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Are you passionate about working for an organization that serves to empower and uplift students through the education system by removing barriers and helping students realize their fullest potential? Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We achieve our mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who demonstrate a passion for what they do.

If this is you, are you in?

Communities In Schools is hiring a Sr. Regional Director of Programs (also known as Program Officer) in Austin, TX. The Program Officer is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of agency programs and service delivery, as well as the leadership of the campus-based program and target program staff. The Program Officer provides the necessary level of contract management, administrative oversight, training, and supervision to ensure that the expectations of funders, partners, constituents, clients, and community stakeholders are met.

Essential Functions

Participate with key agency leaders in identifying, developing, and implementing programming opportunities to address the needs of clients in a designated level or program area
Ensure that programs and services contribute to and reflect the organization’s mission and priorities
Establish program goals and work with the Performance Measures Coordinator to develop a system for tracking results against these goals
Provide orientation and ongoing supervision, support, and training to program  directors to achieve the quantitative and qualitative requirements of multiple agency contracts
Model a creative problem-solving approach to program management while ensuring that the necessary planning is undertaken to ensure smooth programming and service delivery
Participate with key agency leaders in identifying and securing resources for programming
Represent the agency in various capacities in the community including  networking and collaborating with other agencies and funding partners
Serve as hiring team coordinator for vacant level director and program coordinator positions and participate on other hiring teams as appropriate
Participate in the CIS team approach to service delivery and problem solving
Promote and maintain agency culture, standards, and systems
Perform other activities and duties as required by the Chief Programs and Impact Officer

Experience and Qualifications  

Master’s degree in social work or comparable degree
A minimum of five years of experience managing a social services non-profit organization with an emphasis on children, youth and fami­lies is required. Clinical background/training is desirable.
Significant program development experience
Demonstrated leadership ability and team management including a strong background in staff supervision and team building
Familiarity with program evaluation
A record of achievement as an innovator
Hands-on program experience, ideally in social services or education

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

Healthy ability to thrive in ambiguity
Proven grit and the ability to own and let go of power, leveraging passion and owning perseverance
Demonstrated ability to meet or exceed high standards
Demonstrated commitment to innovation and process improvement
Willingness to center student success above all else
Ability to thrive working alongside a high energy, progress-centered leader
Ability to handle obstacles and challenges head on
Demonstrated ability to manage financial and analytical data and reporting
Ability to work creatively within a budget and use innovation to find ways of more effectively managing resources
Excellent analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills
Ability to understand and interpret research data across multiple disciplines to ensure data novelty and research integrity
Attentive and active listening skills, organization, flexible thinking, and ability to function well in a demanding environment
Ability to collaborate with executives, creative teams, research and development, program development teams, and diverse constituencies
Demonstrated ability to cultivate culture of progress and innovation
Demonstrated history of implementation of successful process improvement
Reporting Structure:  This position is supervised by the Chief Programs and Impact Officer. The Program Officer supervises Senior Program Directors for Campus-Based Services.

What You Bring: 

First and foremost, we are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education.  We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels. You will be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level. We encourage those with the following identities to apply: Black, Latinx, Asian American, and Pacific Islander, Indigenous people, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, veterans, people living with disabilities, and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.

What We Offer: 

CIS offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. The starting salary for this position is $7,500/mo. Qualifications and relevant experience determine salaries. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and midpoint depending on experience and in alignment with internal equity. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, paying 100% of the employee premium for the base medical insurance plan and we provide a subsidy to support coverage for spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with an employer match. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day.

Location:  This position is an on-site, full-time position and will be required to work at the CIS central administrative office in Austin, TX. Frequent travel to visit CIS program sites and meet with community stakeholders in the Central Texas area is an expectation and reliable transportation is required.

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Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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