Program Director


WorkLife Partnership seeks a Program Director with at least 4 years of program leadership experience to lead its social enterprise programs across the U.S. We want to talk to you if are excited by the opportunity to:


  • Balance a growth mindset with the practicalities of managing to capacity
  • Maintain a cohesive, remote team through widescale expansion
  • Communicate with absolute clarity
  • Think strategically to accomplish both project and organizational goals


Job Summary         

The Program Director will lead all of WorkLife Partnership’s social enterprise programs across the U.S. and oversee grant-funded projects ensuring service quality drives impact. The Director will be responsible for executing WorkLife’s social enterprise program strategy and for managing internal capacity to provide contracted services to our customers. The Program Director will serve as an advocate of our core values and cultivate curiosity, excitement and engagement among our direct service staff in the organization’s 1- and 3-year growth strategies. The Program Director will act as the primary liaison between WorkLife’s program staff and all other organizational operations.



  • Leadership, management and accountability for all WorkLife programs and program staff (5-10 direct reports)
  • Effectively manage capacity ensuring we balance staff expansion with revenues and need
  • Maintain program standards and success (high quality service)
  • Protect program financial sustainability
  • Ensure quarterly goals are consistently achieved across all program staff (managers, direct service providers)
  • Vigorously support program improvement and expansion
  • Actively use client feedback to strengthen programs and service delivery
  • Oversee programmatic fundraising including direct involvement in grant writing and management
  • Read and analyze data to recommend action; help others understand what the data means


Critical Competencies and Strengths

Ability to hire and retain top-performing team members: sources, selects and hires top performing individuals to join the organization; actively nurtures staff retention

Organization and planning: ability to meet deadlines, handle and prioritize simultaneous requests and periodically work in high pressure situations

People management: ability to offer direct and immediate feedback (both positive and negative), facilitate healthy conflict, and execute employee performance management practices

Brave: willingness and acceptance to fail forward, learn from mistakes, and share what you’ve learned with your peers

Connector: ability to connect Navigator work and personal motivation to organizational goals; serve as the cultural advocate for the organization with program team

Problem-solving: ability to approach problems creatively and calmly; ability to see past existing norms to find the right solution

Attention to quality: committed to preserving data integrity and critically evaluate data; resolve discrepancies stemming from data inaccuracies

Technical aptitude: demonstrates and understanding and enthusiasm for technology that supports program delivery and evaluation/impact measurement goals

Accountability: exhibits a high level of accountability and holds others accountable to agreed-upon standards


Preferred Experience 

  • Use of Salesforce for data management and program evaluation
  • 2-3 years of grant management; experience with grant writing a plus
  • Management of a remote workforce/team
  • Understanding of basic non-profit financial management & budgeting
  • Direct human service experience (e.g. case management, career counseling, financial coaching, etc.)

WorkLife Partnership values the lived and learned experience of all candidates and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage qualified candidates with all different experiences and backgrounds to apply.


Compensation and Benefits

We are proud to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to its employees. The starting salary range for the Program Director position is $72K–$76K/annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

We also offer:

    • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
    • Vacation and sick time
    • Paid holidays
    • 401k (after one year)
    • Legal & identity protection services, short term disability, FSA and voluntary AD&D coverage also available
    • Semi-flexible schedule
    • Remote work

To be considered for the Program Director position, please email your resume and cover letter to


About WorkLife Partnership

WorkLife Partnership, founded in 2009, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to economic equity and thriving workplaces in Colorado. WorkLife deploys its Resource Navigator services inside of business to minimize work disruptions, decrease absenteeism, improve workers’ financial stability, and ultimately increase employee retention and engagement by offering personalized, immediate, one-on-one assistance when workers need it most. We are People Helping People Solve Real Problems. WorkLife’s services are available to over 70,000 workers in 125 regions across the country.


Our Core Values

Brave • Cultivating Potential • Calm Resilience • Enthusiastically Entrepreneurial • Data Storytellers • Connection