Job Opening: Program Manager

February 1, 2023

Work with us! The French-American Foundation is seeking a Program Manager to join our team. Please see below for details.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single PDF stating why you want to work at the French-American Foundation to

Reports to: President
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: New York, NY 10036


Founded in 1976, the French-American Foundation (FAF) is the only organization dedicated solely to sustaining and strengthening the French-American relationship at the highest levels of leadership. The Foundation works to build lasting, practical working ties between France and the United States and to advance solutions to problems of shared concern. Through our work, we seek to perpetuate more than two centuries of shared ideals and friendship to meet the challenges of the 21st century, together.


The Program Manager will take the leadership role in planning and executing the continued growth of the Transatlantic Forum, the Foundation’s signature membership program, as well as external events including the Policy Breakfast Series. In addition, the Program Manager will work with the President and the program team to execute all programming efforts and develop the overall programming strategy.

The ideal candidate will have 4 – 5 years of relevant experience; be practiced in the art of building partnerships and relationships; demonstrate the sophistication, intellectual curiosity, and management skills to guide multiple programming efforts; and bring a creative lens and analytical rigor to the work. A can-do, positive with a team player attitude, together with a commitment to FAF’s mission are required.


Transatlantic Forum (50%)

Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy and accompanying communications plan for the Foundation’s membership program, to include:

  • Formalizing the program’s parameters, including member benefits, scope of offerings, and membership expectations.
  • Creating a roadmap for proactive outreach and engagement that targets both individuals and companies for membership, together with collateral materials.
  • Developing a list of prospective candidates for membership, drawing from a broad range of industries and that is cosmopolitan and international in nature, and work to recruit them.
  • Soliciting, securing, and renewing membership dues.
  • Assisting in the development of sponsorship proposals.
  • Developing a calendar of speakers and topics, and securing speakers.
  • Oversee planning, logistics and communications for all Forum events, pre- and post-event.
  • Establish and engage with a small Transatlantic Forum Steering Committee that will help to guide program offerings and provide introductions to new members.

Policy Breakfasts (25%)

Articulate a vision for the Policy Breakfast series that that is topical and positions the Foundation as a nexus for conversations about the contemporary issues that impact France, the United States, and the overall Transatlantic relationship.

  • Develop a list of prospective speakers and topics, and work with the president, Board members and other volunteers to secure their participation.
  • Oversee planning, logistics and communications for all events, pre- and post-event.

Program Planning & Communications (25%)

Work with the President and the program team to define annual programming goals for the Foundation and assist with all programming efforts. Develop relevant, forward-looking programs that combine the Foundation’s historical strengths in policy with the issues driving the French-American relationship today across the business, economic, technology, social, and cultural sectors. The Program Team will also collaborate as needed with our sister foundation in France on joint programming efforts.

All Foundation employees are expected to provide general administrative support as needed to ensure the smooth functioning of the office.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4 – 5 years of progressive work experience, with experience in the non-profit sector. Programming experience required; communications, marketing, and social media experience is highly desirable
  • Superior communications and presentation skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to interact with poise and tact with individuals from diverse professional and personal backgrounds; experience collaborating with volunteers is helpful.


This is a full-time, exempt position, with occasional evening or weekend work as needed. The Foundation provides a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Hybrid work environment, with one month of full remote work in August
  • Health, dental and vision insurance at no cost to employees
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance
  • Access to 403(b) and HSA plans
  • CitiBike and One Medical memberships
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Eligibility for the Foundation’s annual performance bonus program after one year of service

Candidates must hold a valid driver’s license and passport and be able to travel domestically and internationally.

The French-American Foundation actively seeks qualified individuals from underrepresented groups, welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, and is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation can only hire individuals who are lawfully authorized to work in the United States as of the date of hire.

Please submit a resume and cover letter as a single PDF stating why you want to work at the French American Foundation to

Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000. This represents the present low and high end of the Foundation’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience.