Job Description

The San Diego Rescue Mission is built on beliefs that speak to the heart. We believe this is more than a job, that it’s a calling to love our neighbors and those in need the way that Jesus would. In our programs, we create a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation while ensuring that our building is a safe haven for men, women and children who have experienced homelessness.

The ideal candidate for our VP of Programs position has significant experience leading in a context that addresses the complexities and challenges of serving people who have experienced significant trauma. This person draws energy from the work of implementing best practices for helping men, women, and children recover from experiencing homelessness and/or addiction. The candidate must demonstrate a vibrant Christian (Trinitarian) faith, a clinical understanding of - or sensitivity to clinical relevance for the population we serve. The ideal candidate will thrive on the challenge of navigating interdepartmental collaborative efforts, serving as a member of the Leadership Team and a leader for the Program Directors while also interfacing with myriad other roles. Problem solving, consensus-building, strategic innovation, and community collaboration are cornerstones of this role. Vision, detail, follow through, and communication are elemental to success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To oversee all administrative responsibilities of Ministry Programs
  • To develop and implement a training program
  • To build partnerships with outside agencies
  • To represent our Mission, Vision and Values
  • To continue to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ and Spiritual Leader

Skills / Requirements

Education: Minimum Master’s degree in Business Administration, Ministry, Psychology, Family Therapy or Social Work, or related field from an accredited institution.

Experience: Minimum 5 years full-time experience dealing with the homeless, substance abusers, mentally ill, and/or dually diagnosed.  At least 5 -10 years senior management - nonprofit experience, supervisory and strategic planning experience required.

Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of general business operations, preferably in a nonprofit, social services environment; working knowledge of the management process, especially as it applies to growth and long-term planning; analyze and evaluate budgets and other financial documents as it relates to area of assignment; working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; strong relationship skills and ability to motivate others; coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance. Must have clinical supervisory experience; drug and alcohol treatment knowledge and excellent crisis management skills.

Special License/Certification: Preferred: licensed LMFT or LCSW for minimum 2 years. If licensed must be AAMFT and CAMFT (or equivalent) member in good standing.

Travel/Transportation: The incumbent must travel on a regular (or periodic) basis, as the job requires.  The incumbent must have reliable transportation (public transportation may be acceptable depending on the purpose of travel).  If the incumbent receives authorization to use a Mission vehicle to perform duties, he or she must present a current California driver’s license and good driving record in order to be placed on the Mission’s insurance policy.

Important Notes

This position is full time exempt position, eligible for benefits, employer pays 85% of medical, also included employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, holidays and sick pay.  Affordable dental, vision, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 403B savings plan, employee responsible for premiums.

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted.