Founded in 1949, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit agency committed to advancing the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. We believe in Life without Limits for People with Disabilities.
UCP is actively recruiting a professional to fill the role of Program Director. The Program Director is primarily responsible for the program development, management, fiscal and programmatic administration of program services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Program Development and Delivery: Assesses programs and services for quality, cost effectiveness, and meeting the needs of the clients and community. Researches and identifies program opportunities and best practices to expand services to the community. Develops new program services, including needs assessment, planning, funding, implementation, reports and monitoring. Establishes outcomes and other best practice benchmarks for program services.
• Compliance: Manages oversight of all activities and assures compliance with state and local Developmental Disabilities Services, all funding and accrediting bodies, including meeting stated goals and assuring reports accurately reflect services provided.
• Staffing and Development: Recruits, develops, trains and motivates talented individuals for staff and volunteer positions. Manages the performance of staff through development of goals; provides ongoing performance feedback. Ensures positive morale through enthusiasm, understanding and appreciation of others, hard work and drive for excellence.
• Strategic and Business Planning: Develops effective short and long range plans to guide UCP’s program services, future programs and activities. Directs and implements approved strategies and plans resulting in the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. Researches private and public funding options. Demonstrates vision and strategic leadership. Participates in the agency’s strategic planning process, ensuring that annual action plans are completed each year.
• Marketing: Collaborates with the Development staff to identify marketing opportunities and strategies to market UCP services to outside agencies and community stakeholders. Assists with the development of the annual report and newsletters.
• Organizational Development and Management: Establishes the organizational structure to effectively carry out program services. Responsible for development, implementation and monitoring of improvement plans. Serves on the management team, attends meetings of the Board of Directors, and the Program Committee.
• Financial Management: Participates in the development of the budget and forecasting process. Monitors monthly financial reports to identify budget variances.
• Community and Business Partner Relations: Serves as a UCP spokesperson about agency programs, services, policies, and practices. Maintains productive relationships with other agencies, governmental entities, community and key business partners, Board members, and families of UCP clients. Participates in external agency collaborations, committees and meetings regarding individuals with disabilities.
• Advocacy: Serves as an advocate for UCP’s clients and ensures the programs and services meet the needs of the community. Directs legislative and advocacy activities, which support UCP’s mission and goals, and represents the needs of the people it serves.
• Communications: Develops and maintains a system of communications with the management team, employees, the Program committee, clients, key partners and external constituencies. Communicates UCP’s mission and focus to employees, volunteers, clients and key partners. Keeps the Executive Director and Board informed; communicates recommendations for effectively dealing with opportunities and challenges.
• Other duties as required.
o Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field; Masters Degree preferred.
o Minimum of 5-10 years of related work experience.
o Proven track record developing programs in the developmental disability field.
o Proven experience in supervising, managing and motivating a staff of professionals and volunteers in the developmental disability field.
o Financial management experience is required, including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting results.
o History of innovation and serving as a “change agent” in response to new opportunities and challenges.
Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati, 3601 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45229 or email@example.com
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is a 501(c)(3) organization
and an Equal Opportunity Employer
United Cerebral Palsy offers a rewarding environment serving
teens and adults with disabilities.
Did you know that more that 50% of those served
by UCP have a disability other than cerebral palsy?