Primary Worksite: Main Office
Person Reports To: Ms. Dianna Payton, CEO
11404 Lake Sherwood Avenue N., Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Commitment: Under the supervision of the CEO, the Director of Community Services ensures effective implementation of all current YWCA direct service and advocacy programs, including Early Head Start, SIHLE (teen empowerment), AmeriCorps VISTA, and the Freedom Project (bail reform). The Director will focus on meeting grant/funding deliverables to foundations and federal agencies, which includes managing staff toward the pursuit of professional excellence and building advocacy efforts to encourage community change.
The YWCA Greater Baton Rougeis dedicated to eliminating racism; empowering women; and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. To accomplish this, we strive to be a premier service movement for women in a community where women are respected leaders in all sectors of society, diversity is embraced, and all people belong to one race - the human race. Specifically, the YWCA provides service to the community through three programs:
Through our dedicated and tireless efforts, the YWCA hopes to change the odds for East Baton Rouge Parish families, supporting opportunities for otherwise vulnerable people to live with dignity and decency.
Director of Programs
Minimum Education and Experience to qualify is a Bachelor’s degree (subject matter flexible, but a Master’s degree is preferred). We also seek someone with a track-record of effective project and professional management.
In addition, the YWCA is looking for a candidate who:
Position Specific Essential Functions
To apply for the position, please send a Résumé and Cover Letter to Justin Michael Zyla, Director of Operations at ywca.br.employment[at]gmail.com, as well as any information about current availability and scheduling needs. References will be requested for individuals after completing the first interview.
Additional Information that you should know:
Physical Requirements: Able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds; stand up for 75% of the day; stoop and bend; able to climb steps and get in and out of a van or similar vehicle. YWCA will not use this requirement to remove a candidate from consideration, if the inability to meet it stems from a physical disability.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the YWCA to implement equal employment opportunity for all employees, and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, sex/gender, age, creed/religion, ethnic and/or religious background/ancestry, national origin, citizenship, political belief, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era veteran status or disabled veteran status, marital or family status, height and/or weight or any legally protected classification. Every effort shall be made to recruit candidates of color and women for every position opening. Positive action shall be taken to ensure the fulfillment of this policy. This commitment includes:
Employment at Will: The YWCA is an “at will” employer. The YWCA or the employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. The YWCA Personnel Policies & Procedures Manual is available to employees upon hiring, and flexibility is requested in evolving workplace responsibilities.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year