Counseling and Outreach Director Job Posting (Sacramento, CA)

Counseling and Outreach Director Job Posting (Sacramento, CA)

Counseling and Outreach Director

Full-Time, Exempt

Benefits Eligible

Description: Under the direction of the Chief Operations Officer, the Counseling and Outreach Director (COD) is responsible for the administration of WEAVE’s counseling, education, prevention and outreach services. This includes services at the Midtown Counseling Center and satellite locations.  This position oversees the 70 hour Peer Counselor Training and ensures compliance with state grant funding certification requirements for staff.  This position works closely with other directors and managers to assure agency wide policy continuity and program excellence.  In addition, the COD works collaboratively with the Chief Operations Officer to research, develop, and incorporate emerging best practices in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault as related to WEAVE’s programs and services.  The COD is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Program Direction: The COD provides professional leadership and sets strategic direction of WEAVE’s counseling and outreach programs to meet the needs of clients, educate the community and provide training to staff. In addition, the Director establishes the framework and focuses of these programs and determines growth strategies. Specifically the COD:

  • Develops, implements and maintains quality programs and services consistent with WEAVE’s mission, vision and strategic objectives
  • Coordinates required functions and activities, both administrative and programmatic, to operate programs and subcontracts
  • Provides for periodic review, evaluation and modification of programs and activities in accordance with agency mission, contractual obligations and grant requirements
  • Ensures that WEAVE’s programs and services are culturally competent and assures access to all Sacramento County survivors of domestic or sexual violence
  • Negotiates contracts and MOU’s and assures compliance with all contract and grants requirements.
  • Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures that lead to quality services and program efficiency
  • Explores opportunities to expand services
  • Helps management staff understand and implement program contracts and budgets
  • Develops and maintains the department’s budgets assuring efficiency to meet budget goals
  • Keeps abreast of national, state and local policies and practices that impact the department and client base
  • Collaborates with the Chief Development Officer on funding opportunities for programs and services

Employee Management:  The COD is responsible for the management and development of department supervisory staff including:

  • Recruiting, hiring, managing and developing supervisory staff to effectively and efficiently meet the contract and grant goals
  • Providing new Manager, Supervisor, Coordinator and Lead orientations, and training new staff in their positions
  • Ensuring the training and professional development of all department personnel
  • Maximizing the utilization of volunteers to supplement and enhance the services provided by staff
  • Maintaining a positive and strong organizational culture that helps attract and retain creative, competent, and committed staff
  • Establishing performance objectives; monitoring performance and initiating feedback
  • Conducting performance reviews and developing performance improvement plans when needed
  • Communicating management’s position, agency information and work changes to employees
  • Approving requests related to personnel issues, and responding to employee complaints and concerns
  • Ensuring high levels of productivity from all work groups
  • Evaluating effectiveness of staff assignments and modifications of work distribution accordingly
  • Making recommendations on salary changes, termination of employees, company policy and plans to adjust to changes in workload


  • LCSW or LMFT with 3 years management experience preferred or a Master’s degree in a human services or related field and 5 years of experience as a manager of programs
  • Supervisory experience including knowledge of human resources, ability to guide and mentor others, and experience working with volunteers
  • Experience in social service program development, implementation and evaluation. Commitment to agency mission including domestic violence and sexual assault service provision
  • Experience working collaboratively with community-based organizations such as, but not limited to, public and social service agencies, schools, law enforcement and faith-based groups
  • Completion of WEAVE’s 70-hour training and certification program (post-hiring requirement)
  • Valid California driver license, reliable transportation, and proof of current vehicle insurance
  • DOJ background check required


For immediate consideration, please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to or fax to Human Resources at 916-443-2371. No phone calls please.  For other job or volunteer opportunities at WEAVE, please visit our website at WEAVE, Inc. is an EOE.