Vice President of Programs

Job Description

Vice President of Programs

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $95,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


SUPERVISOR: Chief Executive Officer


Reporting directly to the CEO and the Vice President of Programs will ensure that the organization remains a cutting-edge innovator within the non-profit sector, adapting to new realities, incorporating new approaches, and expanding alliances and audiences. This includes identifying, and developing funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies. The position oversees all grant activities to define program strategies and direct program staff in developing and implementing program strategies. VP of Programs is a senior management team member and works with the team to drive the overall strategy for the agency, including its strategic plan.

SALARY RANGE: $95,000 - $120,000 Negotiable based on experience. Generous PTO, paid holidays, comprehensive health benefits, and 401K.


  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, staff, board members, external partners, and donors.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Impeccable Integrity and strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability and analytical skills.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Ability to translate conceptual direction into concrete grant plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Graduate degree in health/non-profit related field or 8 to 10 years experience and
  • Knowledge of the state and other foundations.


Program Office (70 percent)

  • Overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas of the organization.
  • Assist with the professional development of the program staff.
  • Oversee staff of program departmental directors/supervisors and any assigned consultants.
  • Work with the CEO and program staff to select proposals and educational information for Board meetings.
  • Assist with the presentation of grant summaries to the Board of Directors.
  • Work with program staff to develop and implement project plans consistent with the conceptual direction provided by the senior management team.
  • Work with program staff in the review and presentation of unsolicited proposals.
  • Work with the program staff in responding to non-routine grant status reports and budget changes.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate grant tracking and reporting, including metrics and analytical progress.
  • Serve as program officer on assigned grants; and
  • Keep the CEO informed of the status of grants as appropriate.
  • Manage Service's Departmental staff's professional development needs through training, mentoring, and empowering them and
  • Ensure that key project outcomes are evaluated and leveraged for maximum impact.

Finance (10 percent)

  • Work with the CEO, Chief Financial Officer, grants managers and other program staff to coordinate the timing and amount of planned grant payout with the availability of funds.
  • Develop the annual operating budget for assigned program staff; and
  • Review monthly reports and address negative variances.

Administration (20 percent)

  • Work with the senior management team to define the conceptual direction for grantmaking.
  • Supervise all programmatic and grant staff.
  • Work with the senior management team to plan and organize senior management team meetings and retreats.
  • Represent the agency at meetings and conferences.
  • Act as staff liaison to the organization's Program Committee.
  • Work with the CEO and senior management staff to plan staffing patterns and address staffing needs; and
  • Review assigned staff performance in writing at least annually and recommend salary merit adjustments.
  • Abide by all Epilepsy Alliance Florida and state policies, procedures, and mandates
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned
  • Positively represent the agency at all times.


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Nonprofit management: 6 years (Preferred)
  • Grant writing: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Strategic planning: 4 years (Preferred)
  • Management: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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