Director of Programs: Peter’s Place

Posted July 11th, 2018 at 2:26 pm.


The Organization

Founded in 2001, Peter’s Place is a nonprofit organization committed to providing safe and supportive environments for grieving children and families and to act as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief. At its Radnor location, Peter’s Place offers peer support groups for children, from ages 4 – 17, and their caregivers following the death of someone significant in their lives. Peter’s Place also brings peer support groups to grieving children within their school settings. In addition, through Ryan’s Hope, peer support groups are offered for adults who have had a child die as a result of substance abuse. Through a postvention program, support services are offered to schools or organizations following the death of a community member. Peter’s Place, through presentations and continuing education workshops, helps community members and professionals learn more about grief and loss. Groups are facilitated by professionals and volunteers who participate in an extensive thirty-hour training program.

The Position

The Director of Programs is a full time position designed to provide leadership to Peter’s Place’s agency-based and school-based support groups, the postvention program, and the volunteer training program. In addition, s/he will bring to this position the practical, organizational, and innovative skills necessary to identify changing practices and priorities in the larger field of loss and grief, and successfully position Peter’s Place to honor and advance its mission. The Director of Programs reports directly to the Executive Director and works with a Board of Directors Program Committee to identify and address opportunities, resource needs, and practice challenges.

Position Responsibilities

Peter’s Place is seeking a visionary leader with the ability to motivate, lead, and inspire program staff and forge connections with community partners. The Director of Programs will:

•        participate as part of the Peter’s Place leadership team;

•        plan, organize, and implement programs to ensure a high quality of service delivery;

•        provide supervision to the staff and volunteers responsible for the development and implementation of all programs;

•        assess the performance of program staff;

•        staff the Board of Directors Program Committee, helping to set the agenda and provide materials and resources as needed;

•        facilitate the thirty-hour volunteer training program;

•        facilitate on-site and school-based support groups;

•        meet with school community partners;

•        identify and initiate new community partnerships:

•        plan and facilitate community presentations and continuing education workshops on grief and loss

Position Qualifications

•        Advanced degree in social work or a related area with a minimum of five years of post-master’s experience.

•        Supervisory and management experience.

•        Experience working with children and families.

•        Understanding of loss and grief and its effects of children, families, and communities.

Required Clearances

1.     Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113)

2.     Pennsylvania Criminal Records Checks (SPA-164)

3.     Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks

Peter’s Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a diverse environment free from discrimination and harassment. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


A competitive benefits package is offered.






Master’s degree


Please email cover letter and resume to We appreciate no phone calls please.

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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