Program Director

Job Title:                     Program Director
Program:                     Sexual Assault Response Services (SARS)
Reports To:                 CEO
  • Master’s Degree in social work, public health or related field (current Master’s Program student – acceptable);
  • Three years’ experience in the social services, human services or other community-based service delivery service or setting;
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in supervision experience;
  • Experience in sexual assault victim response services;
  • Public Speaking experience; 
  • Experience in grant management;
  • Knowledge in basic computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, including ability in drafting, review, feedback and editing;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams, across departments and with both county and non-governmental sectors is imperative;
  • Must function as a collaborator, problem solver and relationship builder;
  • Ability to travel to attend meetings off-site and throughout the state, meet with community groups, visit services recipients and conduct presentations and trainings.
  • Evening and weekend availability, on occasion, must maintain flexible work schedule with some on-call coverage;
  • Strong leadership and team building skills are essential;
  • Excellent management and coordination skills, including meeting facilitation;
  • Ability to make confident judgements and quick decisions;
  • Must be able to tolerate stress and be resilient;
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail;
  • Strict confidentiality must be observed as it relates to client information, agency business, program decisions and all other personal information;
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities;
  • Demonstrated involvement with community networks and advocacy organizations;
  • Ability to work independently and make good sound decisions;
  • Able to maintain a supportive, calm and professional attitude at all times;
  • Must be able to resolve and handle crisis situations;
  • Serve as a stable non-judgmental role model;
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Responsible for a 24-hour emergency hotline;
  • Act as on-site crisis intervention specialist in medical, legal and judicial proceedings;
  • Serve as victim advocate for sexual assault survivors and their families providing one on one crisis counseling, accompaniment, advocacy services, follow up and referrals as needed;
  • Serves as back up to the emergency hotline;
  • Develop and maintain program structure;
  • Manage grant deliverables in relation to the sexual assault programs;
  • Act as a liaison between the agency and funders to properly answer questions and assure grant requirements are being met;
  • Manage relationships with county agencies, community non-profits, civic groups and residents in order to ensure a coordinated community response to sexual assault;
  • Provide technical assistance to community and county partners as needed;
  • Direct and coordinate all aspects of the program including interviewing, training and evaluation of staff;
  • Provide direct supervision to program staff;
  • Provide orientation and ongoing training to staff on sexual assault survivor empowerment;
  • Responsible for ongoing assessment of training needs for all staff and scheduling appropriate training opportunities;
  • Monitor program budget to ensure that spending guidelines are met, assist in identifying and applying for resources and funds for program expansion;
  • Responsible for development, implementation and revision of program policies and procedures;
  • Ensure that client records, progress notes and logs, and critical incident reports are complete, timely and accurate;
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with community groups working against sexual assault in the city, county and state;
  • Participate in efforts to identify and obtain community resources to support the program and to raise awareness of sexual assault prevention;
  • Responsible for accurate, timely grant data collection and reporting;
  • Work with the CEO and staff to sustain and build new community partnerships;
  • Complete annual and probationary evaluations on assigned staff;
  • Develop and maintain program schedules;
  • Develop and maintain staff’s weekly work schedule;
  • Facilitate professional relationship with community networks and advocacy organizations;
  • Attend management meetings;
  • Schedule meetings on a quarterly basis with outside agencies that a signed Operational Agreement is on file for;
  • Facilitate case review on a weekly basis;
  • Community presentation / training;
  • Attend all mandatory meetings / trainings;
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the agency;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Assistant Director;
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License;
  • Auto Insurance;
  • Clean driving record;
  • Ability to work possible weekends and holidays, when needed;
  • Employee will be required to complete a TB test, fingerprinting, drug screen (employment pending on drug screen), Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training and CPR/First Aid certification.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (weekends, evenings and/or holidays may be needed)

An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

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