Program Manager, GreenLight Detroit

  • GreenLight Fund
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • Feb 07, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

Organization Overview 

GreenLight Fund is a national nonprofit with a local focus that partners with communities to create opportunities for inclusive prosperity. 

Each year we facilitate a community-driven process that matches the local needs of individuals and families not met by existing programs, to organizations with track records of success elsewhere. Working with communities, we identify, invite in and launch proven organizations, providing collaborative support so they can quickly take root and deliver change. 

Everything we do is designed to remove barriers to inclusive prosperity all too often rooted in racial inequities. Our impact increases exponentially as we address one specific, community-identified need each year, in each GreenLight site. 

Since 2004, we have launched 39 portfolio organizations across eleven sites, invested $26M, and attracted an additional $169M from other funding sources, reaching more than 417,000 individuals and families in 2021 alone.

To learn more about the GreenLight Fund, please visit

GreenLight Fund Detroit Overview 

GreenLight Fund Detroit recently launched a second $5M fund following a successful first fund that locally launched the Center for Employment Opportunities to reduce re-incarceration and barriers to employment; New Teacher Center to improve teacher retention and district student performance; and Springboard Collaborative to close the K-3 literacy gap between home and school.

Position Overview

We seek an independent, highly organized, and community-focused Program Manager with a passion for equity and serving children and families in Detroit. This position will report to the Executive Director of GreenLight Fund Detroit, and work collaboratively with a local team as well as a national network of sites. The ideal candidate can research and organize multiple forms of data, work across diverse groups of stakeholders, communicate clearly, lead with integrity, and highly values opportunity for all.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Research current, relevant community-based social issues and priorities facing children, youth and families with barriers to social and economic mobility.
  • Perform local landscape analysis including qualitative and quantitative market research, data evaluation and convening of key stakeholders, residents, and sector leaders.
  • Conduct due diligence on prospective portfolio organizations from across the nation, including financial evaluation and impact assessments.
  • Record, synthesize and produce reports and briefs based on analysis and key findings.
  • Support the Executive Director with nurturing and managing an existing portfolio of organizations to best serve the local community.
  • Organize and manage multiple community and advisory meetings to support annual selection cycles.
  • Partner with the Executive Director in developing and implementing a community engagement strategy while establishing and maintaining relevant relationships.
  • Collaborate with the local team to build and execute an external communications plan.
  • Support donor stewardship and the execution of an annual investor relations plan.
  • Lead planning and execution of major stakeholder and portfolio events as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


Minimum of 4 to 7 years of related experience. 


This position is based in GreenLight Fund Detroit. 

Compensation and Benefits

The target salary for this position is $84,000.

GreenLight Fund offers a generous benefits package that includes: 

  • Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield (80% paid by GLF, 20% by the employee for employees and family members)
  • Dental and Vision Insurance through Guardian (80% paid by GLF, 20% by the employee for employees and family members)
  • Full coverage of all mental health visit copays through Blue Cross Blue Shield (100% paid by GLF)
  • Safe Harbor 401k. GLF will match 100% of the first 3% of salary and 50% of the next 2%
  • Short and Long-term disability and Life insurance fully paid by GreenLight Fund
  • 10 company-wide holiday closings and 3 floating holidays
  • The week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day off
  • Up to 12 sick days (6 days in your first year, if you start after July 1st)
  • Up to 2 personal days (1 day in your first year, if you start after July 1st)
  • COVID-19 Benefits
  • Vacation Days: 15 days in years 1-3, 20 days in years 4-5, and 25 days in year 6 and beyond
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birth parents, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for non-birth parents
  • Up to $75 per month of cell phone reimbursement
  • Up to $100 per month of WiFi reimbursement
  • Up to $1,500 per year for professional development
  • Access to Holisticly (40 Holisticly Credits per Month)

GreenLight Fund is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of the organization. GreenLight Fund recognizes and appreciates the value of building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment. GreenLight Fund takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, race, region, sexual orientation or veteran status.  

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