Program Director

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time

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Standing Together to End Sexual Assault

Standing Together to End Sexual Assault (STESA) is looking for a talented and experienced Program Director to provide leadership to the crisis intervention and counseling programs. The Program Director is responsible for the overall direction of development, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive program of direct services. The ideal candidate can maintain a balance between supporting staff, provide a vision for the programs, and keeping up with day to day demands of the job. The program director has tact and the ability to develop and sustain community partnerships. We are seeking a program director that is a self-starter, able to give and receive feedback, skilled in optimizing staff strengths, and leading teams. An opportunity awaits for the right candidate to join the STESA team.

Classification and Benefits
Full-time Exempt, Health Insurance, Vacation, Sick leave, and SIMPLE IRA retirement plan

Example of essential duties and responsibilities
Administration of Programs

  1. Develop, plan, administer, monitor, evaluate, and supervise all phases of the crisis intervention and long-term counseling programs.
  2. Responsible for developing program policies and procedures in conjunction with crisis intervention and long-term counseling program staff.
  3. Coordinates the design and implementation of all program-related materials.
  4. Responsible for the development and implementation of recruitment and retention strategies for program volunteers.
  5. Researches, prepares, and writes grants and ensures grant compliance.
  6. Works with associate director to develop and monitor program budgets.
  7. Reviews and ensures the accuracy of statistical reports to produce reports for grant funders.
  8. Maintain administrative files on the Crisis Intervention and Long-term Counseling programs.
  9. Works in collaboration with the associate and executive director to develop annual program plans.
  10. In the absence of the associate director conduct some of her duties as appropriate.

Community Networking

  1. Networks with other county agencies and community organizations to ensure optimal service coordination and delivery strategies.
  2. Creates opportunities to collaborate with community partners to further STESA’s mission and vision.
  3. Attends and participates in collaborative meetings that focus on the delivery or expansion of services affecting survivors of sexual assault.
  4. In conjunction with the Community Education Coordinator, develops and implements strategies to promote STESA’s crisis intervention and long-term counseling services.

Staff Supervision

  1. Ensures adequate staffing for the crisis intervention and long-term counseling programs.
  2. Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training of the crisis intervention coordinating staff members and the long-term counseling program supervisor.
  3. Ensures appropriate supervision and monitoring of staff furnishing case management services.


  • BA required, preferably in psychology, sociology, or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of successful management experience with private/public social services agency. Experience with participatory management style/organization preferred.
  • Completion of Crisis Intervention Training within 3 months of hire and Long-term Counseling Training within 1 year of hire (STESA will provide this training).
  • Have a working knowledge of the subject of sexual assault and seek training to enhance skills and increase knowledge base.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Background in grant writing and grants management.
  • Knowledge of issues pertinent to marginalized communities. Experience in developing programs that address the needs of these communities.
  • Well organized with excellent skills in time management and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of statistics and statistical gathering methods.
  • Strong skills in recruitment, training, and supervision of staff
  • Willingness to work within an empowerment model.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Word and Excel Publisher and Internet.
  • Ability to drive safely and in compliance with all applicable laws while on STESA business.

Physical Activities

  1. Sit for 80% of the working hours.
  2. Type at a computer keyboard while seated at a desk.
  3. Lift and carry for brief periods up to 25 pounds from the floor to shoulder level.
  4. Bend, stoop, and stand while filing in binders and files.
  5. Twist and reach while at a desk or computer terminal.
  6. Maintain physical and mental composure while dealing with emergencies, crises, and deadlines.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively with individuals both in person and over the telephone.

This job announcement is not intended to be all-inclusive of job responsibilities. Complete job description available upon request. An employee may also perform other reasonably related business duties.

STESA will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified applicant or staff member in accordance with applicable law. If you think you may require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job, immediately notify the supervisor or STESA’s Associate Director of this need and describe the requested accommodation.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  1. STESA Employment application can be found at www.sbstesa.org/jobs/program-director
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Three references

Forward documents to Arcelia Sención.

STESA is an equal opportunity employer

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