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Director of Programs

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Published 18 days ago

December 13, 2019
Salary is competitive and dependent on experience.

Day One seeks a thoughtful, dynamic, and experienced senior manager to become its Director of Programs in charge of all awareness, prevention, leadership, and direct services work. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Programs will be a member of Day One’s senior leadership, contributing to overall organizational direction in a vibrant and collaborative environment. They will maintain strong and collaborative teams, ensure alignment toward shared goals, and translate organizational strategy into clear priorities.

The principal goal for the Director of Programs is to unite, align, and inspire the program teams to provide Day One’s high quality, effective trauma-informed services to young people and survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence, aged 24 and under. Externally, the Director of Programs will be responsible for programmatic relationships with coalitions, government agencies, and other institutions. They will work closely with the city, schools, and community partners to grow the scope, impact, and sustainability of Day One’s programs. The Director of Programs also oversees and liaises among multiple internal programs as well as between programs and communications/ development. This position is new to Day One in its current structure, and will have primary responsibility for the positioning and visibility of programs, measurement and evaluation of outcomes, and ensuring the scope of programs is in sync with available resources. (Final title for the position will depend on the selected candidate.)


ABOUT DAY ONE: Since 2003, Day One has devoted its full resources to preventing intimate partner and sexual violence (IPV) among young people. Day One partners with youth to end IPV through a combination of preventive and direct services. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together a highly collaborative staff with expertise in legal and social services, prevention education and youth leadership development. Serving youth up to 24 years of age, our Direct Services Program provides direct legal representation, advice and information, individual and group counseling and case management services to survivors.


Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Responsibilities

  • Serve as a thought leader for the organization; help set and carry out organizational priorities; identify emerging program and policy trends, needs and solutions
  • Supervise program department leaders, enabling them to deliver programs, fulfill their job descriptions, and achieve professional growth; Ensure Day One staff are managing integrated, collaborative, and effective program development and delivery across the organization; Plan and facilitate cross-departmental meetings
  • Take a leading role in supporting the implementation of Day One’s first strategic plan: 3-year plan focuses on anti-racist practice, financial sustainability, organizational excellence and visibility, and youth leadership development
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with nonprofits and government agencies, including Human Resources Administration (HRA), the Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based Violence, ACS, the NYPD, and others
  • Identify and develop new relationships with potential community partners with a goal of contributing to strategic growth and increasing Day One’s reach (examples include after-school program providers, large community-based organizations, and more)
  • Represent Day One in community-based coalitions and networks where our voice and expertise are essential to achieving our mission of ending IPV
  • Develop and monitor measurement and evaluation systems
  • Ensure that all grant deliverables are met and partnerships are executed in compliance with grant and licensure requirements, and any data collection/grant reporting is completed
  • Collaborate with administrative staff to ensure organizational policies are created, implemented and enforced uniformly across Day One programs with fairness and equity
  • Coordinate professional trainings (CEUs, etc.); Remain available to conduct occasional professional trainings and contribute to the development of curricula and/or new trainings

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Serve as a spokesperson for Day One and engage in open and effective communication internally, within coalitions, with the board of directors, and in a range of settings, such as legislative hearings, conferences, funder meetings, press conferences, and media interviews
  • In collaboration with the development department, identify and apply for funding opportunities and manage outcome goals for government and private grants; Support fundraising efforts overall; Meet with individual or institutional funders as needed
  • Contribute to the health of Day One through fiscal sustainability, monitoring expenses, and long-term financial planning, offering appropriate transparency, confidentiality, and boundaries in fiscal management and decision-making
  • Maximize visibility and impact of Day One programs by building capacity of program staff, and facilitating links between communications and program staff to capture storytelling and scope and availability of services
  • Conduct program planning in light of fiscal sustainability and organizational health, and ensure financial planning is responsive to programmatic needs
  • Help ensure that all positions are filled with qualified staff who have what they need to succeed in their positions; oversee the work of consultants and/or volunteers as needed
  • Foster a feedback-rich culture of learning, appreciation, and improvement
  • In collaboration with other directors, provide vision and strategic direction to the organization; and determine policies, systems, and practices that permit the organization to thrive and grow
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to and opportunities for the organization
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise and educate others about Day One and its work
  • Participate in recruitment, hiring, orientation, and training of staff as needed
  • Contribute to maintenance of office and facilities to enable efficient and equipped operations

Leadership Team Approach

  • Maintain a commitment to self and team reflection
  • Lead by example and model a high bar for performance
  • Operate with the best interests of all teams and the organization in mind
  • Be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities, push work forward through obstacles, and adapt quickly as things change
  • Ensure analysis and decision-making reflect an anti-oppression analysis.
  • Foster a culture of trust, feedback, employee wellness, and levity
  • Promote policies and culture in which staff, youth, and survivors can thrive

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth, survivors of intimate partner violence, communities of color, and/or underserved communities is required
  • Demonstrated ability to support staff (directly and indirectly) who have or are serving populations that have experienced trauma
  • 10+ years of experience in youth development, trauma-centered service delivery, and/or intimate partner and sexual violence is preferred
  • 7+ years of managerial experience working in a highly collaborative environment, considering organization-wide issues, and supervising a diverse and dynamic team of staff members of various fields strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated anti-oppressive supervision skills and commitment to anti-racist practice principles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; high level of attention to detail; demonstrated ability to assess, delegate, prioritize, and manage multiple projects at once
  • Experience monitoring, evaluating, and improving program outcomes
  • Comfort presenting to large groups of people and speaking to media
  • Social work, JD/LMSW, or law degree helpful
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other database systems useful

Day One seeks a thoughtful, dynamic, and experienced senior manager to become its Director of Programs in charge of all awareness, prevention, leadership, and direct services work. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

 Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) with match, flexible spending accounts, and generous vacation time. 

 Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) with match, flexible spending accounts, and generous vacation time. 

How to Apply

Please submit to snilva@dayoneny.org (she/her) your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Please include a specific answer to the following required question:  Describe how your background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to lead and manage others in an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response, applying any aspects of your life and/or work that you feel are relevant.

We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One. 

Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers, and supporters reflect the communities in which we work.

Please submit to snilva@dayoneny.org (she/her) your resume and a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Please include a specific answer to the following…

Location

New York City, NY

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