The Steve Fund is looking for multiple highly motivated and experienced Program Managers to join our team. Program Managers are responsible for both internal and external project management. They work closely with colleagues to ensure quality content is designed and delivered to meet The Steve Fund standards. Externally, you will meet with existing and new partners to understand their needs and support them in their efforts to prioritize the mental health of young people of color.

The Steve Fund assigns Program Managers to clusters of grant-and-client-funded work organized by portfolio. As grants sunset and new grants are acquired, the Steve Fund assigns new grants to Program Managers. The result is a dynamic organization that requires highly organized individuals to manage evolving portfolios. 

The Steve Fund is currently hiring Program Managers for several portfolios, including:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Families and Girls/Young Women of Color
  • Partnerships and National Engagement
  • Equity in Mental Health on Campus Initiative

You will be engaged in the following activities:

Manage a Portfolio of 4-7 Grants and/or Clients

The majority of the Steve Fund’s work is grant-funded. Portfolios are clustered thematically, and Program Managers are expected to be the organizational grant experts, tracking how the grant nests within the larger Steve Fund strategy, managing and executing grant deliverables, and developing and managing detailed budgets.

For grant-funded programs, Program Managers support the program and services team with program implementation, capturing the required information/data for the grant, compiling reporting (quantitative and qualitative), and interfacing with the donors to present program outcomes against grant commitments. Program Managers are expected to engage in stewardship activities with funders, assessing their funding interests and identifying when the Steve Fund’s work is well-aligned.

For client-facing work, Program Managers conduct intake and coordinate incoming requests for workshops, seminars, and event management, both virtually and in person. They develop and maintain relationships with existing clients/partners and manage these relationships. They are responsible for capturing program results, creating and managing a feedback loop, and completing standard, periodic, and closing reports.

Serve as a Steve Fund Programming Concierge to External Audiences

The Steve Fund offers various programs, such as the 18-month Equity in Mental Health on Campus program, 90-minute virtual workshops and seminars, wellness circles, and larger public-facing in-person and virtual events. Program Managers are responsible for understanding the entire portfolio of options and helping to guide funders and clients to the resources best aligned with their needs and priorities.  

Engage in Operational Processes to Meet Deliverables

The Steve Fund hires Mental Health Experts to deliver most of its programming. These Mental Health experts are uniquely situated to address the mental health and well-being of students of color, with deep subject knowledge and lived experience that resonates with our audience. With the collaboration of the Programs and Services team and other organizational colleagues, Program Managers are responsible for identifying Mental Health experts to deliver programs, engaging them and processing the contract, and managing their scope of work, contract, and relationship with the targeted audience and/or client. For client-facing work, Program Managers are expected to support the budgeting and invoicing process with the client. 

Support Institutional Transformation 

The organization is experiencing a significant period of growth, and Program Managers will be instrumental in this growth. Each Program Manager is responsible for reviewing evaluation data from the programs/deliverables under their portfolio, analyzing necessary changes, and communicating them to supervisors and team members. 


  • Develop and/or update necessary strategy documents to support the assigned portfolio.
  • Use existing project management and CRM tools (currently Monday.com and Salesforce) to keep workflow information accurate and current.
  • Be familiar with and able to quickly execute operational processes related to contracting, budgeting, and invoicing.
  • Track grant budgets and be able to report on invoicing and payment status and available balance(s).
  • Commit to engaging seamlessly in a virtual work environment, using Slack, an array of Google suite tools, and other systems to support transparency and relationship building.
  • Ensure smooth and successful internal and external meetings, developing and distributing agendas ahead of time and utilizing both Zoom and Google Meet platforms.
  • Participate in developing assigned portfolio’s grant proposals, grant budgets and reports, and board reports as needed according to grant agreements and the organizational schedule.


  • Bachelor’s degree in higher education, public health, social work, or other related field; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • 2+ years of experience managing programs and/or project management experience.
  • Familiarity and experience working with administrators, faculty, and students in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating small and large group meetings.
  • Team player with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication.
  • An understanding of the educational trajectory from high school to college and into the workforce. 
  • Strong experience with developing and conducting program evaluations.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze and interpret data and budgets.
  • Good sense of humor and energy that will inspire and motivate colleagues and clients alike. 



Apply via LinkedIn or send applications (resume and cover letter) and nominations to info@stevefund.org.

Use Subject line: Program Manager Role <Your Name>

The Steve Fund is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other classification protected by federal, or applicable state or local law.



The annual salary is $75,000 – $85,000, depending on experience, skills, and education. Benefits include health insurance, a monthly data/business expense stipend, employer contributions towards a retirement plan, four weeks of paid vacation, eight sick days, and 11 paid holidays.