Director of Programs

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
BC Society of Transition Houses
  • Policy Development
  • Program / Project Evaluation & Development
  • Program / Project Management
  • Social Work
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-05-142019-05-31
Director of Programs

The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) is a non-profit umbrella organization that provides support to Transition, Second and Third Stage Houses, Safe Homes, PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment) and Violence is Preventable (VIP) programs and associated organizations supporting the needs of women, youth and children who experience violence. BCSTH works from an intersectional feminist framework incorporating a critical lens to the systems of power. BCSTH is a member-based organization and we exist in order to train and support the vital front line services that our members provide and to advocate and ensure that their experience and expertise informs the government and the public. BCSTH began with 6 members in 1978, and today supports 104 members that offer over 200 programs. Our goal is to support our members and amplify their voices and work collaboratively to end violence against women, children and youth.

The BCSTH Team is currently seeking a full-time Director of Programs for a one year term with possibility of renewal. The Director position would be part of the management team at BCSTH.



  1. The Director of Programs will assist the Executive Director in the management, development, delivery and evaluation of all aspects of BCSTH’s programs and projects. This position is expected to provide leadership and direction within the organization, with a specific focus on providing support to our member program organizations including program support, policy and practice development and coordination of our members.
  2. BCSTH’s mandate also involves educating the public including government bodies and the Director of Programs will assist the Executive Director in the research, development, coordination and delivery of public education and prevention activities.
  3. The Director of Programs will participate in the development and implementation of the BCSTH Team’s strategic plan, operation’s plan and work plans and supervise BCSTH colleagues engaged in the program/project portfolio.



  1. Program/project development, delivery, management, coordination and evaluation.
  2. Relations with member program organizations focused on member program support, policy and practice development, regional and provincial coordination.
  3. Community and Government relations.
  4. Grant and Fund development.
  5. Staff supervision.
  6. Operational planning and implementation.
  7. Administration.


  • Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, preventing violence against women along with a clear understanding of feminist and anti-oppressive analysis of violence against women.
  • Knowledge and experience of the anti-violence/women's services sector. Experience working within or as a support for transition, second and third stage houses, safe homes, PEACE or VIP programs is desirable.
  • Understanding and experience of working for non-profit organizations, including those providing frontline services and/or those providing sectoral support as an umbrella membership association.
  • Experience in any of the following areas is desirable: program and project development, delivery, management, coordination and evaluation; research and policy analysis; practice and policy development and implementation; membership support and coordination; supervision; grant writing; budget preparation; training delivery; legal and social justice issues; training delivery (in person and on line).
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in social science, law, human services or related discipline.
  • Minimum of five years of program/project management, training experience and strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to budget, manage finances and cash flow. Knowledge of non-profit accounting procedures and generally accepted accounting principles for non-profits.
  • Excellent public speaking skills, able to facilitate and participate in panels at conferences, deliver presentations and workshops, conduct focus groups, regional meetings and trainings, and speak to key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs and projects.
  • Competent in computer software: Access, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and expertise in online training and webinar platforms and telephone/web based conferencing systems.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours is required, the position will require travel and overnight stays.
  • This position would suit a person who is self-motivated, has excellent interpersonal skills, strong analytical and innovative problem-solving skills, a constructive, encouraging attitude and a good sense of humour.
  • Criminal Record Check is required.



For more information about the position and BCSTH, please review the Director of Programs job description and visit our website:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Amy S. FitzGerald, Executive Director, by 5 pm on Friday May 31st, 2019.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.