Job Title: Mentor Program Director
Location: Portland, OR
Salary Range: $55k-$60k, DOE
Full-time, Salary Exempt
Founded in 2004, Bridges to Change is a mission driven agency with a focus on addictions recovery both in the clients we serve and in providing meaningful employment for individuals in recovery. In partnership with county and other community organizations, Bridges to Change serves individuals and families experiencing homelessness, addictions, mental health and poverty across five counties in Oregon.
The Mentor Program Director is responsible for the oversite of mentor programs with multiple funders and community partners. The Director ensures compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules, contractual standards, performance objectives and best practices. The Program Director works under supervision of the Operations Director to provide leadership and facilitate effective communication and problem solving within the program and with funders and other stakeholders.
- Recruit, train, supervise and develop staff, resolving issues through effective leadership
- Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
- Lead organizational change initiatives through the application of change, risk and resource management
- Enhance efficiency and productivity of people and procedures
- Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
- Assertively seek and apply for innovative funding and staff development opportunities through private and public funding sources
- Represent Bridges to Change in community and public discussions, forums, and in planning and committee settings
- Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal, ethical and organizational guidelines
- Manage all aspects of program development including development, implementation, completion and analysis while successfully meeting deadlines and strategic objectives
- Collaborate with the Leadership Team to ensure the long-term health, quality, effectiveness and strength of the organization in alignment with the mission of Bridges to Change
- Develop and maintain strong external relationships with funders, peers and community partners, as appropriate, to best serve the needs of the organization
- Project Management
- Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
- Communication Proficiency
- Collaborative Orientation
- Problem Solving/Analysis
- Business Acumen
- Performance Management and Analysis
- Data Collection and Reporting
- Industry Knowledge: Trauma Informed Care
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business or related discipline; or equivalent experience.
Two to five years of experience in nonprofit, mental health or addictions field.
At least three years of management experience.
Previous program management experience.
Satisfactory criminal background and driving record check.
Verifiable clean-time requirement of two years minimum, if in recovery.
One or more of the following certifications preferred: CRM, CADCII, MS, MA, QMHP
Generous paid time off
Employer paid medical and life insurance
403b retirement with company match
Access to employee assistance program
Two paid volunteer days per year
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Bridges to Change is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of harassment and discrimination. Bridges to Change provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected by local, state, or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employment relationship—including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, and termination of employment.