Variety Works Program Director

Variety Works Program Director

Organizational Overview: Headquartered in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA Variety – The Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)3 corporation which is chartered by Variety International. The organization’s mission is enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence, self-confidence and prepare them for life. Variety serves children with disabilities throughout the five-county Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and Delaware.


Position Summary: The Variety Works Program Director will oversee Variety’s employment training program. Variety Works Director will be responsible for attracting, evaluating and instructing young adults with disabilities in the hard and soft skills associated with gaining and maintaining employment. Variety Works Director will work closely with all relevant staff to manage the complementary day-to-day operations of the program, ensuring that it is run safely, efficiently and cost effectively. Emphasis will be placed on developing a new model of service delivery and employment-based education, including intake, assessment, direct instruction on employment social skills and task mastery, and transitioning into the community.



  • Develop the Variety Works program model, in conjunction with the Director of Programs.
  • Oversee daily operations the garden/greenhouse, commercial kitchen, and pop-up shops in the community.
  • Plan, implement and assess instructional staff and job coaches.
  • Identify community partners, create and maintain relationships with those partners while supporting individuals in community employment.
  • Plan, implement and assess training for all relevant staff including orientation, in-service training and post program assessments.
  • Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to complete supervision of program staff and participants.
  • Provide an atmosphere for developing camaraderie and good morale among program community.
  • Delegate responsibilities to appropriate staff members as needed
  • Administer all areas of ODP compliance, billing and maintaining appropriate service provision including waiver compliance, incident/risk management, quality management, Provider Qualification compliance, HCSIS and PROMISe Enrollment compliance, SSD maintenance, and Claims Management and Fiscal Reconciliation.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer of Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley.


  • BS or BA degree or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ professional experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Effective and efficient oral and written communication
  • Relevant leadership experience
  • Valid Driver’s License – Job will be located in Worcester, PA, but travel to and from other locations on a regular basis is required.


The Variety Works Program Director will have base salary commensurate with experience plus health and dental benefits. This is a full-time, year-round position with occasional nights and weekends.


To Apply

Interested parties should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Variety’s Director of Programs Heather Johnson at

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