Director of Programs & Growth Strategies

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • New York
  • City: New York

Website College & Community Fellowship

About the Work: Director of Programs & Growth Strategies

CCF is committed to boundless opportunities for womxn who have experienced the marginalization of incarceration. We work with justice-involved women through community support, access to higher education, and eliminating systemic opportunity barriers, especially gender.
We combine virtual teams’ best elements with a support structure that encourages innovation, fun, and mold-breaking social interaction. We see possibilities, lead with our humanity, and set precedents for change.
College and Community Fellowship has supported women with criminal justice backgrounds to pursue higher education for over 20 years. We want you to be a part of building College and Community Fellowship 3.0.
The Director of Programs and Growth Strategies reports to the Executive Director. If you are someone who has a million ideas for making good things great, this might be your opportunity. We want someone who wants to develop and drive an organization’s growth strategy. Someone who can be a leader engaging cross-functional team to plan, execute, and monitor strategic programs and project.
If you are a confident public speaker, join us.
Apply to be the Director of Programs & Growth Strategies if you are a big dreamer with grandiose ideas, and even better at enrolling others to execute those lofty ideas. Let us partner up and co-create boundless opportunities for womxn marginalized through incarceration.
CCF is a remote first-hybrid model, with offices near Columbia University in Morningside Heights, NYC. As a team we have mandated in-office one day per week. This role will require significant travel. The exact percentage of time is to be determined.

Salary: $125,000 – $135,000

As our Team’s Director of Programs & Growth Strategies, you will be responsible for coalescing a cross-functional team of directors to support organizational growth. Your thinking will always be, “how are we creating institutional legacy through impact”? You will lead and coordinate project management of our large-scale events. Working closely with the executive team, Board of Directors, and external partners to develop and execute a bold strategic global-local plan that furthers CCFs (College and Community Fellowship) mission and goals.
As one of the most public-facing roles within CCF, you will help fundraise for, build a growth strategies team.
Your primary role will be to lead CCF entrepreneurial synergies, including our fee-for-service and technical assistance initiatives. With social enterprise mindset your role will be to ensure that CCF is a learning organization; one that grows in relationship to its partnerships. Working alongside our Communications staff you will have an external facing role within CCF with a significant, yet to be determined, travel schedule, depending on your location.

In the first week, expect to:
Onboard and integrate into CCF
Learn CCFs story, our value proposition, and our vision
Learn about your CCF Team, existing organizational partnerships, and funder relationships.

In the first month, expect to:
Learn about our programming.
“What is the narrative arc of CCF’s impact? What could it be?
Have constructed a well-defined framework for how CCF can leverage its narrative to do something, using your cross-promotional teams
Started an organizational program audit spanning five years
Participated in up to 2-3 meetings alongside development staff as a student of their processes
Attended all weekly staff meetings
Be literate in our fee-for-service initiative, particularly, THRIVE

In the first six months, expect to:
Have completed a comprehensive five-year program audit and designed a program and growth strategy narrative of where CCF could be in 3 years, strongly based on cross-functional staff discussions, and executive team interviews.
Presentation to Executive Team, and Board of Directors
Become deeply embedded in the day-to-day operations and culture of CCF.
Plan the agenda for at least two staff meetings, including at least one special guest
Be able to navigate CCFs customized Salesforce database with a basic level of proficiency.
Oversee our Thrive Workforce Sensitivity training
Devised a concept for how CCF can utilize media platforms such as podcasting and other social media programming as a function of our advocacy, brand recognition, and community impact.
Liaised with CCFs communications people to develop and ensure we are using social media as part of our programming and growth strategy
Fully integrated into CCFs government and nonprofit coalitions, including navigating funding and reporting specifications.

In the first year, expect to:
Have added new donor relationships for organizational economic stability
Designed, revised, and executed orientation of CCF’s new programming and growth strategy
Co-create at least one cross-functional fundraising/revenue-generating project/campaign
Plan and lead the agenda for at least 5 staff meetings, with 3 special guests.
One of the meetings must have a wellness focus
Have played a decision-maker role in the execution of our strategic planning process
Coordinated THRIVE training along with other team members.
Be able to look back on the role you played in building the pathway for a College and Community Fellowship to exceed its past expectations in human impact.

1. Proven experience in developing and executing programs and growth strategies within the social impact sector, preferably in a non-profit setting.
2. Strong understanding of community and social issues, along with the ability to conduct needs assessments and translate them into effective programs.
3. Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with a focus on fostering collaboration, empowerment, and a strong commitment to the organization’s mission.
4. Strategic thinking and planning skills, with the ability to align programs with organizational goals and adapt strategies based on changing community needs.
5. Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple programs simultaneously and ensure their effective implementation.
6. Ability to generate and secure funding from various sources, including grants, donations, and partnerships.
7. Effective communication and networking skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders and build strong relationships.
8. Knowledge of evaluation and impact measurement methodologies to assess the effectiveness of programs and drive improvements.
9. Willing to work in a (re)startup mode

The Director of Programs and Growth Strategies is a key leadership role responsible for driving program development, expansion, and impact. The ideal candidate should possess a strong blend of strategic thinking, program management, community engagement skills & public speaking/media versatility, inspired by a deep commitment for social change and improving the lives of individuals and communities.

Send resume and a Director of Programs and Growth Strategies specific cover letter to In lieu of a cover letter you may send along an up to 2-minute cover letter in video format. Subject line: Director of Programs and Growth Strategies

CCF welcomes people from all backgrounds and levels of society. CCF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. CCF recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Persons with an arrest and conviction history are encouraged to apply.

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