Program Director - Home Match - Monterey County

Salinas, California
$65,000 - $75,000 + benefits
Oct 09, 2020
Nov 08, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

The Program Director leads and is accountable for the success, growth, and sustainability of the Home Match program in Monterey County. Work directly with home providers (owners and renters) and those seeking housing including (very brief) resident site visits across Monterey County. Must feel comfortable engaging with a diverse set of individuals, cultures, and circumstances. Fluency in Spanish is required. This position requires flexibility in hours including frequent evening and weekend work. Currently 1 day per week doing site visits or in-person intake interviews, which will increase over time. Work from home is an option while we secure an office location in Salinas, CA. No relocation assistance. Local Monterey County candidates preferred.

About Home Match: Home Match helps communities meet three important goals: empowering aging community members to stay in their chosen homes; creating affordable places to live; and combating social isolation. Home Match is a program of Covia, a 50 year old nonprofit organization.


  • Responsible for helping set and achieving annual goals and objectives
  • Direct (or dotted line) management and cultivation of staff
  • Develop and implement an outreach plan to promote the program in the community and to secure the targeted number of appropriate program participants
  • Lead the matching and home sharing process for a portfolio of program participants including conducting interviews, home visits, background checks, reference checks, and moderating lease agreements
  • Conduct follow up mediation services as needed, to assist clients in maintaining a successful match
  • Use creativity to determine effective new, online methods of conducting outreach and engaging with Home Match participants and partners
  • Use a set of online tools to track and analyze program data to determine best practices and areas of improvement
  • Continually seek opportunities to strengthen and/or expand the program and its impact
  • Contribute to the sustainability of the program including donor cultivation, proposal development and reporting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-motivated and personable individual that works well independently, while also being able to work effectively and collaboratively within a team and with community partners
  • Proven track record, meeting programmatic goals, building impactful partnerships, and securing funding or achieving a sales quota
  • Organized, yet flexible and able to rapidly shift across activities
  • Strong active listening skills, empathy and cross-cultural understanding
  • Ideally experienced working across a wide-range of digital channels
  • Fluency in Spanish is required

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of program management, sales or fundraising experience
  • Live in and/or have extensive contacts in Monterey County particularly with older adults, elected leaders and the nonprofit community
  • Ideally has own vehicle and will provide car insurance
  • Must have own vehicle and provide car insurance