Associate Director of Programs (TUC- Strength United)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: Full Time


Empowering Families, Ending Violence and Developing Leaders


Duties and Responsibilities:

In coordination with Clinical Program Managers and Operations Manager conducts:  1) Program Oversight: oversees the day-to-day functioning of programming, working collaboratively with agency staff, multidisciplinary partners and volunteers across all SU locations.   Assures program managers and supervisors are reaching all productivity, goals and objectives to meet all grant and agency targets. 2) Program Design: responsible for the design, implementation and contractual, legal and ethical compliance of direct services and field-site student training in consultation with the Executive Director.  3) Development of Policies and Procedures:  Reviews, revises and develops new policies in accordance with the principles of trauma informed care, equity, diversity and inclusivity practices. Provides performance evaluations of staff/volunteers and when necessary, develops corrective action plans.  4)  Data Management & Quality Assurance: Utilizes data driven analysis to forecast productivity, pre and post assessments, supervisor, counselor and client ratios.  Developing approaches to address poor program performance as necessary. 5) Coordinates with Associate Director of Accounting and Payroll: Ensures grant spending is planned and expended in accordance with budgets, ensures appropriate staffing and time allocations, and incurred costs are reasonable, and in compliance with applicable regulations.6) Grant, Contract and Foundation Application:  Participates in the identification, writing, budget development and submission of all proposals for funding.  7) Strategic Planning: Assists in strategic thinking and development of strategic plans. 8) Staff performance and Evaluation:  Directly oversees the Clinical Program Managers, Clinical Supervisors and Operations Manager, providing timely and critical feedback when necessary, providing support, participates in problem solving, conducts yearly review and corrective action planning when appropriated.  9) Presentations and Training:  Participates in training and presentations when necessary and appropriate.  10) Other duties as assigned


Must possess a PhD. Or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Public Health or Administration, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy or equivalent work experience.  Must have a minimum of 1 to 2 years Supervisory experience and coordination with CSUN’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program.  Must have excellent leadership in working with staff, funders and community representatives, able to work with diverse teams, build consensus, and motivate change. 


Knowledge, Specialized Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  Must show a commitment to Strength United’s mission, vision, values and multidisciplinary approach to providing services as well as community-based solutions for addressing root causes of violence and survivor needs.  Previous experience working in psychological trauma, or an agency that deals with psychological trauma preferred.  Must be a strategic thinker. Must demonstrate a passion and sensitivity for trauma work.  Must display a high level of attention to detail and accuracy in all areas of work.  Speak and communicate effectively; assist in writing narrative, statistical, and grant applications. Must have the ability to organize, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks.  Must have excellent relational skills to maintain and foster professional, civic and private leaders in support of the agencies mission.  Experience in public speaking working comfortably with multimedia materials.  Comprehensive working knowledge in the fields of child maltreatment, domestic violence, sexual assault, school based and community counseling and multidisciplinary programming, coordination and collaboration  with a variety of individuals and organizations.  Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).

Time Base: Full-Time

Full Pay Range: $96,000 - $110,000

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403 (b), Life, AD&D, Flex Spending


General Information


Per TUC Mandate, the candidate will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination including a booster.  


How to Apply

Please complete the online application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best-qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


Application Screening begins 2/28/23 and will continue until the position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

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