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.

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.