Program Director (Family Residence)

Houston, TX 1603 McGowen Street 77001, 1603 McGowen Street, Houston, Texas, United States of America Req #31035
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for a Program Director for the Houston Family Residence, located in Houston, Texas.


Job Summary

Plans, directs, coordinates and monitors the day-to-day operations of assigned Social Service Program, Shelter and Housing programs at large shelter facility; develops, implements, and evaluates program operations and services; supervises all program managers for the shelter, program manager for housing and case manager for Home Sweet Home, EFA and food pantry and ensures work is in compliance with established policies and procedures as well as local, state, and federal regulations; prepares and monitors program expenditures in compliance with program budget.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of social service program development and administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel and business management and supervision. Knowledge of the procedures for applying for, securing and maintaining grant funding. Knowledge of the principles and practices of client assessment, case planning, management and referrals. Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community. Ability to motivate, lead, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel. Ability to perform public speaking. Ability to administer a budget and manage expenditures accordingly. Ability to develop, implement, and enforce program policies and procedures. Ability to remain calm and make sound decisions during state of crisis. Ability to build and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients and community agencies. Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field, and Five years progressively responsible experience administering and developing social service programs, with a minimum of five years supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Certifications: Valid State Drivers License. CPR and First Aid Certification (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively. Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations. Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and its Christian principles; conducts all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Working Conditions: Work is usually performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like, but may be performed in shelter environment.


Additional Comments:
All employees recognize The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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Other details

  • Job Family TX-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Social Services
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Houston, TX 1603 McGowen Street 77001, 1603 McGowen Street, Houston, Texas, United States of America