Chief Program Officer

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Program Officer oversees and directs all activity concerning the formation, execution, and evaluation of Amirah’s Residential Program spanning both Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are also responsible for overseeing all clinical aspects for all of Amirah’s programming. 

You should apply if…

 

  • You believe in the dignity of all human lives, no matter the color of your skin, your faith, your gender, your sexuality, or anything else. Dignity is deserved because all human beings exist in the image of God.  

  • You are a skilled empathetic people manager who enjoys building strong and balanced teams to achieve collective goals, and fostering a collaborative growth culture

  • You’re excited about the challenge of building deeply intentional processes towards a more diverse, equitable and racially just community

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to

advance our mission and progress the work of healing in community, breaking the

cycle of exploitation, and providing new communities where survivors can thrive

in life.

We believe that each Amirah community member, donor, volunteer, advocate,

and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the

center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

General

  • Train, support, and provide consistent oversight for all Residential Program staff, offering clinical supervision to clinical staff members.

  • Model organizational values, providing leadership that allows for an effective team-approach to this work.  

  • Assess all program participants with Program Clinicians and provide insight to clinical and support team as needed. 

  • Tend to the needs of the program participants should you be the sole program staff member in the home.

  • Provide support to on-call staff members.

  • Lead weekly staff meetings for Residential Program.

  • Meet with Residential Program staff members individually each quarter for regular check-ins.
     

Residential Program

  • Cultivate relationships with our referral partners to ensure a smooth path for women to come into the Amirah Residential Program.

  • Have initial conversations with all potential referrals, passing along any potential applicants to Intake Team. 

  • Cultivate relationships with our assessment partners and ensure effective pre-admittance policies and practices.

  • Cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships with program service partners giving regular reports and updates on the status of our program and any needs.

  • Evaluate status of our Residential Program each quarter, making sure that all safe homes are operating at capacity range.

  • Cultivate relationships with other Residential Programs in the anti-trafficking movement, learning from their experiences, and staying up-to-date with research and best practices in working with this population.

  • Be a part of on-call rotation one weekend a month for the Greater Hartford, CT safe home.

Education & Outreach Program

  • Provide clinical oversight to Outreach Program, working in collaboration with Outreach staff.

  • Be a part of the training team for the Education Program, developing and delivering trainings for clinical professionals as well as others in the field to understand the importance of mental health collaborative work.

Budget

  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, establish an annual program budget and ensure it is managed according to organizational policies and practices.

Policy & Records

  • In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Board’s Program Committee, and Legal Advisors, identify which legal parameters we need to operate within, and establish effective protocol. 

  • Ensure that all Federal and State laws related to our mission are upheld, and that policies established by our board of directors are implemented. 

  • Ensure that all case records are maintained in compliance with Federal, State and Organizational standards for each program participant.

Communication

  • Attend Board Meetings providing information on the progress, successes, and needs of the Residential Program.  

  • Quarterly meetings with Leadership Team to discuss vision and future potential.

  • Quarterly meeting with Chief Executive Officer to assess progress and growth.
     

Community

  • Be an ambassador for Amirah in the community and region, speaking on our behalf, both informally and in public speaking engagements. 

  • Participate in efforts to fund Amirah’s program.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Follower of Christ, committed to His church and message of the transformative love of Jesus that was displayed on the cross

  • Masters Degree and current LPC, LCSW, LICSW or LMHC.

  • Proven social/clinical work and management experience. 

  • Nonprofit experience preferred.

  • Lived-experience welcomed.

  • Demonstrated ability to strategically provide programs, services and care to trauma victims.

  • Knowledge of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and experience working in this field.

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and high level of service.

  • Passionate about Amirah’s ministry and work; able to communicate and promote the philosophy, mission and value of the organization both internally and externally. 

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Possessing a warm and nurturing spirit.

  • Humble in their approach to relationships and teachable.

  • Creative problem solver who is able to handle conflict in a mature, intentional, thoughtful way while actively pursuing reconciliation. 

  • Works well in a multi-faceted, creatively chaotic environment, helping to bring order and structure in positive uplifting way.

  • Helps others to see their part, their needed contribution and able to delegate responsibility well. 

LOCATION

This position is based in the Greater Hartford, CT area. We are asking that you travel to the North Shore of Boston, Massachusetts on a weekly basis (mileage is reimbursed).

BENEFITS

Amirah provides the following benefits for this full-time position:

  • Every three months a full-week of vacation taken within that three month period (four weeks total given each year). Amirah operates on a work-rest rhythm for all staff members.

  • Every quarter, one personal spiritual retreat day is given. This is one day given to take as seen fit to connect with God, to rest, and to restore for this work.

  • Eligible for health insurance package.

  • Accumulated sick-time is given up to forty (40) hours a year.

  • Paid holidays on New Year’s Day, MLK, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

COVID POLICIES
At this time, we are asking that all staff of Amirah are vaccinated, unless there is a proven medical reason. We are also masking up when physical distance is not possible. These two things are non-negotiables.

 

TO APPLY

 

All interested parties can email a resume and cover letter to Stephanie Clark at sclark@amirahinc.org.