Program Director, Back on My Feet

Posted by on October 17, 2011

Back on My Feet (BoMF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
BoMF does not provide food or shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. The organization consists of much more than just running: our members participate in a comprehensive program that offers connections to job training, employment and housing. Those benefits are earned by maintaining 90 percent attendance at the morning runs three days a week for our six to nine month program.

Back on My Feet has chapters in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, and will be expanding to Atlanta in November 2011.

Back on My Feet is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.

For more information on the organization, please visit:

Based in Philadelphia, PA the Program Director (PD) – Philadelphia will report to the Philaelphia Executive Director and the BoMF Vice President of Programming when appropriate.

The Program Director’s main responsibility is to ensure a sustainable, effective and successful program.  This includes managing each residential shelter team in Philaelphia and oversee members’ moving their lives forward at various phases throughout the program.  With the addition of the Program staff, these responsibilities will shift; however, the Program Director is ultimately responsible for the effective execution of the program in Philadelphia.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Managing each of the shelter teams in Philadelphia to make sure core roles are filled and executed effectively
•    Managing the Programming staff
•    Program Coordinator
•    Member Services Manager
•    Corresponding with and managing facility relationships
•    Monitoring and analyzing monthly assessment information
•      Retention rates of residential and non-residential members
•      Compilation of the chapter’s monthly budget
•      Record keeping in our case management database
•    Approval of residential-member Financial Aid submissions
•    Overseeing the inventory of program equipment (e.g., shoes, shorts, incentives)
•    Execution of monthly social events and races
•    Establishment of relationships including, but not limited to:
•      Race and running companies
•      Homeless and other social service organizations in the community
•      Education, job training and employment partners
•    Work to expand the program to other facilities, when applicable
•    Respond to crisis and/or intervention situations directly related to members and volunteers
•    Each month, the Program Director will conduct the following meetings:
•      Team Leader meeting
•      Individual conferences/calls with facility contacts
•      Staff leadership meetings with the Program Coordinator and Member Services Manager

For the appropriate individual, Back on My Feet offers a competitive salary, including the opportunity to earn a bonus by exceeding expectations.  Excellent benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick leave and generous holiday schedules.

For qualified candidates, please submit your application to with Philadelphia Program Director Application as the subject.  Applications will not be considered without the following:
•      Cover letter
•      Resume
•      Running Resume (a brief summary of your background in running and sport: being able to reference how sport has positively impacted your life is important)

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