Program Director Job Description Mission: Shift provides youth development programming that fulfills its mission of “empowering individuals, families and communities through transformational personal development.” Purpose: It is the responsibility of the Program Director to oversee the planning, execution and evaluation of all Shift Programs. The Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director. This is a .5 FTE position. LEADERSHIP Work with Executive Director and program staff to develop and maintain quality programs. Evaluate how well goals and objectives have been met. Maintain and utilize a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the fields of youth development and experiential learning, including those within the community. Work with Executive Director to plan staff development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization. PROGRAM DELIVERY Oversee the enrollment of program participants and communication with parents/guardians. Oversee the recruitment and training of program volunteers and assure that appropriate background checks are conducted. Ensure that program materials, services and sites meet program needs and are secured in a timely fashion. Ensure program staff is secured and prepared for program delivery. Oversee the development and revision of program curriculums and maintain program planning and execution documents in formats that assure consistent execution. Ensure that program policies are in place, meet organizational needs and adhered to. COMMUNITY RELATIONS Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization; represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, schools and the public. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations. Assist the Executive Director with communications through the website, social media and printed materials. FUNDRAISING Assist the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the execution of the fundraising plan. Connect youth and adult participants to fundraising activities when appropriate. Maintain participant contact information and data in formats that are relevant to fundraising contacts and communications. QUALIFICATIONS Self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with experiential learning, facilitated group work and youth development required. Knowledge of therapeutic modes and best practices preferred. Collaborative work style. Existing computer skills and willingness to strengthen knowledge as needed. Needed skills include word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, database, website maintenance and social media. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social services related field preferred.