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The Jonnycake Center of Westerly is a small non-profit serving the communities of Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton since 1975. The agency has an emergency food pantry, social service office, adult training facility and a retail thrift store which also serves as a source of free clothing and household goods for clients.


Social Services Program Director

Job Description


The Jonnycake Center of Westerly seeks a full time Social Services Program Director to work in coordination with other members of our Leadership Team to deliver the programs and services offered by the Jonnycake Center of Westerly.


Job Title: Social Services Program Director


Responsible to: Executive Director


The Program Director, part of the senior management team and reporting to the Executive Director, oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing social services programs, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.


Primary Job Functions:

  • Ensuring the delivery of each program and its activities in accordance with funding guidelines and the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new initiatives as well as long-term goals and objectives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Working with the Director of Development to create a framework for program evaluation and reporting- assessing the strengths of programs and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Developing forms and records to document program activities and overseeing the collection and maintenance of client records according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization.
  • Maintaining a monthly budget for community financial aid requests.
  • Completing monthly agency reports- both internal and external.
  • Representing the Center as a member of various committees and workgroups.
  • Hiring, training, and managing a small but well-qualified program staff.

Strong computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel, is also important. Some driving to offsite meetings is also required.

The Jonnycake Center is a dynamic and fast paced work environment. The position requires someone who is positive, energetic, organized, has good attention to detail, good people skills, a calm demeanor in stressful situations, able to go with the flow, willing to collaborate and has a team approach.


Physical Demands

  • While preforming duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Standing, walking, and sitting are all requirements of the position.
  • Occasionally the individual may be required to lift and/or move more than 10 lbs.



Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field, experience in Human/Social Services, and a history of managing others.


Job Type: Full-Time


Salary: Commensurate with experience


Job Location:


  • Westerly, RI


Required education:


  • Bachelor’s


Anticipated start date:


July 2nd, 2018


Please email resume to Betsy Thoman, HR Specialist, at References should be made available upon request. No phone calls please.


The Jonnycake Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.