65,000 to 70,000 annually based on experience, with excellent benefits

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Preference will be given to applicants who apply before August 17, 2022.