Program Director

General position summary:  The Program Director’s main responsibilities are to maintain and expand programs and services for both cancer patients and survivors at The Victory Center; promote programs and encourage attendance; and evaluate current programs, services, and therapists on a regular basis.  The program director is the main originator of new program development. They may facilitate programs appropriate with their background, either in an ongoing or as needed basis.  They register new participants and provide them a brief program orientation; act as a referral source for educational, financial or psychosocial needs; and offer crisis response for participants until further help can be arranged if needed. In addition, the Program Director oversees all of the contractual therapists and facilitators.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Promote Current Programming

    • Devise, write, and distribute programming newsletter and calendar
    • Schedule monthly programs, both recurring and singular programs

2. Register new participants

    • Complete registration forms, explain programming, suggest suitable programs, write initial notes
    • Train, schedule and coordinate Welcome Orientation volunteers and schedule

3. Program Facilitation

    • May be the regular facilitator for a group with appropriate previous experience
    • Co-facilitate groups when needed
    • Cover for ill/absent facilitators (again with appropriate experience)
    • Attend or host scheduled evening/weekend programs as needed

4. New Program Development

    • Seek new ideas to expand programs
    • Research implementation in terms of staff time, costs, ability to accommodate, scheduling issues, etc.

5. Therapist oversight

    • Communicate with therapists regarding TVC policies and procedures
    • Address therapist ideas or concerns
    • Address participant concerns or complaints in regard to therapists
    • Point of contact for therapists for schedule changes


Minimum qualifications for position: The Program Director must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, in an appropriate field such as social work, counseling, or nursing, with either licensure and/or 2-3 years’ experience; or, have a master’s degree in an appropriate field with 2 years’ experience.  MSW preferred.  Looking for a compassionate person who is highly organized and motivated to help others. Excellent public speaking and community relations skills.  Ability to effectively manage time and respond to deadlines.  Experience working with cancer patients or those with significant illness preferred.  Group facilitation skills a plus. Some evening hours are required. Full time/health benefits/PTO.

To apply, candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to: Dianne Barndt/Executive Director: [email protected]

Position will remain open until the ideal candidate is found.