Job Opening: Program Manager – “Getting Ahead”

About the Program Manager – Getting Ahead Position

The Getting Ahead Program helps individuals in poverty build their resources for a more stable life for themselves and their family. The program meets over a sixteen to eighteen-week schedule. The program is presented regionally and nationally. The investigators (students) meet with the instructors in a round table discussion. The Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the program and reports to the Council President of the Fond du Lac Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP). This is a unique opportunity to deliver an innovative curriculum in a small group setting which will have a positive affect on the individuals enrolled in the program.

Getting Ahead Program Description

Taken from the introduction of the book used:

In Getting Ahead we study poverty and near poverty through the lens of economic class to better understand how our society and the economy work. We investigate the impact that poverty and low wages have on us and what it takes to move from a just-getting-by world to a getting-ahead world. The idea of “Getting Ahead” means action and movement of where we are now, toward a future that we really want. See our web site for more information.

Qualifications include:

  • Previous experience working with the poor.
  • Life experience and training that is relevant.
  • Knowledge of the Social Service System in Fond du Lac County, WI a plus.
  • Willingness to conduct classes on some evenings.
  • Willingness to attend community events to raise awareness about the Program and other SVDP Services


The Fond du Lac Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers a benefit package that includes health insurance, paid vacation, personnel holidays, and a retirement plan. The Program Manager works approximately 25 hrs per week, however additional hours may be required based on program needs.

How to Apply for the Program Manager Position

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Robert Hartzhiem via e-mail: [email protected]

Please respond by February 15, 2019.

Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Cover letters should address skills, qualification and what drives you to want to work with people on their journey out of poverty.
Click here to view more information on the Getting Ahead Initiative.



No phone calls or in-person applications.