Associate Director of Programs

Soaring Spirits International


Remote or hybrid; West Coast preferred


Soaring Spirits International (SSI) provides a positive peer community and research based, relevant virtual and in-person programming infused with a hope-building,

life-affirming spirit for widowed people globally. SSI is a secular, inclusive, life affirming organization that prides themselves on deeply appreciating the value of

the SSI team and affording them the same level of respect and compassion as SSI participants receive. SSI believes in the transformational power of hope, and

intentionally acts as a force for good for widowed people as they rebuild their lives after the death of a spouse or partner.

SSI seeks a collaborative, passionate, and highly efficient Associate Director of Programs. This integral new senior leadership role will oversee and closely support

a team of eight to ten program and operations managers and associates, serving as the right hand to the CEO. The addition of this position will enable SSI to organize,

streamline, and expand its programmatic offerings and increase its ability to reach a rapidly expanding national and global audience.

The ideal candidate brings a minimum of 5 years of proven success in a nonprofit operations or equivalent role with significant team management experience, a high

level of emotional intelligence, and dedication to SSI’s mission and future.

For more information, please visit Soaring Spirits International.

SSI strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse workplace. SSI promotes strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is SSI’s objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Key Responsibilities

Serve in a key senior leadership role, working in close collaboration with the CEO to provide day-to-day leadership and partnership for the organization

Manage all existing SSI programs and general operations

Oversee, guide, and empower the SSI team of eight to ten professionals

Maintain ongoing awareness of each team member’s responsibilities, work schedules, priorities, deadlines, and support needs

Elevate and motivate the Board of Directors, maintaining rapport and ensuring they have adequate resources to be successful

Develop relationships with SSI’s extensive volunteer base, offering consistent gratitude, guidance, and assistance required for activities

Represent SSI throughout North America at a variety of events and conferences

Share the SSI story with confidence, communicating its unique value proposition to team members, participants, funders, and other key stakeholders

Assist with and execute portions of the SSI Fund Development Plan and Strategic Plan, in partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors

Engage frequently with the SSI widowed community, exhibiting compassion, kindness, and empathy in all interactions

Handle sensitive information and situations thoughtfully and carefully, in accordance with SSI’s culture and values

Qualifications & Skills

Bachelor’s degree required

5+ years of nonprofit professional experience, ideally supervisory and/or operational

Ability to interact with bereaved individuals in a compassionate and empathetic manner

Professional, patient, and thoughtful demeanor

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; sophisticated interpersonal skills

Detail-oriented with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks

Talent for leading and empowering team members and volunteers

Ability to inspire others and build a strong and trusting community

Comfort working independently, with a team player mindset

Familiarity and comfort using Microsoft Office, WordPress, QuickBooks, CRMs, etc.

Demonstrated experience in prioritizing and executing on racial equity, diversity, and inclusion

Ability to travel periodically to Simi Valley, CA headquarters, as well as to conferences and events throughout North America (approximately once every one to

two months)

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