Director of Strategic Programs

By September 9, 2019 No Comments

Website American River Parkway Foundation

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

Under the supervision of the ARPF executive director, the Director of Programs is responsible for the on-the-ground management of the Foundation’s programs; infrastructure, invasive plant control, restoration programs, volunteer stewardship, and related duties.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program.

The Director of Programs must have a broad knowledge of program management principles. He/She must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and work with a diverse volunteer pool.

  • Organize programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
  • Develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Create and manage long term goals
  • Write program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services
  • Meet with stakeholders to foster communications and partnerships
  • Work on strategy with the marketing team
  • Plan the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
  • Develop or approve budgets and operations
  • Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience as program director or other managerial position
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
  • Working knowledge of MS office and program management software
  • Business acumen with a strategic ability
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • An analytical mindset with good problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • BSc/BA diploma in management or a relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus
  • Application Instructions:

    Please submit resume and cover letter to:
    Executive Director
    American River Parkway Foundation
    5700 Arden Way
    Carmichael CA  95608
    or  email to:  [email protected]