Program Manager, Regional Grants and Initiatives

New England Foundation for the Arts

Boston, MA, New England

Work Location: Hybrid: remote & office

Nonprofit Service Organization

Website nefa_boston New England Foundation for the Arts

The Program Manager, Regional Grants and Initiatives, manages and implements all aspects of NEFA’s suite of programs, services, and initiatives that build the capacity of New England artists and arts organizations through grantmaking, professional development, partnerships, and network building.

These initiatives include grant programs, New England States Touring (NEST) and New England Presenter Travel Fund, the Idea Swap, an annual convening of artists and presenters from across the region, and other special or one-time projects. In addition, the Program Manager will lead the launch and implementation of two new multi-year initiatives in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Wallace Foundation, and NEFA’s fellow Regional Arts Organizations (RAOs). These new grant programs will support arts organizations founded by and for communities of color to achieve greater organizational resilience in the face of strategic challenges through investment of funding, network building, and technical assistance.

The Program Manager is a skilled and effective communicator and is able and willing to work effectively and compassionately with a wide variety of people and communities. The Program Manager manages, develops, and implements program processes in alignment with NEFA’s core values and will be a leader in promoting, evaluating, and enhancing NEFA’s commitments to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in program and grantmaking practices.

The Program Manager reports to and partners with the Senior Program Director and will collaborate with the Program Coordinator, New England Presenting & Touring. The Program Manager will help recruit for a new role to support their work coordinating New England partnerships and initiatives. They will also work closely with NEFA’s communications staff to develop program messaging and content for print and digital materials.

This is a new role which may evolve over time. For a complete job description including essential duties, scope, compensation, qualifications, and workplace requirements, go to:

To apply for this job please visit