We are hiring! - Program Director

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CAHS is is looking for a new Program Director!

If you want to join us to advance CAHS’ mission to reduce poverty and build family economic security, we have an opening for you. The Program Director will be managing, growing, and evaluating our community-based programs; the job requires cultivating partnerships throughout Connecticut.

We are looking for someone creative, that can help us fund and bring to scale financial capability programs that show promise and demonstrate effectiveness, including access to benefits, free tax preparation, financial education and coaching, and asset-building. The Program Director also works collaboratively with the Policy and Research Directors to mutually reinforce and support CAHS’s Family Economic Success (FES) mission.

You can find the full details and how to apply for the position here. Send your resume and cover letter to resumes@cahs.org if you want to apply. Full details on the job posting after the jump.

Title: Program Director
Employment Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Program Staff (tax prep, financial education, financial coaching, volunteer coordinators; VISTAs)

Summary: Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) seeks a Program Director to advance CAHS’ mission to reduce poverty and build family economic security by managing, growing, and evaluating our community-based programs.  The Program Director cultivates partnerships throughout Connecticut to fund and bring to scale financial capability programs that show promise and demonstrate effectiveness, including access to benefits, free tax preparation, financial education and coaching, and asset-building. The Program Director also works collaboratively with the Policy and Research Directors to mutually reinforce and support CAHS’s Family Economic Success (FES) mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and support existing programs, including Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), access to benefits, CT Money School, and Financial Coaching, and build programs to empower low-income people to achieve financial stability.
  • Maintain a results-based culture in which information that demonstrates the effectiveness of our programs is collected, maintained, and communicated using standardized tools.
  • Hire, train, and manage program staff with diverse skills and backgrounds.
  • Support the professional development of program staff through daily support and expanded training, workshop, and conference attendance.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with social service and community providers across the state.
  • Seek and secure funding (grant applications and prospect research and cultivation) to maintain and expand our FES programs.
  • Maintain positive relationships with funders, including progress and outcomes reports, and periodic meetings.
  • Outreach to expand the awareness and presence of programs by coordinating the distribution of informational materials via media, social media, and community provider networks, in concert with other CAHS staff.
  • Support internal communications among staff and build positive organizational culture.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with CAHS Board members on program issues, including help coordinating board committees.
  • Attend and present at local, regional, statewide, and national meetings and conferences, representing CAHS as a leader among state FES program coordinators and operators.
  • Work with CAHS staff as a team member to build policy-informed programs and program-informed policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to organize and execute outreach and marketing plans.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills: verbal and written communication skills (including public speaking), ability to manage competing priorities and work under deadlines; ability to integrate CAHS mission into projects and communicate their importance.
  • Experience working with people from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds and at different organizational levels.
  • Ability to manage and motivate multiple staff, and collaborate with and inspire stakeholders.
  • Computer literate with spreadsheets, database programs, and presentation software; detail-oriented.
  • Grasp of complex program regulations and ability to effectively communicate them to staff and service provider partners.
  • Knowledge of funding landscape in Connecticut (e.g., private, corporate, federal, and foundations). Experience writing and managing grants required; experience with federal grants helpful.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field (social work, public administration, human services, etc.).
  • Experience in programs related to the economic stability of lower-income households.
  • Community organizing, and/or other social service experience helpful.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to nonprofit groups, and/or with community organizing, extremely helpful.
  • Program evaluation experience or training helpful. Results Based Accountability exposure a plus.
  • Creative and energetic problem solver.
  • Friendly, flexible, confident and assertive combined with a sense of humor.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits, including health and dental insurance, mileage reimbursement, retirement plan, life insurance.

How to apply
Please send cover letter, current resume, and a writing sample, to Resumes@cahs.org

Location
110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford, Connecticut, 06106

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