SDF is hiring! Seeking Program Manager

Southern Documentary Fund – Program Manager 

Location: Durham, NC                    Deadline: November 4, 2018

Position Description & Responsibilities:
The Program Manager (PM) will oversee the Mentorship & Grants Programs and report to the Executive Director (ED) & Business Director (BD). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Mentorship Program:
    The PM works with the ED to build and maintain the Mentorship Program, pairing established filmmakers with emerging filmmakers and emerging filmmakers with new filmmakers.
    Responsibilities include:

    • Lead correspondence and outreach to potential mentors and mentees;
    • Facilitate meetings between mentors and mentees;
    • Conduct regular check-ins to determine progress;
    • Maintain detailed records of the complete process;
    • Organize the Speed Mentorship sessions during the annual Artists Convening.
  • Grant Program:
    The PM works with the ED to maintain two Grant Programs: Research and Development Grants, and Production Grants.  Responsibilities include:
    • Establish communication with national and regional organizations, regional film festivals and university film programs to promote the grants and mentorship programs;
    • Update the database of all potential organizational partners;
    • Promote the call for entries;
    • Provide constructive feedback upon request to applicants in process and to rejected applicants;
    • Maintains detailed records of the panel process.

Preferred Qualification Requirements:

  • Business and program management experience within a non-profit setting;
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational and planning skills, with demonstrated experience managing multiple projects effectively and collaboratively;
  • Strong familiarity with submission management platforms, such as Submittable;
  • Strong knowledge of film production processes and budgets;  (First-hand experience preferred, i.e., Producer, Director, Associate Producer);
  • Impeccable attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills;
  • Commitment to documentary storytelling.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time, salaried position ranging from $38,000 to $42,000 (depending on experience). The PM will receive, 10 days PTO + Federal holidays and a monthly health insurance stipend ($240-$300 per month).

To apply, send cover letter, resumé and 3 references (two professional, one personal) to:  Please include in the subject line of the email: PM Job Applicant. No phone calls or visits, please.