Nonprofit Regional Director

Location Columbus, OH 43215
Date Posted September 07, 2023
Job ID 10279
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing ( is leading a search for a Remote Regional Program Director for our client, an amazing organization that focuses on supporting caregivers and adoptive parents throughout Ohio! This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of an impactful and professional growing nonprofit, with this role operating within Central Ohio. This is a direct hire, full-time opportunity!

The nonprofit was founded in 2005, and believes that childhood is a fundamental right, and that every day in foster care is a day in crisis. Their mission is to develop partnerships that transform beliefs, values, and actions to achieve permanency for all children in the shortest time possible. If you have a background in child welfare, public health, or health and human services and want to work for an amazing organization that is making a positive impact, then please apply today!

Position Description

The Regional Program Director position is dedicated to building community-level supports across their respective region in the following counties: Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway.

The Regional Director reports to the Program Director and supervises a regional team of three staff – a Regional Coordinator and two Coaches. The Regional Director will partner with the Regional Coordinator and Coaches to ensure the service delivery and capacity building objectives of the program are successfully met within their region. The Regional Director will also work with the Statewide Evaluation team to ensure that successful data collection and continuous quality improvement activities are completed for the region.

The Regional Director will build and maintain local partnerships and co-facilitate regular Regional Advisory Council meetings designed to engage local stakeholders. In partnership with the Regional Advisory Council, the Regional Director will develop a regional implementation plan to build their region’s capacity to serve kin caregivers and adoptive parents.

Overview of The Program
The program is an innovative statewide program that supports formal and informal kin caregivers and adoptive parents by providing information and referral services and assistance obtaining support services. Building on current and previous Ohio kinship navigator programs, the program is distinguished by its planned statewide implementation, broad population of families served, and provision for rigorous evaluation. Contingent on evaluation results, the program may establish a new evidence-based practice model that may be considered for federal payments under the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018.

The program builds the necessary community and systems capacity to support families and works directly with kinship and adoptive families to build confidence and connections. Anticipated outcomes to be measured include greater family resilience, improved family functioning, increased stability and permanency for children, and improved child well-being.

The program is a statewide program organized into 10 geographic regions. Regional staff will develop community capacity to deliver a service model designed to support formal and informal kin caregivers and adoptive parents obtain the knowledge, social support, and access to the human services and resources they need to achieve

What You Will Be Doing
  • Providing strategic leadership, program design and implementation leadership, community engagement direction, and management of evaluation and continuous quality improvement (CQI) plans
  • Leading a regional staff team of 3
  • Exemplifying the mission, vision, and values of the program
  • Leading and sustaining the implementation and continuous quality improvement of the program in a multi-county regional area in a manner that is responsive to the needs of kinship and adoptive families, takes into account the resources and capacity of individual counties and local communities, ensures fidelity to the program model, and supports formal program evaluation and CQI activities
  • Forging, cultivating, and maintaining deep relationships with and connections among a broad network of regional and local human services organizations
  • Inspiring a shared sense of purpose among key stakeholders, including families served, public and private human service organizations, community leaders, and staff
  • Establishing, growing, and co-leading a Regional Advisory Council, composed of key regional and local stakeholders, that is charged with providing ongoing expert guidance, service capacity assessment and building, problem-solving, and support for the regional program
  • Contributing to the success of the statewide program by building collaborative relationships with peer regional directors, actively sharing ideas and information, and contributing personal creativity and critical thinking to the ongoing refinement and success of the program
  • Implementing project timeline, and budget consistent with the program model
  • Hiring, training, and supporting regional staff, including a Regional Coordinator and two Coaches
  • In conjunction with the Regional Advisory Council and supported by the Evaluation Team, conducting a regional readiness assessment and utilizes the same to define strategies and objectives for developing necessary resources
  • Managing the process for selecting organizations to serve as host sites for Program Navigators and site supervisors within the region
  • Initiating formal agreements with partnering organizations; forging close collaborative relationships with the same; and planning with partnering organizations for the selection, onboarding, training, and supervision of Program Navigators
  • Ensures the initial training of Program Navigators and site supervisors (subsequent weekly supervision conducted by Coaches) and ongoing peer support through quarterly learning communities
  • Targeting outreach to key stakeholders to build, engage, and sustain the membership of the Regional Advisory Council, a group which the Regional Director co-leads
  • Meeting with and listening attentively to kinship caregivers, adoptive parents, and youth
  • Building effective collaborative relationships with key regional, county and local stakeholders
  • Forging effective and collaborative relationships with human service organizations across the region
  • Engaging stakeholders in identifying priorities for capacity building and strategies for accomplishing them
  • Acquiring nuanced understanding of the regional, county, and community-level human service organizations, formal and informal decision-making structures, and priority concerns
  • Championing evaluation and CQI practices for the region; effectively communicating the same to partnering organizations and stakeholders; and utilizes performance and outcome data to inform decision making
  • Directly and in conjunction with regional Coaches and evaluation staff, supporting partnering organizations in their collection, input, and utilization of evaluation data and constructive learning through the application of sound CQI practices
  • Achieving targets for data collection, data integrity, program fidelity, and CQI practices

What You Have to Offer
  • A Bachelor's degree; masters preferred
  • 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience including experience supervising a team
  • Ability to travel within region as needed; you have your own means of transportation
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in program management and program coordination
  • Proven experience in meeting program objectives
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong knowledge of child welfare best practices
  • Experience developing and leading strong high functioning teams
  • Demonstrated success supporting the evaluation of programs
  • Experience working in a fast-paced high performing environment
  • Demonstrated experience in hiring, managing, developing and coaching individuals and teams

Compensation and Benefits
A rewarding career and annual salary between $65,000-$75,000 (DOE) plus a full and robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement with a 3% employer match, a generous amount of paid time off plus an additional 8 floating holidays!

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and more information about your candidacy and interest. Apply today! 

About Our Search Firm
Scion Staffing is a national award-winning staffing firm! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully placing thousands of talented professionals with amazing career opportunities. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire recruiting, interim leadership placement and temporary professional staffing. Our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms in the nation.

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