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Chief Program Officer

$75,000 – $82,500 yearly

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Last Updated: 5/25/24

Job Description

Position Title: Chief Program Officer

Background: CYC is focused on helping students graduate from high school with a pathway towards
enlistment, further education or meaningful employment. The Chief Program Officer manages and
handles the daily business operations of the organization, working closely with the President/CEO,
department leaders and supervisors to support the day-to-day activity of employees.

Reports to: President & CEO

Job Function: The Chief Program Officer provides executive leadership for the organization and
oversees all programs for CYC including but not limited to Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates, Gear Up,
Mentoring, Resource Coordination, Workforce Programming. The position provides strategic
programmatic leadership and direction and ensures high quality experiences that meet or exceed the
goals and outcomes. As a dynamic leader, the Chief Program Officer develops close relationships
with current partners and seeks to build new strategic programs and partnerships. The Chief Program
Officer supports the program staff and volunteers to deliver innovative, high-quality cost-effective

Specific Duties:
• Provide executive leadership for CYC as a member of the Executive team with the CEO, CFO,
Chief Advancement Officer, and Director of HR and Risk Management to help meet annual
strategic and program goals.
• Provide leadership and support for the program leaders including hiring, developing, evaluating,
and coaching.
• Ensure an effective collaborative cross functional program team. Identify synergistic
opportunities amongst programs to best serve the youth and young adults through all the
• Ensures that CYC provides high quality effective programs that meet or exceed established
goals and outcomes. Employ performance measures for program assessment.
• Develops strong relationships with partners including school leadership, community partners and
• Responsible for creating and managing the annual program budget and financials.
• Pursue programmatic opportunities connected to the mission that diversify CYC funding. Lead
the efforts to integrate new program offerings into CYC by developing processes, procedures,
staffing model to support new initiatives.
• Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to ensure the Advancement team pursues
funding connected to programs and program priorities, provide streamlined processes to provide
follow up reports and information needed for the funders.
• Oversees the metrics for the programs and collaborates with the development team to gather
data and information needed for grant requests and reports.
• Coordinates with the marketing team to ensure CYC shares the stories and impact happening
in the programs and to develop coordinated communication efforts across the schools and
• Maintain a pulse on the needs of the youth and young adults and identify service gaps. Design
effective, viable services and solutions to meet the service gaps.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
• BA/BS Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
• 5+ years of leadership experience. Program Management required.
• Strong experience in delivery of services in the field of youth development or education.

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States