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Program Director – RN (Washington, D.C.)

Joseph’s House seeks an enthusiastic and skilled nurse for our full-time Program Director position. Over the last 30 years, Joseph’s House has served as a welcoming community for men, women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness who are living with HIV or terminal cancer. The Program Director oversees all aspects of the comprehensive nursing and support services we offer to current and former residents. In collaboration with our Executive Director, the Program Director’s specific responsibilities include oversight of organizational policies and procedures, management of clinical operations, staff supervision, and collaboration with stakeholders and funders.


– Establish and implement goals, policies, operating procedures, and systems for our care programs in accordance with our commitment to providing exquisite care and all relevant regulations.

– In partnership with the Executive Director, manage day-to-day operations of our care program, assuring that staffing, facilities, and available resources promote safe, healing and responsive services for residents.

– Collaborate with and provide direct supervision to an interdisciplinary professional team (nurses and social workers) to manage the delivery of direct nursing and behavioral health care services to current and former residents.

– Manage staffing systems, including the supervision of hiring processes, as well as the planning and implementation of orientation and evaluation processes. In addition to nurse and social work direct reports, serve as program supervisor for our service-year volunteers.

– In conjunction with our Nurse Care Managers, implement and monitor organizational health and safety initiatives for staff, residents, and community members, including ongoing direction of our COVID-19 response. Assist nurses in maintaining up-to-date health files for all personnel.

– Identify staff training needs and create access to educational opportunities to promote evidence-based, trauma-informed care in line with our program goals. Collaborate with staff and external stakeholders to identify additional opportunities for programmatic innovation and expansion that represent our values of Love, Advocacy, Service, Welcome and Growth.

– Lead our Quality Management Steering Committee in implementing our annual quality management plan and other quality initiatives. Utilize data and reporting systems to support continuous quality improvement; compile data for funding reports and submit to funding partners as needed.

– Contribute meaningfully to the Joseph’s House community, engaging directly with current and former residents and performing additional duties when required. Serve as clinical backup to Nurse Care Managers and provide direct care as needed. Facilitate or participate in staff and community meetings, and attend other meetings and retreats as requested.


  • Registered nurse (RN) licensed in the District of Columbia
  • Minimum three years of management and staff supervision experience; excellent organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills
  • Experience providing nursing care to vulnerable, underserved populations, particularly to individuals experiencing homelessness, living with HIV/AIDS, or those with a history of mental illness and/or substance use
  • Must possess an ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a multicultural community, and a desire to bring one’s whole self to the service of our community

Joseph’s House is dedicated to eliminating racial inequities and we seek to create a diverse workforce that shares in this commitment to justice. Our organization is also grounded in the traditions of contemplative care, so applicants must have a desire to use mindfulness and awareness to deepen their compassion and understanding. To apply, please submit your resume along with a cover letter that details your interest in our mission and practices to

Pay: $87,000.00 per year

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