Job Title:          Director of Programs

Status:                Full Time – Exempt

Reports to:      Executive Director, Human Resources

Supervises:     Program Directors, Facilitators/Coordinators

Primary Function/Purpose:

Leads Program Directors and Facilitator/Coordinators of Peace Learning Center

Manages Peace Learning Center Programming

Position Responsibilities


  • Facilitates programs as needed
  • Helps establish partner schools and agencies
  • Develops and implements program improvements and initiatives
  • Facilitates professional development as needed
  • Works with school administration and organizations to develop contracts, MOUs, program plans, and special projects
  • Works with HR Director on HR related issues for the program team, using RJP, mediation, and consensus methods
  • Maintains timely communication with all relevant external partners
  • Maintains timely communication with colleagues
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism at all times
  • Contributes to management decision-making
  • Monitors program progress, outcomes and evaluations
  • Models and maintains an environment of respect, positive communication skills, good judgment and professional behavior for Facilitators/Coordinators and PLC as a whole
  • Attends PLC meetings, Program Team meetings, and PLC Board meetings (board meetings as requested)
  • Annual performance review of program team members and evaluation of programs
  • Help create program team norms
  • Creates and monitors program budgets
  • Create monthly board reports and other reports as requested
  • Attend trainings and professional development as required/requested or needed
  • Facilitates and/or is the organizer of the program team and Facilitator/Coordinator meetings
  • Works with Director of Operations and Director of Engagement with regards to grant opportunities, community relationships, and program opportunities
  • Assists and supervises program scheduler
  • Leads/facilitates/works with Program Team to create unified program plans and offerings
  • Intentionally facilitates accountability throughout the Program Team, curriculum and programmatic aspects/relationships of the organization to PLC’s vision/mission/values
  • Approves Program Team timesheets, PTO, and contractor pay; Approves Program Team professional development requests, mileage, etc.
  • Model and maintain PLC values: relationships, equitable practices, antiracism, inclusiveness, learning, sustainability, and accountability
  • Demonstrate respect and appreciation for all individuals, regardless of their background, race, age, gender, religion, physical or mental ability and sexual orientation
  • Continuous development of new knowledge and improvement of facilitation skills
  • Participate in on-going practices and procedures to interrupt institutional oppression on all levels (ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized), as is an enactment of PLC mission/vision/values
  • Other duties as needed or assigned

Level of Contacts/Relationship Required

PLC All Staff

Youth-serving organizations, communities, nonprofits and businesses

School administrators, staff, and students

External consultants and contractors

Position Competencies/Requirements

  • Will model and use Peace Learning Center’s practices of healthy communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution, using Restorative Practices, mediation and consensus
  • Detail-oriented, organized and able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Responsible, reliable and energetic
  • Has professional writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills
  • Have proficiency and experience with online research
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills
  • Has attended and facilitated antiracism/antiwhite supremacy and other equity/liberation-based trainings, community dialogues, courses, and workshops
  • Has participated in or organized with community for institutional change within organizations and/or in larger institutional change campaigns
  • Is willing to work with majority white groups and people of color to grapple with the different elements of understanding equity
  • Must be able to pass a background check consisting of National Sex Offender and Criminal History


  • Access to reliable transportation is required
  • Some evening and weekend work
  • Ability to transport supplies to facilitation site
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Docs


Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, and/or two years experience in program management, program development, and management, training design and facilitation, human service experience, preferable in youth-serving organizations with direct client service.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain an all-inclusive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Peace Learning Center (PLC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, marital status or sexual orientation, or other identities in any of its programs or employment practices. If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.

Please send cover letter and resume to by September 1, 2020.