PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITION

Responsibilities

Existing and New Programming

 

  • Oversee all groups currently offered, including Discord Chat Space, Game Night, Friday Night Discussion Group, and Alternative Peer Group including personal participation at times, evaluation and revision of current practices, and outreach. Attend evening groups on a semi-regular basis for first three months.

  • Act as point person for expanded mental health services. This includes exploring potential partnerships with established mental health centers or practices; in-house mental health services; and/or UNH MSW interns with supervision. Identify other services and programming relevant to LGBTQ youth and develop offerings, whether one-time events or ongoing groups, including four annual events

  • Nurture and support our cadre of volunteer facilitators (including recruitment, vetting, scheduling and placement, and training), conducting and refining our training program and offering ongoing support to facilitators.

  • Supervise UNH Interns from Department of Social Work.

  • Provide referrals and resources to individual youth in need of support

  • Ensure proper documentation of meetings (youth emergency forms, notes from Friday Group, incident reports, etc)  and communication between facilitators

  • Track youth participation and attendance.  Evaluate statistics and program delivery. Develop new evaluation and data management system

  • Present Suicide Prevention Training as requested and/or train volunteers to present

  • Act as staff liaison to Board Program Committee. Evaluate ongoing programming, present issues, and gather input.

  • Manage meeting sites. Secure and deliver meeting supplies as needed

  • Develop program budget in concert with Executive Director

 

Management and Administration

  • With a small, yet dedicated, group of Board members and volunteers, some events require all hands on deck. It is assumed that staff will fully participate in PRIDE events and other annual events we host and attend.

  • Annual Presentation to the Board of Directors

  • Contribute relevant sections to grant applications

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master of Social Work

  • Two years of experience related to education, youth, and/or program development

  • Supervision experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Able to manage confidential and sensitive information and use good judgment

  • Able to multi-task, while prioritizing competing demands with limited time

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Slack, and willingness to learn new applications

  • Flexibility

  • Able to work independently AND be a team player.

  • Enthusiasm for networking with the other youth agencies

 

Benefits

  • Paid Holidays, and PTO

  • Flexible work schedule within parameters of duties.

  • Flexible location, remote work

 

Seacoast Outright has secured funding for this position for three years at part-time The PD will have the opportunity to partner with the ED and Board to secure additional funding to increase the position to full-time and/or extend it beyond the current three years, and work toward offering other benefits

 

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume as attachments via email to hershey@seacoastoutright.org, subject line “Program Director.”

 

Application Deadline: June 14, 2021

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

Seacoast Outright is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex are encouraged to apply. We maintain a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical/mental condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute

OFFICE HOURS

Exectuive Director:

Hershey Hirschkop

hershey@seacoastoutright.org

 

Office hours are available by appointment. Please contact Hershey.

ADDRESS

Office: 25 Highland Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801​

Mailing: PO Box 842

Portsmouth, NH 03802

 

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