Employment Opportunity – Senior Program Associate (Children & Families) National Center on Family Homelessness



National Center on Family Homelessness – Greater Boston Area

Job Description

The National Center on Family Homelessness seeks an experienced professional to join the nation’s leading organization dedicated to ending family homelessness. This person will play a leadership role in project management and implementation, training activities, community engagement, and funder relations. The Senior Associate must have flexibility and capacity to manage and participate in a wide-range of projects based on the organization’s program portfolio. The Senior Associate will participate as a member of the organization’s Senior Practice Team and will be required to proactively engage in business development activities.

Key Responsibilities

– Manage and ensure compliance with overall project goals and objectives for national initiatives.

– Conceptualize, organize and direct complex, multi-year projects that include national collaborators and direct service providers.

– Create, implement, and manage work plans associated with assigned projects.

– Create product deliverables, including curricula, toolkits, manuals, guides, etc. and manage the product deliverable timelines.

– Provide oversight, guidance, and support to staff assigned to programmatic projects.

– Conceptualize and develop training presentations and materials, and serve as a lead trainer on the organization’s national training team.

– Identify, create and manage dissemination plans to maximize the impact of project outcomes.

– Develop and manage project budgets in collaboration with the finance division.

– Proactively engage in overall agency business development activities, including grant writing.

– Provide support, assistance, and knowledge on other agency projects and activities.

– Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience


– 10 years clinical experience in mental health, social work, or related fields.

– Experience with children and families in clinical settings.

– Knowledge of human service systems.

– Masters degree and licensure required.

– Demonstrated knowledge and expertise related to traumatic stress and trauma-informed care, with a strong preference for trauma certification.

– Ability to conceptualize, analyze and follow-through with multiple, competing priorities.

– Project management experience, with a preference for federal project management, required. – Experience providing training and technical assistance to community-based programs.

– Strong independent writing skills, with ability to create, draft, and finalize a variety of written materials, including competitive grant applications and proposals.

– Ability to write, peer review, and publish content-related articles.

– Strong public speaking and presentation skills.

– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to develop strong funder relationships.

– Experience in performance improvement activities and/or evaluation programs with ability to analyze and interpret data preferred.

– Up to 25% of time will be spent on national and local travel

– This position will be based in Needham, MA.

Company Description

The National Center on Family Homelessness, founded in 1988, is the nation’s foremost authority on family homelessness, and the only national organization dedicated solely to helping homeless families.  We conduct state-of-the-art research, develop and share innovative solutions, and create public awareness about the special needs of homeless families.  Our mission is to end family homelessness in America.

Additional Information

August 31, 2011
Mid-Senior level
Program Development 
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