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The Mary Parrish Center

Director of Programs

The Mary Parrish Center


Job Summary

The MPC is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to providing transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and coordinated entry for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. Our mission is to provide survivors of interpersonal violence and their children safe, accessible and compassionate housing with individualized care that promotes healing, autonomy and hope.


The Mary Parrish Center (MPC) seeks a highly innovative, enthusiastic, and organized individual to fill its Director of Programs position. The Director of Programs is responsible for researching, planning, developing, and implementing our client programs. This is full-time exempt position, reporting directly to the Executive Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Promote the organization’s mission and goals, both internally and externally.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff.
  • Implement and oversee a training and orientation process of all staff members.
  • Provide regular supervision to program staff (5 team members) to include support, direction, feedback, and professional development.
  • Review and evaluate program staff performance, including annual performance reviews.
  • Plan and coordinate data collection and evaluation plans to meet programmatic goals and targets.
  • Assess programmatic progress and impact and use data to inform decision-making.
  • Identify opportunities to cultivate existing and develop new partnerships with community and governmental agencies.
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with all funding regulations.
  • Conduct ongoing record keeping and participant file management for quality assurance and grant audit preparation.
  • Conduct ongoing programmatic goal and outcomes evaluation monitoring for grant audit preparation.
  • Work closely with the Development Department tracking program outcomes and sharing experience.
  • Forecast, track, and retain required supporting documentation of all programmatic grant expenditures.  
  • Monitor, refine, develop, and implement program forms, policies, and procedures.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, research and development new organizational policies as needed.
  • Actively participate in appropriate community meetings, conferences, and trainings.
  • Participate in outreach and public awareness activities.
  • Work with Office Manager to recruit, schedule and coordinate volunteers for program activities.
  • Promote organizational wellness through staff development, policy evaluation and development, trauma-informed client programming, diversity and inclusion best practices and overall compassionate leadership within the organization.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement trauma-informed care and best practices around services for at-risk individuals and families
  • 2+ years of experience as a program manager or director
  • Knowledge and experience of transitional housing, rapid re-housing and coordinated entry program models.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Leadership and conflict management skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strategic mindset
  • Able to maintain confidentiality, as required by law and in the best interests of survivors, staff and the agency

Additional Information


Please combine all materials into one PDF and email your (a) cover letter and (b) resume to with the subject line “Director of Programs.”  Applications missing the required materials will not be considered. (No mail, calls, or faxes please.) 

How to Apply

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and generous paid time off. 


  • Date Posted: January 14, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Housing