$139,953 to $171,325
Aug 25, 2023
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the digital age, and that government at all levels can and should work well for all people. For more than a decade, we’ve worked to show that with the mindful use of technology, we can break down barriers, meet community needs, and find real solutions.
Our employees and active community of volunteers build and transform government and community tools and services, making them so good they inspire change. We merge the best parts of technology, nonprofit, and government to help support the people who need it most. With a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and deep empathy for partners in government and community organizations and the people that our partners serve, we’re building a movement of motivated change agents driven by meaningful results and lasting impact. At Code for America, you contribute to exciting work while learning and developing in a supportive and flexible environment. Our compensation and benefits are holistic and thoughtfully curated to represent our employees and our mission. Help us drive real generational change that lasts.
Code for America is looking for a talented Senior Program Director who will be responsible for leading our Tax Benefits portfolio. The Senior Program Director is critical to providing structure to new opportunities as they evolve, by taking calculated risks and navigating ambiguity – while engaging government partners to do the same – by staying laser-focused on delivering tangible results and measurable impact that matters to real people. The Senior Director will ensure that the portfolio has the processes, resources, and internal team configurations to grow the Tax Benefits impact. The Senior Program Director will work across departments and disciplines – including program, policy, product, research, design, engineering, development, revenue, finance, and communications – to evaluate and iterate upon organizational processes and team structures that enable team maturity during growth.
Code for America reached a voluntary recognition agreement with Code for America Workers United, affiliated with OPEIU (Office Professional Employees International Union, Local 1010), effective on October 22, 2021. We are currently engaged in negotiations towards our first collective bargaining agreement.
The vision for Code for America’s Tax Benefits Program is of a nation where tax filing is free and mostly automatic, ensuring that everyone who is eligible receives the tax benefits they’ve earned. ‘Free’ because the current system, led by for-profit tax filing companies, often forces people who are least able to afford it to pay to access their tax credits, and ‘mostly automatic’ because the more automatic and streamlined a service is, the more likely we are to reach everyone, equitably. Filing your taxes should be as easy as the services we’re accustomed to in the private sector, and it’s past time that 21st century conveniences are equitably distributed to low and no-income taxpayers.
The Senior Program Director, Tax Benefits will drive the program portfolio’s goals and strategy, own the financial management, play a significant role in fundraising, form and foster strategic partnerships with government agencies and non-profit organizations, and collaborate cross-functionally with our cross-disciplinary digital teams to ensure outstanding execution across the program, including directly supervising program management staff on the Tax Benefits team.
As the Senior Program Director for the Tax Benefits team, you’ll bring knowledge about the U.S. tax system including federal and state operations and policy; a bold vision for Code for America’s digital service delivery and partnerships to provide leverage for systems change in the tax benefits space; and humility and eagerness to provide leadership to cross-functional, independent teams. The Senior Program Director is savvy with government relations and working within government agencies and systems, while also working shoulder-to-shoulder within Code for America’s digital teams, with an ability to fluidly move between different organizational cultures.
Our approach to the Tax Benefits portfolio is three-pronged:
The Senior Program Director will provide leadership with perseverance, creativity, humility, and eagerness to cross-functional, digital teams aimed at bold and transformational impact goals. This role will report to the Chief Program Officer and may be Remote or based in San Francisco. This role can include travel up to 25% of the time.
Code for America’s salary bands are transparent internally as a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are happy to extend this transparency during the recruitment process. As a part of our equitable hiring practices, we aim to target the midpoint of the 2nd quartile of the range for all new hires.
The targets for this role are dependent on the market/geographic location. The targets for this role range from $139,953 to $171,325.
Code for America values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Code for America is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
Program/Direct Services Staff
Remote (in the US only)