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Date Posted11/16/2021
Job TitleChief Program Officer for Community-Based Programs
CityNew York
StateNew York
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Title:                Chief Program Officer for Community-Based Programs

Reports To:    Executive Director
Location:        Citywide
Hours:             35 Hours, Exempt

Key Responsibilities:
-Oversee a portfolio of approximately 20 community-based programs across the five boroughs of New York City, including credible messenger programs, Cure Violence, community centers, family enrichment centers, Single Stop, and cornerstones
-Manages a portfolio with a budget of approximately 13 million dollars; can forecast and make adjustments to budgets on an as needs basis
-Oversees a portfolio of programs with approximately 150 staff
-Directly coaches, supervises, develops and mentors 4- 5 vice presidents  
-Host leadership meetings with vice presidents from portfolio
-Attends and participates in program meetings; maintains and builds relationship with teams within portfolio
-Conducts site visits regularly for programs within their portfolio
-Advocates up programmatic areas needs and can step back and prioritize agency wide needs when necessary, within the agency and externally to funders and contractors
-Proactively dismantles and demonstrates evidence of disrupting silos across their program areas and in the agency 
-Responsible for ensuring all teams, leaders and work are in alignment with the mission, vision, values and approach of the agency and embodies the agency’s core leadership competencies
-Effectively and humanely communicates with all levels of staff, internal and external stakeholders about policies, challenges, programmatic concerns and needs

Strategic Decision-Making:
-Creates transparent collaborative decision-making processes at all levels of programs, shares power and expects direct reports and programs to embody collaborative decision-making processes as well
-Demonstrates sound judgement that has a risk management, equity and inclusion lens 
-Has an impact data-driven strategy; uses data to understand impact and inform strategic vision and plans

Relationship/Partnership Management:
-Maintains and builds effective partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders in their program portfolio, across GSS programs, with support and participants
-Represents GSS at external advocacy, community, contractual meetings
-Has existing relationships with funders and knows how to cultivate funding relationships

Requirements:
-Master’s degree preferred in a related field or the equivalent of 15 years of experience with 5 years of senior or executive level experience
-Direct service experience strongly desired
-Knowledge of and successful implementation of evidence-based models and best practices
-Knowledge of at least a couple of the following systems/supports: DYCD, NYCHA, Department of Probation, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), The Office to Prevention of Gun Violence (OPGV), ACS, HRA, public assistance programs, city and building codes, community centers
-Must be available for on call program emergencies on evenings and weekends
-Has high EQ (emotional intelligence); can self-regulate, is self-aware and aware of social and team dynamics
-Develops a climate and team culture where psychological, social and emotional safety is valued and prioritized
-Commitment to our approach - a strength-based, trauma-informed, youth, family and community development, and anti-racism and equity approach
-Demonstrates a commitment to cultural humility - a commitment to learning about themselves, their identities and cultural experiences, as well as those of their staff, the participants and the communities they partner with

Benefits/Perks:
-Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
-Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
-403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 
-Tuition Assistance Program

NameCesar Guzman
Company NameGood Shepherd Services
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