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  Job Description

Paul’s Place seeks a Deputy Director to manage and supervise all Paul’s Place programs and services. This fulfilling position has a direct impact on people’s lives and makes an immediate difference in the lives of individuals, families and the community.

Mission and Vision

Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.

By 2020, the individuals and families living in Southwest Baltimore City will have full access to high quality health care, education, employment, and housing along with the other support necessary for stability and self-sufficiency.

The Organization

In 1982, Paul’s Place was founded by members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Glyndon, who began serving sandwiches to people who were hungry in Pigtown. Soon Paul’s Place was serving hot meals seven days a week and offering other services to people in the community. Since then, Paul’s Place has grown significantly in both size and scope, and today Paul’s Place has over 20 programs from essential services that provide a safety net to education, job-readiness and health and wellness programs. For over 30 years, we have been able to develop programming to meet the changing needs of our community and remain financially stable, and we continue to be a beam of light in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood. 

Paul’s Place is governed by a 16-member board of directors and employs a staff of 21, many of whom report to the Deputy Director. The organization’s $2.5 million operating budget is raised through public funding; foundations; private donors; rental income; donated food, goods and services; and events. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director, is on the management team, and has the administrative and professional responsibility to manage and supervise all of Paul’s Place programs and services.

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Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Deputy Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all Paul’s Place programs, including program development, management and staffing;
  • Supervising program staff;
  • Developing and monitoring program budgets;
  • Program reporting and evaluation;
  • Providing statistical reports for grant proposals and/or other appropriate organizational uses;
  • Acting as the administrator for the Efforts to Outcomes database system;
  • Supporting the development team in grant writing, fundraising events and programmatic collaboration; and assisting with facility operations and human resource needs;
  • Actively participating in the Program and Long Range Planning Committees; and
  • Providing direct administrative support to Executive Director.

Desired Leadership Experience and Attributes

Ideal candidates for this position will have a genuine passion for and commitment to the work of Paul’s Place and the people and community it serves.  The ideal candidate will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Paul’s Place including:

  • A consensus builder leadership style with a sense of humor, collegial manner, and a successful track record of creating a team environment;
  • A Master’s Degree in social work, public health or a related human services field;
  • A high degree of integrity, honesty, loyalty and the ability to work with confidential issues at all levels of the organization;
  • A solid track record of programmatic and supervisory skills and experience;
  • Strong leadership skills with at least 5 years’ experience in social service delivery and/or administration;
  • A commitment to diversity with experience interacting with diverse communities;
  • Self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented with a positive attitude toward problem solving and learning;
  • The ability to work well in a demanding, fast-paced work environment;
  • The ability to respond to a wide variety of personalities in a positive and non-confrontational manner, and the ability to deal with crisis situations effectively and calmly;
  • Knowledge of the Baltimore City Social Services and the non-profit community;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • A willingness to commit at least 5 years to Paul’s Place;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; knowledge of ETO software preferred; and
  • LCSW required.

This is a 40 hour per week salaried position with some evening and weekend hours required for committee meetings and special events. The salary is competitive in the nonprofit geographic area with excellent benefits.

Application Process

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:  (e-mail applications are required and will only be accepted at this address).  For other inquiries contact: Ginna Goodenow at .

Paul’s Place is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged. Resume reviews begin immediately.


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  Metro Area Baltimore MD
  Job Location City Baltimore
  Job Location State Maryland
  Job Location Zip 21230
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Management
  Prefered Experience 11 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Apr. 13, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Paul's Place
  Organizational Focus Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Education and Academia, Health and Medicine, Poverty and Hunger
  Contact Person Ginna Goodenow
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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