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Director of Senior Programs

Friends Program

The Friends Program strengthens communities by building relationships that empower people, encourage community service, and restore faith in the human spirit. Our four primary programs connect individual volunteers with others in their community who need help or support. We serve communities throughout New Hampshire.  See for more information. The Friends Program offers competitive benefits and generous holiday and paid leave policies. This is a positive, friendly office environment where you can make a difference. 

General Summary:

The Director of Senior Programs is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), both of which are National Service grant programs. Director is responsible for working with Corporation of National and Community Service to update, maintain, and understand granting procedures and regulations. The Director also works with municipal grant application and reporting. The Director assists in the formulation, development, recommendation, implementation, and administration of agency and program policies and business goals. The Director is responsible for the direct supervision of six program coordinators. The Director may be called upon to represent the agency in a variety of official capacities.

  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Human Services, Counseling, or Social Work preferred. Bachelor’s Degree related to above.
  • Experience in non-profit management including: budgeting, fundraising, grant writing, volunteer management, and community-based organizations.
  • Grant administration and outcome tracking experience is critical
  • Experience with volunteers, especially older adults, helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as strong organizational and management abilities.
  • Able to travel locally with some regularity.

This is a full-time position. Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 


1. Serves as a member of agency’s management team

2. Directs personnel to ensure solid team efforts toward the attainment of program and agency goals.

3. Assists in the revision of operating policies, procedures, objectives, and goals

4. Assists in the review of legislation and legal decisions affecting the program and ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and statues.

5. In cooperation with the Executive Director and Development Director, coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of fundraising activities including: contributions, donations, corporate support, special events, grants and contracts.

6. Networks with other community agencies, organizations, and schools.

7. Supervise and evaluate Program Coordinators and related personnel.

8. Assist in the development and monitoring of a budget, including tracking performance

9. With assistance of program coordinators, works to:

            a. Coordinate and supervise volunteer stations

            b. Ensure training and supervision of volunteers

            c. Implement and coordinate recruitment and promotional activities

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Nancy Paul at by November 20.

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Date Added: November 2, 2017

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