Program Director

469 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA Req #26206
Friday, May 26, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Program Director for Red Shield Services, located in Atlanta, GA.

Job Summary

Plans, directs, coordinates and monitors the day-to-day operations of a Social Service Program such as Transitional Living, Homeless Services, Emergency Services, Crisis Intervention Services; develops, implements and evaluates program operations and services; supervises all program staff and ensures work is in compliance with established policies and procedures as well as local, state and federal regulations; researches and prepares grant proposals and secures program funding; prepares and monitors program expenditures in compliance with program budget.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and evaluation. Knowledge of social work principles and casework techniques. Knowledge of client and public relations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of social service program development and administration. Knowledge of the procedures for applying for, securing, and maintaining grant. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations governing social service programs. Knowledge of the principles and practices of crisis intervention counseling. Knowledge of family dynamics and issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Knowledge of social service resources and agencies in the community. Knowledge of effective communication and motivation practices. Knowledge of the principles and practices of facility management. Ability to motivate, lead, supervise, and evaluate subordinate personnel. Ability to provide leadership in the community to promote program services. Ability to perform public speaking. Ability to develop, implement, and enforce program policies and procedures. Ability to perform crisis intervention by interacting with victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse and assisting them in taking the appropriate corrective actions. Ability to remain calm and make sound decisions during a state of crisis. Ability to work with the public encompassing all types of behaviors. Ability to interview clients and to obtain pertinent information. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and complete case notes and client records. Ability to develop program plans and goals based on client's needs. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in order to accomplish work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines. Ability to build and maintain effective and professional working relationships with clients and community agencies. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral. Ability to exhibit interpersonal sensitivity, compassion, and empathy when interacting with others. Ability to remain flexible in all aspects of this role.



Education and Experience

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or related field; or Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years progressively responsible experience performing social services work with at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity, or Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.



Licenses and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License



Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time. Work is performed in an environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like. Occasional travel to other sites and may require shared use of spaces.



Additional Information

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

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*Application Submittal Period: 05/26/2023 – 06/02/2023

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family GA-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Social Services
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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