Associate Manager, CEP Learning Institute
San Francisco, CA

Hundreds of funders around the world rely on CEP for insights on maximizing their organization’s effectiveness. Building on our decades of experience, CEP is launching the new Learning Institute to support funders in implementing data-backed changes in their work. The Learning Institute will offer peer cohorts, workshops, and learning opportunities for foundation staff and leaders.  As we build these exciting new offerings, CEP seeks a skilled Associate Manager to join its San Francisco, CA office.

Reporting to the Learning Institute Director, the Associate Manager position works closely with the Director to design, market, and deliver workshops, trainings, and peer learning cohorts. The Associate Manager collaborates on Learning Institute strategy and content design, leads communications with participants, manages technical aspects including registration and online course curricula, and represents CEP in virtual and in-person speaking engagements alongside the Learning Institute’s Director and other CEP staff. This role presents a unique opportunity to shape and build CEP’s offerings at an important moment of growth.

As the Ideal Candidate, you:

  • Are energized by developing ideas for compelling content and creative ways to support funder learning and implementation of best practices.
  • Have outstanding project management skills. You expertly manage numerous simultaneous projects while maintaining attention to detail. You love shepherding work from idea to implementation.
  • Are a strong communicator, both in writing and speaking, able to dynamically connect with an audience in-person as well as via video.
  • Take pride in delivering outstanding participant experiences.
  • Are entrepreneurial, comfortable with ambiguity, and willing to support all aspects of the Learning Institute in a fast-paced context.
  • Work well within a small team as well as across other departments. You are excellent at managing up.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on design and delivery of polished remote and in-person workshops for foundation staff and leaders, supporting funders to make real changes to their work.
  • Creatively adapt CEP research findings to support funder learning and action, including developing discussion guides, worksheets, and other tools/activities that enable funders to set goals in the context of their work.
  • Skillfully apply a lens of equity and inclusion to content design.
  • Lead external communications including registration, ongoing participant communications, and calendaring of events, all with an enthusiastic customer service orientation.
  • Manage technical aspects of the Learning Institute including:
    • Eventbrite registrations
    • Procurement of an online learning platform to enable a polished participant experience
    • Populate and maintain online course platforms with curriculum content
  • Contribute positively to CEP’s culture by demonstrating a commitment to the organization’s mission, its belief in the power of good data to improve decision-making, and its commitment to excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We believe diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation, and we actively seek out candidates from many types of diverse backgrounds to apply for this exciting role.


  • Minimum four years of experience, with previous consulting, foundation, education-sector, and/or nonprofit experience highly desired
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excitement about improving the effectiveness of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector
  • Familiarity with adult learning and organizational change principles a plus
  • Experience developing and delivering curricula and learning tools (e.g., reflection exercises, facilitation guides, etc.) and facilitating workshops/trainings a major plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Zoom, PowerPoint, and Outlook; familiarity with Salesforce and Eventbrite a plus.
  • Highest level of personal integrity and commitment to excellence
  • Travel annually of up to 10-20% may be required of this position
  • A bachelor’s (BA, BS) degree or equivalent is required, with subsequent relevant experience


We successfully compete for top talent across the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • A commitment to pay parity and salary equity. The annual salary for this role is ­­­­$112,675 (CA)
  • Performance based incentive compensation plan
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, three weeks of accrued vacation, and four personal days/floating holidays days per year
  • Flexible working schedule options
  • 401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation
  • Generous annual personal professional development allowance
  • Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans
  • Life insurance covered 100% by the organization 


This role will be based in our San Francisco, California office, where we enjoy sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay.

We strive to balance in-person time with flexibility and the needs of each person, team, and the organization. We believe culture, communication, trust, training, and certain kinds of creative work benefit from in-office interactions – and that remote work also has many advantages. Staff are expected to be in the office one day per week (or a minimum of 4 days per month) and enjoy the option to work fully remotely from anywhere four weeks per year.

About CEP

For two decades, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives. Today, over 350 foundations around the world have used CEP’s assessments and advisory services to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives foundation leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect.

To Apply

Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Manager, People and Culture and D&I Strategist or Alyse d’Amico, Vice President of People and Culture at jobs [at] cep [dot] org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


We believe that a diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, and enables us to reach our goals more effectively. We are committed to building a diverse staff and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Once a candidate begins our process, we discourage outreach to our staff for interviews or conversations that are outside our standard interview process. We have worked hard to design a process that is fair and rigorous and achieves a good match between candidates and CEP/YouthTruth.

We evaluate candidates based on their merits. We strongly discourage unsolicited references. We will ask for references if and when a candidacy reaches a finalist stage.