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Program Manager, Gender Equity



California Partners Project is seeking a Program Manager, Gender Equity to develop and execute research projects, public education resources, and results-oriented campaigns to improve gender equity in California’s workforce. This role also develops and stewards partnerships, creates content and materials, and implements policy proposals to further women's representation on corporate boards, inclusive governance, and pay equity. The Program Manager implements media strategy and coordinates events in collaboration with the CPP Staff and Board, and the Office of the First Partner. This position reports to the Program Director, Gender Equity.


Location: Candidates for this role should be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento, California regions. 




Founded in 2020 by First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Olivia Morgan, the California Partners Project (CPP) is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization dedicated to championing gender equity across the state and promoting the mental, behavioral, and physical wellbeing of California’s children. CPP strengthens the Office of the First Partner’s California for ALL Women and California for ALL Kids initiatives by bringing additional awareness, data, and resources to bear so that California remains a leader when it comes to supporting women and families.


CPP creates content, convenes experts and advocates, and celebrates the solutions that increase the wellbeing of California’s communities. Our groundbreaking reports and toolkits identify research gaps, raise awareness of crucial issues, and bring specificity, accountability, media attention, and practical recommendations to improve the lives of California's women and families.




Program Implementation (50%)

  • Guide, implement, and execute CPP’s Gender Equity projects and strategy including research, education, and campaigns focused on corporate board gender diversity and pay equity, with a primary focus on California. Design new program offerings. 

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with experts, vendors, and organizations active in the field.

  • Stay up-to-date on program-specific research and information. Brief the Program Director, Gender Equity and Office of the First Partner on relevant developments.

  • Develop research, tools, and resources that further CPP’s Gender Equity objectives.

  • Convene focus groups, and prepare content and presentation materials.

  • Actively collaborate with the Office of the First Partner and California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to secure new signatories to the CA Equal Pay Pledge. Coordinate Equal Pay Pledge-related events. Engage with the business community to share equal pay strategies, data, and case studies. 


Outreach & Communications (40%)

  • Implement the media strategy for Gender Equity events, projects and reports, including drafting talking points, press releases, social media toolkits, and briefing materials and updates for the First Partner and other stakeholders. 

  • Prepare PR and marketing materials for the Gender Equity program. 

  • Oversee the social media calendar for the Gender Equity program and produce relevant, timely, and engaging social media posts and campaigns. Partner with communications and social media consultants and staff. 

  • Update CPP’s Gender Equity website content as needed. 

  • Serve as an occasional spokesperson to the media about CPP’s projects and events. Serve as a resource for journalists covering gender equity topics.

  • Develop partnerships with organizations, experts, businesses, and individuals to share CPP’s projects and educational message with relevant audiences; and

  • Identify and coordinate speaking engagements and other opportunities to further the program’s impact and reach. 


Administration (10%)

  • Attend weekly team meetings, quarterly retreats, and other planning sessions with the CPP staff; and

  • Assist with preparing board materials and presenting at CPP board meetings as needed. 




  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and mission of CPP.

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications, marketing, government, non profit program work, advocacy, academia, diversity, equity, and inclusion, gender equity policy, or a similar field. 

  • Experience contributing to organizational partnerships, guiding programs, and supporting research projects required. 

  • Experience managing multifaceted projects to successful completion.   

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with authors and academic partners.

  • High proficiency with follow-through, dependability, and ability to meet deadlines with accuracy. 

  • Strong ability to take initiative, work independently and part of a team 

  • Ability to manage several tasks and competing priorities in a highly collaborative, multi-stakeholder environment

  • Ability to be flexible, creative and innovative.

  • Ability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality. 

  • Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data sets and identify trends and important elements

  • Strong project management skills with excellent attention to detail required 

  • Strong knowledge of the Google Suite and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required

  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in other languages is desirable. Must be authorized to work in the United States.




The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. 


Excellent benefits are provided including:

  • 15 paid holidays per year plus company-wide breaks in summer and winter 

  • Flexible vacation policy and paid sick leave

  • Supportive culture and work environment 


Remote Work Policy: 

  • The CPP team works remotely, with the highest concentration of staff located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

  • Willingness to travel for meetings and events in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento required.



The California Partners Project is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels of our work. The organization’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity means that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 




  • Please submit your application via our online form or send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to with the subject line: “Program Manager, Gender Equity” 

  • Your cover letter should (1) describe how your skills and experience align with the position description and (2) your passion for CPP’s mission and values.

  • Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. We encourage all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly. All applications will be held in strict confidence.

San Francisco Bay Area or Sacramento, CA

Employment Type
Full Time

Minimum Experience
5 Years