We’re Hiring: Director of Prevention Programs
The Burn Institute’s mission is to educate and inspire communities to reduce burn injuries and empower those
affected by burn trauma. As a team, we bridge the efforts between fire and burn prevention awareness in our
community and support services for burn survivors. If you are interested in leading a talented team of
individuals as they share our message of fire and burn prevention awareness to make our communities safer,
this position is for you!
About this Position
The Burn Institute is seeking an organized and motivated individual who wants to work with supportive
colleagues doing fulfilling work for our communities of San Diego and Imperial Counties. In this position, you
will lead our Prevention Programs team in delivering our Fire Safe Kids, Fire Safe Seniors, Protect Your
Children from Fire and Burn Injuries, Scald Prevention Awareness, and Youth Firesetter Intervention programs.
Additionally, you will continue the redesign of our Fire Safe Kids program, with an anticipated implementation
for the Fall 2023.
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. This
position supervises the Prevention Programs personnel, which includes the Fire Safe Seniors Program
Coordinator, Prevention Education Coordinator, Youth Firesetter Intervention Coordinator (Contractor), and
Imperial Valley Community Outreach Specialist.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
– Bachelor’s degree and with a minimum 3-years’ experience in the non-profit sector
– A minimum of three years supervisory and management experience required in program administration
including needs assessment, development, delivery, management, and evaluation
– Experience in the health and human services setting ideal
– Proficiency in Microsoft 365, and be trainable in Salesforce
– Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills required to inspire and lead staff
– Be culturally sensitive when interacting with program recipients, volunteers, and community members
– Strong public speaking talents necessary and the willingness to work with a wide range of people,
community partners, and volunteers
– Strong ability to work independently and effectively communicate with colleagues, clients, board
members, and the public
– Must be positive, organized, analytical and a capable problem-solver
70% Program Oversight
– Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward the organization’s
excellence in programs and community outreach
– Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate the various fire and burn prevention programs with an
emphasis on program excellence, growth, efficacy, and outcomes
– Supervise and coach prevention program staff and any interns associated with programs
15% Outreach and Stewardship
– Positively represent the organization at various events and throughout the community
– Perform public speaking duties to groups and possible media
– Develop and manage annual prevention program budget
– Ensure that data collected by direct reports meets the requirements needed by the organization and its
– Maintaining inventory of printed materials and supplies needed for programs
– Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed, which may include weekends or evenings
(Reasonable notice will be provided for work outside of normal weekday business hours.)
– Attend board meetings and any other meetings and/or conferences as requested
– COVID-19 vaccination
– Ability to pass a background check prior to employment
– Possess and maintain California Driver’s License and automobile insurance
– Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work at desk workstation offering seated or standing position
– Must be able to travel between San Diego and Imperial Counties
Compensation and Benefits
– Full-time / Exempt Position
– Salary range: $70,000-75,000/yr.
– Generous employer-sponsored health, dental, vision, chiropractic, and life insurance
– 403b plan with employer matching contribution of 50% of employee’s first 4% contribution
– Accrued Paid time off (PTO) plan, beginning 16-20 days/year
– 11 paid holidays
As a nonprofit organization, we hold ourselves to a high standard in serving our community. Regardless of
each role, our team members value empathy, stewardship, dedication, inspiration, and respect, as we each
contribute to our mission.
How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume in a single PDF file, including the position title and
applicants name as the file name, to sday@burninstitute. No phone calls, please.
Closing Date: Until filled.
Burn Institute is committed to an inclusive and supportive work culture and provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status,
citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status,
caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.