Job Alert: Program Director / Co-Program Director

Job Title: Program Director (full-time, salary) or Co-Program Director (part-time)

Company: Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA)


Work Location: Hybrid – Virtual and Office, 19750 Burt Rd., Detroit, MI 48219


Posting Date: September 7, 2022

Closing Date: October 12, 2022

Start Date: December 5, 2022 or sooner

Email Cover Letter and Resume to: Kiddada Green,

Use Subject Line: Program Director or Co-Program Director

Application Instructions: BMBFA will hire 1 full-time Program Director or 2 part-time Co-Program Directors to work collaboratively. Apply for either Program Director or Co-Director. Do not apply for both.

General Purpose

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Director will advance the mission, goals and services of BMBFA by providing administrative, operational and programmatic oversight of all aspects of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association’s (BMBFA) programs including planning, organizing, staffing, and evaluating program activities.

Job Summary

Plan the program

  • Plan the overall delivery of programs and their activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of BMBFA.  Programs include; direct service, training and education, advocacy and maternal-child-health innovation 
  • Develop and implement short and long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful program outcomes
  • Develop funding proposals for programs to ensure the continuous delivery of services
  • Develop program budgets 

Organize the program

  • Ensure that program activities operate within the culture, policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional/ethical standards as well as grant requirements
  • Properly document program activities and progress
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the programs and participants of the program according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization

Staff the program

  • In consultation with the Executive Director, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff 
  • Supervise all program staff by providing direction, input and feedback in accordance with organizational culture, policies, procedures and practices 
  • Perform staff evaluations
  • Establish volunteer management practices
  • Engage volunteers for appropriate program activities 

Lead the program

  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards
  • Communicate with participants and other stakeholders to gain and maintain community support for programs and to solicit input to improve programs 
  • Liaise with other staff to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Evaluate the program

  • Write program reports 
  • Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Ensure that programs operate within the approved budget
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Monitor program activities on a regular basis and conduct a regular evaluations 
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance programs, as appropriate

Secondary Duties

  • Perform other duties relevant to the organization, as assigned

Professional characteristics

The Program Director should demonstrate competence in each of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Participant Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external participants to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results. 

Lived Experience (preferred)

  • Breastfeeding / breast pumping experience 
  • Intimate connection to the Detroit community


Education and Experience

  • Minimum M.A. in related field (advocacy and social justice, community organizing and advocacy, public health, African American/women studies, social work, anthropology, public administration, public policy, healthcare administration, non-profit management, or similar) 
  • 5+ years experience in the maternal-child-health field; preferred emphasis on breastfeeding
  • Demonstrated director or management experience
  • Strong and deep understanding of the principles of racial equity/justice
  • Strong and deep understanding of community-centered approach
  • Knowledge of Medicaid policies, procedures and standards
  • Demonstrated successful grant writing experience 
  • Demonstrated experience building programs or operational processes
  • Experience supervising staff

Director (full-time)


  • $70,000-75,000 annual salary (commensurate with education and experience)


  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance 
  • Simple IRA retirement 
  • 529 college savings plan 
  • Supportive supervision
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Family-friendly work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 10 days paid time off 
  • 13 paid holiday days

Working Conditions

  • Remote, in-office and in the field
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel 

Terms of Service

  • Minimum 3-year term
  • Part-time, 20-24 hours per week

Co-Director (part-time)


  • $35-$37.50 per hour (commensurate with education and experience)


  • Medical, dental, vision & life insurance available
  • 403(b) retirement available
  • 529 college savings plan available
  • Supportive supervision
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Family-friendly work policies
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 40 hours paid time off 

Working Conditions

  • Remote, in-office and in the field
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel 

Terms of Service

  • Minimum 3-year term
  • Part-time, 20-24 hours per week


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