We are hiring a NYC-based Director of Programmes! [CLOSED]

Fearless Futures engages people in critical thought to understand and challenge the root causes of inequalities and grow powerful new ways of leading and designing transformative change.

We do this through equity, leadership and design programmes for people in the workplace.

Fearless Futures is a London headquartered organisation and this role is one of three based in our first international office in New York City. You will be a part of a dynamic and enterprising start-up, working to build equity, inclusion and belonging into workplaces.

Salary: $70,000-$75,000 dependent on experience

Location: Private wheelchair accessible office in a co-working space in Manhattan (near the Flatiron Building), New York City

Role Type: Full Time

Start date: September 2019

Round 1 Interview: First round interviews will need to happen between 13th-20th June.

Round 2 Interview: Early July

Benefits: Full benefits package and opportunities for salary growth

Vacation: 25 days paid holiday per year

Closing date: 13 June 2019, 6pm ET

How to apply?

  • Please send a CV or short document outlining work experience, qualifications, volunteering and/or pursuits that evidence your suitability for this role with DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES NYC in the subject line to
  • Please confirm your possible full time start date in your covering email and dates you may be available for interview – which we will be conducting for the first round by Skype – were you to be successful.

This is an exciting time to join Fearless Futures! We are looking for someone amazing to help us develop and grow our corporate programmes across the USA.

We are seeking a person who is passionate about building workplaces that are equitable, inclusive and sites of belonging for all, to use our existing network to reach and connect those far and wide who want the same thing – and who are courageous enough to reject the tired, ineffective, mainstream methods of organisational change.

What will the role involve?

The Director of Programmes is critical to the success of our business in the US. As such, we are looking for a new member of our senior leadership team who can head up our US office, doing both business development as well as training our pool of facilitators, as well as deliver workshops too.

As someone who has facilitated anti-oppression education yourself, you will be responsible for nurturing our US-based pool of around 15 contractor facilitators – to train, develop, quality assure and support them across our US programmes – working closely with our Chief Programmes Officer (CPO) based in London. In particular, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering training (after being trained yourself in the Fearless Futures method during the two weeks in August) to any new facilitators;
  • Managing all training and development needs of our brilliant pool of organisational facilitators, including quality assuring existing workshops/programmes, assessing apprenticing needs, running additional top-up training and briefing facilitators ahead of workshops;
  • Managing the learning design for our programmes on a daily basis, including preparing workshop plans for facilitators (and innovating these, over time); and
  • Growing our facilitator pool (with time).

You will line manage our Partnerships Manager and Programmes Coordinator, and will be responsible for our US budget.

In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing our business development strategies (led by our Partnerships Manager) as well as forward planning and horizon scanning in your leadership role. Because of your close connection to our pedagogy and educational approach, you will be a compelling advocate of our work and well-tuned to communicating it to new clients in 1:1 pitch meetings, as well as on conference platforms and panels. You’ll support our growth by actively seeking out, and supporting our work with curious, courageous and committed senior leaders across a range of organisations and sectors.

This role will report into our UK-based CEO, Hanna Naima McCloskey, extremely closely supported by our UK-based CPO, Sara Shahvisi.

Who are we looking for?


  • Commitment to our mission and a hunger for the organisation to grow and thrive
  • Experienced trainer and facilitator of anti-oppression education
  • A commercial eye
  • A confident ambassador of the organisation and public speaker, for example on panels etc
  • Comfortable engaging people in our services with a view to building workplaces of equity and belonging
  • Tenacity and perseverance when it comes to securing opportunities and ensuring programmes are successful
  • A growth mindset
  • Compelling written communication
  • Ability to develop others’ facilitation practice through training, coaching, written feedback and learning resources  
  • Management experience as this role has two reports; and
  • A can-do, positive attitude to making our organisational work transformative and fun!


  • Track record of successful relationship building and sales
  • Experience designing learning episodes/resources/curriculum
  • Engagement with challenging the status quo on gender, class, race, sexuality, disability, faith and/or other anti-oppression issues.


  • Equity – we are committed to advancing deep and meaningful equity and inclusion – so all spaces of work are spaces of belonging and opportunity for all; and
  • Our approach always strives to honour the ways oppression and inequities interconnect in individuals’ lived realities.

Additional information

  • As an employer we make all reasonable adjustments to support employees in their work if they are disabled or have a health condition.
  • If you are invited to interview, we will at that point ask you for any accessibility requirements or preferences, e.g. in the past individuals have requested extra reading time where relevant to the interview.
  • As a small organisation, we cannot at this stage support with visa sponsorship and as such, only those with the right to work in the US are eligible to apply for this role.
  • If you have any other questions regarding the role, please contact

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