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20 Jun 2022

Full-Time Chief Program Officer

The Phoenix – Sober Active Community – Posted by ATrujillo Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

You are an effective program strategist with experience supervising high-level national teams. You have successfully scaled impactful programs and have achieved significant quantifiable program results within the nonprofit sector. You’re passionate about recovery from substance use and believe in the power of community. You’ve seen the challenges that stigma creates and want to help us fight them. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

This position will ideally be located in Denver, Colorado, Boston, Massachusetts, or Los Angeles, California (other locations will be considered depending on the candidate) and will oversee the national program strategy for the organization, innovating current processes to drive growth and success rates. The role will supervise senior program leaders and design the systems and communication channels necessary to align regional and national program teams. Experience creating and implementing large-scale program evaluation strategies will be key to success in this role. If you’re excited about working in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment that promotes personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!



Oversee organization-wide program strategy

  • Design a comprehensive long-term national program and community-building strategy that includes a variety of channels (in-person, virtual, on-demand, Phoenix app, etc.) led by Phoenix staff and volunteers
  • Translate above strategy into annual, quarterly, and monthly plans to deliver on program goals
  • Build, augment, and improve operational structures as needed to ensure efficient execution of goals by regional program leaders
  • Continually identify opportunities to strengthen program capability and increase impact
  • Set and achieve annual budget goals in close collaboration with the Executive Director and leadership team; monitor and report on progress against these goals and analyze trends in order to make adjustments throughout the year


Supervise senior program leaders nationally

  • Engage as a thought partner with on-the-ground senior managers to catalyze growth-oriented programming in 30+ states
  • Motivate, inspire, and coach the wider programming team in developing and executing on local, regional and national strategies and in their own professional development
  • Foster effective national and cross-functional communications to ensure optimal deployment of programming strategies and knowledge sharing
  • Travel up to 20%


Perform ongoing evaluation and analysis of all areas of programming

  • Create and execute a comprehensive ongoing evaluation plan
  • Analyze metrics and report findings to leadership team
  • Determine and oversee improvements for overall program strategy based on data trends and projections
  • Present to the Board of Directors and key partners on programming impact



  • 10+ years of experience in progressive nonprofit programming roles, culminating in a national leadership role for an organization of at least 100 employees
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team of high-level regional leaders
  • Extensive experience with program evaluation and metrics analysis
  • Ability to innovate and think creatively and strategically
  • Talent for building relationships and creating buy-in across a range of stakeholders
  • Expert knowledge of the nonprofit programming landscape, including common challenges and growth strategies
  • Proactive attitude, future-focused thinking, and ability to achieve in a fast-paced environment



We welcome all great applicants to apply even if you don’t have all these preferred attributes

  • Ability to build and improve systems and tools for program operations
  • BA/BS or advanced degree, preferably in related field
  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery



  • 403(b) retirement plan with 4% match
  • Paid time off (vacation/sick days/skill enhancement days)
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans



The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. Through activities such as CrossFit, climbing, hiking, yoga, boxing, and meditation, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix offers free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety, operating in 129 counties across 36 states and for people around the globe virtually. Since 2006, we have served 104,297 individuals.

At The Phoenix, we welcome people from all backgrounds and strive to create a healing-centered environment that allows everyone to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. We seek to create a workplace environment that accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve. We understand that voices of varied experiences and perspectives are central to our mission and our impact. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 80 days.

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