Position Title: Beads of Courage, Inc. Program Manager
Supervisor: Program Director
Work from home
Flexible scheduling, 40 hours (full time)
Ability to travel as needed for program and event support
Salary commensurate on experience ($28,000-$35,000 range)
Resident in Pacific or Mountain time-zone preferred
Core Responsibilities: Program Management
The Beads of Courage, Inc. Program Manager is responsible for managing BOC programs used to support the psychosocial and emotional support of children, their family and clinicians coping with serious illness. The Program Manager will provide clinical support for BOC programs through program promotion, regular communications with program users to assess and support program integrity and clinical implementation. Program Manager will manage all aspects of the BOC Complementary programs, ie. outreach for facilitator support and feedback, clinical implementation, coordination of virtual/live workshops, donor cultivation and support, budget, order, and inventory oversight, summary reports. The Program Manager will work as part of the Program Team and support additional team goals as needed. The individual in this position will also oversee all BOC Flagship Program Member Hospitals in the Pacific Northwest, West, and Southwestern United States. Additional program support as needed will be required.
BOC Complementary Programs
These include (but are not limited to):
Sibling Program, Strand for Strength and Remembrance (bereavement), DREAM: Draw and Relax: Embrace Art in the Mind, Bead Mindful for Clinicians, Bead Strong, Mental Health Program (Pilot to be evaluated and developed), Touch for Strength Program for caregivers (to be developed), AYA Power Pendants (under development)
Program maintenance and development using clinical background and feedback
Regular promotion and outreach with organizations and clinicians interested in and/or providing our complementary programs to meet annual budget/strategic goals.
Work with Program Director to develop innovative implementation strategies (i.e. virtual sessions, community outreach, etc…)
Implementing programs (virtually/in person)
Managing the budget/inventory for each program for BOC, Inc. success.
Program Manager will have assistance from BOC Operations Team for distribution and inventory management.
BOC Flagship Programs
Oversees and supports all existing BOC Flagship Program member hospitals in BOC Region 3 (includes the Pacific Northwestern, Western, and Southwestern United States)
Provides virtual/in-person BOC Ambassador Trainings for new or reestablished programs
Provides regular check-ins and support as well as addressing any concerns or needs requested by BOC Ambassadors in their region
Assist Program Director on clinical student programming development and support
Assist Program Director with hospital and member communications (i.e./ newsletters, social media promotions/announcements
Assist Program Director and support Program Coordinators (regional member hospital/donor support) related to BOC Complementary programs
Assist Program Director, Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director in community partnership relations
Assist Program Director, Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director in program donor/sponsor relations
Assist Program Team on additional program goals as needed.
Ability to submit federal clearances for the direct care of children
Ability to complete appropriate health screens as designated by BOC member hospitals
Emotional-readiness to support those suffering from serious illness and bereavement
Experience in a clinical support role at pediatric hospital (masters prepared preferred)
Experience implementing BOC programming preferred
Basic data entry, record keeping, and competent computer skills
Use of project management and team communication tools in a remote setting
Detail-oriented and demonstrates critical thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Utilizes effective communication skills
Recognizes and responds appropriately to non-verbal cues during interactions
Participates in giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner
Respect for and affirmation of individual experiences, preferences, and perspectives
Engages in self-awareness and self-care
Recognizes and demonstrates a willingness to explore how personal challenges, learning needs, cultural and personal beliefs impact professional practice
Engages in self-reflective practice, demonstrating realistic and critical thinking regarding own performance, and incorporates insights into practice
Identifies personal learning needs; develops effective learning plans
Contributes to a team and experience with interdisciplinary staff collaboration
Has a positive attitude
Flexible with job duties that will change based on current programs, services, events, or developments
Knowledge of and experience with:
Children, youth and, their families, coping with serious illness and clinicians caring for them
Development across the lifespan
Family-Centered Care Communication
Self-Expression and Arts in Medicine Support/Activities
Evidenced-Based Practice Model
Promotes and supports Professional Relationships and teamwork
Prioritization & Time Management
Teaching, Coaching & Support for Professional Growth (Student/staff supervisor)
Ability to give and receive Performance Evaluation and Feedback
Can abide by Professional Standards of Practice & Adherence to Ethical Guidelines
Sets realistic goals and objectives & identifies action plan to achieve these goals
Beads of Courage, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through our Arts-in-Medicine Programs. We believe in creating a context for caring transactions to transpire through our community and encouragement programs.
Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with hundreds of hospitals nationally and internationally and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form.
1) To transform the bedside experience of caring for children and teens with serious illness through innovative Arts-in-Medicine Programs;
2) To model collaborative strategies to strengthen human connectedness through the gift of beads that bestow honor and express human caring;
3) To contribute to the science, practice and implementation of evidence-based interventions.