Project Director

Project Director

Family Bridges' Bridgekeepers Program utilizes workshops, personal development coaching, and community service opportunities to provide minority youth from low-income backgrounds with education on sexual risk avoidance, social-emotional skills, and healthy relationships. Family Bridges serves as the backbone of a 3 organization collaborative who work together to deliver these services to 200 youth per year across the 2-year grant period.

This position will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Bridgekeepers Program including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling project activities.  This is a 2-year grant funded position with an annual salary of $60,000/year. Paid time off, a 401K and health insurance are available.

  • Professional Level: Professional
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of Project Management Experience. Graduate Masters Level education preferred.
  • Bilingual (Spanish speaking) required
Job Duties
  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program.
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and identify areas for improvement, implementing continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.

Organize the program

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards.
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities.
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization.
  • Ensure that the program activities align with the proposed project for the Title V Competitive Bridgekeepers grant and with any amendments.
  • Communicate regularly with the funding agency for program reports or questions regarding the program activities.

Staff the program

  • In consultation with the CEO and with assistance from HR, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff for open positions under the Bridgekeepers program.
  • Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of the organization.
  • Engage volunteer coaches for appropriate program activities using established volunteer management practices.
  • Ensure that all program staff receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the programs.

Lead the program

  • Ensure all staff/affiliates receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards.
  • Supervise program staff/affiliates by providing direction, input and feedback.
  • Communicate with clients and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program.
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Run quarterly meetings with all project partners.

Oversee financials for the program

  • Write reports on the program for management and for project
  • Ensure that the program operates within the approved budget.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures.
  • Monitor cash flow projections with the fiscal agent for Bridgekeepers, and report variances to the CEO on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly).
  • Oversee and monitor project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Review financial records for the program and the grant expenses with Meier Clinics Fiscal Agent.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.


  • Coach Coordinator
  • Community Liaisons
  • Facilitators
  • Contractors/Consultants


  • Attend the Grantee Annual Conference and a minimum of one of two topical training sessions offered in each year of the 24-month project period.
  • Acknowledge the statement of faith upheld by Family Bridges that is included in the Employee Handbook.
  • Utilize healthy conflict-resolution skills with co-workers, supervisors internally and externally with outside vendors, partners and contractors.
  • Commit to building a positive culture in the organization that uplifts others who cross his/her path.
  • Communicate concerns in a timely and effective fashion.
Apply for the Position

Send a cover letter and resume to Christine Zielinski