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Chief Program Officer

Chief Program Officer

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San Anselmo, CA

Side by Side impacts the lives of almost 2000 children, young adults, and family members yearly! We focus on much-needed services related to behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools, LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and special education. As a leader in best practices pertaining to child welfare, Side by Side works with the most vulnerable youth in Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, and Napa Counties.

   Strategic Chief Program Officer Opportunity:

Side by Side is seeking a Chief Program Officer, an extremely important and visible position within the organization. As a crucial member of the agency’s Executive Leadership Team working directly with all levels of the organization and the Board, you will have a significant role in setting and implementing Side by Sides vision and strategy.

   What You Will Do:

  • Partner with the CEO in assuring continued development and implementation of a collaborative and trauma-informed culture throughout the Agency
  • Provide leadership and accountability to all programs and client services, deliver exceptional data driven outcomes for clients, maintain regulatory/contractual compliance, and support financial sustainability for all programs and services
  • Lead agency initiatives to improve clinical outcomes to measure agency impact
  • Develop and implement new programs aligned with the Agency’s mission, vision, values and service philosophy, the needs of our community, and consistent with industry best practices
  • Support key initiatives, including the goals to be a trauma-informed Agency and a leader in its areas of practice
  • Spearhead business development and work with Development for grant and funding initiatives while focusing on programmatic growth
  • Liaison with government agencies, the community and the public relative to funding, contracts, and delivery of services
  • Ensure the Agency keeps abreast of new and emerging clinical practices for our clients as they relate to our Theory of Change pathways of emotional, social, and functional well-being
  • Duties and responsibilities may change, be increased, or decreased based on the needs of the organization and a more comprehensive list of current responsibilities can be provided at applicant’s request

     Required Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge and passion for child/youth welfare, behavioral health, special education, and juvenile justice fields
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across agencies and groups to achieve improved services and supports for children, youth, and families


  • Minimum of 10 years of success as a strategic/operational leader in the nonprofit, government, or private sector
  • Graduate degree in business administration, social work, clinical psychology, or Ph.D. in clinical/counseling strongly preferred. Advanced experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Significant leadership experience of a community-based mental health organization preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years working in an organization that serves vulnerable children, youth, and families
  • Ability to drive, a valid California driver's license, personal automobile for use on the job, insurable by SBS’   insurance policy based on DMV record and personal vehicle insurance
  • Able to clear criminal background check with Dept. of Justice and FBI via fingerprinting
  • Proof of COVID vaccination.

     Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Walking, standing, twisting and bending for brief periods of time.
  • Occasional reaching and/or grasping using hands and/or arms.
  • Regular use of hands requiring dexterity in using the telephone, computer keyboard, mouse or calculator.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear in person or by telephone.
  • Visual ability to read documents and computer monitor.
  • May be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • May be required to ascend/descend stairs.

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Side by Side provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Masters

Experience Level : Executive

Job Function : Executive / C-suite

Location : San Anselmo, CA

Salary Range : $140,000 to $185,000

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