Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Job Listing: Direct Services Program Director


Sakhi for South Asian Women


Direct Services Program Director
(Part-time or Full-time Position Available)

About the Organization:
Sakhi for South Asian Women, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization, is an innovative anti-domestic violence agency begun in June 1989. Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. We unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, media advocacy, and policy initiatives. In 20 years, Sakhi has supported thousands of survivors of violence through non-residential services delivery, mobilized community change toward abuse, and enhanced institutions to better serve survivors and the South Asian community. Sakhi is recognized as a local, regional, and national leader in its field. Sakhi currently has six full-time staff members as well as a vibrant board and volunteer pool. For more information on Sakhi, please visit our website:

Position Responsibilities:
The Direct Services Program Director will lead the Domestic Violence, Economic Empowerment, and Women’s Health Initiative programs and report to the Executive Director. This is a senior management position requiring 3-5 years of case management and supervision experience. In addition to program management and development, staff supervision, and crisis response, the Director will also be responsible for working closely with the Sakhi staff on grants management, evaluation and outcomes reporting, donor communications and outreach, and volunteer training and supervision. The Direct Services Program Director will supervise three staff members as well as oversee interns and volunteers assisting with service delivery work.

The Direct Services Program Director’s key areas of work include the following and additional duties as needed:

Program Management and Supervision
• Design and implement program priorities, protocols, activities, and evaluation mechanisms;
• Oversee program staff including offering guidance, feedback, and mentoring on case management;
• Oversee 10-20 volunteer advocates and 2-4 interns in their training and work with survivors;
• Oversee the day-to-day service delivery activities and conduct weekly case meetings;
• Develop program needs assessment and curricula;
• Oversee documentation and tracking of all service delivery work including database maintenance;
• Develop outcomes evaluation tools and processes; • Generate program statistics at least on a quarterly basis;
• Work with development team and Executive Director on program-related grants and reports for foundations, government agencies, individual donors, and special events;
• Assist in fundraising and communications work as needed (including funder visits, sharing of impacts of programs, and assistance with review of monthly newsletter articles);
• Liaison with external agencies as needed to support services programming; and,
• Assist with fiscal protocols maintenance for Swarna Fund and organization Direct Service and Institutional Advocacy
• Provide crisis response for survivors of domestic violence as needed to support program advocates;
• Conduct ongoing assessments, follow-up, and case management as needed to support program advocates;
• Develop ongoing referral relationships within the health, legal, and social service systems; and,
• Policy advocacy work related to mental health advocacy.

Required Qualifications:
• MSW required. LMSW preferred.
• Fluency in one or more South Asian languages, especially Hindi, Urdu, and/or Bengali.
• At least three to five years of direct case work experience, preferably with survivors of domestic violence and/or South Asian women. Knowledge of court, legal, mental health, public benefits, and/or police systems preferred.
• At least two years of experience in program administration as well as experience supervising and managing staff, interns, and volunteers.
• Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and social service databases.
• Excellent public speaking skills, leadership, and teamwork qualities. Experience with community-based presentations, media, and public relations preferred.
• Strong administrative and organization skills.
• Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends. Ability to commit to the position for at least three years.
• Ability to work well under pressure and juggle multiple time-sensitive tasks.

Salary commensurate to experience. Health and dental benefits available.
Start Date: Oct/Nov 2009

To Apply:
Applications will be considered as they are received. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to or to:
Search Committee: Domestic Violence Program Advocate
Sakhi for South Asian Women
P.O. Box 20208
Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001

No phone calls please!

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