Director of Programs

Mid Santa Barbara County
Full Time
Girls Inc of Greater Santa Barbara

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is seeking a Director of Programs.  The Director of Programs role is pivotal to our mission’s success. As a dynamic and visionary leader, you will have the opportunity to shape and drive our programs to new heights. This position carries the responsibility of ensuring outstanding program effectiveness, inspiring our program management staff, and managing budgets that enable us to deliver life-changing services to girls in our community. If you are ready to embrace a role that has the potential to make a lasting impact, we encourage you to apply.


Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We offer girls a safe, fun, all-girl/pro-girl environment where they gain and practice skills that equip and empower them to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Through evidence-based programs, led by trained mentoring professionals, Girls Inc. girls learn to be confident and embrace positive decision-making to take charge of their health and well-being, and achieve academic, personal, and career goals.

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara endeavors to foster an organizational culture that reflects the virtues of strong, smart, and bold through our core values of empowerment, inclusivity, respect, professionalism, and gender justice.


Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Manage operations for multiple programs within the organization, to support outstanding program effectiveness and impactful delivery to the families and youth we serve.
  • Develop and implement operational strategies to optimize program delivery, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Manage and supervise management staff, support their professional development, and enhance their ability to supervise their staff and programs with impact.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork, accountability, healthy work environment and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Develop and administer relevant and comprehensive training opportunities for all program staff and help them meet challenges through problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with schools, community organizations, and other stakeholders to promote the organization’s teen programs and enhance opportunities for collaboration.
  • Support capacity-building and growth of program enrollment.
  • Support the financial sustainability of Girls Inc. through budget management. Ensure fiscal responsibility, judicious resource allocation, and alignment with the organization’s financial goals.
  • Ensure full compliance with Community Care licensing requirements, quality assurance assessments, and program evaluation assessments.

*Job Functions above are only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Minimum Requirements:
• 4+ years’ experience working with youth in a structured educational setting.

  • 4+ years’ experience supervising staff.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in early childhood education, child and adolescent development, elementary education, or social work.
    • 12 college level units in early childhood education or any of the following areas: sociology, psychology, art, music, dance, drama, recreation, education.
    • Ability to pass criminal background check and pre-employment physical and drug screening.
    • Vaccinations as required by State Law for licensed child care facilities (TB, Pertussis and Measles immunization. Flu vaccine recommended, but optional).
    •We require COVID-19 vaccines and boosters for all employees. Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or religious beliefs.
  • Strong communication skills and ability and desire to work as a team member of a diverse and dynamic team.
  • It is highly preferred that applicants possess a clean driving record and have the ability to drive the organization’s class C vehicles to safely transport youth passengers and all other driving needs.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaker preferred.

Hours of Position:

  • Full Time Exempt
  • Monday- Friday 40+ hours p/wk. Must be available during program operation hours (Hours may vary by season, some weekend and evening hours required)


Compensation and Benefits:

  • $80K-90K depending on experience and education
  • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay included
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Retirement Plan


To Apply:
• Submit resume with relevant coursework (unofficial transcripts) to

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