Job Details

Requisition Number 17-2620
Post Date 12/6/2017
Title Program Director
Posted Salary $56,000.00
City Portland
State OR
Description Location: SAFES
Department: Metro Programs
Position Title: Executive Director
Status: Exempt FT
Posted Wage: $56,000.00 - $65,000.00 DOE year

JOB CLOSES 01.05.2018

Please upload cover letter and resume and complete the job application provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please note: Cover letter, resume and complete job application are required. Please be aware a job application is not considered complete unless it is dated and signed by the applicant. Incomplete job applications cannot be accepted.

To apply in person go to The Salvation Army, Cascade Divisional Headquarters, 8495 SE Monterey, Happy Valley OR 97086. Please bring resume, cover letter and complete the application provided to you.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 503.794.3206 or email Ms. Gende will coordinate your accommodation request with personnel at the local address specified in paragraph two above.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Captain Robert Steiner at or call 503.794.3291. Captain Steiner is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer-
EOE of Females/Minorities/Vets/Disability

Benefits offered
• Salary: $56,000.00 to $65,000.00 DOE
• Excellent medical benefits
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance
• Disability Insurance
• Retirement plan
• Holidays
• Sick leave
• Vacation
Requirements The Salvation Army

Position Description
Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter (SAFES)

Department: Portland Metro Programs

Position Title: Executive Director

Status: Exempt

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, non-profit management or related field, with a Master’s degree preferred, and five years’ work experience in Social Services delivering services to those experiencing homelessness, with at least 3 years administration/program management experience.

Scope of Position:
The Executive Director will oversee the SAFES program and facility ensuring the safety and quality of the program and services. He/she will directly supervise the Program Manager and Business/Operations Manager. Act as liaison to all agencies/grantors both public and private, including contract/grant negotiations, compliance and service related issues. Represent and advocate for The Salvation Army SAFES at all assigned and appropriate community meetings and activities. Assist and coordinate program-specific funding efforts with The Salvation Army Cascade Division’s development office. Any special or unusual concern is to be brought to the immediate attention of the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Training and experience in mental health issues, domestic violence, homelessness, trauma informed services, substance abuse, and crisis counseling a must. Ability to work with various socio-economic, ethnic and racial populations is a must; must have good written and oral communication skills with grant writing experience a plus; knowledge of local social services network is helpful but not necessary, and a commitment to non-violence in all interactions. Must maintain professional, courteous and cooperative manner with all Salvation Army personnel, clients, and outside contacts, demonstrating respect and positive attitude toward all others always, and they must show respect for the goals and objectives of The Salvation Army.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities: Provides direct supervision, either individual or group, to the Program Manager, and the Business Manager. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible to ensure the quality of SAFES programs and training, including the performance of Resident Assistants, Advocates, and volunteers who are supervised by the Program Manager.
1. Manage the daily operations of the delivery of all SAFES services.
2. Provide supervision to The SAFES Program Director and Business/Operations Manager, including the following of proper procedures for hiring, termination, employee performance reviews and all other matters related to staff supervision with support from the Portland Metro Coordinator.
3. Responsible to ensure the professional and compassionate service delivery in the shelter program, day center, and case management.
4. Act as a liaison with the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) for contract negotiations, compliance, and service-related issues.
5. Maintain ongoing professional relationship in all interpersonal contacts (note confidentiality and professional guidelines requirements).
6. Provide financial and technical support to SAFES Program
• Maintain client files and act as custodian of client records.
• Administer and oversee client/rental assistance.
• Review data collection and submit statistical reports as required.
• Submit all monies to accounting on a regular basis and insure that all handling of money is according to Salvation Army Policy.
• Direct budget preparation
• Provide technical assistance in preparation and writing of funding proposals and supervision of contract/grant requirements.
• Participate in fund raising projects as assigned. Help identify applicable funding opportunities.
7. Maintain and process all personnel paperwork with DHQ HR team.
8. Facilitate staff and resident meetings as required.
9. Recruit and retain specialized, professional volunteers to facilitate groups in the day center.
10. Provide program support and planning for SAFES.
• Provide planning assistance.
• Provide supervisory assistance.
• Provide oversight of development of program design and materials to be used in the programs.
11. Nurture a strengths based perspective and a trauma-informed care approach in all interactions with staff, clients, and community partners.
12. Log pertinent information and respond to Contact Sheets and Client Feedback forms in a timely fashion.
13. Advocate, support and encourage personal empowerment of the client.
14. Provide public relations assistance to SAFES.
• Act as liaison to public and private services and funding groups (maintain networking with others) representing The Salvation Army’s interests.
• Represent SAFES to program contractors and donors.
• Participate in public relations activities in coordination with the divisional development department, insuring that such PR is cleared through Portland Metro Coordinator.
• Provide advocacy efforts with local government bodies and agencies
• Act as point of contact for all Good Neighbor Agreement issues
15. Attend all staff meetings as assigned.
16. Represent SAFES at community meetings around public safety and livability.
17. Participate in the Coordinating Committee to End Homelessness.
18. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:
Schedule: With the Portland Metro Coordinator’s approval, establish a standard workweek taking into consideration the essential duties of this position, the mission of the program and of The Salvation Army. The work of exempt employees is not measured solely by hours worked. Employees in exempt positions are expected to work the hours necessary to complete assignments on a schedule that satisfies the requirements of the job. A full-time commitment typically requires a minimum of 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Must be able to comprehend assignments and/or ask for additional information or clarification until the assignment is understood.

May require long periods of sitting at a desk using a personal computer and telephone. Able to walk, sit, stand, bend, on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, hand, or feel objects, tools, or controls; to talk or hear; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Works on multiple simultaneous projects in an environment characterized by interruptions and noise from ringing telephones, printers, copiers, and walk-in traffic, multiple deadlines, and competing priorities. Frequent phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds who may be angry, hostile, confused, chemically dependent, lacking personal hygiene, frustrated, or under the influence of intoxicants.

Organizes projects, sets priorities, calculates, catalogues, inspects, analyzes, plans, comprehends, and cooperates with others, etc.

Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be comfortable working with a high degree of independence. May be required to make independent decisions that may involve unique or unusual situations and/or complex issues and dealing with demanding requests and/or timelines. May travel overnight or out-of-state.

This position has access to confidential and private information. It is essential that confidentiality and privacy be observed.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check and motor vehicle records check. Conviction of a crime or motor vehicle violations will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) and driving infractions will be considered. Cannot participate in any form of substance abuse or show evidence of use/abuse while performing their duties or while present on Salvation Army property.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

The employee acknowledges that he/she has been informed and understands The Salvation Army's religious purpose and The Salvation Army's status as a church, and agrees that he/she shall do nothing in his/her relationship with The Salvation Anny as an employee to undermine its religious mission.

Supervisor: Portland Metro Coordinator
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