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Leadership Program Facilitator & Designer

Leadership Program Facilitator & Designer

The HOW Institute for Society is seeking a Leadership Program Facilitator & Designer. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in facilitating, designing, and managing custom leadership development experiences with adults in a business and/or cross sector setting and find deep resonance with the HOW philosophy and mission. Desired candidate will have experience beyond K-12 teaching.

 Please apply by emailing hr@thehowinstitute.org [1] only with a resume and cover letter. Please use subject line: Leadership Program Facilitator and Designer

 About the HOW Institute for Society

The HOW Institute for Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening a world rooted in deep human values and rekindling a social fabric of truth and trust. The Institute channels philosophical reasoning to address modern problems and is animated by a belief in the urgent imperative of HOW. Today, how we do what we do matters more than ever and in ways it never has before.

 Role Description

The Leadership Program Facilitator and Designer will split their time between new programing and The HOW Institute’s flagship leadership development experience, The NXT-GEN Fellowship for Moral Leadership [2].

This role will invest about half of their time teaching and facilitating live, virtual learning events during the NXT-GEN Fellowship and working on curriculum improvements. For the other half of the role, this individual will work with partner organizations and internal collaborators to teach, facilitate, design, and manage new leadership development programs and experiences.

 This role requires time flexibility, including occasional after-hours work and weekends, the ability to work with colleagues who may be working remotely, and comfort with the rapid growth and change of an emerging organization. Success in this role will require a collaborative, curious, and assertive mindset, a passion for philosophical ideas, current events, and learning experience design, and comfort with navigating diverse stakeholders, priorities, and ambiguity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

 Learning Facilitation (30%)

Teach and facilitate live virtual and in-person events such as orientations, workshops, study halls, presentation sessions, train-the-trainer sessions, panels, guest speakers, plenary sessions, etc.

  • Content Instruction: Teach leadership and culture frameworks of The HOW Institute and demonstrate thought leader acumen of related frameworks, lenses, examples, and case studies, working to concretize the abstract to the practical and generalize examples to the abstract.
  • Content Facilitation: Foster depth, nuance, rigor, and specificity for learners during discussions through compelling storytelling, provocative questions, and thoughtful synthesis of ideas.
  • Event Facilitation: Create clarity and flow for live events through clear instructions and agenda setting, strong time management, and an ability to anticipate and resolve group tensions.

 Event and Curriculum Design (30%)

Develop new and improved program sessions by curating materials, tools, and activities to enhance and supplement learning.

  • Update and continuously improve existing session designs and new NXT-GEN Fellowship events.
  • Improve existing and curate additional activities, videos, readings, prompts, and toolkits that enhance the interactive online NXT-GEN curriculum.
  • Develop new leadership development programming for The HOW Institute by analyzing learning needs and aspirations, designing learning outcomes and structures, developing learning materials and experiences, and reporting on impact and feedback.
  • Evaluate current and prospective learning experience design tools and technologies to support continuous innovation and optimize the design process.

 Program and Stakeholder Management (40%)

Develop and implement new programs aligned with the HOW Frameworks.

  • Partner with senior leadership at The HOW Institute to envision new programming objectives, structures, modalities, and desired outcomes.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations of The HOW Institute to understand learner needs, preferences, and opportunities.
  • Manage the execution of virtual and in-person leadership development experiences and programs through clear vision setting, process development, delegation, and operational excellence.
  • Provide feedback to and support the development of teaching assistants and other program delivery colleagues.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Education

  • 10+ years of facilitation and learning design experience, with at least five years of experience in leadership development with adults in a business or cross-sector setting.
  • Strong preference for experience in teaching and facilitating virtually, organizational development, executive leadership, and/or transformational coaching.
  • Experience with creating custom learning experiences via online interactive learning platforms.
  • Experience and demonstrated success within entrepreneurial environments. The role requires self-directedness, navigating ambiguity proactively, as well as the ability to quickly gain and maintain a solid understanding of The Institute's brand, language, philosophy, and core values.
  • Working knowledge of current theories, trends, thought leadership, and resources in leadership development.
  • Strong executive presence, forging credibility through body language, tone, and articulation.
  • Outstanding writing and speaking abilities, with skills in telling stories and framing messages for audiences from diverse sectors and global regions.
  • Exemplary stakeholder management skills by building authentic, collaborative, trust-filled relationships and fostering and shepherding synergies.
  • Strong research skills and curiosity about news, technology, social media, popular culture, and social trends.
  • Excellent cultural competence and experience working across race, ethnicity, economic status, and geography.
  • Academic backgrounds in philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and/or economics are beneficial.

Additional Details

  • The HOW Institute has a virtual office with all staff based in the United States.
  • Potential in person programming would require less than 10% of time traveling.
  • Salary range ($100K ‚Äď $140K), commensurate with experience.
  • Highly subsidized health insurance, 401K contributions, and other benefits.
  • Applicants need to be eligible to work legally in the United States.


The HOW Institute embraces, honors, and celebrates our differences across race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender orientation, physical abilities, socio-economic class, and the other characteristics that construct our unique identities. Our ability to be an agent of change, and the quality of the decisions we make are all rooted in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create an environment in which all staff members can bring their full identity and experience to our work.

  1. mailto:hr@thehowinstitute.org
  2. https://thehowinstitute.org/nxt-gen-fellowship-for-moral-leadership/

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