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Program Director

PNP Staffing Group Washington ,DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 Program Description: The District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH) is the largest provider of safe housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the DC Metro Area.  No matter what the situation, we meet survivors where they are and strive to eliminate all barriers that prevent them from accessing safe housing. We work to ensure that all survivors have the tools and skills they need to be exactly who they choose to be and to create and maintain safe homes.

Position Description: The CHPs team has seen exponential growth ever year for the past four years. Starting in 2020 DASH will hire a program director to oversee improved and expanded program delivery for the Empowerment Project (EP), Right to Dream, Survivor Resilience Fund (SRF), Elder Services (TROV), Housing Resource Clinic, and the Housing Resource Center, as well as the successful closeout of the Housing Opportunities for People Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) program. This position is ideal for someone who thrives in delivering programs with competing needs, loves innovative and strategic thinking, and wants to develop a team of dedicated advocates to create success for some of the most vulnerable populations in the District.

Report to: Deputy Director

Responsibilities: Ensures the successful delivery of Community Housing Programs and ensures that all programs are aligned to the DASH model. The successful delivery:

 Program Management (30%):

  • Maintain project plans to ensure program delivery and data reporting for at least 7 unique programs
  • Ensure all financial safeguards are rigorously maintained by all staff
  • Understand all grant requirements and ensure program delivery can balance grant requirements and DASH trauma-based, survivor-informed values
  • Triage and serve as a leader in solving day to day problems or concerns
  • Regularly collaborate with key program senior staff
  • Ensure all electronic and hardcopy program records are appropriately maintained

 Staff Management (25%):

  • Manage a staff of 5 full-time staff members and potentially additional interns or volunteers
  • Participate in any hiring and onboarding activities of staff
  • Ensure staff understand how to implement their work according to the model of voluntary service of clients, DASH model, and grant requirements
  • Help staff develop problem solving skills and lead team brainstorming to respond to nuanced and individualized cases

Partnerships (25%):

  • Participate in the Interagency Council on Homelessness and other D.C. government forums
  • Represent DASH at higher-level community events
  • Ensure DASH representation by CHPs staff throughout the community and at key partner events
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with other domestic and/or sexual violence providers
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key partners in job training programs, property management, education, and other similar fields
  • Ensure the CHPs team regularly seeks out and updates contacts and resources

Strategic Planning and Innovation (15%):

  • Assist in the rollout of the District’s first program dedicated to transitioning youth (18-24) survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • Ensure that all programs are embedding lessons learned from DASH’s partnership with the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (CSAJ)
  • Identify gaps in knowledge, skills, resources, and partnerships
  • Regularly work with senior management to create potential solutions to the question of how to continuously improve programs

 Administrative and Other (5%):

  • All staff receive funds to participate in professional development opportunities that align with staff workplans
  • Participate in team meetings and internal DASH training opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s and at least 4 years of work experience required
  • At least 1 full year managing staff
  • Comfort and familiarity with working on multiple projects and competing deadlines
  • Experience ensuring strong communication and collaboration between internal programs
  • Experience working on issues related to trauma (e.g. domestic violence, sexual assault/violence, human trafficking, interfamilial violence)
  • Comfort and familiarity creating and maintaining partnerships with those outside of the domestic violence field
  • Ability to identify and analyze program risks or service gaps
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability and familiarity with managing stress or difficult days – including a strong sense of humor and interest

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Social Work or similar field (e.g. counseling, psychology)
  • Foreign language skills (Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Amharic) or ASL
  • Experience working on issues related to housing, adult education, employment, and/or socio-emotional issues, particularly as concerns youth (18-24 years old)
  • Experience developing staff professionally, particularly around issues related to trauma and case management
  • Knowledge of the D.C. housing landscape and/or landlords and property management
Company Description
PNP's goal is simple – to recruit the best talent to help nonprofits around the country do great things and advance their missions. We are driven, highly creative in our approach, resourceful in sourcing the marketplace for top talent, and diligent about providing the very best services to our clients who inspire us to do this work.

PNP Staffing Group

Why Work Here?

Dynamic and passionate team. Meaningful work. Opportunity to be strategic and hone and deploy leadership skills.

PNP's goal is simple – to recruit the best talent to help nonprofits around the country do great things and advance their missions. We are driven, highly creative in our approach, resourceful in sourcing the marketplace for top talent, and diligent about providing the very best services to our clients who inspire us to do this work.

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