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Chief Program Officer

Posted: 03/05/2023

The Chief Program Officer is responsible for organizing, planning, directing, and evaluating the funding allocation process for all Children’s Services Fund (CSF) funding categories.  The CPO has supervisory responsibility for the program team (program officers) and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer in providing day-to-day operational oversight of the CSF.  The CPO will have additional responsibilities in supporting the CSF Board of Directors, will assist the CEO in representing the Fund in the broader community, and may carry a small portfolio of partners and/or initiatives. The Chief Program Officer works under the direct leadership of the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fund Allocation – The Chief Program Officer will work closely with the CEO and CFO in designing the allocation process for all CSF funding, and will oversee that process from design through award.
  • Program Oversight  - The Chief Program Officer will provide oversight and direction to the team of Program Officers, each of whom are providing support and guidance to a portfolio of CSF partner organizations/funded projects.
  • Due Diligence – The CPO will work within the framework of the entire CSF team to review funding proposals against state statute and CSF desired outcomes to make funding recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Leadership – The CPO will work closely with the CEO and CFO in providing leadership for the CSF while supporting organization-wide strategic and operating goals; adhering to a code of ethical behavior and maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Partner Support – The CPO will work closely with the program team in providing far-reaching support to partner agencies to ensure successful outcomes for partners and the children they serve.  This support could include both technical assistance and functional support during the funding cycle.
  • Special Projects – The CPO will complete special projects as assigned, including but not limited to research and reporting, convenings of various cohorts for discussion and problem-solving, and representing the Fund in stakeholder circles.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Public Administration, or related field.  Minimum of seven years of related experience, with three to five years of nonprofit management/supervisory experience, and experience working with a Board of Directors
  • Outstanding written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Proven track record of exhibiting sound judgment with the highest ethical standards
  • Experience in managing all aspects of a project and maintaining effective relationships with community stakeholders
  • Proven knowledge of child welfare/children’s health/children’s services
  • Well-organized, self-disciplined, decisive with an ability to balance the “big picture, long-term view” with a hands-on, day to day focus
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail
Working Conditions:
Hybrid, following successful onboarding.

The anticipated hiring salary range for this position is $110,000-$125,000, with offer determined by experience level and credentials.  The Children's Services Fund of Jackson County offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, and paid time off.

Interested parties can submit a cover letter and resume via email at, with "CPO" in the subject line. 


Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $100,000 and over