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Program Director

Company: Project Harmony
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Learn more about the current job postings at Project Harmony.

I have felt that my input has been highly valued and respected when it comes to doing my job, and that is something that speaks volumes to the working environment here at Project Harmony.

I have never felt as valued at other organizations like I do at Project Harmony. I really feel that the culture of a working environment is incredibly important. If an employee feels respected, valued and supported, that person will likely give more to fulfill the mission.

I have felt that my input has been highly valued and respected when it comes to doing my job, and that is something that speaks volumes to the working environment here at Project Harmony.

I have never felt as valued at other organizations like I do at Project Harmony. I really feel that the culture of a working environment is incredibly important. If an employee feels respected, valued and supported, that person will likely give more to fulfill the mission.

You are part of the solution. The cycle of abuse does not have to continue, but we can’t end it alone. Anyone has the power to be someone who makes our community a safe place for all children.

Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.

At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Our Culture:

At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:

We are all Project Harmony : Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.

We bring our best everyday : Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.

When it comes to children, we don’t compromise : Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.

Job Purpose:

If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Program Director to join our team.

The Program Director will be instrumental in maintaining fidelity while continuing to enhance the Learning Community’s North Omaha family engagement program, Parent University. Within the first year, the Director will be expected to meet the following three (3) goals:

Increase the percentage of families the program partners with by 20% while maintaining or exceeding current outcome measures.

Develop and sponsor group activities that will increase parent’s partnership and engagement in their children’s school and learning.

Add obtainable child outputs and outcome measures to the program’s logic model to enhance two generational programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Leadership:

Creates and maintains a culture where individuals, staff and participants flourish and achieve goals.

Provides administrative oversight of the day-to-day operations of Parent University.

Provides leadership in working collaboratively with existing and potential new partners in school districts and community organizations.

Secures opportunities to diversify program funding.

Program Planning, Development, Implementation and Evaluation: Review evidenced-based and best practices to further enhance the program design and operations.

Collaborate with leadership and program staff to further develop individualized supports and services offered by Parent University and create evaluative measures around them.

Develop community partnerships to provide access to opportunities and resources for families in Parent University.

Ensures that formative and summative evaluation models and practices are in place to maintain high-quality standards of operation.

Measurable increase in the number of families engaged in the program each year.

Operational plan to secure additional funding to enhance, replicate or scale Parent University without use of Learning Community funding.

Development of operational plan to increase staff and participant retention and growth toward reaching program and personal goals.

Management: Maintain a team of community leaders to support program sustainability.

Provide supervision and technical assistance to other program staff.

Responsible for regular communication with referral sources and partners.

Education and Training: Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.

Work Experience:

Experience overseeing two generational programs, preferably in an urban setting.

Direct experience supervising and developing employees and teams.

Experience working directly with children, families and community providers.

Required Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrated experience in North Omaha or similar setting, working directly with children, parents, families and community providers.

Staff development and training background.

Resourceful in approach to planning and accountability for accomplishing goals and objectives. Well-versed in the principles of early childhood education and family engagement.

Innovative, critical thinker, able to translate research to practice. Knowledgeable in research base supporting family partnerships.

Is inclusive and collaborative in leadership style and involves those who will be affected by the decision-making process.

Brings a passionate commitment and high energy level to his/her work in supporting the success of families and staff.

Must respect and maintain confidentiality.

Other: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a stationary position for extended periods of time; operate a computer and other office equipment, move about inside the office; frequently communicate with coworkers, vendors and members of the public.

The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds within and outside the organization.

Additional duties may be added, as necessary, or as assigned, by the Director of Family Engagement Services.

Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.

Must possess the ability to pass a fingerprint clearance.

Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Position involves some travel, primarily within the state.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Please provide your resume and cover letter to the link provided.

Keywords: Project Harmony, Omaha , Program Director, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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