Director of Prevention Programs

Director of Prevention Programs

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JOB TITLE: Director of Prevention Programs

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


Location: 8825 Aero Drive, Ste 200, San Diego, CA 92123

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Serving as a member of the Management Team along with the Executive Director, Director of Marketing and Events, Director of Operations, and Director of Burn Survivor Services this position’s primary responsibility is ensuring effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization’s fire and burn prevention programs.

Working with the management team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of strategies to continuously improve the organization’s community outreach and prevention programs. This position will also interact with the Board of Directors.

DIRECT REPORT: Community Outreach personnel including, Fire Safe Senior Program Coordinator, Fire Safe Kids Coordinator, Youth Firesetter Intervention Coordinator, and Imperial Valley Community Outreach Specialist.


  1. Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward the organization’s excellence in programs and community outreach.
  2. Develop and manage annual prevention program budget.
  3. Develop, implement, manage and evaluate the various fire and burn prevention programs. With an emphasis on program excellence, growth, efficacy, and outcomes.
  4. Supervise and coach prevention program staff and any interns associated with programs.
  5. Positively represent the organization at various events and throughout the community.
  6. Perform public speaking duties to groups and possible media.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

OTHER: Attend board meetings and any other meetings and/or conferences as requested. Must possess and maintain California Driver’s License and automobile insurance. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Employment at the Burn Institute is at-will. Flexibility: Occasional weekend and evening hours as necessary.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years prior experience in the non-profit sector; health and human services setting required. A minimum of three years of supervisory and management experience required in program administration including needs assessment, development, delivery, management, and evaluation. Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills required to inspire and lead staff.  Strong public speaking talents necessary and the willingness to work with a wide range of people, community partners, and volunteers. Must have the ability to work independently and also effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the public. Must be positive, organized, analytical and a capable problem-solver.

The above is intended to describe the principal responsibilities. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all aspects of the job.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF file, including the position title and applicant’s name as the file name, to sday@burninstitute.org. No phone calls, please.  

Closing Date: Until filled.

Burn Institute offers full-time staff 11 paid holidays; 20 PTO days accrued in a calendar year; health, vision, dental, chiropractic, and life insurance benefits; 403b retirement plan.

For further information on Burn Institute visit our website at www.burninstitute.org.

Burn Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.