The Management Center

We want to see more social change in this country, and we know that producing it is hard. Disparities in money and power mean that social justice advocates need to fight not just as effectively as their opponents, but more effectively. That’s where The Management Center comes in: we help social justice leaders learn how to build and run more effective organizations, so that they can get better results.

As the go-to resource on effective management for social change organizations, we’ve worked with more than 100 of the most influential progressive groups in the country and trained thousands of individual managers on the practices that help high-performing organizations deliver lasting results over time.

We offer both intensive hands-on coaching services for executive directors and their senior leadership teams, as well as a series of management training courses that supply practical advice and tools that managers can put to work immediately.

Since 2006, The Management Center has:

  • shaped the management practices of more than 10,000 individual leaders through our training program
  • helped more than 350 organizations get better results through stronger management
  • distributed more than 25,000 copies of our book Managing to Change the World

We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial equity, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color, indigenous people, gender non-binary people, and people with historically marginalized identities to apply for open positions

We’re committed to making our own organization one where people from all backgrounds – and in particular people with marginalized identities – thrive. While we have a lot of learning still to do, we’re working hard to incorporate equity and inclusion into all aspects of our work. That’s leading us to do things like proactively seeking to work with more groups led by and for people of color, supporting identity-based caucuses for our staff (we have people of color and indigenous people, LGBTQ, and white-identified allies caucuses), and making sure each person on our team continually hones their own cultural proficiency skills. More in the works here

$52,530 - $63,036 yearly
The Management Center Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jun 10, 2021
Full time
Do you want to color-code the world, and do databases make you giddy? We want to talk to you! The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a Training Operations Coordinator to support our growing team. We’re looking for candidates who are highly organized, passionate about details, enjoy the thrill of fast-paced and complex logistics that contribute to major impact for social justice movements, and thrive on making things run well. Who We Are We help social justice leaders learn how to build and run more effective, equitable, and sustainable organizations so that they can get better results. Founded in 2006, we have helped shape the practices of hundreds of influential organizations and thousands of individual managers, focusing in particular on leading progressive organizations working for social change. Our clients work on issues – like promoting immigration reform, fighting for racial, economic and gender justice, advocating for educational equity, and protecting voting...
$91,800 - $166,400 yearly
The Management Center Remote
Jun 10, 2021
Full time
The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a dynamic facilitator who loves teaching about effective, equitable, and sustainable management practices. We have more demand for our training services than we can handle, and we strive to excel in our work: we need someone who can deliver our existing curricula to a wide range of audiences (diverse in race, gender, positional power, organization type) and answer questions so thoughtfully and effectively that participants are left excited and ready to implement our tools! We also need someone who is aligned with our views of management – namely, that at the end of the day, great managers must deliver exceptional results toward their missions, which comes from understanding how management intersects with identity, power, and equity, building and maintaining equitable and inclusive teams, and blending shared ownership and engagement with rigor and accountability.  We are open to talking to people who are interested in full-time and part-time...
$94,554 - $171,392 yearly
The Management Center Remote
Jun 10, 2021
Full time
The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a dynamic facilitator who loves teaching about effective, equitable, and sustainable management practices. We have more demand for our training services than we can handle, and we strive to excel in our work: we need someone who can deliver our existing curricula to a wide range of audiences (diverse in race, gender, positional power, organization type) and answer questions so thoughtfully and effectively that participants are left excited and ready to implement our tools! We also need someone who is aligned with our views of management – namely, that at the end of the day, great managers must deliver exceptional results toward their missions, which comes from understanding how management intersects with identity, power, and equity, building and maintaining equitable and inclusive teams, and blending shared ownership and engagement with rigor and accountability.  We are open to talking to people who are interested in full-time and part-time...
$1,550 - $2,350 weekly
The Management Center Remote
Jun 10, 2021
Contractor
The Management Center (TMC) is seeking a dynamic facilitator who loves teaching about effective, equitable, and sustainable management, project management, and work practices. We strive to excel in our work: we need someone who can deliver our existing curricula to a wide range of audiences (diverse in race, gender, positional power, organization type) and answer questions so thoughtfully and effectively that participants are left excited and ready to implement our tools! We also need someone who is aligned with our views of management – namely, that at the end of the day, great managers must deliver exceptional results toward their missions. This comes from understanding how management intersects with identity, power, and equity, as well as building and maintaining equitable and inclusive teams, transferring real ownership of work to others, and staying engaged and holding yourself and others accountable.  We are looking for someone who can conduct 2-5 day-long trainings per month...
$94,544 - $171,392 yearly
The Management Center Remote
Jun 04, 2021
Full time
Coach – (Progressive Sector - Management) The Management Center (TMC) is seeking an experienced manager to work with our clients – primarily executive directors and other senior managers of progressive advocacy organizations. You will lead coaching engagements and serve as a teacher/coach/trainer/nudge/confidante/advisor/thought-partner to client executives, with the aim of helping them build their teams into high performing organizations that deliver great results. Ideal candidates won’t be lifelong consultants or necessarily have any consulting experience at all. Rather, we seek experienced senior managers (have held roles at senior levels of organizations, either as an executive director or second-in-command or as the head of a department) who have produced results and who have a passion for teaching other leaders from diverse backgrounds how to do the same. Who We Are Our mission is to help social change leaders learn how to build and run more effective...