Program Director

Reports To: Deputy Director

Salary: DOE

Program Management

  • Manage and monitor execution of all existing programs, ensuring policies are adhered to and program goals are met within outlined budgets.
  • Evaluate and improve policy and strategy, implementing policy and procedural changes for existing programs to ensure effective program delivery.
  • Maintain budgeting spreadsheets for all programs and make recommendations on budgetary adjustments based on current and anticipated program needs and trends.
  • Create new program scope and deliverables, as needed, in conjunction with Deputy Director and Programs team.
  • Promote program initiatives to the Veteran community through the use of email, DVNF website updates, networking, and through social media outlets.
  • Communicate program information and updates out to DVNF internal stakeholders including Board of Directors, and external parties such as Veterans, Veterans Service Officers, Veteran Organizations, etc. and partner organizations.
  • Create and utilize a balanced score card and program dashboard; establish consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability
  • Oversee DVNF’s evaluation activities including data collection systems, longitudinal evaluation, and all contracts and activities relating to program evaluation and measurement; communicate and prepare all data collection summary reports and evaluation updates for the CEO, board of directors, and staff
  • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing program benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively recommending and driving improvements as necessary; set standards for accountability and measurements of success

Team Management and Development

  • Lead DVNF Programs team to achieve program deliverables.
  • Research and stay up to date on trends and issues facing Veterans of all ages and eras.
  • Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees
  • Assist the HR department with recruiting, hiring, and training and orientation of all program staff members
  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards

Fundraising and Partnership Development

  • Work in coordination with outside partners, vendors and other external organizations to achieve program deliverables.
  • Work with the DVNF development team to secure program funding.
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing programs and the growth of DVNF;
  • Cultivate existing relationships and develop new funder relationships
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations


  • Graduate degree required; PMP certification a plus.
  • At least8+years of experience with three of those in a team management role
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs
  • Strong demonstrated fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, trade associations, foundations, corporate sponsors, and practitioner groups
  • Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology staff to develop and implement program evaluation systems
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Strength in hiring, recruiting, managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for DVNF’s mission
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting preferred.
  • Willing to take on responsibilities beyond the scope of the job description;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and also function as a team member;
  • Self-organized, can prioritize and multi task;
  • Sound knowledge of social media & networking;
  • Possible light travel;
  • Awareness and interest in veteran support – experience working on veterans’ issues and/or for a nonprofit a plus;
  • Veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to the Director of Operations, Ms. Leander Brereton at lbrereton@dvnf.org.