Director of Programs

The Warrior Connection
January 7, 2023
Grapevine, Texas [TX]
Job Type


Salary                     $55,000-$60,000

Location:             This is a remote/work-from-home role with a preference for candidates in a TX metropolitan area.        

Employment Type:  Full-Time, Exempt, No Paid OT

Benefits:                  Health Care Stipend, Unlimited PTO, and 10 Observed Holidays


TWC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to end Veteran suicide and repair family relationship through proven holistic residential retreats for Veterans and Military Spouses. 

In 2009, a small group of volunteers recognized a higher calling in a community of men and women wounded mentally, spiritually, or morally due to their military service. These volunteers responded to that call with the creation and launch of The Warrior Connection. During the first few years of TWC's incubation, our small handful of volunteers worked tirelessly to conduct literature reviews, research retreat design models, etc. That work led to the development of a curriculum and completion of the TWC retreat blueprint and from this “The Warrior's Journey” was born. Soon after came the completion of a Facilitator Training Manual and the full TWC participant curriculum. The first TWC retreat was piloted in October 2010. Since 2010, TWC’s work has evolved, our core retreats have been refined, and additional facilitation and volunteer teams have been trained and activated. Now, exclusively through the generosity of private donors, TWC has served hundreds of Veterans and their families. In addition, thanks to critical partnerships and corporate sponsors, TWC provides transportation to 

our retreats, removing one of the most significant barriers to care. To date, TWC has served Veterans and spouses from 46 U.S. states. 


The culture of TWC is driven by our shared focus on those we serve. Our ethos includes the following principles: 

  • Our Focus is the Veterans 
  • Serve TWC with Tenacious Compassion 
  • Lead Through Direction and Guidance 
  • Hire Only the Best People 
  • Take Great Care of All Our People 
  • Speak From Our Hearts and Say What's True 
  • Always Do Our Best


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the role of the Director of Programs is to develop, implement, and oversee all aspects of TWC’s programming.  In collaboration with the CEO, the Director of Programs will articulate and implement the strategic vision of TWC’s programming. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Capacity to manage pre-retreat and post retreat logistics including but not limited to secure travel arrangements for all participants, secure food and other supply management needs.
  • Check-in at each retreat to provide overall oversight.
  • In charge of the recruitment, selection, and processing of all Veterans and Spouses with retreat interest.
  • Management of the recruitment, selection, training, support, and succession planning of all programming staff (facilitators, program managers, coordinators, mentors, and volunteers, etc.)
  • Develop effective systems and processes that efficiently move potential retreat participants through the TWC pipeline.
  • Provide monthly reports to the Board of Director Programs Committee and CEO to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Board of Directors, funders, and other stakeholders. 
  • Implement and manage effective systems to track scaling needs, progress, and regular evaluation of program components. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Veteran with combat experience is highly preferred.  
  • Prior military experience and/or demonstrated strong support of our military and familiarity with military culture preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree preferably related to health sciences, social work, or mental health.  

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Project Management.
  • Practice sound judgment.
  • Solid work ethic with a high degree of energy. 
  • Must be a team player.
  • Non-profit knowledge preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all voices of veterans, staff, and board to be heard.

The Warrior Connection is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. The Warrior Connection provides equal employment opportunities to all employee and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, and training.

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