Program Manager for Economic Mobility

he Program Manager is responsible for the day to day activities of Crossroads’ partnership programs. This includes liaising with NHA partner sites and groups, developing program and technical assistance resources for partners, and representing Crossroads at various events. The Program Manager is Crossroads’ primary “field rep” for partner communications and technical assistance support. Reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop, coordinate and oversee Heritage Partner programs, including heritage partner agreements, technical assistance and resource materials that assist Gateway, Regional, and Local partners in program development and marketing of their activities.
  • Represent Crossroads at various events, forums and conferences. Requires in-state travel.
  • Support and monitor partner working groups related to Crossroads programs.
  • Effectively prioritize key tasks through scheduling, adjusting plans as needed, project tracking and follow-up.
  • Prepare and maintain progress reports on projects, grant relationships and funders related to partnership programs.
  • Ensure that evaluation systems are in place to monitor program goals and objectives.
  • Keep Executive Director informed of emerging issues in the field and partner concerns.
  • Identify potential resources, such as grants and partnerships that can enhance Crossroads’ communications and program efforts.
  • Engage volunteers in program activities as appropriate.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates partners and volunteers.
  • Effectively enable partners, volunteers and staff to take action that furthers Crossroads’ mission.


  • The ideal Program Manager candidate is a self-motivated organized person who can undertake projects and special assignments by establishing objectives; determining priorities; managing time; gaining cooperation of others; monitoring progress; problem-solving; and adjusting plans as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Strong interest or background in history, preservation, education or heritage tourism.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and run collaborative programs.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, social media and data base management.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and to work independently to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and promote collaboration among individuals with varied interests.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, the federally designated management organization for the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

To apply, please email résumé and letter of interest

Trenton, New Jersey
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association

101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ, NJ, US