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Director of Programming

Job Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/2/2021 10:57 PM)
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Director, Programming

Washington DC or Remote | Full Time


Zonda is redefining the future of housing. We are perfectly placed in the heart of the fast-growing real estate industry. We are making big bets on the future of real-estate, trailblazing a 2030 vision for the industry. Here at Zonda, you’ll be able to use your passion and curiosity to drive the next generation of real estate analysts, advisors, and technologists.


Zonda is looking for a passionate Director of Programming to evolve and expand our team. Zonda looks for people who can grow, think, dream, and create. When you join our team, you’ll be in a unique position to make a change with every project. You’ll use your full range of skills to build great experiences and learn about the real estate industry, economics, and data. You’ll be supported with the necessary tools, and you'll be working with an awesome and like-minded team. Our teams are innovative, diverse, multidisciplinary, and collaborative - all working to build the future of housing.


The Director of Programming will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the programs in their portfolio to conceptualize projects and events in the areas of residential construction, architecture, and adjacent spaces. The position will report to the Vice President, Programming and work with members of the team on strategy and new event concepts. The Director of Programming will immerse themselves in developing substantive knowledge of each project, program operations, and respective business plan. The primary areas of focus for this role include: program leadership and management, external relationships, and knowledge management.




Program Leadership & Management:

  • Enhance, amplify, and implement organizational vision
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence
  • Demonstrate consistent quality of communications, operations, and management of event programming
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the program goals
  • Attract, develop, and coach high-performance speakers, panelists, and moderators to empower them to bring their insight and expertise, and maintain long-term relationships with them
  • Partner with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management


External Relationships:

  • Expand revenue generating activities to support existing programs and the growth of Zonda events
  • Cultivate existing relationships and develop new relationships
  • Manage current relationships with and grow new partner organizations
  • Become a trusted advisor and partner with speakers, panelists, and moderators


Knowledge Management:

  • Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge generated by the programs
  • Create and implement a dissemination system to share organizational learning with a broad range of internal and external communities
  • Ensure that key project outcomes are obtained through recruitment and management of expert speakers and sources
  • Work collaboratively with other Zonda units to integrate cross program activities and functions



The Director of Programming will be thoroughly committed to Zonda’s event strategy and mission. All candidates will have demonstrated leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.


Specific requirements include:

  • Embraces a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives
  • Experienced with leading performance-based staff and outcome-based programs
  • Possesses outstanding written and verbal communication skills; must be a  persuasive, credible, and polished communicator; can easily engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, corporate sponsors, and potential partners
  • Owns an unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives
  • Has the ability to work collaboratively with internal  and external partners, in addition to other organizations, to provide exposure for program impact to business goals
  • Previously developed and operationalized strategies that have accelerated program or organizational  growth
  • Consistently demonstrates solid judgment and leadership skills, especially in challenging situations
  • Experienced in budget management
  • Possesses a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic, positive and mission-driven attitude, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for the mission
  • Is team player, who can connect and operate effectively with peers, management team, and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment
  • Can handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and thrive in a matrix environment with multiple priorities
  • Possesses strong analytical skill and business acumen
  • B.A in English, Communications, Journalism, or similar fields
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience

About Us

Zonda provides data-driven housing market solutions to the homebuilding industry. From builders to building product manufacturers, mortgage clients, and multifamily executives, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to streamline access to housing data to empower smarter decisions. As a leading brand in residential construction, our mission is to advance the home building industry, because we believe better homes mean better lives and stronger communities.


Together, we are building the future of housing.


Zonda (formerly Hanley Wood | Meyers Research) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. m/f/d/v


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