Program Manager - Lids Foundation

Date:  Mar 14, 2023

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Our Company

The Lids Foundation provides support directly to local communities and to the charitable organizations that serve them to enable community members of all ages to live more active, healthy, and productive lives. The Lids Foundation raises money through both fundraisers organized and supported by Lids teammates and through donations made in Lids stores across the country. Lids supports 501(c)(3) charities across the United States and Canada with money, expertise, and time whose goals and values align with those of the Lids Foundation.

General Position Summary

The Program Manager is a critical addition to the organization’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the Executive Director of the Lids Foundation. This person will support the Executive Director and Board of Directors in furthering the efforts of the Lids Foundation through planning and executing charity events and fundraisers.  

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Board of Directors and Executive Director to guide mission, strategy, and vision of the Lids Foundation.
  • Responsible for scheduling and taking minutes for Foundation Board Meetings
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of charity events and fundraisers and manage partnerships with volunteers and foundation employees.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the Lids Foundation. This person develops, oversees, and manages program resources, from financial resources to talent and staff assets; from measuring outcomes and outputs to determine quality and impact to engaging the business community for strategic partnerships and career development.
  •  In addition to managing and updating existing processes and systems, the Program Manager will also scope and implement new initiatives.

Additional Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-of operations of foundation sponsored events and provide hands-on support to ensure successful execution of foundation sponsored events.
  • Coordinate logistics including arranging staff and volunteer travel, accommodations, local ground transportation, catering, meals, and processing travel expenses.
  • Manage compelling online fundraising and advocacy campaigns from initial concept development to final execution.
  • Analyze trends in results to improve future strategy for fundraising campaigns.
  • Build solid relationships with your nonprofit clients, partners, and your team.

Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • 2+ years of project management experience is required; additional non-profit experience is ideal.
  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • Experience utilizing MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Ability to travel as required to foundation events and fundraisers.
  • Additionally, you must have a proven ability to organize and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Preferred Job Required Knowledge & Skills

  • In addition, our most successful Program Managers can demonstrate the following:        
    • Creativity and intellectual curiosity
    • Ability to multi-task and manage simultaneous projects and deadlines.
    • Self-motivation and the ability to execute responsibilities with minimal oversight.
    • Strong detail management.
    • Comfortable being behind the scenes in driving donor support.
    • Critical thinking and troubleshooting.
    • Consideration of strategic objectives alongside details and immediate concerns.
    • Enjoyment of collaborative, fast-paced environments, and the ability to keep cool under pressure.

Reports To

Chief of Staff, Ames Watson



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Req ID: 13710 

Location: Corporate Office 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis