About The Avodah Collective: The Avodah Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to restore and reintegrate women survivors of sex-trafficking through comprehensive, Christ-centered care provided by Catholic religious sisters and a faith-filled community. Avodah believes giving employees time for prayer, attending Mass, and other spiritual needs within the Catholic faith is an integral part to the organization’s mission. Avodah seeks to uphold the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church in all it does.
Job Description: The Avodah Collective is seeking an enthusiastic and driven Denver Program Director to lead and direct all programming at the Avodah Villa in Denver. The Program Director at will oversee the implementation and on-going functions of the Avodah Denver Villa programming for female survivors of sex-trafficking and the children of these survivors, along with supervising the Residential Support Team and missionaries. The Program Director must be mission-oriented and possess a deep love for Christ.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Direct Villa operational plans, regulatory compliance, implementation and evaluation of programming policies and procedures, and budget management.
- Ensure Avodah Villa Denver services and goals are accomplished by providing appropriate direction, monitoring, and reviews, and report such information to National Program Director and other leadership
- Oversee and lead the Residential Support Team, including religious sisters, Villa Managers, and missionaries and promote a culture of the love and care of Christ within the Villa
- Implement and comply with policies and procedures of Villa Denver in collaboration with the residential team, as directed by National Programming standards
- Oversee food programming, education, work experience, life skills, wholistic care, therapeutic programming, mentorship programming
- Represent and uphold the values of the Avodah Collective and Villa Denver in the community
- Participate in the recruitment and hiring for all RST staff and other additional staff
- Oversee the development and training of the Residential Support Team
- Assist in the standardized resident referral process for the Villa Denver
- Oversee the intake process for new residents alongside the residential support team
- Provide consultation to the Avodah Collective Core Team in carrying out their responsibilities, interpreting to them the needs of the residents and participating with the Avodah Collective Core Team in interpreting the Villa needs for financial support
- Update weekly and monthly calendar and communicate calendar of events with residents and Residential Support Team
- Supervise Villa management: including building, maintenance, and villa purchasing in collaboration with Director of Operations
- Establish effective communication between staff and residents and children of residents of the Villa and seeking their input for Villa programming and operations
- Implement the screening and training process of volunteers to ensure the safety of mothers and children at Villa Denver
- Report injuries, deaths, and critical incidents involving residents or children of residents of Villa Denver the appropriate authorities.
- Supervise the performance of all persons involved in any service, delivery/direct care to residents or children of residents at the Villa
- Establish and implement a continuum of care program with National Program Director and other programming leadership
- Adhere to all federal and state laws and standards pertaining to the operation of the Villa
- Address areas of non-compliance by Avodah Villa Denver identified by licensing inspections and complaint inspections.
The Denver Program Director will possess skills and knowledge of residential operations and functioning, as well as managerial/supervisory skills with experience in leading teams. The Denver Program Director should be familiar with a variety of trauma-informed interventions and care, along with interventions for crisis management.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of 2 years working with a vulnerable/high-risk population with complex trauma preferred.
- Experience working with sex-trafficking survivors, victim services, mental health and/or domestic violence preferred.
- Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university (preference for degree in Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, etc.)
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, preferred.
Values and Culture
- Adhere to Avodah Collective’s Mission, Values and Statement of Faith (see addendum)
- Adaptive and flexible
- Humble, servant-leader and resilient
- Pursues excellence
- Culturally aware and appreciative of differences
- Strong work ethic
- Innovative problem solver
- Ability to build trust and strong partnerships with others
- Courageous in pursuing opportunities and challenges
- Tenacious in achieving goals
- Treats residents, co-workers, colleagues, volunteers with dignity and respect