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Assistant Director Of Community Support Programs, Catholic Charities
Diocese of Allentown Allentown, PA

Assistant Director Of Community Support Programs, Catholic Charities

Diocese of Allentown
Allentown, PA
  • Full-Time
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Assistant Director of Community Support Programs, Catholic Charities

Position Description

Job Title: Assistant Director of Community Support Programs-- Lehigh & Northampton

FSLA: Exempt

Position Type: Full Time; 37.5 hours/week

Working Days/ Hours: Monday- Friday 8 AM- 4PM

Department/ Group: Administration

Accountability: Reports to the Managing Director

Location: Lehigh/Northampton In-Office

Travel Required: Regional


The Assistant Director of Community Support Programs - Lehigh & Northampton, plays a crucial role in supporting the strategic and operational management of the community support programs administered by Catholic Charities. This position assists the Managing Director and County Supervisors in supervising, planning, implementing and evaluating existing programs and new initiatives. The Assistant Director of Community Support Programs - Lehigh & Northampton works closely with clients, staff, volunteers, and community partners to ensure program success and impact.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Program Development:
    • Collaborate with the Managing Director and County Supervisors to develop and refine program goals, objectives, and strategies.
    • Assist in identifying and designing new program initiatives in alignment with the organization's mission.
    • Research and stay updated on best practices and trends in nonprofit program management.

  • Program Implementation:
    • Oversee day-to-day program operations and ensure the effective delivery of services or initiatives.
    • Coordinate with program staff and volunteers to ensure program activities are executed efficiently.
    • Monitor program budgets and resource allocation.

  • Evaluation and Reporting:
    • Develop and implement program evaluation methods to assess program effectiveness and impact.
    • Compile data and prepare reports for internal and external stakeholders, including funders and board members.
    • Use evaluation results to make data-driven decisions and recommendations for program improvement.

  • Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Foster relationships with nonprofit partners, community organizations, and other stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with external partners to enhance program offerings and expand the organization's reach.
    • Represent the organization at meetings, conferences, and networking events.

  • Team Leadership:
    • Provide leadership and guidance to program staff and volunteers, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
    • Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising program personnel.
    • Promote professional development opportunities for team members.

  • Fundraising and Grant Management:
    • Assist in developing grant proposals and funding applications to secure financial support for programs.
    • Manage grants, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and grant objectives.
    • Contribute to fundraising efforts by cultivating relationships with donors and sponsors.

  • Compliance and Documentation:
    • Ensure that programs adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and organizational policies.
    • Maintain accurate program records, documentation, and files.

  • Maintain a Caseload in Community Support Programs

  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Educational Qualifications
  • Masters in Social Work is required.
Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Due to the nature and mission of the Catholic Church, all employees are bound to exhibit respect for the teachings and discipline of the Church in regard to matters of faith and morals.
  • Must be willing to work within the guidelines of the Catholic Charities' mission and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible and successful management of a non-profit program.

  • Strong understanding of non-profit operations, including program development, evaluation and fundraising.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks, with flexibility to meet changing needs and priorities as they occur and be a team player.

  • Excellent prioritization and problem-solving skills, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail.

  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications; ability to quickly learn specific program management software and applications.

Physical Demands

  • Notwithstanding applicable ADA accommodations, while performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to: sit; walk and stand; speak or hear, both in person and by telephone. Use of hands to operate standard office equipment; with occasional reaching and lifting up to ten pounds is required.

  • Employee is required to be able to drive his/her vehicle to other Catholic Chaities or Diocese of Allentown locations; the ability to drive to those locations safely is required, unless exceptions are explicitly recommended by the Managing Director, or in keeping with ADA requirements.
Working Conditions
  • General office setting, some community settings.

  • Must be willing/able to drive anywhere within the 5 counties of the Diocese of Allentown and on occasion outside of the Diocese of Allentown.

  • Must be willing/able to travel to conferences, trainings, etc, when required.

  • Must demonstrate respect and professionalism in all interactions with staff, clients, volunteers and donors.

  • Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:00pm.

  • May be required to work evenings to accommodate agency functions and/ or clients' scheduling needs.
Required Clearances and Trainings
  • Prior to start date, all Safe Environment Clearances must be received and reviewed, including FBI fingerprint, Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Service Clearances. All clearances must be renewed in accordance with Diocese of Allentown and/or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for duration of employment.

  • Prior to start date, completion of Mandated Reporter Training (MRT) and every 5 years thereafter or when required by agency, Diocese of Allentown, and/or Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Prior to start date, completion of Protecting God's Children Training (PGC) and monthly online bulletins, as well as any recertification, for the duration of employment.

  • Any additional requirements implemented by the Diocese of Allentown, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or specific grantors, for the duration of employment.

Additional Notes

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of staff so classified.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume via iSolved Hire or to the following:

Andrea Neagle



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Diocese of Allentown job posting for a Assistant Director Of Community Support Programs, Catholic Charities in Allentown, PA with a salary of $43,900 to $88,300 Yearly with a map of Allentown location.