Chief Program Officer

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


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1217 Good Hope Road, SE
United States


The Chief Program Officer (CPO) leads Calvary’s efforts to provide the highest quality housing and comprehensive support services to homeless women.

In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, the CPO articulates and implements the strategic vision and leadership of the organization, oversees a portfolio of programs and services, provides guidance, supervision and professional development to program staff, and evaluates the effectiveness of programs across multiple sites. The CPO enhances the work of the organization by staying abreast of developments in housing and related services and raises the organization’s profile through external communications and engagement. Working closely with the Chief Operations Officer, the CPO fosters strong communication and feedback methods to ensure effective coordination and operations of all programs.

The Chief Program Officer serves on the senior leadership team with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Development Officer, Director of Client Services and Housing, and Director of Finance and Human Resources. With the Chief Executive Officer, the leadership team promotes a strong organizational mission and culture, develops and drives the organization’s strategic work plans, and represents the organization within the community.

The Chief Program Officer supervises eight direct reports including the team of Case Managers, Senior Manager of Education and Programs, and Workforce Development Manager. 

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Engage in direct client service and support; expand and maintain a strong case management and program team to offer intensive on-site services and programs
  • Provide clinical supervision to eight program staff and support a team of behavioral health consultants, offering expertise and demonstrated experience in the application of recovery models for mental illness, substance abuse, and trauma
  • Promote a strong organizational culture of collaboration, empowerment and excellence
  • Lead strategic program and policy development and implementation including the launch of a new housing program during 2018-2019
  • Guide Calvary’s program model development and implementation, ensuring agency-wide adherence to trauma informed care practices
  • With the CEO and executive leadership team, set strategic direction and monitor quality performance toward the achievement of Calvary’s vision and goals


Minimum Qualifications:

  • LISCW and direct experience working with behavioral health needs including mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and trauma
  • Experience in senior executive leadership with a comprehensive working knowledge of program and strategic planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative functions
  • Experience managing a high-performing team in a multi-site organization including mentoring and professional development
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusiveness and empowerment


About Us:


Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, education, and employment programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC, to transform their lives. Calvary’s programs are designed for women who are survivors of violence and trauma, are living with mental illness, or are in recovery from substance abuse. Through personalized services and with peer support, each woman identifies and builds on her own strengths in order to meet her goals for safe housing, good health, and financial independence. With more than thirty years’ experience, we know our model works: every five days, a woman moves from Calvary into her own home with the skills and confidence she needs to succeed.


Calvary is currently engaged in program and organizational growth, focused on achieving our vision of ending homelessness for women in our community by moving aggressively in three strategic direction; increasing the affordable housing available to women, expanding opportunities for women to secure sustainable income, and becoming a leader in advocating with and for women in DC.




We offer great benefits including: 

  • 100% of employee’s CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield medical insurance
  • Optional dental and/or vision insurance coverage
  • 100% of employee’s life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation reimbursable expenses
  • Portable life insurance
  • Aflac Supplemental Policies for Accidents, Hospitalizations and/or Cancer Protection
  • Generous vacation (beginning at 15 days), sick leave and holidays
  • Professional development funds for training and education

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Kris Thompson, CEO,