Executive Program Director

463 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA Req #24324
Thursday, February 8, 2024

Make a bigger difference

At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.


Reasons you’ll love working with us:


  • If you have a particular age range or population you’re interested in working with, you can find your niche here.  Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • We’re committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.


  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live. 


  • Generous vacation time and paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.


  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.


  • You’ll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.


How you can make a bigger difference: 


Every day, the Jewish Board’s Adult and Family Residential Division provides safe and secure housing for 1,200 adults living with a mental health condition and 200 survivors of domestic violence. 


Our Adult Residential programs support adults living with a mental health condition to live in the community with as much independence as possible.  Using a non-judgmental harm reduction approach, staff model and guide residents to create and meet personalized recovery goals, to develop independent living skills, and to live in a healthy and secure manner.  Our work is guided by principles that emphasize the critical importance of stable housing, utilize a culturally competent lens, and emphasize the dignity and legitimacy of each individual’s journey.


Our Domestic Violence shelters are safe, warm and welcoming communities where each survivor and her/his children begin to make the transition toward a life without violence.  Using a non-judgmental, trauma-informed approach, staff guide residents in creating and meeting personalized goals, to stabilize their families, to develop independent living skills, and to plan effectively to be able to live in a healthy and secure manner.


Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Executive Program Director (EPD) has overall clinical, operational and administrative responsibility for the Adult and Family Residential Division.  The Jewish Board’s Adult and Family Residential Division serves approximately 2,600 individuals annually and has an annual revenue of 60 million dollars.  The Adult and Family Residential Division includes OMH, DOHMH, HRA, HUD, and OCFS housing and services in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.  The Divisional EPD provides leadership that results in safe and secure housing, top-of-line quality resident services and supports, robust and effective operations, fiscal viability of product lines, division-wide compliance with multiple complex regulations and requirements, and an integrated, collegial, talented and engaged workforce.  The EPD provides the vision and execution to ensure that the agency’s residential services respond to the changing needs of clients, families and funders.  The EPD develops a skilled and effective divisional leadership team and is a member of The Jewish Board’s Senior Leadership Team. Some responsibilities include:  


  • Provides vision and execution to develop and provide housing and residential services that meet the needs of clients in an ever-shifting community and regulatory environment.  Articulates that vision clearly and persuasively for key stakeholders including current and potential clients, staff, board members, regulators, funders, and other strategic partners. 


  • The EPD leads a comprehensive transformation of the residential programs from a collection of regionally-based individually-managed programs to a division with standard policies and practices and consistent clinical and operational results. 


  • Direct supervision of Senior Directors and Central Clinical and Operational Directors/Coordinators.   Provides leadership and direction to staff and develops talent.  Provides guidance and oversight for all divisional hiring, compensation, evaluation, and termination processes.


  • Ability to understand and develop fiscal and clinical service models for supportive housing, DV shelters, and other residential services that respond to the current and  emerging needs of clients and payers such as service contracts, pay-for-performance, case rates and specialized group plans like HARPs.


  • Ability to develop new housing opportunities, including accessing funding and working with real estate developers and management companies.


  • Accountable for the overall quality of care for relevant agency programs, ensuring high clinical standards are met (as evidenced by independent program reviews, positive client outcomes and low numbers of adverse events)


  • Strong steward of agency resources as evidenced by programs meeting productivity and utilization goals and delivering financial results in line with or exceeding budget targets.


  • Develops annual budgets and performance improvement goals/timelines


  • Accountable for the overall compliance of the programs and developing or sustaining systems that ensure compliance to regulations, standards of care, billing requirements, accreditation standards, and ethical and legal practice standards.


  • Works closely with internal Jewish Board departments (Compliance, Fiscal, IS, Clinical Applications, One Call) and clinics to achieve and monitor goals and to continually improve the business performance of the clinic programs.


  • Collaborates with Facilities Management and Real Estate Departments to ensure responsible management of leased and owned properties and apartments.


  • For the areas of service responsibility, functions as a principal representative of the agency to the community, government, coalitions, trade associations and funders in conjunction with other senior leadership of the agency.


  • Ability to maintain the integrity of the agency’s reputation with the public, regulatory authorities, and business clients.


  • Ensures relationships with partners and community representatives/groups are established, developed and maintained; cultivates and maintains relationships with State and regulatory bodies, as well as with Jewish Board programs/departments and community organizations, partners and coalitions


  • Utilizes data to inform planning, service delivery and overall management
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Program Officer




The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field required, including but not limited to an MBA or clinical Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 years in a senior leadership position in a housing, mental health, substance abuse, social service or similar organization
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing delivery of housing or human services at a large scale
  • Significant experience in change management with proven business and clinical results


If you join us, you’ll have these great benefits:

  • Generous paid time off in addition to agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities 
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 
  • 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  
  • Life and disability insurance 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

Who we are:

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.


More on Equal Opportunity:

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Directors
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8810 - Clerical Office Employees NOC
  • Min Hiring Rate $240,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 463 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA