Thursday, March 26, 2009

OPCC Associate Director Search

Job Description
Associate Director
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC)
March 2009

Agency Mission
The Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) is a community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers, and clients work together with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The agency’s programs are designed to empower people to access the resources they need to ensure their survival, end their victimization, and improve their quality of life. OPCC provides a common ground for our diverse community to effect public policy and advocate for responsive human services.

Agency Programs and Services
OPCC provides its programs and services through ten Projects: Access Center, Campion Mental Health Center, Daybreak, k9 connection, Night Light, Safe Haven, Samoshel/Shwashlock, Sojourn Services For Battered Women and Their Children, and Turning Point. More detailed information about OPCC and its projects can be found at

Position Description
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Director works closely with all members of the agency’s Senior Management Team and is responsible for the following:

• Provides individual and group supervision to all Project Directors

General Administrative Responsibilities
• Works closely with the Executive Director on overseeing the agency’s daily operations, and is responsible for managing the organization in the absence of the Executive Director
• Oversees all of OPCC’s programs and services, providing support to the Project Directors
• Acts as a liaison with other community organizations and service providers to insure smooth collaboration and open communication
• Internally monitors programs and services to insure quality service delivery
• Mediates staff and client grievances in accordance with OPCC policy
• Works as a member of the Senior Management Team to develop, implement and review all agency operating policies and procedures
• Assists in developing and managing the individual project budgets
• Participates in and oversees the application process for public sector grants

Program Responsibilities
• Works closely with the Executive Director and Project Directors to develop and implement new or expanded programs and services
• Continually reviews all programs and oversees an annual client satisfaction survey to insure contract compliance and maintain quality service delivery standards
• Provides ongoing support and training to Project Directors, and works closely with them on developing and improving the skills of program line staff

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of five years of management level direct supervision in a human service organization. A graduate degree is desirable, but not required. We are looking for an individual with the following characteristics and skills:
• A highly motivated and organized individual who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must work well as a member of a diverse team
• Committed to delivering consistently high quality services to people impacted by violence, poverty, mental illness and substance abuse
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Experienced supervisor with excellent people skills and able to manage an energetic staff
• Comfortable working in a fast paced environment with competing demands on your time
• Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
• Experience in program development, implementation and evaluation
• Knowledge of public sector funding sources and familiarity with general grants management and compliance requirements

OPCC provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Please send cover letter and resume, along with salary history and requirements to:

Vivian Zaat
Human Resources Manager
1453 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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