Rise is Hiring: Deputy Director of Programs

Job Title: Deputy Director of Programs
Job Type: Full Time 
Reports to: Head of Leadership and Partnership

Overview of Role: Rise is a parent-led organization and is hiring a Deputy Director of Programs. The Deputy Director of Programs will work closely with and supervise Rise’s Program Coordinators/ Directors to ensure the success of the programs through planning, implementation, measurement and evaluations. The Deputy Director of Programs will report to Head of Leadership and Partnerships, Jeanette Vega. The Deputy Director’s role is to ensure that all objectives are understood by the teams’ coordinators and they are responsible for taking the lead in driving the project forward with support and guidance from the Head of Leadership and Partnerships. 

Job responsibilities:

Organizational Planning 
Partner with Head of Leadership and Partnerships to develop and manage process for annual organizational planning.
Responsible for partnering with Head of Leadership and partnership for organizational strategic planning, accountability and decision-making.
Facilitate the monthly Program Coordinators/Directors debrief meetings for ongoing supports.
Operational Planning 
Track program activities and goals.
Monitor and manage implementation of program goals in collaboration with Program Coordinators/Directors.

Manage program evaluation in collaboration with Program Coordinators/Directors. 
Take notice of the gaps and challenges for current programs and make opportunities for professional development and growth.
Staff supervision 
Train and work collaboratively with Program Coordinators/Directors to implement a supervision structure that includes leadership development, mentoring, trauma-informed practices and project management skill development.
Incorporate a racial, equity and inclusion lens in supervision check-in and staff evaluation tools.

Relationship Building/Parent Leadership
Passion for Rise’s vision and mission.
Elevate parent voices in developing strategies for programs and planning.


Provide written program reports and updates to Head of Leadership and Partnership and Development Director. 
Support with funder site visits by preparing teams.

Essential Qualifications and Skills 

  • Strong manager/supervisory skills with proven ability to provide trauma-informed, supportive supervision while helping teams accomplish results
  • Demonstrated ability to talk openly, respectfully and honestly about positive as well as constructive feedback, including with team members and more senior leaders 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Strong knowledge of managing multiple programs/teams
  • Strong facilitation skills 
  • Training and technical assistance skills 
  • Trained with knowledge of restorative and transformative justice practices and approaches
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs 
  • Organized person with attention to detail
  • Management experiences of 3+ years
  • Strong team player who has proven ability to build effective partnerships 

Preferred Qualifications 

In alignment with Rise’s values to build parent leadership, we highly encourage parents who have been impacted by child welfare to apply. 


Salary range is $60-$65,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include: medical, dental and eye coverage; 4 weeks of vacation; TransitCheks, health savings and dependent savings account, etc. Rise is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to jeanette@risemagazine.org. Please include the Deputy Director of Programs Position as the subject of your email. We encourage you to learn more about our work before applying. To do so, visit our website.

The anticipated hire date for this position is February 1, 2023, but the position will remain open until it is filled. Candidates will be contacted for virtual interviews on a rolling basis. We are unable to respond to all applications.

Rise values a diverse workforce and culture that centers the leadership of impacted parents. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as women, gender-expansive people and/or people of color, as well as people with prior contact with the child welfare system, to apply.