Full-time Chief Program Officer

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Title: Chief Program Officer

Reports to: Executive Director


Casa Chirilagua offers a selection of integrated programs that involve the entire family in order to develop relationships with families to see the Chirilagua neighborhood transformed by Christ. We design these programs, which include academic support, language fluency instruction and character development, to foster long-term relationships. We are a faith-based, 501(c)(3) Christian Community Development nonprofit with 12 staff members and over 100 weekly volunteers who serve more than 120 families per week via multiple individual development programs. Join a vibrant, diverse ministry team and invest in meaningful work daily.

Position Summary

As part of Casa Chirilagua’s Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Program Officer will perform functions to lead, manage, and develop program staff members on Casa Chirilagua’s Leadership Pipeline and Engagement Teams both professionally and spiritually. They will provide oversight to these teams, ensuring all Casa Chirilagua programs are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and in compliance with organizational policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Personnel Leadership, Management, and Development
  • Recruit, hire, train, and onboard new programmatic staff to the Leadership Pipeline and Engagement teams. Collaborate with other directors as necessary in interviewing and onboarding processes.
  • Conduct employee reviews for direct supervisees. Ensure compliance with employee review process within the Leadership Pipeline Team.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight and supervision to direct supervisees. Act as a pastoral presence within the organization to ensure that programmatic decisions made by directors are aligned with the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the organization.
  • Provide program directors with guidance, training, and tools to increase their capacity for program development and implementation.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop and implement Casa wide trainings on ministry principles and practices.
  1. Program Development, Evaluation, and Oversight
  • Provide support to program directors as needed in creating annual program budgets. Ensure compliance with implementation of approved budgets by ensuring spending aligns with the limits set for each category.
  • Oversee process for programmatic evaluations. Develop and implement systems to increase data tracking efficiency, quality, and accountability.
  • Act as the first point of contact for potential partnerships related to the Leadership Pipeline. Evaluate the partners’ alignment with Casa’s mission and connect contacts to the appropriate program director who will act as a liaison for the partnership.
  1. Strategic Direction Development and Implementation
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and others as appropriate on organization’s strategic direction planning. Ensure strategic direction is understood by and communicated effectively to the programs team.
  1. Policy Oversight
  • Act as the Child Protection Policy officer and ensure compliance with all
    Casa Chirilagua’s child protection policies.

Key Competencies

  • Communication:Ability to clearly, professionally, empathetically listen and communicate in order to build new and strengthen existing relationships. Spanish language ability is required. Must speak at an advanced level (can narrate and describe in all major time frames, handle a situation with a complication, and effectively translate between two parties) or higher.
  • Fiscal responsibility: Has five or more years of experience creating and implementing a program budget, demonstrating fiduciary stewardship.
  • Program Development: Has successfully researched, developed, and implemented program curriculum in a marginalized community for at least five years with certifiable references.
  • Detail-oriented: Highly organized and manage time well with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes. Can reliably collect and create reports on program data.
  • Technology: Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel), and data systems management.
  • Mentorship: Has five or more years of experience in identifying and cultivating leadership skills in a team or individual. Has successfully coached a predecessor or similar into a new leadership role.
  • Creative: Exhibits the ability to think outside of the box, problem solve with fun, innovative and new ideas, and has a good sense of humor.
  • Culturally Competent: Has a demonstrated ability to listen to and learn from a community that differs from the one they were raised in. Ability to identify potential assumptions or biases and proactively seeks feedback in their learning.
  • Motivated: Continually look for ways to improve themselves, processes, systems, and the way their team works together. A hard worker who is self-motivated, diligent, and practices self-care (tending to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs). Proactive in bringing ideas for individual and corporate improvement to their supervisor.
  • Christian faith: Manifest evidence of personal faith in Jesus Christ, actively pursuing spiritual mentorship and community, and a theological perspective that aligns with Casa Chirilagua’s Core Values.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in organizational leadership, community development, or related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in nonprofit program leadership and

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Our relational network of volunteers and donors reflects a diverse group of individuals from all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a non-profit, we rely on the community for assisting program directors on-site, being mentors, supplying the needs of our food pantry, and everything in between. Each member of our Casa community holds a unique gift, whether time, talent or treasure.