We use cookies. Find out more about it here. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.
Back to search results

Program Director, Enterprise Advisors

Enterprise Community Partners
$90,000 to $100,000,
tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, D.C., Washington
Jul 07, 2024

Enterprise is a national nonprofit that exists to make a good home possible for the millions of families without one. We support community development organizations on the ground, aggregate and invest capital for impact, advance housing policy at every level of government, and build and manage communities ourselves. Since 1982, we have invested $72 billion and created 1 million homes across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands - all to make home and community places of pride, power and belonging.

Join us at enterprisecommunity.org

Working at Enterprise

At Enterprise, you'll be part of a diverse, committed team making a difference every day. You will collaborate with some of the smartest minds and biggest hearts in our field. You'll be empowered to drive systems change and take bold steps to advance racial equity. And you will find a career home where you're valued and supported in your growth journey.

Enterprise offers career opportunities in our offices across the country with anexceptional benefits package.

Job Description Summary

Advisors is a mission-based consultancy within Enterprise focused on delivering capacity building and technical assistance in partnership with Federal agencies, units of local government, public housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and others. We work with partners to improve the capacity, outcomes and impacts of community development and housing programs and organizations nationwide so that all people have a place to live, grow and thrive. We seek to advance racial equity and dismantle the enduring legacy of systemic racism in housing both through and within the work we do.

We are seeking a dynamic Program Director to join our Equitable Resilience & Revitalization (ERR) team of Enterprise Advisors. For a variety of reasons-from racist policies like redlining to macroeconomic shifts leading to the loss of major industries and employers-there are cities and neighborhoods across the country that have suffered from disinvestment, fiscal distress, population and job loss, vacant and deteriorated residential and commercial properties, high poverty and unemployment rates, and increased risk and vulnerability to climate hazards and environmental stressors. At the same time, the local governments and cross-sector and community partners in these cities and neighborhoods have strengths to tap and potential to unlock-and they have been underestimated. The ERR team helps local governments and their partners tap their strengths and unlock their potential to design, fund, and implement strategies to advance equitable resilience, revitalization and inclusive prosperity.

Good fiscal health, strong financial performance, and effective financial management practices are foundational components for local governments and nonprofits to successfully obtain funding, implement strategies, and accomplish goals to advance equitable resilience, revitalization and inclusive prosperity. At the same time, communities experiencing economic distress typically lack adequate financial resources, with local governments and nonprofits in these communities facing particularly steep challenges to building a strong fiscal foundation.

The Program Director will be an integral member of the ERR team, involved in all aspects of the work, and will also serve as the team's expert on local governments and nonprofits fiscal health and financial management. They will also have the opportunity to work on projects led by other Enterprise Advisors teams and other parts of Enterprise where there is a need and an alignment with their interests and expertise. The Program Director will report to the Director for Equitable Resilience and Revitalization.

This position may be based in any of the following locations: Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; Cleveland, OH; New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI. Candidates based in Washington, DC are preferred.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in public sector fiscal health, financial management and performance.
  • Contribute to the ERR team's pipeline of work (e.g., identifying impactful models and partnerships to explore, drafting compelling proposals and building buy-in around those opportunities)
  • Lead and manage technical assistance projects (e.g., scoping, defining the approach and team, budgeting, managing the project team, reviewing products and ensuring the project aligns with Enterprise's mission and our partners' needs)
  • Develop written and visual content, methods, and products
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, subcontractors, partner organizations and other teams within Enterprise
  • Design and facilitate workshops, focus groups, meetings, interviews, and other engagement processes
  • Review products created by other staff and subcontractors to provide insight, support staff development, and ensure a high product quality
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree in economics, finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, social work, planning, or a related field. A graduate degree in a related field is preferred.
  • At least 6 years of experience in public finance, economic development, organizational development, housing and community development, or a related field.
  • Familiarity with federal funding sources available to state and local governments and corresponding requirements and regulations.
  • Experience analyzing government financial documents and data.
  • Experience developing and/or implementing strategies to address municipal fiscal challenges and achieve fiscal, economic, and community sustainability and equity.
  • Familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and statements and guidance of the Government Accountability Standards Board (GASB) preferred.
  • Experience working with or delivering technical assistance to local governments in economically distressed and/or small (populations under 50,000) cities is preferred.
  • Experience in organizational development for local governments and/or nonprofit organizations is preferred.
  • Experience with project visioning, scoping, budgeting and management.
  • Strong relationship building and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, community stakeholders and team members, including experience aligning messaging with audience perspectives and experiences.
  • Experience communicating through visual/interactive media and design processes is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze both quantitative and qualitative information and integrate that information effectively into products intended to achieve an outcome such as informing a decision-making process or advocating for a policy
  • Experience designing and facilitating group discussions, workshops, meetings, focus groups or other forms of group dialogue, engagement, and learning is preferred.
  • Ability to travel to out-of-town work sites as required

Total Rewards at Enterprise:

You will be working with a group of talented professionals who are motivated by serving the community and addressing the need for affordable housing.

Enterprise offers a comprehensive total rewards package for you and your family.

The base salary for this role is $90,000 to $100,000, depending on level of skills and experience.

The salary range for this position is represented by the low and high end of the range for the amount to be paid for the position. Salaries paid at Enterprise will vary based on factors that may include skills, education, location, experience, and performance. The salary range is just a part of the total rewards package provided to employees at Enterprise, and other rewards may include annual performance bonuses and generous paid leave programs.

At Enterprise, our benefits form a major component of our total rewards package. Benefits include dental, health, and vision care plans, as well as family-building benefits, such as fertility, adoption, surrogacy support, and gender-affirming care. Enterprise allows flexible work arrangements to promote a better work-life balance. We offer health advocacy, EAP, and mental health benefits. We round out our total rewards package by offering financial education, wellness programs, and auto-enrollment in the company's 401(k) plan with employer matching contributions. Finally, you will have learning and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement for job-related courses and certifications. Thank you for your interest in joining the Enterprise team in our effort and commitment to serve others.

Applied = 0