Join Our Team!

Come be a part of the Rock Recovery family! Rock Recovery is currently hiring two positions to join our growing team in the Washington, DC area and help more people find full and lasting freedom from disordered eating.

  • Communications and Program Manager (full-time exempt position)
  • Clinical Program Lead (contract position)

See below for required experience and full position descriptions. Expand HR Consulting will assist Rock Recovery with this search. Please submit your resume and letter of introduction to Erica Raphael, Senior Consultant,, subject line “RR Clinical Program Consultant Position” or “RR Communications and Program Manager”. EOE/m/f/d/v.

Position Description: Communications and Program Manager

Rock Recovery’s Communications and Program Manager is responsible for maintaining and growing a strong active presence in the Washington, DC community through programming, community partnerships and events, and communications. The position will report directly to the Executive Director and will include the following roles and responsibilities:

Individual Recovery Program: Manage program administration and logistics such as:

  • Recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers as needed for program execution
  • Managing communications with outside providers and clients/future clients
  • Overseeing program logistics (such as ordering supplies and food for weekly group meals and therapy sessions)
  • Coordinating client billing and signing of releases and forms for intake, exit interviews and goal-setting meetings

Community Empowerment Program Events: Oversee events and operations such as:

  • Leading and overseeing special events (especially Rock Recovery’s annual signature Building Bridges event) and implementing a strategic marketing plan in order to increase community event attendance and involvement
  • Growing and strengthening the organization’s interaction with the health and fitness community and initiating partnerships with other at-risk communities
  • Promoting and coordinating educational talks and seminars to key target groups, such as parents, students, and young adults
  • Managing and executing training events for clinicians and key audiences in partnership with treatment centers and other applicable organizations

Communications & Development: Assist with relationship building, ongoing communications and outreach to corporations, organizations and eating disorder professionals in order to market programs and events effectively.  Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Rock Recovery website in partnership with relevant volunteers and creating and distributing monthly eNewsletters and communications as needed
  • Crafting and executing on a development plan that targets multiple funding streams to ensure program sustainability such as:
    • Researching grant and funding opportunities and writing proposals
    • Crafting and overseeing the distribution of direct mail, email, and social media pieces for the purpose of raising funds
    • Assisting with sponsorship solicitation and and garnering financial and in-kind community support

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self Starter— The ability to make decisions, produce outcomes and complete tasks with limited direction or supervision.
  • Oral and Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
  • Performance Management — The ability to set and to clearly communicate realistic performance expectations; provide timely, ongoing, and constructive feedback to individuals regarding their performance in comparison to those expectations; motivate and/or problem-solve with staff falling short of expectations; and continually develop staff through on-the-job and cost-effective training activities.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Technical Acumen —The ability to use modern computer equipment, software, and online resources.
  • Shared Values — Sharing of Rock Recovery’s core values (freedom and faith, acceptance and authenticity, community and collaboration, evolution and excellence) and no discomfort with Rock Recovery’s Christian values and roots.

Required Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: 3 years of experience with events management, communications and program support

Hours: Full-time exempt

Work Environment

This position involves a combination of working on a computer, hosting and attending meetings, and communicating via phone, Skype, email, or other modalities. Adequate computer equipment, such as a printer, laptop, and necessary accessories, may be requested and essentials will all be provided. Office space is not currently provided, thus the position requires the incumbent to work from home or other appropriate locations. Meetings will involve local, and sometimes nonlocal, commuting.  In-person meetings may also be held in coffee houses or similar appropriate venues.  A compensation package will detail phone, internet, meeting, and travel compensation.

Physical Demands

This position involves the ability to conduct general office work for up to a full 8-hour work day; at times, the position will involve standing and/or other light physical activity for up to 4 hours.




Position Description: Rock Recovery Clinical Program Lead


POSITION STATUS: Part Time, 10 – 15 hours per week (remote and on-site work)

Rock Recovery is a Washington, DC area based non-profit organization that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating through Individual Recovery and Community Empowerment programs. The organization is founded on the belief that complete freedom from disordered eating is possible, and supports individuals and communities on their journeys to health and freedom. The Program Director oversees its programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and reports to the Executive Director.

Rock Recovery’s Individual Recovery Program serves approximately 8 – 10 adult clients through group meals, group therapy sessions, mentor matching, individual goal setting and optional spiritual services (such as healing prayer and spiritual direction with a Chaplain). Community Empowerment Program offerings include educational workshops and seminars, participating in and hosting community events and providing programs in local schools and universities nationwide.

Organizational Information

Supervisory Duties: Manages treatment team and applicable volunteers and committees (e.g., dietitians, therapists, mentors, Chaplain, etc.)

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direct clinical care to clients, running individual goal-setting meetings (every eight weeks) and leading group therapy sessions and program offerings
  • Provide clinical direction to approximately 25 part-time volunteers and contractors including a Chaplain, program coordinator, intake coordinator, therapists, dietitians, facilitators and mentors
  • Coordinate monthly treatment team meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing and implementation of best practices within the team
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients’ outside treatment teams (e.g., individual therapists and dietitians) in order to ensure effective goal-setting and recovery activities are conducted within the program
  • Work closely with Rock Recovery’s volunteer Intake Coordinator and aftercare planners of other treatment organizations to facilitate client admissions
  • Oversee all program evaluation efforts and reporting of program effectiveness to Rock Recovery’s Board of Directors, donors and constituents
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, provide Board of Directors and Advisory Council with program updates and information as requested and attend monthly Board calls and quarterly Advisory Council calls

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Empathy and passion — Have a passion for helping those with disordered eating have better relationships with food and their bodies
  • Performance Management — Set and clearly communicates realistic performance expectations for volunteers and contractors; provide timely, ongoing, and constructive feedback to volunteers regarding their performance in comparison to those expectations; motivate and/or problem-solve with those falling short of expectations; and continually develop volunteers
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Ability to multi-task and deliver programs across a wide range of priorities.
  • Self-Motivation and Flexibility — Able to work in a small, growing nonprofit with an entrepreneurial approach
  • Technical Acumen — Capability to use current computer equipment, software and online resources and identify areas for improvement

Required Education and Experience

Education: Master’s in Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or equivalent; or Ph.D. in Psychology or Psy.D

Licensure: Licensed in VA, MD or DC as an LPC, LCSW, LCP, LMFT or equivalent is required. Ability to supervise residents is preferred.

Experience: 5 years of clinical experience. Experience in the following is preferred: clinical supervision, program evaluation and program development

Work Environment

Office space is not provided, thus the position requires the incumbent to work from home or other appropriate locations. This position involves a combination of working on-site in VA and DC, on a computer, hosting and attending events, and communicating via phone, Skype, email or other modalities. As this is a contract position, no computer or phone equipment  phone will be provided.

Physical Demands

This position involves the ability to conduct general office work for up to a full 8-hour work day; at times, the position will involve standing and/or other light physical activity for up to 4 hours.

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