Program Manager at Pachamama Alliance – San Francisco, CA

Program Manager at Pachamama Alliance – San Francisco, CA

Position: Full-time
Location: San Francisco, CA
Deadline for Application: Friday, April 4th (Position open until filled)

Position Overview

The Pachamama Alliance (TPA) seeks an experienced program manager to direct its new Game Changer Intensive program, and develop the program currently in its pilot phase and take it to scale.

About The Pachamama Alliance

TPA is an established San Francisco-based social profit with a mission to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.

The Game Changer Intensive (GCI) is one expression of The Pachamama Alliance’s commitment to creating a critical mass of conscious, committed individuals actively working together to bring forth the future we all yearn for.

About the Game Changer Intensive

The Game Changer Intensive is an interactive, online course whose purpose is to transform the way people relate to the world and prepare them to take action. It addresses both personal and planetary transformation, focusing on who we need to be, and what we need to do at this momentous time in human history. It looks at how we go about “changing the game” – transforming the systems and structures that are in the way of achieving a just, sustainable, and fulfilling world for all.

The Intensive is intended for people who have taken the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, the first step in the Up To Us Initiative.

Context: GCI Program Manager

The Game Changer Intensive is TPA’s newest program and has been in a “pilot” test phase for six months, with plans to go to scale in 2014. The GCI Program Manager will facilitate a senior team to further develop the vision, strategy, curriculum and implementation plan for this ambitious program. They will be accountable for realizing the ambitious promise and potential of the program as they bring it to thousands and eventually tens of thousands of participants.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of taking on big visions and bold ideas and making them happen. They will be able to work creatively and collaboratively with and provide leadership to a diverse team of strong and high performing people. They will be relentless in their commitment to bring about a just, thriving and sustainable world for all, and their prior experience will demonstrate success in forwarding this vision.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of high-level professional experience in leading people and managing resources. They will also be able to roll up their sleeves and do a great deal of hands-on creative and facilitative work such as writing and editing documents, managing the web-based technology for an online course, developing distribution opportunities and partnerships for the program, facilitating live discussion, hosting video conferences, reviewing video archives, researching and summarizing topics online, and working with dedicated volunteer facilitators and moderators.

Since this is a “transformational” program that transcends education and moves participants into activism, the successful candidate will have an unusual combination of subject-matter knowledge and embodied practical knowledge of personal and social change.

The strongest candidate will have some expertise in a majority of these subjects:

  • Broad issues of environmental sustainability
  • Social justice, including racial and environmental justice
  • “The Universe Story” of Thomas Berry and/or Evolutionary Activism
  • Theory and practice deep social change
  • Varieties of spiritual and religious practice
  • Indigenous wisdom and/or shamanic practice

Required Skills/Experience:

  • At least five-plus years of program management experience including leading high-performance teams and managing limited human and financial resources
  • Experience in leading/facilitating groups to develop and implement strategy
  • Group leadership and facilitation in a transformational context
  • Familiarity and comfort with using and developing online media tools and platforms for online education
  • Familiarity with the marketing and distribution of online programs
  • Curriculum and coursework design and development
  • Excellent inspirational and instructional writing ability (writing samples required)
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for transforming the systems and structures that are inconsistent with a sustainable, just, and fulfilling world for all

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with or knowledge of TPA’s programs and offerings
  • Somatic practice and leadership
  • Engagement in a personal ‘spiritual development’ practice
  • Grass-roots organizing in the climate change movement and/or movement to amend the U.S. Constitution

Compensation and benefits:

This position is full-time and located in the San Francisco Presidio. Salary $70-80K’s, commensurate with experience. TPA offers competitive vacation and health benefits.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please first visit and thoroughly explore our website: Then submit cover letter and resume to Tatiana Tilley at Include your name and “GCI Program Manager” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume and writing samples as separate attachments. No phone calls, please.

It is the policy of The Pachamama Alliance to provide equal opportunity to all employees, applicants and program beneficiaries; to provide equal opportunity for advancement of employees; to provide program and employment facilities which are accessible to those with disabilities and to administer its programs in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including people of color, women, LGBTQI-identified individuals, differently-abled, and those from all class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.