An assistant program director is responsible for performing administrative, managerial, and professional duties under the general supervision of the program director and/or administrator. This is a leadership role and the second level of management within the program. This individual’s goals and objectives are often determined and defined by the program director.
An assistant program director is responsible for the management of staff, resources, and administrative processes to ensure that the department’s goals are achieved. Typical duties include supporting the planning and implementation of programs, developing external relationships, acting as a resource and contact person within the organization, and resolving problems via all forms of communication. This position is typically one in which the assistant program director performs additional responsibilities to help achieve departmental and program goals.
An assistant program director position typically requires a combination of education and experience within the field. Often, at least a bachelor’s degree and five years of experience are needed; however, specific requirements may vary depending on the organization's specific needs. Assistant program directors should have good organizational and time-management skills, as well as skills in planning and budgeting. Communication skills are essential in this position, as the assistant program director is required to interact with other employees, supervisors, community contacts, external organizations, and others.
Assistant Program Manager (Unspecified Type / General) Tasks
Develop and maintain programs, setting schedules and marketing events.
Participate in hiring, mentoring, disciplining and training staff.
Create program goals, metrics, and implementation plans.
Supervise program staff, handling emergencies and problems.