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SVP Program Performance and Innovation


Godman Guild Association is a Workforce Development non-profit organization founded in 1898 with a focus on social and economic mobility – one person, one family at a time. Godman Guild’s programs are for all ages and are built to provide a continuum of success and support, making it possible for participants to achieve their academic and career goals. For more information about the Godman Guild, please see our website at
The Godman Guild is currently seeking a mission oriented, visionary Senior Vice President of Program Performance & Innovation (SVP of PPI) to be responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of programs and services for multiple Godman Guild (Guild) locations and partner sites. The SVP of PPI will manage, evaluate, and improve upon programs being offered and develop new programs and services as needs emerge.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing program planning, organizing, operations, and staffing.

  • Developing, implementing, and managing all program-related aspects of the annual budget in conjunction with the CFO and the CEO.

  • Ensuring that Guild programs and services are in compliance with all federal, state, and city funding and all government regulations, certifications and licensing requirements.

  • The SVP OF PPI will coordinate with the CEO, CFO, and the Development Department in planning, organizing, and implementing public and private fund-raising initiatives for programs.

  • The SVP of PPI will support the implementation of the Guild’s strategic plan and vision in collaboration with the President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Development Officer (CDO), and the Godman Guild Board of Trustees.

  • The SVP of PPI will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all Guild programs.

  • The SVP of PPI will manage a team of program directors, supervisors, and direct service staff, providing leadership and vision to the Guild’s strategic planning process and implementing new programmatic initiatives.

  • Manage and cultivate existing relationships with funders to improve programs and to secure and expand recurring revenue streams

Program areas of responsibility:

Workforce: Work Readiness Academy™ including Career Bridges, Ready 2 Earn Summer Youth Employment program, TEEN Career Pathways, Individual Employment Services, Employment events, and Employer relations.

Adult Education: Adult Basic Education/Adult Secondary Education (ABE-ASE) and ESOL.[TC1]

Youth Services: ACES in-school and after-school program, Summer Youth Empowerment Program—SYEP Summer Camp, and TEEN Program.

Other Mission-Focused Programming.

Client Enrollment & Data Management.

Client Success & Franklin County Work Experience Program.

Community and neighborhood relations relating to Guild Program presence including Reeb Ave Center and South Side Thrive.

Data and Grants Management - Collaborates with the Finance and Philanthropy departments for data and grants management particularly over government grants and contracts.

Work Experience and Education

A. Bachelor’s Degree preferred and a minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant field with progressive supervisory/management responsibilities.

B. Strong leadership skills with the ability to positively engage staff around realizing the organization’s mission through successful outcomes achievement.

C. Culturally competent with diverse populations.

D. Expert level experience in grant writing, contracting and contract administration.

E. Ability to review outcomes, prepare reporting and evaluation of programs.

F. Current CPR and First Aid certification (preferred).

G. Satisfactory background check.

H. Intermediate knowledge of computer software and technology.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible schedule

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbus, OH 43215: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Nonprofit management: 5 years (Preferred)

  • Grant writing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Columbus, OH 43215

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