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New Beginnings Director of Programs – New position with a growing agency

Make a difference in the lives of homeless youth in Maine!

New Beginnings is very excited to be adding a new Director of Programs at our established youth-services organization. This position will join our high-performing senior leadership and work closely with and supervise our team of dedicated directors and coordinators. We are looking for a leader to help us grow strategically and build on New Beginnings’ strong history of leadership in the youth homelessness field. If you have a passion for homeless youth services and are an excellent communicator and “big picture” thinker, please apply to join our team!

We are hiring talented and enthusiastic people who are committed to making a difference for homeless youth in Maine. For the past 40 years, New Beginnings has helped children, teens, and young adults find safety, build connections, and access the opportunities for growth that they need to thrive. Our comprehensive services prevent young people from becoming homeless, support struggling families, and help vulnerable youth grow into stable and healthy adults. Our mission is to partner with youth to create lasting change, so all youth have a safe place to live and opportunities to grow.

The Ideal candidate has a working knowledge of harm reduction approaches, Stages of Change, Trauma Informed Care, Positive Youth Development and Motivational Interviewing; cultural competency with teens/young adults, LGBTQ+ communities, folks experiencing homelessness and/or poverty; experience with human service and mental health delivery systems and homeless youth issues required. Excellent judgement, communication, conflict-resolution, critical thinking and organizational skills.

New Beginnings is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders/gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with lived experience of poverty and/or homelessness.

Requirements:
Education and Training:
Master’s degree required; preference for LCSW, LCPC, or LMSW. Must be qualified to provide Case Management Supervision for Targeted Case Management under Section 13 of the MaineCare Manual.
Job Related Experience:
10 + years of social services or youth agency experience preferred with 3-5 years of relevant program leadership experience; ideal candidate is excellent at managing change and has successful program-planning or restructuring experience.
5-7 years of relevant nonprofit program management experience including supervision of multiple direct reports and experience managing other leaders.

Generous Benefits Package:
100% paid health for employee
• Dental, life, disability and long term care insurance
• 33 days of accrued earned time off per year
• 403b retirement plan

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter detailing your interest and relevant experience along with your résumé to lisa@newbeginmaine.org. Resumes without a cover letter may not be considered.

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