Program Director

Fostering Hope Foundation

Posted: 3/1/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Human Services

City: Colorado Springs

Postal code: 80903

State: Colorado

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M


Mission statement:

Fostering Hope is an enduring community of affirmation and support for foster families whose mission is to restore the sense of family and belonging that foster children need to thrive. We exist so that:

  • foster parents can be at their best,
  • children who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect can heal, and 
  • young adults can become the productive citizens they were meant to be.

We believe in the primacy of relationships and the power of unconditional love. Through the loving service of our staff, volunteers, and donors we help foster parents:

  • stabilize the home environment,
  • enrich the life experience of their children, and
  • connect them to the larger community as they grow into adulthood.

Position Details:

Job Description:

  • Fostering Hope seeks an intellectually curious Program Director to take its innovative model of supporting foster families and emancipating youth to its next level of development. The person chosen for this role will build upon a 15-year track record of radically improving the foster care experience and related outcomes. Please find description here:  


  • You relish the idea of applying your knowledge and experience in new and unconventional ways, especially in supporting lay volunteers in providing trauma-informed care.
  • Naturally inquisitive and disciplined as you search for internal and external information, patterns, and lessons learned to apply for the good of those we serve and the organization.
  • You desire room for personal and professional growth and creativity but also value sustainability and demonstrated effectiveness.
  • You are equally comfortable supervising staff and developing people and relationships as you are with evaluating data and conducting research.
  • You can flexibly wear an assortment of hats and lead confidently in a fluid, familial environment.
  • You appreciate the role that the volunteers’ faith perspective has in creating meaning and persistence in their service to the children and families.


  • A doctoral degree and/or strong professional credentials in psychology, neuropsychology, or social work.
  • At least 3 years of experience in working with youth/young adults who have experienced early trauma
  • A deep understanding and internalization of trauma-informed care as critical to success in working with this population
  • The ability to support staff and utilize reflective supervision to process their experience and support them in being effective
  • Experience in applied research
  • Experience in program management is preferred


Health and dental insurance, generous paid time off, flexible schedule and work place--remote during COVID-maternity/paternity leave, parking, on-site work out room. In addition, Fostering Hope provides a rare opportunity to enjoy the personal stability of an established, reputable nonprofit with proven outcomes, but without giving up opportunities for personal and professional growth and contribution. The innovative mindset is alive and well, and Fostering Hope is faithfully executing on an exciting vision for future growth. The person selected for this role joins a familial, supportive culture that is as affirming and supportive of one another as we are of those we serve.


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

We welcome your cover letter and CV/resume at [email protected] Please use the subject line "Program Director Position". No phone calls, please. Thank you.


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