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Vice President of Programs

Connections Homes
Connections Homes
Job Functions:
Administration, Product, Customer Service, Design, Quality Assurance
Employment Types:
Lawrenceville, GA, USA
80,000 – 90,000 USD per year
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Connections Homes is an Atlanta-based nonprofit growing nationally which is focused on youth 18-24 who’ve aged out of foster care or are otherwise without safe, stable connected adults in their lives. Our mission is to prevent poverty and homelessness for at-risk and vulnerable youth without a family by connecting them to a Mentoring Family who commits to being a part of their life for life. Our vision is to enable youth without a family to thrive in life and impact the world from the security of a healthy connection to an adult who cares. We work toward the fulfillment of this vision through a Choice-Based Matching Model™ and our Redemptive Connection Framework.

Leadership roles at our Central Support levels are critical to our success. The Vice President, Programs reports directly to the Founder & CEO and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and objectives. The VP, Programs will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas. This position will be a part of the senior leadership team that drives all strategy for the organization and represents Connections Homes on a local, regional, and national basis. The VP, Programs will develop deep knowledge of each program, project, program operations, strategic and business plans, and will focus on three key areas: program leadership & management, program content & development, and subject matter expertise for the organization.

Overarching Responsibilities:

· Assure that the organization’s long-range program strategy to achieve its mission is implemented and prioritized throughout the organization and across program implementation via affiliates.

· Innovate, support & lead initiatives our Don’t Go Alone Program to ensure its excellence and best-in-class delivery to our young adults and Mentoring Families.

· Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence.

· Continually create, develop and improve our evidence-based training curriculum, Redemptive Connection Framework, and support modules for Mentoring Families & young adults.

· Manage external national partner programs.

· Creating and tracking metrics that measure the efficacy of our Programs and ensure the success of our Relationship Managers.

· Help to develop, coach, and retrain high-performance team members and volunteers across the organization to deliver excellent programs and support to our Mentoring Families, young adults, and community partners.

Communications Responsibilities:

· See that the Founder & CEO is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing it.

· Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.

· Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.

· Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

· Produce regular reporting materials for the Founder & CEO’s use in keeping the Board of Directors informed of activity and outcomes in the state.

Staff / Management Responsibilities:

· Be responsible for the life cycle of Central Support program staff.

· Ensure that job descriptions are followed and regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resources practices are adhered to.

· Encourage staff and volunteer development & education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the overarching goals of the organization.

· Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates diverse staff of top quality individuals.

Job Requirements:

· 3+ years of executive team or leadership experience.

· A degree in social work or extensive experience.

· Prior experience working with youth who’ve experienced trauma.

· Understanding and experience with trauma-informed practices

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· An ability to navigate technology including Airtable, Little Green Light, Google Suite, and Slack.

· Reliable transportation is required.

Faith & Culture

Connections Homes is a faith-based organization with a published Statement of Faith (available on our website at connectionshomes.org). Applicants must demonstrate a serious commitment to following Jesus Christ. As an organization we’ve made a commitment to strengthening our organizational culture through rhythms such as team prayer, company-wide observation of Sabbath, regular devotions, and following the principles of the Praxis Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs (rule.praxislabs.org). We believe that our work and service to the youth and families in our care is driven and empowered by our commitment and service to Jesus Christ.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000, depending on experience


Health, Dental, & Vision

Paid holidays

Generous vacation structure