Regional Director

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
PATH Santa Barbara

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The regional director supports PATH Santa Barbara’s operations and ensures alignment with our mission, vision, and values. Responsibilities include but are not limited to program development and compliance, advisory board development, personnel retention, support with fundraising, public relations, liaison between stakeholders, fiscal management, facility and operations support.

The position ensures all programs are meeting performance targets through direct supervision of staff, managing tracking documents and implementation of standard internal audits. It also functions as a liaison to cultivate community relationships with program partners and other service organizations as it pertains to the success of PATH Santa Barbara.

The following reflects the definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions:

  • Program Management & Oversight: Provide oversight of all program contracts to ensure successful implementation, coordination of participant services, achievement of program performance measures, and evaluation of services provided. Ensure that programs and projects are in compliance with contracts, partnership agreements, and all other funding requirements, program goals, and stakeholder expectations. Operate as the primary contact person for all program matters. This includes program monitoring by funders, responding to specific program inquiries from outside partners, and working with the Finance department to monitor program budgets.
  • Reports/Contracts and Compliance: Review and authorize all program and contract reports prior to submittal. Evaluate program manager reports to assemble full department reports. Review and explain contract scope and services to staff. Submit regular monthly report. Perform periodic internal audits. Attend all monitoring site visits.
  • Fiscal Management: Responsible for collaborating with finance department to reconcile both program and non-program expenditures. This may include timely spend down on program contracts, facility related cost, and vendors.
  • Staff Support/Development: Provide direct supervision to all staff managing the above-mentioned programs. Plan and schedule on-going workload assignments set and adjust work to be accomplished by staff; adjust program and project priorities in consultation with Innovations Department leadership; and prepare schedules for work completion. Conduct weekly supervision meetings with staff; provide regular and appropriate feedback including training, opportunities for professional growth, verbal and written improvement plans when needed, and regular evaluations. Collaborate with human resources to develop strategies for staff recruitment and retention.
  • Liaison Between Stakeholders/Public Relations: Within and outside of normal business hours, the regional director educates, networks and represents programs to local agencies, coalitions, community stakeholders, Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Districts, Neighborhood Councils, Law Enforcement, City and County government, residents, and other organizations.
  • Advisory Board Development: Cultivate and develop an advisory board for the region that supports the organizations strategic efforts around policy, communications, and fundraising.
  • Fundraising: Collaborate with the External Affairs department to apply the organizations fundraising strategies within the region. This includes supporting with fundraising campaigns and identifying philanthropic opportunities.
  • Facilities and Operations Support: Collaboration with the facilities and operations department to ensure facilities are up to code, and staff are in accordance with safety trainings.

What You Bring

  • Have grant writing, fundraising, and donor cultivation experience.
  • Have experience with HMIS.
  • Creatively problem-solve and come up with effective solutions.
  • Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs.
  • Supervisory  experience in homeless services or related social services field with strong skills in staff supervision, program development and implementation and development of policies and procedures.
  • Experience working with program funders.
  • Experience overseeing large and complex budgets and multilayered funding sources.
  • Experience overseeing large personnel operations.
  • Experience analyzing program procedures and practices to identify barriers and impediments to achieving goals and making recommendations for course-correction.
  • Knowledge of program management, experience preparing and monitoring program budgets.
  • Effective time management and communication skills. Includes speaking, listening, and writing in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Strong ability to effectively resolve and cope with immediate crisis situations.
  • Strong organizational, detail orientated, and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently, effectively as an individual and part of a team.
  • Strong ability to represent the interests of the agency, interact effectively with a diverse group, and be comfortable building successful collaborative relationships with program participants, staff, and other stake holders.
  • Ability to lead and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to work with emotional intelligence, navigating individual and team conflicts productively, with empathy and integrity.
  • Ability to prepare well organized written reports and other communications.
  • Experience working with a broad array of constituency groups such as policy makers, and community advocates.
  • Ability to work with some independence responding creatively and strategically when confronted with complex and multifaceted opportunities and challenges.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, to meetings and conferences throughout the state and possibly other locations.

Mandatory Requirements

For this role the Regional Director must:

  • Be committed to ending homelessness in the Santa Barbara community and beyond.
    Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services or social services related field; Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or social services related field highly preferred.
  • Have at least 5 years of experience managing programs and staff in the social services space.
  • Have experience leading large-scale programs and systems change.
  • Demonstrate a work history of achieving success with increasing leadership and management responsibilities over time.
  • Have experience working with vulnerable populations.
  • Be proficient with computers as a work tool, including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills including:
    • The ability to effectively and professionally represent the interests of the agency.
    • The ability to successfully build relationships and collaborate with a diverse range of individuals at all organization levels.
    • Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends.
    • Have employment eligibility verification
    • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
    • Provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
    • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage

Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:

  • Tuberculosis Test
  • Background Screening
  • Drug Test

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

In the course of performing the job, this position typically spends time sitting, standing, climbing stairs, walking, carrying (20lbs), and lifting (20lbs). Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Perform some repetitive motion activities. Operate a computer keyboard, adding machine, firm/strong grasping. Make and receive telephone calls. Daily use of general office equipment copier, fax machine, 100% office setting.

Work Environment You may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the Guest’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. You will also be in contact with a variety of animals as guests are permitted to reside with their pets during their stay.


PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

COVID-19 Vaccination
Effective 11/01/2021 PATH will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of full vaccination as part of the pre-employment credentialing process.

Flexible Work
PATH is a California employer. Therefore, all regular and customary work must be performed within the state. Approval for work outside of the office, does not establish approval for work to be conducted outside of California.

What We Offer
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.

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