Program Director, the Family Resource Collective
Job Posted By: Tonje Switzer
The Family Resource Collective (FRC), a program of Community Bridges (CB), works with families and individuals to further develop safe, healthy and compassionate communities through offering education, resources and advocacy. The FRC builds on the strengths of families and individuals in all of their diverse cultural and economic forms. The services, activities, and administration of the FRC are based on the Principles of Family Support and other social service modalities that help improve outcomes for families, individuals and children. Therefore, the FRC applies practices that build on our participants’ strengths, resources and full participation, affirms and values diversity, and fosters collaboration between individuals and organizations. Each family resource center is embedded in its community and contributes to the community building process that we seek to meet its distinct needs.
Under the general supervision of the CEO of Community Bridges, the FRC program director provides exemplary, resourceful leadership to the FRC. In partnership with the FRC program managers, the FRC program director oversees the overall management of program operations at the family resource centers, ensuring that the collective’s mission, key goals and outcomes are met.
The director is responsible for the sustainability of the FRC, including management of the program budgets, community fund development activities, diverse grants and other funding sources, and various reporting requirements. The FRC program has a budget of approximately $2.5 million, 14.5 FTE employees, 4 program managers, and 5 sites located throughout Santa Cruz County. The program director supervises the program managers and supports them in the supervision of their staff.