Program Director - Remote

Location Remote, NY Remote
Date Posted March 08, 2023
Job ID 9739
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for an experienced, mission driven Program Director for our wonderful client, a nonprofit organization dedicated to disrupting cycles of trafficking and exploitation for women and girls around the world. This incredible role drives program strategy, implementation, and expansion to aid in eradicating human trafficking through economic empowerment. This full-time, exempt position is for immediate hire and works 100% remote!

In this newly created and exciting role, the Program Director leads the rapidly growing U.S.-based program focusing on creating employment pathways for female-identifying adults and youth affected by human trafficking. Reporting to the VP of Global Operations, the Program Director oversees the creation and expansion of this organization’s critical programming across the country, laser-focused on growth and impact. Creating program strategy, implementing metrics, and evaluation for all program areas, the Program Director equips the organization to achieve results toward the organizational strategic vision, and oversees the organization’s workforce development initiatives, external partnerships, and pilot projects. Partaking in a global effort to end modern slavery, this role provides the opportunity to make an extremely meaningful impact and empower women and girls from day one!

Program Strategy, Growth, and Impact
  • In collaboration with the VP of Global Operations, build, launch, and scale a pilot program plan, expanding to new sites throughout the U.S.
  • Oversee program quality and impact by ensuring programs are based on sound design principles and organizational values leading to sustained change based on solid systems and incorporation of learnings into programs.
  • Leverage data and stakeholder engagement to provide recommendations for decision-making purposes.
  • Cultivate existing relationships with partners.
  • Drive articulation and accountability of organization-level metrics across the program. 
  • Ensure robust processes are in place for gathering evidence of program impact for data gathering, reporting, and evaluating program outputs and outcomes.
  • Represent U.S. Programs and vision of the organization to external partners, stakeholders, and community.

Culture & Team Management
  • Lead and support country teams to strive for impact.    
  • Recruit, supervise, and motivate an informed, skilled, and efficient team with an emphasis on high quality impact, inclusion, and achievement.
  • Directly supervise a growing team of site managers and staff.
  • Encourage a team culture of growth, learning, creativity, and innovation by incorporating a culture of continuous feedback, development, and performance management.    
  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcome, heard and acted upon.
  • Uphold a culture of integrity through ethical decision-making.
  • Lead by role modeling organizational values of purpose, compassion, continuous learning, ownership, and service to foster an environment of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion so that all team members are included, supported, and can thrive.
  • Uphold organizational values during decision-making processes and reinforce values wherever possible.
  • Create a culture of ownership for highly effective communication systems and relationships to ensure every voice matters.

Program Operations and Compliance
  • Coordinate overall country budget; manage budget within approved spending levels and establish an annual cash flow plan to ensure a steady and adequate supply of funds for program activities.
  • Build and maintain operational structures that ensure proper segregation of duties between finance and administration and fully support field programs.
  • Build and maintain an environment of collaboration among program, finance, and communication team members resulting in optimal support for program activities.
  • Ensure program implementation is on time, target, and budget, using effective M&E systems to reach desired impacts.
  • Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent use of financial resources for timely and informative reporting in line with donor and policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with donor and Nomi’s policies and procedures, and the implementation of appropriate risk mitigation measures to reduce exposure to potential risk.
  • Build and manage partnerships with external partners and stakeholders as it relates to the funding and success of U.S. programs.

  • Minimum of a BA, MA preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience (inclusive of lived experience as a survivor), with three of those in a team management role. 
  • Experience working in anti-trafficking and/or economic empowerment/workforce development strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success developing, launching, and evaluating programs.
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to live out organizational values of purpose, compassion, continuous learning, ownership, and service.

  • The position functions in a standard office environment that requires the ability to successfully interface with standard office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers, and telephones.
  • Must be able to travel through airports and on airplanes well. 
  • Sitting, standing, walking, and occasionally climbing stairs are typical activities in this role.
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas through the spoken word) and hearing (perceiving the nature of sounds) are required.
  • Clarity of vision (i.e., working with small objects or reading small print) is required.
  • The ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds is required.

  • Persuasive communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills.  When writing or speaking, comes across as persuasive, credible, and polished with excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Achieving results: Demonstrates drive and determination to achieve results and success; can be counted upon to exceed goals successfully; regularly pushes self and others for results; bottom-line oriented, persisting despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Aligning performance for success: Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Building trust: Interacting with internal and external stakeholders in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  • Cross-cultural leadership presence: Has an interpersonal style that engages others from various cultural contexts and encourages trust. Influences others using personal power and does so in a fashion that has charm, style, and a genuine sense of empathy. Balances this highly personal concern for others with a sense of professionalism and with actions that are consistent with his/her words.
  • Delegates and shares responsibility: Allocates decision-making authority and task responsibility to appropriate others to maximize the use of individual resources to increase organizational effectiveness.
  • Developing others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.
  • Leading through vision and values: Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associated decision-making and action.
  • Leadership presence: Has an interpersonal style that engages others and encourages trust. Influences others using personal power and does so in a fashion that has charm, style, and a genuine sense of empathy. Balances this highly personal concern for others with a sense of professionalism and actions consistent with their words.
  • Facilitating change: Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Strategic decision making: Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.

In addition to a competitive base salary of $80,000–$90,000, this organization provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes a paid-time-off policy of 120 hours per calendar year, 5 days of safe and sick leave, 13 paid holidays, remote work schedule, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, and a retirement plan with 3% employer match! This is an opportunity that will inspire you daily!

For immediate consideration, please provide your resume and cover letter, sharing more about your experience and interest in this role via

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals supporting incredible missions and programs. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

We are proud to be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firms in America. Additionally, Scion has been recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times. Additional information about our firm and our practices can be found online. Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

For opportunities located in a region that has enacted fair chance, arrest, or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit Staffing proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of Scion as well as every client organization with whom we partner.

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