November 1, 2013
About the Organization
Since 1987 Foreverfamily (Ff) has worked to ensure that, no matter what the circumstances, all children have the opportunity to be surrounded by the love of family. We focus our efforts on some of the most marginalized children in our society—those with an incarcerated parent or parents—and support them as they, their parents, caregivers and extended families work to remain a family. Working directly with children and families of imprisoned parents we’ve developed an impressive track record. Nearly 97% of our graduates say they have fulfilling and productive lives—which stands in stark comparison to the experience of most children of incarcerated parents, who are seven times more likely than other children to end up in prison themselves.
Ff is in an exciting period of building upon and enhancing services that are currently provided. Ff seeks a full-time Director of Programming to manage the organization’s day-to-day program components, enhance the quality of our services and support Foreverfamily children and families. More information about Foreverfamily can be found at www.foreverfam.org.
About the Position
The Program Director leads and manages every programmatic component for the organization – including the supervision of paid staff members, college interns and other personnel as designated by the Deputy Director to whom the Program Director reports to directly. Specific responsibilities include:
Overall Program Management
- Implement Program Strategies to Achieve Yearly Objectives. In consultation with the Deputy Director and National President, the program director will be responsible for meeting pre-defined program objectives.
- Develop & Document Program Model and Curriculums
- Write Program Reports that Will be Submitted to Funders
- Manage Program Database
- Vendor Management – which includes meals and transportation
- Ensure that every staff member and volunteer has gone through a criminal history background check, driving record check, finger printing and drug tested
Direct Program Supervision
- Supervise and Evaluate Program Staff
- Identify and Develop Professional Training for Program Team and for Individual Staff Members
- Supervise Children and Teen After School Programs – which includes assisting program staff to develop curriculum and instructional activities
- On-site Supervision for the After School Programs (2-3 evenings per week)
- Assist in the Supervision of Camp AIM High – including working with Program Team to develop the curriculum. In addition, it is required that the Program Director stay overnight throughout the duration of the camp.
- Facilitation and supervision of monthly Family Visitation Program (2nd Saturday of each month, except the J months) for children to visit their incarcerated mothers.
- Oversee virtual visitation and on-going electronic communication for children during the months when transportation is not offered.
Direct Program Implementation
- Mother’s Program – Develop and Deliver Seminars to Mothers in Prison; Develop and Facilitate a Plan for Monthly Correspondence with Mothers
- Reentry Program- Develop and Deliver Seminars and case management service to returning parents
- Caregiver Program – Directly supervise Family Advocate on case management for families, which includes monthly meetings, home visits, and documentation.
Other Assignments and Responsibilities are at the Discretion of the Deputy Director and National President, Including but Not Limited to:
- Participate in fundraising meetings and speaking engagements
- Represent and advocate on the behalf of Ff
- Deliver presentations to the Board of Directors
The ideal candidate will possess a strong educational and or human/social services background, an entrepreneurial spirit, and be deeply rooted in direct service delivery and community-based work. S/he will be comfortable and adaptable with change, connect well with people, able to work with high energy, self-motivated, comfortable with using technology and able to manage, supervise and be creative at the same time. S/he will have experience with program evaluation and data management systems and/or the ability to delegate and supervise these tasks, with attention to maintaining a close relationship between Foreverfamily’s guiding mission and all measurable activities and outcomes.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher; A minimum of one year work experience
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to multi-task/manage multiple on-going projects in various locations
- Background in human services, child welfare, youth development, education, social work, criminal justice, law and/or related fields
- Appreciation and respect for all people (One of Ff’s guiding principles)
- Final candidates are required to:
- Possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
- Undergo fingerprinting & drug testing
Compensation: Competitive compensation plus benefits and a generous paid leave policy. Starting salary depends on experience. Flexible hours.
The Application Process
Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis from November 1, 2013-January 6, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and if the position is filled before the January 6th date, the process will be closed. First round interviews for this position will be held the third week of January. The expected start date for this position is mid June, 2014.
How to Apply: (Email Only)
- Complete the online application, available on our website, www.foreverfam.org.
- Send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject line: Ff Search_First Name Last Name (ex: Ff Search_John Doe)
- Applicants must complete and submit all three parts (application, cover letter and resume) in the order listed to be considered.
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