Position/Title: Chief Program and Impact Officer
Position Type: Exempt/ FTE
Reports To: CEO

Description or Purpose of the Position: Provide leadership and oversight to all programs and program staff related to the organization mission: to build equity of opportunity of families and communities. Ensure effective, evidence-based service provision through performance management, evaluation and continuous improvement. Maintain and grow strong position in the community as an advocate for children and families.

Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s cornerstone project is the place-based Blocks of Hope initiative (in southwest Adams County), targeting early intervention and wrap around programs and supports. Other programs and services include a small collaborative sheltering program for families, transitional/affordable housing, rental assistance, a client choice food pantry, a Parents as Teachers home visitation program, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away. Growing Home is an impact oriented organization focused on testing and scaling up smart solutions and combining direct services, community organizing and advocacy to affect change.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.

Responsibilities:
Program Leadership
• Oversees Growing Home programs: Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community
• Leads team in program design, development, implementation and evaluation with support from Program Committee
• Incorporates evidence based theories into family support service delivery, like the Aspen Institute dual generation Framework, the Protective Factors Framework, EmPath coaching and Motivational Interviewing
• Supports team in operational, tactical level decisions and the consistent application of (and improvements to) policies and procedures
• Recruits, hires and supervises program managers and coordinators
• Provides leadership to a diverse, inter-cultural team; supports program managers, coordinators, and team leaders in high quality, supervision in line with Growing Home’s Collaborative Leadership Model
• Leads in recruiting and training of Canopy program host and support sheltering sites
• Ensures compliance with grant contracts and regulatory requirements such as HMIS entry for housing programs and program documentation
• Ensures excellent customer service, dealing with complaints or issues expediently, and providing follow up staff/volunteer training and implementing needed system/process improvements
• Creates and maintains relevant, up-to-date training materials for program staff and interns

Program Evaluation and Development
• Monitors impact of programs including data and outcome analysis, program evaluation and incorporates findings into ongoing improvement efforts
• Ensures evidenced-based assessment tools are utilized agency wide
• Responsible for management, implementation, and utilization by staff of Efforts to Outcomes client database system
• Serves on the Board of Director’s Program Committee, preparing monthly agendas, gathering program data and overviews
• Participates on the Leadership Team (with CEO, CFO/COO, and Chief Development Officer)
• Participates on Management Team (with Leadership Team, and all management staff)
• Keeps abreast on related research on poverty, child development/achievement gap, toxic stress, affordable housing and homelessness, food insecurity, and related topics and incorporates learning into program improvement and design
• Compiles and reports on all organization data and outcomes on a monthly basis
• Oversees and implements new programs as relevant to grow pipeline of services for children and strengthen wrap around supports for families

Community Advocacy
• Works closely with CEO to provide an external face and generate excitement and support of Growing Home’s vision in the community
• Works with CEO and others to develop Growing Home’s policy agenda and positions on key issues related to Growing Home’s mission
• Overseas community organizing staff and supports advocacy and action with and for Growing Home’s community leaders
• Acts as liaison in developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations and potential partners (i.e. community organizations/collaborations; provider partners)
• Organize, prepare and lead presentations and trainings on racial and economic equity, child poverty, homelessness and related topics at host and support sites, partner organizations and in the community along with CEO
• Serves and participates in community collaborative efforts relevant to Growing Home’s mission (3CE Advisory Board, MDHI Coordinating Committee, etc.)

Grant and Fiscal Management
• Participates on grants team, contributes to grant concept development as related to new and current programs
• Writes and manages grant reports in collaboration with staff Grant Writer; responsible for most government grant reporting (ESG, EFSP, CSBG, etc.)
• Ensures that all programs function within the approved budget and grant contracts
• Participates in annual budgeting process for programs; ensures programs operate on budget
• Contributes to organization’s Culture of Philanthropy with volunteers, organizational tours, donors and at events

Qualifications Needed:
• Minimum two (2) years of experience in direct client work such as case management, home visitation, health care navigation or related position
• At least three (3) years of supervisory/management experience and leadership
• Bilingual Spanish and English speaking
• Strong public speaking skills (in English and Spanish )
• Experience in program development, data driven decision making, evaluation and performance management
• Proven track record in budget and data/grants management, and reporting
• Flexibility and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
• Passion and vision to effect change
• Creative problem solver and innovator
• Knowledge of issues surrounding child and family poverty; equity, immigration and early childhood
• Awareness of power and privilege issues
• Strong ability to effectively relate, communicate and build trust in diverse communities and cultures
• High level of cultural awareness and competence
• Related Master’s Degree (Child Development, Education, Management, Psychology, Policy Administration, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology, etc.) preferred or willingness to pursue a graduate degree on the job

Salary and Benefits:
• Competitive salary – $70,000 – $80,000
• Health and life insurance
• Employee wellness program
• Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
• Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 12 months
• Positive, friendly workplace culture

Start Date: Immediate

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Chief Program and Impact Officer in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position Type: Full-time
Reports To: Development Director

Growing Home transforms lives through dual generation work Nurturing Children, Strengthening Families and Creating Community. Growing Home’s cornerstone project is the place based Blocks of Hope initiative (in southwest Adams County), targeting early intervention and wrap around programs and services. Other programs and services include a small emergency shelter for families, transitional/affordable housing, rent assistance, a client choice food pantry, a Parents as Teachers home visitation program, a collaborative pop-up medical clinic, life skills classes, holiday projects and a school supply give away. Growing Home is an impact oriented organization focused on scaling up smart solutions and combining direct services and advocacy to affect change.

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism and Inclusiveness.

Description or Purpose of the Position:
The Development Coordinator supports the work of Growing Home’s development program by assisting the Development Director and CEO with implementation of the annual sustainable funding plan. The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing organizational relationships, including coordination of “Point of Entry” events, supporting volunteers on the Sustainable Funding Team, and running a successful Ambassador Program to introduce new donors and supporters to Growing Home. This position will be responsible for the “behind the scenes” work critical to ensuring a full donor pipeline, including event logistics, donor recognition, and follow-up calls. This position will also be responsible for tracking donor information and assisting the team with donor communication. The Development Coordinator will support the Development Director in communicating with all new and potential donors, and help ensure Growing Home has the resources to meet its goals and fulfill our mission to guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future.

Responsibilities:

Support Successful Point of Entry Events
• Communicate with potential tour guests on logistics. Send reminder emails, no-show reminders, and ensure all data is captured within donor database in a timely manner
• Maintain updated tour dates on website, Facebook page, and other marketing materials as needed
• Take on personally or delegate all tasks needed to fulfill each element of the plan according to the agreed upon timeline including Point of Entry Events, Follow-up, Cultivation (one on one and through Free Feel Good Cultivation Events), Ask Event
• Ensure all tour materials (monthly tour cards, updated Wish Lists, POE Sign-In Card, POE Reminder cards) are in adequate supply at all times
• Conduct monthly point-of-entry tours, custom tours, and Tours-in-a-Box as assigned, w with fidelity to Benevon model

Support Major Gifts program
• Ensure team captures all data in the donor database. Personally enter or delegate capturing all individual donations, grant information, and tour data into database within one week of receiving info. Work with volunteers to enter additional information and maintain meticulous records
• Organize database and configure with other systems (i.e. Constant Contact, CO Gives)
• Create and maintain database procedures
• Update gifts and cultivation contacts in database
• Prepare reports for Development Director, Board of Directors, and other staff as needed
• Coordinate logistics for all team members attending annual sustainable funding workshop, including travel arrangements, preparing packets, organizing training materials and communicating details to volunteer participants
• Ensure donors are thanked in a timely and meaningful fashion relative to their level of giving. Write monthly template thank you letters and work with volunteers to thank donors and volunteers year-round
• Maintain up-to-date timeline (with Development Director’s assistance) regarding Growing Home’s annual and long-term timeline for financial sustainability, and support cultivation contacts with all members of the Building Home Society, other major donors and major donor prospects throughout the year.
• Work with Development Director to keep the Sustainable Funding Team on task and on schedule.
Marketing and Community Representation
• Oversee production of print and electronic development communications
• Help ensure Growing Home marketing and messaging materials are consistent with sustainability goals and branding framework. Share with prospective donors as necessary

Other Responsibilities
• Send meeting reminders 1-2 days prior to all Marketing Team, Sustainable Funding Team, and Benevon events. Send Outlook invitations to all staff members.
• Assist with the overall maintenance of the organization and its offices (particularly prior to tours)
• Assist with the development and ordering of promotional materials
• Attend the Benevon 101 Workshop or the Benevon 101 New Team Member Intensive
• Coordinate with CEO, keeping her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, scheduling and preparing for all meetings
• Partner closely and effectively with the CEO to support Board Meetings, internal staff meetings, retreats, compiling meeting material, and document preparation and dissemination
• Manage travel for business trips including making reservations, keeping track of receipts for reimbursement, and arranging business meetings on his/her behalf
• Assist in researching various topics for presentations and meetings
• Assist in meeting and presentation facilitation as needed
• Prepare monthly timesheet and mileage reimbursement
• Support key projects and initiatives

Required Qualifications:

• Strong communication skills and desire to be a part of a growing individual donor program
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience in managing multiple complex projects and deadlines simultaneously
• Excited to work on a dynamic, quirky, ambitious office team
• Sensitivity and openness to diverse people
• Passion for anti-poverty/ family poverty issues

Salary and Benefits:
• $17.31-$19.23 commensurate with experience
• Health and life insurance
• Generous vacation, sick days, holidays and wellness benefits
• Optional 403(b) plan with match after 1 year

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Development Coordinator in the subject line.

Growing Home is committed to be an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Want to learn more about Growing Home? Join us for a tour to meet some of our staff and hear about how Growing Home is transforming lives in our community.