Director of Inclusive Communities

Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Location
    Montpelier or Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Nov 21

Position description

The Director of Inclusive Communities is responsible for managing and growing ISC’s Partnership for Resilient Communities (PRC), an innovative program that is building the capacity of community-based organizations in under-served communities across the US to shape and lead urban resilience-building strategies, plans and projects. The Director will serve as a technical resource and strategic advisor to help strengthen all US programs. The position reports to the Vice President for US Programs and serves on the US Program Leadership Team and ISC’s internal Equity & Inclusion Working Group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the implementation of all aspects of the Partnership for Resilient Communities, including the design and delivery of technical assistance, financial assistance and peer-learning and networking services to at least six community-based organizations located in cities throughout the US;
  • Manage the project team, which consists of 1-2 direct reports plus other team members matrixed into the PRC;
  • Partner with the US Programs Senior Budget & Operations Officer to manage the PRC budget;
  • Develop and disseminate a series of major knowledge products on best practices in urban resilience, in partnership with the Communications Director and US Programs Communications Officer;
  • Provide other program directors on the US Program Team with strategic and other mutually agreed upon types of project support;
  • Lead fundraising efforts designed to expand the length and scope of the PRC program and support other fundraising efforts for ISC in partnership with the leadership of ISC’s Development and US Program teams;
  • Work closely with the Human Resources Director and others on internal equity and inclusion initiatives.


  • Senior level experience managing a non-profit organization serving low-income communities and/or communities-of-color;
  • Experience managing complex programs, including project activities, teams and budgets;
  • Technical experience in a resilience related field and/or in providing training and technical assistance to improve the effectiveness of community based organizations;
  • Ability to provide effective leadership within a highly distributed, highly matrixed team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently from a remote location;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Strong work ethic and personal integrity;
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and ability to meet deadlines.


  • Advanced degree in fields related to urban sustainability and resilience, including urban planning, design, engineering, law, public administration, or natural resource management. An equivalent level of direct professional experience beyond a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) will be considered;
  • Ten or more years of relevant professional experience, preferably working with or for community-based nonprofit organizations and/or a US city or regional government entity in a leadership capacity;
  • Commitment to the ISC mission and goals;
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently.

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