Assistant Director, This Valley Works

Roanoke, VA

  • Department:
  • Posting Date: 2/1/19
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary: $45,000/yr.
  • Code: AD-TVW


Performs difficult professional and administrative work of Education, Employment and Homelessness programs. Assists with supervision of program operations and services for all TVW programs; monitors and evaluates staffs’ progress in accomplishing individual program outcomes. Ensures quality services through compliance review, supervision and training. Participates and encourages staff to function as co-team members with other TVW staff


Supervised by: Director of TVW

Supervises: Co-supervises all TVW staff with director of TVW

Coordinates with: Director of TVW and all other TAP components and staff, as well as with partners, funders and referral sources



  • Assists with supervision of all TVW programs and staff.
  • Works with managers and coordinators to develop goals, objectives, and involve stakeholders as applicable.
  • Assists with program planning and grant writing to address gaps in services in the TAP service area.
  • Instructs, evaluates and initiates corrective action as related to planning, operations, fiscal, monitoring, and personnel matters of all programs that are managed by This Valley Works
  • Compiles and initiates timely submission of reports, budget or grant modifications, etc. as required by Director, President, and funding sources.
  • Identifies and coordinates activities that would involve employers in program activities including, but not limited to, curriculum review, curriculum development and job placement.
  • In coordination with the director, facilitates regular staff meetings to address participant enrollment, participant progress, and overall program performance.
  • Arranges technical assistance and recommends appropriate actions concerning educational, workforce development, and homelessness services as appropriate.
  • Attends meetings, conferences as required by Director.
  • Represents This Valley Works in the absence of director.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and required.


  • Thorough knowledge of current, social, economic, legal and health problems related to the low-income community.
  • Thorough knowledge of current trends and factors affecting educational attainment.
  • Thorough knowledge of training needs and of resources for the development of life skills.
  • Knowledgeable of local resources and service linkages.
  • Ability to establish, implement, and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, business and the general public.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of instructors and staff.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise the preparation of complex statistical and financial reports.
  • Must be able to assist instructors with lesson plans and curriculum development.
  • Must be able to relate to person of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Must have functional knowledge and experience in the use of computers for correspondence, compilation of reports, and management of budgets.



  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in social work, counseling, education, or related field.
  • Experience in supervision and administration of related type programs.
  • Must have prior experience in grant and budget administration.



  • Must pass drug screening. Some positions require positive complete background screening including: health, criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • Must have experience in supervision and administration of related programs.
  • Must have a Valid Virginia Operator’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Must be flexible in daily scheduling.
  • Must be willing to do overnight travel.
  • This position requires the individual to be in the field and must have contact with the office staff and supervisor therefore an agency issued cell phone is necessary.
  • Physical activity of this position – stooping, reaching, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, talking, hearing.
  • Physical requirements of this position – sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently.
  • Visual acuity requirements – close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – worker not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job. It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.


Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

TAP hires only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

 Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply