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Program Director, LM Village

The Schoolbox Project: Greece


LM village is a small refugee camp based in Lechania, Greece. It is a four hour drive from Athens. This camp is home to 230 people.150 are children. The Schoolbox Project  provides these children with informal education, art, play and dance, all with a trauma informed approach. This means that our programs are designed with consideration for the short and long term effects of trauma, to prioritize the unique needs of each child, and to avoid retraumatization in a highly challenging environment.


The Schoolbox Project provides mobile, trauma informed education, art and play to children displaced by crisis.


We are looking for team members who embody our values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion.  The Schoolbox Project serves diverse populations and is committed to hiring practices that reflect our commitment to culturally competent service.  People with diverse personal experience are urged to apply including people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, women, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

We give priority to applicants who are from the communities we serve.


The Program Director will supervise an innovative children’s program that provides direct services to children who are fleeing war and extreme violence. This position operates under the supervision of the Director of Services.  The Program Director will coordinate weekly and daily activities, and supervise a team of 10-15 volunteers, including an Assistant Director. 


  1. Direct/manage the program in it’s entirety which includes: trauma informed informal education, art, play, sports and dance sessions.
  2. Plan indoor  and outdoor activities for children from a variety of age groups, adapting offerings as needed  to varying language abilities and behavioral needs of new arrivals
  3. Lead daily team meetings 
  4. Complete daily documentation and non-identifying data collection regarding numbers of children served
  5. Continuous program evaluation and recommendations for programmatic improvements.
  6. Complete incident reports and safeguarding resource referrals as appropriate, with support from Director of Services and Child Protection Officer 
  7. Conduct targeted outreach to members of the community who may be difficult to engage and/or re-engage, including provision of homeschool lessons as needed
  8. Provide culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate resources and support for the community served
  9. Promote interagency collaboration amongst community agencies and grassroots efforts
  10. Liaise and attend weekly meetings, with other entities such as UNHCR and IOM
  11. Formally induct all new volunteers, including review of volunteer expectations and  the TIC approach
  12. Create and deliver volunteer training sessions as needed, based on the strengths and skills deficits of each volunteer team
  13. Coordinate daily 1:1 volunteer to child  matching
  14. Model trauma-informed care best practices at all times - “No time outs, no kick outs!”
  15. Adherence to Schoolbox policies
  16. Performance of other job related duties as needed and directed by the Executive Director and Director of Services


  • High level of adaptability. Things often change without notice in the camp
  • Strong relationship building skills to develop positive working relationships with other organizations and officials on camp, including but not limited to; UNHCR, Camp Manager, IOM, Ministry appointed social workers, psychologists 
  • Previous experience in people management, social work, teaching
  • Have a working understanding of Trauma Informed care 
  • Commitment to self care and high level of self-awareness
  • Excellent boundary setting skills


  • BA / BS from an accredited educational institution with major course work in education, social service, public administration, psychology, health science, or a related field
  • Supervisory or managerial experience
  • Comfort and experience working with low-income individuals and multicultural communities
  • Experience leading group or classroom activities with children
  • Experience providing direct social or behavioral health services, or similar care, to traumatized individuals and/or experience in disaster relief and recovery in the US or abroad


  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed care and the ability to model best practices in action
  • Experience working in flexible, proactive, and fast-paced environments
  • Ability to lead volunteers of varying experience and skill level with empathy and effectiveness
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Clear oral and written communications skills
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, enjoy working collaboratively, and be capable of working very independently with a high level of reliability
  • Ability to provide outreach services when appropriate
  • A predictably gentle, optimistic attitude despite immersion in a stressful, high pressure situation
  • A proven commitment to continuous quality improvement, including an openness to constructive feedback
  • Experience working with social service networks, resource providers and referral pathways to support and protect children and families when needed

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 24 years of age 
  • Fingerprint & background check clearance
  • Must complete online training prior to first day


  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, crawl and play for long periods and lift at least 25 lb. as needed
  • Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to operate a large vehicle such as a van 
  • Must have automobile liability insurance according to agency requirements


  • 5 day work week, 2 consecutive days off


  • Stipend + Accommodations
  • Transportation to and from camp
  • 7 day paid break every 90 days
  • Ongoing training and support
  • 24 hour Advice Nurse, 24 Hour Behavioral Crisis Hotline