Job posting: Senior Director of Programs

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Girls Inc. of the Valley delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curriculae, delivered by trained professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women.

Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Senior Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of Girls Inc. of the Valley’s school partnership programs and licensed after school program site, ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. The Senior Director of Programs will manage a growing staff of 18, and will be key to the Girls Inc. of the Valley’s success and organizational growth.

The Senior Director of Programs will possess excellent supervisory skills, including the ability to support and coach a team of middle managers with varied program development responsibilities. Must be able to motivate and lead a team, be an energetic self-starter, and be patient and diplomatic when interacting with various stakeholders. The Senior Director of Programs will be a cooperative and creative manger, a critical thinker, a problem solver, and a negotiator. In addition, the Senior Director of Programs should excel in interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills. Must have the ability to create and maintain agency-wide lines of communication. This position requires a high level understanding of gender specific youth development programming. The successful candidate must have the capacity to work well under pressure.

The Senior Director of Programs will have the ability to empower, inspire, and encourage creativity among staff and program participants, foster participation in program planning, problem solving and decision-making. Knowledge of community needs in the Greater Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield area are essential elements to succeed in this position.

• Passion for Girls Inc. mission
• Minimum of a BA/BS, MA/MS preferred.
• At least 5 years of experience with 2 of those in a team management role.
• An understanding of the unique offerings of gender-specific programs
• Experience in supervision and management of a diverse work force; individuals with Spanish language skills will be given favorable consideration.


Please send a cover letter, résumé, and names/phone numbers of three references by July 19, 2019 to:
Sandra Loya, Administrative Manager
Girls Inc. of the Valley