Job Opening: Program Manager, Scala Foundation

Application Deadline: May 31, 2021

Start Date: September 2021

Position Description

Scala Foundation seeks to hire a Program Manager to be involved in all aspects of Scala’s operations, development, and programs. The Program Manager will report to and work closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, and the Director of Development and Programs to develop strategic goals, track and improve internal operations and development practices, and align priorities with Scala’s budget and personnel. Residence (or willingness to relocate) near Princeton, NJ is required.

About Scala Foundation

Scala Foundation is a nonprofit organization in Princeton, New Jersey that works to offer meaning and purpose in American education by restoring a classical liberal arts education. We educate the educators through persuasive outreach to key influencers in academia and university administration and by spreading a love of the classical liberal arts tradition to highly talented young teachers, future faculty members, and early-career writers, artists, and intellectuals.

Scala’s conferences, reading groups, seminars, webinars, student trips, and intensive summer programs all have the goal to promote scholarship and teaching that furthers authentic human well-being and to create learning communities based on friendship and the love of truth. Scala’s programs are grounded in the conviction that human beings are created in the image of God, and that education should help each person discover one’s unique calling.

Key Responsibilities


  • Work with Executive Director to plan for achieving strategic goals; oversee event logistics and information technology; supervise Scala team members and student interns; prepare reports for Executive Director, board and tax/audit purposes; assist in tracking key metrics in donor engagement and development; maintain office space and supplies.


  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Development and Programs to develop programs, including: suggesting topics and speakers for events, communication with speakers about topics and travel for events, coordinating outreach to participants, coordinating logistics for events (renting space, set up and clean up, ordering catering), collecting feedback on events and preparing program reports for individual donors, foundations and the board, identifying prospective sources of support for programming, overseeing print and digital marketing to promote events and provide ongoing engagement with Scala’s various constituencies including key influencers in education, media, donors, and participants in our programs.


The minimum requirement for this position is a Bachelor’s Degree. Candidates with a Master’s Degree and/or 3-5 years of relevant experience are preferred.

Applicants should be proficient with or able to learn QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive), WordPress, Dropbox, Gsuite (especially Gmail, Google calendar, Google Drive and Google Docs), Asana (or a similar project management software), and social media platforms (e.g., LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.). Moderate to advanced knowledge of Raisers’ Edge (or CRM systems more generally) would be a plus. Knowledge of Canva, Adobe (Acrobat, InDesign), other graphic design software, and video and audio editing software is highly desirable.

Successful applicants will possess the following qualities:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, extremely collegial
  • Excellent research and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communications skills, written and oral
  • Integrity/ethics beyond reproach
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment
  • Constantly looking to apply best practices
  • Willingness to learn new skills as needed
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for, understanding of, and commitment to Scala’s mission and goals

Perks include:

Ability to make a difference, deal with great contacts, students and educators, chance to help grow a nonprofit, and be of service.

Salary and Benefits

This position is full-time and on-site in Princeton, New Jersey. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Scala is pleased to partner with the Charles Koch Institute Associates Program (KAP) to fill this position. For more information on the Koch Associates Program, see:

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a resume and a brief description of their interest in the position to Scala’s Executive Director, Margarita Mooney, at before May 25, 2021. If the candidate seems to be a good fit, an informational interview with Margarita Mooney can be arranged prior to the deadline to apply to the Koch Associates Program which is May 31, 2021.

If accepted into the Koch Associates Program (KAP), the candidate would then become eligible to apply to be placed as the Program Manager position at Scala during the KAP program, which starts in September 2021 and ends in May 2022. (A candidate’s KAP acceptance serves as a necessary prerequisite for, but not a guarantee of, placement in this position.)

Then, if selected for further consideration, the candidate would have a formal interview with Scala’s Executive Director, staff, and/or members of the Board of Trustees. The applicant will be notified if they will be placed for this position at Scala no later than August 13, 2021 and start work with Scala in September 2021. Prior to the conclusion of the KAP program in May 2022, Scala would conduct an internal employee review to determine if the candidate could continue a full-time staff position at Scala after the conclusion of the KAP program.