Program Planning Coordinator

Position: Program Planning Coordinator

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Status: Full-time

Reports to: Back2Back Cincinnati Director

Works closely with: Back2Back Cincinnati Team, Child Development Team

Summary: Research and develop programs to strengthen the organization in continuous improvement to meet the identified needs of the kids, teens, and adults that the ministry serves in Cincinnati.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Become an expert in care for orphans, vulnerable children and families
  • Implement learning and best practices that consider culture and local regulations for spectrum of care
  • Formulate and maintain Cincinnati partnership relationships
  • Program planning, delivery and evaluation inclusive of:
    • Planning the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and goals of Back2Back, the needs of the community, and the 5-point Child Development Plan
    • Developing new programming and initiatives to support the changing needs of the community
    • Developing long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes
    • Developing an annual budget and operating plan to support the program
    • Developing a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths and areas in need of improvement
    • Developing forms and records to document program activities
    • Collecting relevant information on children and families involved in the program
    • Identifying and evaluating the risks associated with program activities and taking appropriate action to manage those risks
  • Collaborate annual site strategic planning in collaboration with annual ministry wide strategic planning
  • Cast vision and train the staff team so they are empowered to make right and healthy decisions and are able to transfer the shared vision to local partners and partner directors
  • Develop and maintain a team of ministry partners that fully fund the position
  • Other duties as assigned

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, or Community Development
  • Training in Trauma Competent Care
  • Experience working with children or families

Required skills and abilities:

  • Clear understanding of and commitment to the Back2Back vision and mission
  • Adhere to and share the Back2Back Statement of Faith
  • Adhere to and share the Back2Back Cultural Values
  • Competent in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
  • Competent in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Project management abilities
  • Ability to manage people through practices such as delegation and clear communication of expectations
  • Teachable
  • Cultural knowledge and sensitivity
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work on a team as either a leader or support staff
  • Ability to problem solve (analytical and evaluative)
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Creativity to work within limited resources
  • Adaptability to different circumstances and working conditions
  • Understanding and practice with theories of trauma and attachment
  • Demonstration compassion
  • Relational
  • Motivates others
  • Listens actively
  • Socially perceptive
  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills

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Care for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.

Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphans and vulnerable children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.

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