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Director Of Programs-Alameda and SF Counties

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First Place for Youth | Oakland, CA
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First Place for Youth


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The Director of Programs is responsible to ensure high quality services and effective daily operations of all aspects of the My First Place Program. Duties include managing budgets and contracts, multi-site supervision, services and human resource management including hiring, evaluation, coaching and training. The Director of Programs is responsible to ensure program outcomes, to manage external relationships, and to develop and promote the reputation of First Place for Youth at all times. The Director of Programs provides leadership congruent with agency policy, values and mission provides management reports as required, and leads significant program committees or functions as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Operations

·        Leads projects and program implementation ensuring quality, productivity and services delivery standards

·        Resolves problems, completes audits, identifies trends and recommends, determines and implements system improvements.

·        Achieves or exceeds operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategies plans and reviews, preparing and completing actions, managing assigned projects

·        Leads and manages improvement and change efforts

·        Participates agency-wide workgroups and projects as assigned

·        Responsible for all aspects of program including physical plant, safety, compliances, service delivery, program enhancements, growth and reputation and stakeholder relationships.

Human Resources

·        Recruits, selects, orients, trains, assigns, schedules, coaches, counsels assigned employees to achieve program results and highest quality services.

·        Enforces policy, communicates job expectations, plans, monitors and appraises performance

·        Review and recommend compensations actions

·        Provides clinical leadership and potentially including direct clinical supervision of staff

Fiscal/Budget Management

·        Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing and recommending annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions.

·        Includes keen attention to vacant, census, staffing and other metrics to ensure fiscal health of program 

Community Development

·        Represents agency interest and advances agency reputation with external stake holders including partners, sub-contractors, county agencies and others.

·        Collaboratively explores and recommends program and contract improvement and change.

Leadership

·        Collaborates and communicates effectively throughout organization

·        Exemplifies and promotes standard of high achievement

·        Recommends strategic and program improvement through participation on assigned program leadership team

Training and Compliance

·        Ensures program meets or exceeds all regulatory and contract requirements including development of formal training program for staff

·        Other Duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS:

·        MA/MSW required, LCSW or MFT with two years post licensure experience preferred

·        A minimum of three years of supervisory/managements experience required; relevant leadership experience may be considered

·        DIRECT SERVICE EXPERIENCE: At least five years progressive responsibility working with foster or former foster youth. Milieu or wraparound experience preferred.

·        FIELD KNOWLEDGE – Excellent understanding of program resources for youth as well as awareness of other services for young adults and young parents. Knowledge of which local community referral resources will best meet the needs of youth in the My First Place program.

·        PEOPLE, PROJECT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SKILLS - Exemplary people management skills, strategic leadership abilities, and the ability to link the development of people with achievement of organizational outcomes. Effective team leadership skills. Cross-functional collaborative capacity. Ability to either take direction or work independently as the situation requires. Strong supervisory skills and proven success supporting staff development and empowerment. Demonstrated success organizing, managing and evaluating programs, events, campaigns or productions.

·        STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to effectively present information to top management and program staff. Professional demeanor and the ability to represent the interests of the agency with community stakeholders.

·        COMPUTER SKILLS – Proficiency with Office 2010 applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with data entry and outcomes management using web-based case management software, such as Apricot of Efforts to Outcomes.

·        TRANSPORTATION - Dependable car, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required.

·        AVAILABILITY for some evening and weekend work and for travel as needed.

The Director of Programs is responsible to ensure high quality services and effective daily operations of all aspects of the My First Place Program. Duties include managing budgets and contracts, multi-site supervision, services and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Some of the great Benefits of working at First Place for Youth:


•Competitive salary 

•Generous paid vacation and holidays

•Medical, Dental, Vision, coverage for employee and dependents

•401 (k) Retirement plan with up to 3.5% employer match

•LTD and Flex Spending Account

•Commuter benefit via Clipper card

•Paid Sabbatical after 7 years of service

• Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).

Some of the great Benefits of working at First Place for Youth:


•Competitive salary 

•Generous paid vacation and holidays

•Medical, Dental, Vision, coverage for employee and…

Location

426 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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