Now Hiring: Program Manager


  • Job type: 15-20 hrs a week for 12 months, with possibility for long-term
  • Location: Berkeley, CA, open to non-local applicants
  • Compensation: $60,000/year FTE
  • Desired Start Date: Immediately, position open until filled

Sins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as members of communities who have been historically marginalized. Conceived and led by disabled people of color, we develop and present cutting-edge work where normative paradigms of "normal" and "sexy" are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities. We present multidisciplinary by people with disabilities for broad audiences; organize performance workshops for community members with and without disabilities; and offer political education workshops for community based and educational organizations that share our commitment to social justice principles as a means of integrating analysis and action around disability, race, gender, and sexuality.The Program Manager will support the Executive Director in three primary areas:  Disability Justice Movement Building work, Disability Justice Cultural Work, and Disability Justice Performance/Visual Art work. The Program Manager will support the Executive Director by managing daily organizational operations.  The Program Manager will assist the Executive Director with Disability Justice programs including Disability Justice workshops and educational programming. The Program Manager will assist the Artistic Director with all aspects of performance and visual art exhibit creation and execution. The Program Manager will assist the Executive Director with fundraising to make the organization more sustainable by increasing stakeholders, including foundations and major individual donors, and creating compelling new fundraising materials that communicate the mission, vision and work of the organization.  The Program Manager will assist with grant writing, grant tracking and grant submissions. The Program Manager will be responsible for providing administrative support for the organization and to complete other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates Disability Justice Workshops and Performance Gigs
    • Responding to requests
    • Coordinating with sponsoring organizations
    • Promoting the events
    • Supporting Sins Collaborators/Presenters
    • Coordinating access support for the events as needed
  • Provides Disability Justice Trainings/Workshops for Sins Invalid
  • Supports Artistic Director
    • Provide production support for performances and visual art exhibits  
  • Supports the Executive Director and Organizational Subcommittees in fundraising including
    • Solicit in-kind and cash donations from local businesses and community organizations
    • Initiate and manage major donor approaches
    • Nurture connections with funders’ community and stakeholders on behalf of Sins Invalid
    • Coordinate grants including the production and submittal of funding requests, interim and final reports
    • Devise/implement year end major ask fundraising event and/or mailing
    • Document organizational development processes & strategies
    • Maintain donor tracking and recognition systems
    • Work collectively with other staff, grant-writing contractors, and organizational members to conduct strategic planning for long term fund raising for Sins Invalid
  • Other tasks as assigned

Necessary Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum two years non-profit fund development experience
  • A successful record of attracting and sustaining public and foundation and funding
  • Proven familiarity with social justice work in a non-profit work environment
  • Experience and competencies in working in a diverse work environment
  • Prior experience working in teams and in collective settings
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience and familiarity with non-profit finances
  • Experience with grants management and reporting, including experience working with multiple public and private funders
  • Understanding and commitment to anti-racist and anti-ableist principles
  • Extremely strong organizational skills, excellent time management skills and proven ability to work well independently
  • Strong ability to set own goals/timelines and meet deadlines independently
  • Excellent written skills and proficiency writing and editing letters of intent, foundation proposals, donor letters and donor materials
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to proof own work
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with Mac systems and the internet
  • Experience and proficiency with Word, Excel and the internet required
  • Experience using "Web 2.0" social networking tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for fundraising purposes

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience and competencies in working in a mixed ability, multiracial, multi-gendered environment
  • Familiarity with performance related work in a non-profit work environment
  • Experience with movement building work
  • Prior experience mentoring
  • Familiarity with the California Cultural Data Project
  • Familiarity with Sins Invalid’s mission and programs

To Apply:To apply, please send an email to Please write “Program Manager” and your name in the subject line, and include two attachments as pdfs (1) Cover letter including your (a) full contact information (b) the reason you are interested in this position (c) your familiarity with Sins Invalid (d) the unique experience, skills and qualifications you offer to this position and to the organization (2) Resume with three professional references. We will contact you if we wish to talk with you about the position/invite you for an interview. Sins Invalid is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are strongly encouraged from people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTQI; people of color; women; immigrants; people living with HIV/AIDS.