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Regional Director ( JR 1411)

San Diego, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JOB ID: 1411
Full Time
Salary: $85,000


PATH is a non-profit organization that provides services to people experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities. We believe our mission can be achieved by providing permanent housing and highly individualized supportive services. We are committed to improving the quality of services by creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for the community at large. We seek the input from clients, employees, and stakeholders to ensure service delivery and accessibility is equitable to all persons served.
The Regional Director of San Diego will lead and oversee all administrative functions, clinical programming and community relation functions for PATH San Diego. Current programs include: Interim Housing, Outreach, Employment, Rapid Re-Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Healthcare collaboration. The Regional Director is responsible for the strategic planning which includes: program operations, program development, event planning, and fundraising. The Regional Director will ensure that all supportive services and programs are in-line with best and evidenced-based practices effective with a vulnerable, homeless population. As part of the PATH team, the Regional Director will lead and make recommendations to senior management regarding potential program development and funding opportunities. This position will also oversee all management functions of the programs including, but not limited to, program and facility budgets, contract reporting, monitoring daily operations of services, supervision and training of staff. As the main point of community contact for San Diego programs the Regional Director is responsible for community development, internal and external strategic partnerships, community mobilization, regional planning including engagement in community and neighborhood coordination efforts, and public relations. The Regional Director will also support local fundraising efforts, events and campaigns in conjunction with the Development team.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Administration - Administer and oversee programs and staff. Review and provide guidance as needed on written program policies and protocols. Ensure integration of Evidence Based Practices, standards of excellence and PATH values into daily work and programming. Work collaboratively with PATH Operations, HR, Finance and Program departments to implement and oversee all facility, personnel and program aspects. Perform program development and expansion activities in line with PATH’s mission and the needs of the community. Work collaboratively and strategically with other PATH program and community organizations to support a seamless and coordinated system of care.
  • Program Management – Provide direct management of Program Managers and other direct reports, as well as provide leadership and guidance for all San Diego program staff. Analyze program reports and numbers to identify trends and make projections or recommendations for program modifications. Identify staff development needs and activities. Work closely with the team to bring in training opportunities and identify areas for professional growth. Respond to emergency and priority situations such as safety and security measures. Resolve grievances and troubleshoot incidents. Oversee implementation of program policies and procedures. Ensure overall policies, procedures, and practices are in line with respective funding sources and with PATH’s goals and values.
  • Program Budgets – Oversee and manage program and facility budgets and spending. Assist PATH Finance and Compliance department with modifying and adjusting budgets as needed.
  • Government and Community Engagement - Build strong relationships with city, county and other government entities and funders. Represent PATH at government and public meetings. Network with local stakeholders to develop and maintain working relationships. Work collaboratively with PATH’s management team to develop and implement strategies for communication as it pertains to programs and PATH’s presence in the San Diego area. Educate, network and represent PATH to local agencies, coalitions, service agencies, chambers of commerce, business improvement districts, neighborhood groups, law enforcement, city and county government, residents, and other organizations. Represent PATH as a leader in homeless services in the region.
  • Reports/ Contracts and Compliance - Review and authorize all program and contract reports prior to submittal. Evaluate associate director/program manager reports to assemble full department reports. Review and explain contract scope and services to staff. Perform periodic internal audits. Attend all monitoring site visits.
  • Fundraising- With PATH’s Senior Director of Development, create and manage effective local strategies and giving opportunities to raise private and public funds for PATH San Diego. Work collaboratively with PATH’s Development Department to develop events and fund raising campaigns for ongoing support. Identify and cultivate relationships with local funders, foundations, philanthropists and the business community.  Provide content for social media (success stories, etc.) on a weekly basis and as needed.
  • Other Duties as assigned.


  •  Bachelors degree in human and/or social service related field. Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or Master’s degree in social service field preferred.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.
  • 5+ years supervisory experience managing programs and staff
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple programs and contracts required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading large scale program and systems change.
  • Grant writing, fundraising and donor cultivation experience preferred.
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Medi-Cal billing experience is preferred.
  • Highly motivated self-starter, with proven ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment and ability to work as part of PATH’s leadership team.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Projects a professional demeanor and possess excellent writing and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to ending homelessness.
Mandatory Requirements:
  •  Employment eligibility verification
  • Reliable transportation
  • Tuberculosis test
  • Successful completion of background screening & drug test
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include some evenings or weekends
  • Ability to be on call for after hours concerns
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage

Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to apply:
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1411 to submit your application. A resume is required.
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