Senior Director Mental Health and Violence Prevention
Job Details
$120,000.00 - $135,000.00 Salary/year
Senior Director Mental Health and Violence Prevention

Department:  Mental Health and Violence Prevention


Supervisory Responsibility: Program Managers, Clinical Supervisors


Reports to:  Chief Program Officer


Position Summary:  This position has primary responsibility for developing and leading program services, maintaining program excellence within the Mental Health and Violence Prevention (MHVP) Division, including ensuring compliance with best-practice and industry standards and requirements.  This position will oversee current agency programs including: clinical case management services to victims of violent crime and traumatized youth and families that use evidence based, trauma-informed treatment models; school-based restorative practice capacity building services; and family preservation case management services.  This position will also lead the development of new programs within the division, including overseeing fund, budget, outcome, and activity development and implementation, with special attention to the development of social enterprise activities.



  • All responsibilities will comply with Council on Accreditation (COA) standards including:

Overall Leadership:

  • Commitment to Mission and Organizational Sustainability: Model commitment to Catholic Charites’ mission and planning for sustainable organizational future of service.
  • Collaboration – Internal: Work with other agency members to create and continually represent a unified leadership perspective.
  • Collaboration – External: Create and maintain effective and fruitful relationships with community partners, elected officials, media, and corporations.
  • Leadership: With the other members of the Senior Management and Resource Team (SMART), ongoing work toward maintaining a results-oriented, learning organization culture to increase overall impact.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall development and supervision of mental health services provided to the communities of the East Bay.
  • Work with the Chief Program Officer to ensure that the program is directed by agency goals and priorities as indicated in the Strategic Plan.
  • Responsible for developing a culturally competent environment, culturally competent policies and procedures, and culturally competent literature.
  • This position develops realistic and measurable objectives for the MHVP Division and provides leadership to program staff ensuring that the client services meet or exceed contractual performance goals; ensures delivery of services in accordance with contracted guidelines.
  • Monitor performance goals for each staff member and provide each staff with annual performance evaluations and performance improvement plans when necessary.
  • Coaches staff in the development of their work plans, their assigned duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Ensure model fidelity to evidence-based practices and program designs used to deliver high-quality, effective mental health and violence prevention services. In accordance with COA standards, will maintain a culture of continuous quality improvement, through evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the services and regular outcomes measurement and analysis.
  • This position will coordinate the training needs of all staff, forming a highly effective team to accomplish the Division’s short- and long-term goals and meeting the needs of staff related to program/clinical needs.
  • Perform managerial duties to include interviewing applicants for employment; assigning and reviewing progress of assignments; conducting performance appraisals; and develop higher levels of expertise in staff members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within the Division.
  • Represent our agency to other organizations as assigned, at community functions, and at other events as requested.
  • Attend agency administrative and program leadership team meetings, and act as facilitator when appropriate.
  • Attend community meetings and trainings to keep abreast of current information about community resources.
  • Calendar and set the agenda for regular MHVP team meetings.
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers, where appropriate.
  • This position establishes strategic partnerships with other agencies, parishes, and community organizations, and ensure the ongoing success of these collaborative relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Financial and Administrative:

  • The Sr. Director has major financial and administrative responsibilities that contribute to the successful running of the program as well as positively impact the overall agency.
  • This position will work with the Finance Department, and is responsible for tracking revenues and expenses, reviewing financial statements, compiling projections, ensuring appropriate levels of spending within approved budget and grant allowable-cost guidelines, and making adjustments to spending and allocations based on changes in revenue mix and business environment. The Sr. Director is the primary budget preparer and will participate in and be prepared for monthly financial reviews.
  • This position will work with the Human Resources Department to ensure all required paperwork for leaves of absences, performance evaluations, change in status forms (class forms), and job requisitions are completed and submitted in accordance with Department guidelines.
  • The Sr. Director is responsible for ensuring that all timesheets, requests for time off, and approvals of timecards in Paycom are completed and submitted on time, in accordance with Payroll deadlines.


Grants and Reporting:

  • The Sr. Director plays a key role in the development of grants opportunities to further the work of the department in alignment with the strategic direction of the organization.
  • This position will work directly with the Grants Management team to help identify possible funders, cultivate and maintain relationships with new and existing funders, and help in the preparation of grants proposals, establishing goals and outcomes, and preparing budgets.
  • This position will support the Grants Management team including assisting with report preparation, prepare and submit data for program reports on agency goals and grant deliverables, acting as liaison with contract administrators and ensuring that the required levels of service are maintained.


Culture of Philanthropy:

  • A culture of philanthropy is each person in the organization serving as an ambassador, promoting the organization’s mission and promoting giving to the agency. This position promotes a culture of philanthropy by acting as a community liaison, recruiting and retaining volunteers, and sharing client stories with Development Department.
  • This position will work closely and strategically with the Development Department.


Success Metrics:

  • Assist Chief Program Officer in working towards overall sustainability of Catholic Charities.
  • Assist Chief Program Officer with the development of a program logic model and related indicators of success.
  • Assist Chief Program Officer in implementing best practices across all offices.
  • MHVP will have processes for indicator measurement, quality and review.
  • MHVP will have accurate data collection for grant reporting and proposals.


Benefit Status:  Group medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Plan, plus life and disability insurance, 18 paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Qualification/ Requirements
  • California licensed as a MFT, LCSW or Psychologist for 2+ years, strongly preferred. 
  • Five to seven years supervising direct clinical services
  • Experience developing and supporting trauma-informed services
  • Experience with diverse socio-economic and cultural groups
  • Experience working collaboratively with other social service organizations
  • Experience in community relations with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills


Salary: $120,000 - 135,000 per year


Non-Discriminatory Statement:

Catholic Charities East Bay does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Catholic Charities East Bay is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.