Program Manager - Deliver the Dream
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Written by Suzanne Neve   
Monday, April 03, 2017 10:34 AM


Deliver the Dream provides structured, therapeutic, fun activities for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis on a three-day, two-night retreat weekend experience. Each retreat is geared towards a specific illness/crisis such as autism, spina bifida, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, craniofacial conditions, death of a loved one, Down syndrome and cancer. On these retreats, families will participate in structured activities such as assorted recreational indoor and outdoor activities, discussion groups, interactive games, creative workshops, and team building exercises. These activities are designed to have a positive outcome that transforms families coping skills; improves communication between their family; and strengthens the bonds between each family and each family member. This therapeutic retreat will also provide families with resources and an opportunity to network with other families dealing with a similar situation.
When one person in a family is ill, whether that person is a child or an adult, the entire family is impacted. Challenges associated with illness can tear families apart and rob children of their childhood. While there are over 350 special needs camps in the U.S. serving children with serious illness, there is a huge deficit in programs that address the needs of the entire family unit. When considering a treatment plan for a patient, the medical community is now placing more emphasis on the importance of addressing the needs of that patient's entire family. However, little is being done at this time to provide this kind of crucial support.
The Program Manager is ultimately responsible for the overseeing and planning of the Deliver the Dream Family Retreat Weekends. A minimum of 10 weekend retreats (3 days & 2 nights) are planned over the calendar year; these retreats take place throughout the state of Florida. Candidate must be a team player and a self-starter. Must enjoy working with children and families.
Title: Program Manager Reports to: Executive Director
Qualifications:
- The Program Manager position requires a BS or BA degree from an accredited college and requires weekend travel throughout the year. A degree in Social Work, Psychology, Recreational Therapy, Child Development or a related field is preferred.
- Minimum of two years work experience in program management, preferably in a healthcare, not for profit or a camp setting.
- Prior experience in planning and event coordination.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of the specific diagnoses/populations Deliver the Dream works with.
- A high level of computer aptitude and a working knowledge of social media is necessary.
- Any knowledge of Photoshop, database and website management software is a plus.
- Must work every retreat weekend plus the ability to work non-retreat weekends and nights as needed.
- Heavy lifting is required.
Responsibilities:
- Maintains strong relationships with current healthcare partners and continues to outreach in the community to find future partnerships.
- Recruits families to attend each Deliver the Dream retreat.
- Conducts over the phone interviews with potential retreat families.
- As needed, develops and updates Deliver the Dream program materials including informational brochures, retreat packets, the website and other various application forms.
- Prepares statistical reports.
- Assists in the grant application process.
- Hires and supervises the Events Coordinator, contract facilitators, interns, and vendors.
- Has a working knowledge of organizations budget.
- Assists at all special events.

To apply fax resume with cover letter/salary history (a must) to 954-564-4385 or e-mail to Executive Director at contact@deliverthedream.org
Deliver the Dream, Inc. offers a professional working environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. EEO/ADA

 

Deliver the Dream
3223 NW 10th Terrace
Suite 602
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
954. 564.3512
www.deliverthedream.org
A retreat program that enables families who are experiencing serious illness or crisis to regain strength, mend spirits and just be families and kids again.