Chief Program Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $100,000
Maximum: $115,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1 Water Street
White Plains
New York
United States


Job Title:                   Chief Program Officer

Job Classification:     Regular Full-Time, Exempt

Position Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY since 1978. MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year. We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program.

The Chief Program Officer is a member of senior staff and provides the overall administration and management of all counseling, shelter, and outreach programs. 


  • Responsible for overall management of all counseling, shelter, hotline and outreach programs for domestic violence services and human trafficking services agency. Oversee supervision and staff development of a department of approximately 50 staff. 
  • Develop and implement the agency and department goals that reflect the 2018 strategic plan.
  • Work closely with Chief Executive Officer and senior staff team on all agency matters, including operations and policy matters, budgeting, resource development, strategic planning, and external affairs.
  • Manage department budget of $3.5 million; assist with managing entire agency budget of $6 million. Provide ongoing and monthly monitoring of program-specific budget, as well as drafting and managing contract/grant budgets.  
  • Strengthen and expand community partnerships. Act as liaison with outside agencies, coordinating collaboration meetings with partner agencies to improve interagency communication and develop cross-training for staff.
  • Provide direct supervision to one Deputy Program Officer and four Directors in the Programs Department.
  • Represent the agency at conferences and workshops on topics related to domestic violence and human trafficking.  Participate in media interviews to present MSP’s programs and to discuss issues related to domestic violence and victimization.
  • Advocate with state and local legislators for the passage of key legislation and to ensure adequate funding.
  • Engage in thought leadership around advocacy and awareness on agency mission and programs.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations on the collection of data through the Apricot system.
  • Oversee program evaluation and related data collection systems. Ensure grant compliance and reporting deadlines.
  • Provide crisis intervention and practical assistance to clients as needed.


  • Masters of Social Work or related degree preferred; five years prior management and supervisory experience essential
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Experience working with social service organizations and knowledge of domestic violence/victimization/women’s issues strongly preferred
  • Ability to understand and foster integration across agency departments
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-oppression principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.  

Level of Language Proficiency


Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Send resume and cover letter by e-mail to: Jennifer Smith at