Program Director, New Haven Inn, San Jose

San Jose, California

About Us: LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula. As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy. LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.

Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community. Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity. A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff. Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Summary: LifeMoves seeks a professional and dynamic Program Director oversee a new program designed to serve Transitional Age Youth (18-24) identifying with the LGBTQ community. Under the direction of the Associate VP of Programs & Services, the Program Director is responsible for the day to day management and operations of the LGBTQ+ program. The Program Director supervises staff, interns, and volunteers, and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality services that enable clients to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency.

Position Duties:

  • Develop appropriate program procedures, policies, and forms and ensure their implementation
  • Develop and implement annual program plan in collaboration with staff and the Associate VP of Programs & Services
  • Develop and monitor an annual program budget.
  • Coordinate program development in the following areas: job development, follow-up program, donations, food services, volunteers, recreational activities for clients, and other areas as needed
  • Supervise case management staff and, at times, provide direct services to clients
  • Ensure development and facilitation of, workshops, and support groups as needed
  • Address client appeals and grievances
Position Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Psychology, Sociology or other humanities field required; Masters in Social Work or related field preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of non-profit management experience
  • Experience developing, managing, evaluating and operating programs serving homeless populations
  • Strong written and oral communication, personnel management, conflict resolution, and clinical supervision skills are necessary.
  • Strong knowledge of substance abuse and relapse prevention, mental health issues, and domestic violence is required.
  • A strong foundation in the ideas and practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a commitment to ongoing professional development in this area
  • Lived experience in the LGBTQ+ community preferred
We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, etc.

To learn more about our non-profit organization, check out our website at

LifeMoves is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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