Regional Director of Programs -Contra Costa and Solano Counties

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First Place for Youth
Fairfield, CA
Published 20 days ago

Position Title: Regional Director of Programs- Contra Costa and Solano MFP and ILSP

Reports To: Assistant Vice President of Programs

Status: Full-time

FLSA Designation: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: The Regional Director of Programs is responsible to ensure high quality services and effective daily operations of all aspects of the My First Place Program and ILSP. Duties include managing budgets and contracts, multi-site supervision, services and human resource management including hiring, evaluation, coaching and training. The Regional 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 Regional 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. For this multi-site and multi- program position the Regional Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, quality control and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

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 and programmatic supervision and leadership to the Solano and Contra Costa MFP Program Managers and ILSP Management

• May include direct clinical supervision of staff as needed

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.


• 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

• Facilitates Litmos training and other onboarding trainings as needed

• Other Duties as assigned


Positional Competencies – required for our Regional Director of Programs

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

• A minimum of Five years of supervisory/managements experience with three of those in a team management role; relevant leadership experience may be considered

• At least five years progressive responsibility working with foster or former foster youth. Milieu or wraparound experience preferred.

• Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs

• Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth


• Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance

• Understanding of human resources, employee performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Dependable car, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance required.

• Availability for some evening and weekend work and for travel as needed.

Managerial Competencies – required at First Place for those who manage others

• SYSTEM-WIDE THINKING - Builds vision guided by the Strategic Plan and the needs of youth being served • Uses role to champion First Place’s strategic vision internally and externally • Strategizes and implements rather than just completes tasks.

• TEAM LEADERSHIP - Recognizes and hires the best people • Creates a strong sense of job satisfaction and passion within each staff person and team • Invests in staff using both collaboration and guidance • Models desired behaviors • Builds on strengths and facilitates growth in areas of weakness • Seeks input, assesses risks and makes decisions • Creative approach to challenges • Creates and communicates vision and then empowers team to carry out that vision.

• PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT - Sets clear goals with staff and uses data to evaluate progress towards goals • Facilitates other people’s realization of their maximum potential • Proactively addresses performance issues by diagnosing problems, developing solutions and monitoring progress • Celebrates accomplishments.

• OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT - Develops and implements operational systems that support the organizational mission • Regularly evaluates systems for effectiveness • Anticipates challenges and responds appropriately to unforeseen problems • Demonstrates good instincts regarding long-term impact and implications of action • Makes effective decisions and achieves results in the midst of change.

• TIME MANAGEMENT - Concentrates efforts on First Place priorities • Ensures staff are focused on the right things • Develops efficient systems, processes and tools • Effectively and efficiently uses their own and other people’s time and resources.

Position Title: Regional Director of Programs- Contra Costa and Solano MFP and ILSP

Reports To: Assistant Vice President of Programs

Status: Full-time

FLSA Designation: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: The Regional Director of Programs is responsible…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan

Benefits coverage for employee and dependents

LTD and Flex Spending Account

401 (k) Retirement plan

Generous paid vacation and holidays

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan

Benefits coverage for employee and dependents

LTD and Flex Spending Account…


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Fairfield, CA
Associated Location
Fairfield, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply with Resume and Cover Letter

Please apply with Resume and Cover Letter

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