Max Higbee Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Bellingham, WA. The mission of the Center is to provide community-based recreation programs for teens and adults with developmental disabilities with three broad aims: 1) To provide opportunities for personal enjoyment and enrichment through a diverse range of leisure activities. 2) To promote the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of participants. 3) To assist participants to achieve greater independence in their lives and increase involvement in the community.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION The Program Director serves as the chief program officer responsible to assure that all programs and services are well-managed and aligned with Max Higbee Center’s mission and values. The Program Director represents the organization in the community and directly supervises all program activities including development, program budget and finances, communications, program personnel.
Works with the Executive Director to develop and track program budgets.
Tracks program spending and ensures program spending is prudent and follows the budget.
Creates monthly program financial reports for the Executive Director’s review.
Program Planning and Development
Supervises and supports Program Managers in planning inclusive, diverse, and engaging recreation programming.
Leads planning for special/annual program events such as the Annual Max Higbee Center Play, the Hearty Party 5K, Summer Kayak Day, and the Annual MHC Camp Out.
Collaborates with the Executive Director to review, evaluate, and establish program policies, expectations, and protocols that ensure the safety, inclusivity, and effectiveness of programs.
Works with Executive Director to evaluate programs and outcomes through data collection and impact stories for grants and donors.
Creates an accessible system for managing program information, equipment and technology.
Supervises and coordinates MHC’s one-on-one Recreation Mentor Program
Member (Program Participant) Outreach and Support
Manages MHC’s new member intake process, orientations, and new member information to grow membership whenever possible, archive and protect critical information, and adequately prepare staff to support all members.
Assists managers in creating collaborative and individualized behavior/support plans for members as needed.
Ensures all program staff are consistently evaluated, supervised, and receive appropriate professional development and training opportunities.
Ensures that all staff are informed of and following program and organizational policies, procedures, expectations and protocols.
Manages staff background checks and CPR certifications.
Provides consistent and equitable opportunities for staff input to address concerns, opinions, questions and ideas regarding MHC programing.
Works with the Executive Director to plan and facilitate monthly all-staff team meetings, leadership meetings.
Is responsible for hiring, training, and retaining qualified program staff
Responsible for creating monthly staff schedules to best meet the needs of the organization, members, and staff.
Volunteers and Interns
Works with the Executive Director to develop effective intern and volunteer programs.
Prepares and supports Program Managers to supervise interns and volunteers.
Ensures that staff participate in reliable and consistent communication regarding programs and members
Works with the Executive Director to lead external communication efforts with members, families and caregivers regarding program activities, events, and updates. This includes standard mailings, email campaigns, newsletters, and social media.
Attends monthly Board meetings as needed to give program updates and reports and to assist the Executive Director in translating board decisions and priorities to operational plans.
Key Program Community Partnerships
Works with the Executive Director to identify opportunities for new and maintain existing strategic program partnerships in the community.
Administrative Support · Prepares monthly program invoices for members using both private pay and public funding · Is responsible for office supply shopping
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS · BA or BS Degree and 2 years of relevant work experience · Experience working with people with development disabilities · Excellent organizational and leadership skills · Previous experience supervising a team · Commitment to respecting individual differences and serving a diverse population · Passion for building inclusion in our community and a commitment to Max Higbee Center's mission and values · Ability to use strategic and creative problem-solving within the context of a growing organization · Experience with MS Office · Knowledge of local community services agencies, recreation opportunities, businesses, and public services/facilities. · Excellent written and verbal communication skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Experience with QuickBooks · Experience working with financial reports and budgets · Experience in event planning · Experience in planning and delivering human services or recreation programming · Experience working with a nonprofit board of directors
HOURS & PAY RANGE This is a full-time, hourly position with a pay range of $16 - $19 per hour. Starting wage is DOE.
BENEFITS Employee benefits include paid sick leave and paid vacation.
TO APPLY Submit a resume, cover letter, 3 professional references to Kait Whiteside at firstname.lastname@example.org.
360-333-4285 email@example.com 1210 Bay St #102, Bellingham WA 98225