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Senior Director of Programming

  • Location

    Northbrook, IL
  • Posted On

    March 27, 2023
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    5-10 Years
  • Education Level

    Not Specified
  • Salary


Job Description

Join a one-of-a-kind organization that brings classroom experiences, camps, sports, social and vocational activities, and residential opportunities to 600 people with disabilities and special needs each year.  We are looking for a Senior Director that is passionate about service, dedicated to the mission, and ready to make an impact on the lives of all in our community!

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Programming will be responsible for the organization’s high-level program strategy, planning, cross-functional integration between the program areas, resource allocation, and development of evaluation and learning tools and processes consistent with Keshet’s strategic framework and core values. The position will be a part of the leadership team that drives strategy for the organization and represents Keshet on a local, regional, and national basis. The Director of Programming will initially develop deep knowledge of each project, program operations, and business plan, and will focus on the following three areas: program leadership and management, strategic plan management, and knowledge management.


Program Leadership & Management

·         Lead, coach, develop, and retain Keshet’s high-performance adult program management team.

·         Identify opportunities for Keshet Nonprofit to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.

·         Develop and implement training programs and retreats to expand the capacity of all staff.

·         Foster a culture that promotes teamwork and professional growth while establishing clear performance standards.

·         Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance.

·         Work with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management.

·         Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.

·         Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.

·         Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.

·         Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

·         Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework.

General Management

·         Serve on the organization’s leadership team.

·         Provide regular, timely and accurate information and reports for program planning and evaluation.

·         Oversight of program budgets and adherence to fiscal goals.

·         Execution of program growth and sustainability.

·         Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach senior-level staff to manage and develop high-performance teams and implement program strategies.

·         Support and drive Keshet’s drive toward inclusion and immersion in the workplace, supporting a diverse and qualified staffing and program model.

·         Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to mitigate the risks working with CEO, CFO, HR, Quality Assurance and any other relevant supervisory staff.

Community Role Model

·         Maintain and grow community partnerships.

·         Represent Keshet on external committees related to the special needs community.

·         Represent Keshet as an expert in inclusion to the public and constituent agencies.

How to Apply

Please email resume to

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