Getting started & making an impact as Program Staff

March 26, 2023   |   Season: 2 Episode: 1   |   Transcript

**Nick Sailor*** (he/him/his), of Bloomfield, CT, presently serves as National Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As National Director, Sailor strives to improve upon and build scalable best practices for organizations across the nation to embed diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to their operations. Prior to joining the BGCA Team, Sailor served as the inaugural Senior Director of DEI at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB). Prior to his tenure BGCB, Sailor served as the inaugural Director of Training and Education for Institutional Diversity at Providence College. Before his stint in higher education, Sailor spent two years as a middle school special education math teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. Education: BA Sociology and Women & Gender Studies, Providence College **Tenicia Winston** is a Project Manager at a nonprofit that focuses on improving educational outcomes in metro Atlanta through collective impact. Prior to this role she was in a rotational project, strategy, and operations management program. Tenicia also served as a Teach for America Corp Member in Atlanta Public Schools. Tenicia was a dual-sport athlete in college, graduating from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She earned her master’s in Nonprofit Management at Columbia University.

Show Notes

Wondering how you can use your skills to realize the mission of a nonprofit? A role on the programmatic side of a nonprofit may be right for you. In this episode, Tenicia tells us the importance of planning and valuing stakeholders to achieve the mission in a project manager role. Nick shares how he uses the lessons learned from the programmatic side of his role as local diversity, equity and inclusion director to a national context. Listen in to hear: how critical it is to be of influence, to have mastered the content and context of programmatic work and what’s most rewarding about working on the programmatic side of a nonprofit.

 

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