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Director of Programs - Santa Barbara (JR 1723)

Santa Barbara, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 1723
Director of Programs
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Salary: Starting at $90,000 Annually DOE
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking LCSW candidates with proven leadership and management experience in social services to head our mission to end homelessness in Santa Barbara as the Director of Programs.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
The Director of Programs leads and oversees PATH’s programs in Santa Barbara, which currently include Interim Housing, Outreach, Employment, Rapid Rehousing, and Permanent Supportive Housing. In addition to providing oversight to ensure program quality and compliance, the Director promotes the overall development of programming in Santa Barbara by building external collaborative relationships and making recommendations related to funding or program opportunities. Responsibilities of the Director of Programs include:
  • Administration
    • Administering and overseeing programs and staff
    • Ensuring the integration of evidence-based practices, standards of excellence and PATH’s values into daily work and programming
    • Collaborating with internal departments to implement and oversee all aspects facilities, personnel and programs
    • Performing program development and expansion activities in line with PATH’s mission and the needs of the community
  • Program Management
    • Providing direct oversight to program managers and guidance to all Santa Barbara staff
    • Analyzing program data to identify tends and make projections or recommendations for programs
    • Identifying staff development needs and areas for professional growth to bring in appropriate training opportunities
    • Resolving grievances and troubleshooting incidents
    • Overseeing the implementation of program polices and procedures and ensuring polices, practices and procedures are in alignment with funding requirements and the goals and values of PATH
    • Overseeing and managing program and facility budgets and assisting the PATH Finance and Quality Assurance Departments with modifying or adjusting budgets
  • Government & Community Engagement
    • Representing PATH to funders, local agencies, community organizations, governments, and other external organizations to network, provide education, and develop and maintain effective and positive relationships
    • Collaborating with PATH leadership team to develop and implement strategies for communication pertaining to PATH’s presence in Santa Barbara
    • Serving as the main point of contact for all aspects related to Coordinated Entry in the region and Santa Barbara programming
  • Reports, Contracts & Compliance
    • Reviewing and authorizing all reports prior to submittal
    • Performing internal audits
    • Reviewing and explaining scope and services of contracts to staff
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Have experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Have experience with grant writing, fundraising and donor cultivation
  • Effectively manage data and reports; HMIS and Medi-Cal billing experience preferred
  • Demonstrate proficiency with technology including Microsoft Office and electronic database systems
  • Project a professional demeanor and demonstrate a strong ability to represent the interests of the agency
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Exercise mature judgement, are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive and demonstrate ability to develop creative solutions
  • Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally, and display strong interpersonal skills across all demographics
  • Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Director of Programs must:
  • Be committed to ending homelessness
  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in human services related field; Master’s Degree in social services field (MSW, MFT) and LCSW credential strongly preferred
  • Have a proven history of success managing complex funding sources, multiple programs and contracts
  • Have a work history that demonstrates growth in leadership and management responsibilities and successful management of large, multidisciplinary teams
  • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Auto Insurance
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 1723 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH 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.
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