BackPack Beginnings (BPB), a local non-profit that delivers child-centric services to feed, comfort and clothe children in need, is seeking a Program Director at a minimum of 30 hours a week. This position provides support to the Executive Director (ED) and works collaboratively with the Administrative Assistant (AA) and core BPB volunteer staff. The BPB Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of our programs including planning, organizing, staffing, and leading all program activities.
Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Program Implementation/Design and Development/Evaluation: Manage, coordinate and oversee all programs according to strategic objectives and mission of BPB. Monitor needs assessments and work with ED to design strategies, methodologies and goals for program/agency operations. In collaboration with supervisor, collect, evaluate and measure outcomes of program services; recommend program service adjustments to supervisor as needed. Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
- Manage Daily Operations: Ensure smooth operations of programs and services. Maintain communication with all volunteer Program Coordinators to assess and assist with program needs. Oversee program inventory. Fill in where needed when there are gaps in volunteer staff and volunteers to make sure there is no disruption in program services. Train new volunteer program staff.
- Volunteer Services: Manage and engage weekly volunteers with appropriate program activities. Oversee warehouse to ensure it is in safe, good condition; with a healthy, positive atmosphere.
- Community Relations: Network with schools and partner agencies to ensure effectiveness of programs. Attend community meetings on behalf of organization as directed. Gain and maintain a working knowledge of all partners and their needs. Communicate with partners and other stakeholders to gain community support for programs and to solicit input to improve BPB programs.
Other tasks may include the following:
- Client Advocate: Act as advocate on behalf of population served. Serve as a resource for advocacy and planning in the community.
- Budget Management: Work with ED, AA and Accountant concerning operating costs for programming.
- Reporting: Submit monthly and quarterly statistics and narratives to ED and AA for use in grants and reports, including annual surveys. Review and analyze inventory for discrepancies. Complete duties within timelines and budget.
Qualifications of Program Director:
- Enthusiastic, Detail-oriented, Self-motivated, Positive
- Management Experience Preferred
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- Familiarity with office management procedures
- Excellent knowledge of Google Docs, Word, Excel
- Comfortable lifting up to 40 lbs
- Valid NC Driver’s License and good driving record.
- High school diploma; BS/BA college degree
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.