Position Description: Program Director
Position Status: Exempt, Full Time (1.0 FTE) Occasional evening/weekends required with occasional in-state and national travel.
Location: Communities In Schools of Washington – State Office
Reports to: State Director
Benefits: Medical/Dental, Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Retirement (after one year)
Pay Range: Range $60,000 to $75,000 depending on experience
Driven by a belief that all students, regardless of circumstances, deserve the same opportunities to reach their potential, the CIS of Washington State Office supports 11 independent CIS affiliates who work with students inside K-12 schools across the state to remove barriers to school success. To fulfill our vision of a strong, collaborative network, the state office provides affiliates and emerging communities capacity building expertise, resources, and tools to support their local efforts and ensure long-term sustainability.
The Program Director’s primary responsibilities are to provide programmatic guidance, training/technical assistance and data management to support delivery of the CIS model of Integrated Student Supports. This description provides an overview of duties but is not intended to cover every requirement.
CIS Model Service Delivery Support (60% of workload)
- Proficiency with the CIS model to support implementation across our affiliate network.
- Maintain a commitment to social justice, promoting diversity and inclusion for all students.
- Identify needs and implement individual and state-wide strategies to strengthen service delivery.
- Convene affiliate program managers to strengthen their individual and collective capacity.
- Implement strategies which support data integration into service delivery and staffing decisions.
- Facilitate annual site coordinator convenings for professional development and networking.
- Support the implementation of innovative state/regional initiatives to address student needs.
- Work with CIS National to maintain awareness of changes with service delivery requirements.
- Train, support, and co-supervise site coordinators in emerging communities across the state.
Data Accountability and Compliance (40% of workload)
- Proficiency with the national database to offer support, training and technical assistance to program managers.
- Perform state-wide data verifications to ensure timely and accurate data throughout the year.
- Collate and verify end of year data to ensure thorough reporting.
- Provide data for state office as needed for communications and resource development.
- Work with CIS National regarding database concerns, recommendations, or updates.
- Support affiliate achievement of service delivery standards for national accreditation.
- Demonstrate servant leadership built on the state office philosophy of local affiliate empowerment.
- Promote a culture of teamwork by building positive relationships with state office and network staff.
- Maintain highly ethical and professional behavior as a representative of the CIS state office.
- Support state office events including the annual fundraising dinner.
- Perform other duties as appropriate in a small team oriented non-profit office.
- A combination of relevant experience (identified below) and/or a degree in a related field will be equally considered. Expectation is five years of experience with no degree, three years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree or two years of experience with a Master’s degree.
- Direct service delivery with children and youth experiencing barriers to success.
- Program management including staff oversight or supervision.
- Work with diverse populations including language, economic status, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.
- Data entry and data management for client demographics, service delivery, outputs and outcomes.
- Data driven decision making to support service delivery.
- Previous work with CIS or a similar school-based organization, a plus.
- Strong relationship building and communication skills; fosters collaboration and teamwork.
- Comfort and competency in a multi-cultural environment; able to work effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.
- Works independently; manages priorities, adapts to emerging needs, meets performance objectives.
- Solutions focus; able to understand complex issues and develop creative and successful strategies.
- Strong attention to detail and comfort working with numbers and data.
- Commitment to personal and professional growth to support diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Passion to serve and make a difference in the lives of others.
- Pass criminal background check.
- Able to work occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled in advance.
- Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel across Washington periodically. Out of state travel may be required once or twice a year.
- Ability to lift 20 pounds; may be waved as an accommodation.