Senior Director, Girls Programs

Remote or Hybrid /
Programs & Content /
The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation (SGFF) works to build a more equal and resilient world. We bring people together to support each other through three key initiatives: LeanIn.Org, OptionB.Org, and the Dave Goldberg Scholarship Program. 

We are looking for a Senior Director to lead the creation and development of one of our newest initiatives. This role reports to the CEO and will lead and manage the team that builds and launches this mission-critical program. As the Senior Director, you’ll be a visionary and general manager as you define program strategy and approach, and manage cross-functional teams and partners to execute the details and drive impact through this program.  

You are an experienced and inclusive senior leader, who has launched and scaled programs for women and/or girls at a national or global level. You deeply understand the unique challenges girls – across intersecting identities – face in their communities. If you want to work with us to empower young women and girls and build a more equal and resilient world, we can’t wait to meet you. 

Due to COVID-19, our team is working remotely (on PDT hours) through the end of 2022.  In the long term, we're planning to operate as a hybrid team, with some team members working in-person and some working remotely, depending on the nature of their role, their leadership responsibilities, and their team composition. For people who work in person, we'll maintain our standard schedule of three in-office and two work-from-home days. 


    • Build, manage and mentor a small team 
    • Lead and manage the day-to-day operations of the program
    • Build and own engagement of the program’s Advisory Board(s)
    • Advance a high-level strategy that’s aligned with Lean In’s strengths as well as the needs of the target audience
    • Guide the initial and ongoing strategy and execution of impactful direct-to-girl engagement and external comms and events for the program
    • Shape the program with a lens on equity and inclusion and push the initiative toward more equitable and intersectional outcomes
    • Define clear efficacy measures and set targets that guide the program toward measurable and meaningful impact
    • Own ongoing growth of the program (nationally and globally) through partnerships, digital marketing strategies, and more
    • Build the brand into an established thought leader in the girls' equality and leadership space
    • Own impact assessments and ROI decision-making for the program


    • 12-15 years of experience and at least 3+ years in senior management or senior leadership roles
    • Demonstrated track record of developing, launching, and running large-scale national or global programs and initiatives that drive tangible impact for target audiences and stakeholders
    • Deep understanding of the lived experiences of girls and women, across intersecting identities and backgrounds, and the critical issues affecting their communities
    • Significant experience leading and managing effective teams, and advanced project and program management skills to lead cross-functional teams to drive toward shared goals
    • Broad knowledge of go-to-market strategies, digital marketing trends that center women and girls, and innovative ways to reach large audiences
    • Experience establishing and managing the creation of content that’s highly effective and engaging 
    • Demonstrated experience forming and growing partnerships, and assessing and tracking programmatic outcomes and impact
    • Sophisticated business acumen and effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Proactive problem-solving skills and the ability to consistently navigate teams through ambiguous situations, toward a clear path forward
    • Ability to represent the Foundation at external events and in media as needed
    • Highly adaptable and able to shift priorities and plans on a moment’s notice
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and is willing to play high and low – to think strategically and also dig into the details and execution
    • Ability to tackle complex problems with a strategic mindset and thoughtful, proactive approach
    • Available to consistently work PDT hours
    • Remote experience a plus
The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard to age, race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. It’s important to us that people of all identities and backgrounds see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively encourage people of all identities and backgrounds to apply.