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Ozanam Center for Service Learning Program Manager

St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati’s Ozanam Center for Service Learning inspires participants to grow spiritually through transformative immersion experiences that connect neighbors from diverse backgrounds and engage in meaningful service, conversation, prayer, and reflection.

Scope of Position: St. Vincent de Paul is seeking a mission-driven individual who is passionate about issues of faith, service, and social justice for the role of Ozanam Center Program Manager. The Program Manager is responsible for leading a team to create, plan, and facilitate service immersion retreats and workshops. The Program Manager collaborates with SVDP staff, community partners and volunteers to inspire participants through transformative service learning experiences. The Program Manager cultivates existing relationships and works to build new relationships with local schools, parishes, universities, and professional and faith-based groups. The Program Manager is a full-time position. Work weeks vary seasonally and include night/weekend work.

Job Responsibilities: A lead staff person who:

  1. Maintains communication and builds strong professional relationships, serving as a liaison with parties interested in retreats, area nonprofit and service learning community partners and Center volunteers.
  2. Supervises Service Learning Program Coordinator, contract staff, interns and volunteers. 
  3. Develops & facilitates service learning curriculum addressing current social justice issues, integrating Catholic Social Teaching and Vincentian spirituality, in collaboration with the Ozanam Center team.​
  4. Oversees Service Learning Center calendar consistent with strategic plan, with focused outreach efforts to achieve stated goals, involving youth, young adult, and adult groups.
  5. Staffs all retreats, programs, and special events, ensuring qualified retreat leaders utilizing Ozanam Center team, trained volunteers and support staff.
  6. Oversees SVDP youth engagement opportunities, including Youth Conferences.
  7. Tracks and maintains performance measures for Ozanam Center programming.
  8. Engages and oversees a diverse Ozanam Center Advisory Committee to support the Program Manager.


  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience—preferably in the areas of: service-learning and/or retreat programming, religious and/or social justice education, or another related field.
  2. Experience in service learning, human services, nonprofit leadership, or related field preferred. 
  3. A desire and proven ability to lead a dynamic and cooperative team and deep knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching is necessary.
  4. Applicants must be VIRTUS certified or achieve VIRTUS certification prior to start date.     
  5. Excellent administrative, organizational skills required. 
  6. Ability to adapt and respond well to changing circumstances, especially in the course of a retreat.
  7. Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary in order to effectively relate to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds.   
  8. Awareness of community needs locally and globally, including a basic knowledge of social justice issues is beneficial.

Physical Requirements: 

  1. Operate a computer and other office equipment. 
  2. Sit and/or stand in stationary position for extended periods of time. 
  3. Frequently expected to lift and carry 35 lbs.
  4. Must be able to see for purposes of reading printed material, which may include small print. ​
  5. Capability of hearing and understanding speech at normal volume levels. 
  6. Ability to speak so that others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation, both in person and over the telephone. 
  7. Must be able to travel throughout Greater Cincinnati to share the work of St. Vincent de Paul with diverse groups and organizations, up to 15% of work hours (not including local travel with onsite retreat groups).

Application Information:

Candidates should forward current resume & cover letter, reference contacts, and salary expectations to:

Maura Carpinello
Director of Service Learning
Society of St Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati District Council
1125 Bank Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214-2130
​mcarpinello@SVDPcincinnati.org – please put “Ozanam Center Program Manager” in subject of email.

Social Services Director       

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume, & compensation expectations to djewell@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you.

St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati is a leader in bringing emotional, spiritual and material assistance to the poor, lonely and forgotten in our community. SVDP has an immediate opportunity for a Social Services Director to implement and oversee all social services offered, ensuring these programs align with the mission and values of the organization.

Job Title:   Social Services Director                   ___ Non-Exempt    _X_ Exempt

Reports To:  Director of Member and Program Services

Scope of Position: Plan, implement and oversee broad array of social service offerings; Ensure SVDP systems enable appropriate access for those we serve;  Responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting upon programs to achieve intended outcomes and annual goals; Continuously improve programs to align with the mission and values of SVDP;  Supervise staff and volunteers within these programs; Monitor spending in relation to the budget; Represent SVDP programs within the social service community; Role includes occasional evening and weekend interaction

Job Responsibilities

1) Develop, monitor, and continuously improve policies to ensure professional excellence in service to our neighbors, including:

a. Procedures

b. Eligibility

c. Forms

d. Assistance approval process

e. Engagement and assistance delivery

2) Design and manage SVDP programs to ensure cohesive and complementary offerings consistent with SVDP’s mission, values, & objectives

3) Develop evaluation tools and processes for all social service programs

  1. Ensure the professional supervision of all social service staff, volunteers, and integrated team members, including:

a. Coordinate and develop a cohesive team within and between all service programs & projects

b. Plan for and coordinate hiring process 

c. Ensure staff performance evaluations are completed according to SVDP standards and plans are established to facilitate employee development

d. Coordinate in-house and external training

5) Directly supervise the work of the Social Services Client Advocate Team Leader, the Winton Hills Program & Site Manager, the Vincentian Support Social Worker, the Re-Entry Program Coordinator, and Liz Carter Outreach Center Receptionist

6) Establish and ensure the maintenance of professional data & reporting practices, including:

a. Description of service needs, assessments, and service delivery according to SVDP and professional standards

b. Accurate, prompt and complete client database entry

c. Collection of service data to inform program development, staff supervision, budgeting, and SVDP advocacy efforts

d. Timely and complete reporting within the SVDP management system

e. Orderly, timely and complete reporting as needed for administration of grants

f. Secure retention & maintenance of records

7) Manage and develop the operational partnership with the UC Open School and any other strategic partnerships related to social services

8) Oversee the preparation and management of the budget for all social service programs

9) Serve as a liaison and/or arrange representation between SVDP and various community programs, organizations, or coalitions affecting human service programs 

10) Work with Conferences Manager through Vincentian Support Social Worker to facilitate the social services work of SVDP parish-based Conferences

11) Provide leadership to ensure compliance with ethical and legal mandates related to the delivery of social services

12) Other duties as assigned


Requirements – Master’s degree in Social Work or related field; Direct social service experience; Minimum of  three years of management experience in a social service setting; Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds in a faith-based setting

LISW professional designation preferred 

Work Environment:  Office Environment – Adequately lighted, heated and ventilated

Physical Requirements:  Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk, also some walking, standing, bending, & carrying light items up to 35 lbs; Ability to commute to/from and participate in off-site meetings & events

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume, & compensation expectations to djewell@svdpcincinnati.org. Thank you.

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