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Senior Director of Program

Eagle Ranch, Northeast Georgia’s nationally recognized residential children’s program, is seeking a Senior Director of Program to provide inspiration, leadership and oversight to the mission function of Eagle Ranch. The Senior Director of Program collaborates with all Director-level staff, while leading four Directors to provide a fully integrated approach to Eagle Ranch’s child care and family ministry. This is a new position.

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REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:  Full-time, exempt

To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter AND resume to Bob Baker and wait to be contacted.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads and manages through Director-level staff the residential, therapeutic, educational, spiritual and continuing care impact of Eagle Ranch.
  • Identifies collaborative partners and facilitates collaborative efforts within the organization as well as important outsourced relationships.
  • Recruits program staff and oversees culture and strategies to sustain and retain staff.
  • Executes performance development plans with staff to develop capacity, capabilities and the accomplishment of specific goals.
  • Creates and implements contingency plans to cover short-term and long-term program staff absences.
  • Develops and implements contingency plans for child care emergencies.  Takes an active role in those plans as needed.
  • Leverages continuing care to provide a post-residential continuum of care for children and families that have finished the residential phase of Eagle Ranch.
  • Through exit interviewing, provides a feedback mechanism to move Eagle Ranch to best practices in child/family care.
  • Implements processes for continual improvement through the involvement of those closest to the work to build healthy processes and eliminates unproductive activities.
  • Leads Eagle Ranch in the Executive Director’s absence.

CRITERIA – REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-graduate degree.
  • Experiential knowledge in leadership and strategic planning.
  • Experience in development and implementation of plans to build a program leading to significant results within a high performance organization.
  • Educated in or has experiential knowledge in the value of therapy, education, and the spiritual “journey” with at-risk children and their families.
  • Experience in leading/managing supervisors and staff in residential and/or educational Christ-centered organizations preferred.

CRITERIA – QUALITIES

  • Mature and growing Christian
  • Skilled in affirming, developing and managing people
  • Self-motivated, demonstrates initiative and action in their work
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player
  • Teachable spirit and willingness to seek counsel
  • Open to the ideas and thoughts of others—appropriate flexibility

To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter AND resume to Bob Baker and wait to be contacted.