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  • Project Literacy of Bergen County: Executive Director
  • WomanSpace: Receptionist (Part-Time)
  • Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: High Risk Case Manager – Camden Healthy Start
  • Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: Health Educator – Camden Healthy Start
  • Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: Quality Improvement Manager – Camden Healthy Start
  • Community Coordinated Child Care of Union County: Human Resources Coordinator
  • The Community YMCA: Foster Care Clinician
  • Partners for Women and Justice: Director of Development
  • The Children's Institute: Communications Coordinator
  • Homeless Solutions: Associate Director of Programs & Services
  • New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women: Community & Program Education Manager
  • The Leaguer's, Inc.: Chief Operating Officer
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey: Executive Director

    Project Literacy of Bergen County: Executive Director

    Posted: December 19, 2014
    Location: Hackensack, NJ

    Summary: Project Literacy of Bergen County is a non-profit organization established to increase the level of public consciousness on the issues of adult literacy and to serve as a catalyst for literacy initiatives. The organization seeks an Executive Director to report to the Board of Trustees and accepts responsinility for the success of the organization. With the President of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director enables the board to fulfill its governance function. The Executive Director gives direction to the formulation of board and staff leadership to the achievement of the philosophy, mission and strategy of Project Literacy and to its current goals and objectives.

    Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for the consistent achievement of the mission and financial objectives of Project Literacy.
    • Make certain that philosophy and mission statements are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization.
    • Responsible for the organization and development of actions to assure that Project Literacy has a long-range strategy to achieve its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
    • Make certain that the flow of funds permits Project Literacy to make steady progress toward the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.
    • See that there is an effective management team (staff).
    • Ensure the development and implementation of personnel training and development plans and programs that will provide the human resources necessary for the achievement of the mission of Project Literacy.
    • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates top quality people – both paid and unpaid.
    • Oversee and manage the formulation and administration of all major policies and procedures.
    • See that Project Literacy is properly represented and presented to its various publics.
    • With Board of Trustees' President, develop agenda for meetings and an annual calendar to cover all crucial issues in a timely fashion so that the Board can fulfill all its responsibilities effectively.
    • See that the Board and President are kept fully informed on the condition of Project Literacy and all important factors influencing the organization.
    • Obtain the best thinking and involvement of each Board member.
    • Work with the President to assure the committee structure of the Board is functioning effectively.
    • With the President, recommend the composition of the Board and its committees.
    • Be responsible to and report to the Board of Trustees.

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of nonprofit management, including financial matters, supervision of paid ;and unpaid staff, and fund raising.
    • A clear understanding of nonprofit governance and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a board of directors.
    • An appreciation of the issue of adult literacy and sensitivity to relate tactfully with service recipients, service providers and the public.
    • An understanding of how to market the organization to service recipients, service providers, founders, etc. and excellent communication skills to do so successfully.
    • Some experience in providing literacy technical assistance to organizations including libraries, literacy programs, companies, etc.
    • A bachelor’s degree, and/or the equivalent in relevant experience in a related field.
    • Access to reliable transportation.

    To Apply: Interested candidates may email resumes to Thomas McVeigh at: thomas.mcveigh@yahoo.com.


    WomanSpace: Receptionist (Part-Time)

    Posted: December 16, 2014
    Location: Lawrenceville, NJ

    Summary: WomanSpace is a not-for-profit agency providing a comprehensive array of services to individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. The agency seeks a part-time receptionist.

    Responsibilities:

    • Answering phones
    • Checking in clients
    • Maintaining office files

    To Apply: Bilinqual preferred, but not required. Interested candidates may email resumes to Susan Victor, Director of Counseling and Support Services at: rsv@womanspace.org or fax to (609)394-5417.


    Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: High Risk Case Manager – Camden Healthy Start

    Posted: December 5, 2014
    Location: Camden, NJ

    Summary: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health, is seeking a Quality Improvement Manager. This is a full time position reporting to the Clinical Coordinator of Camden Healthy Start.

    Responsibilities:

    • Conduct needs assessments and provide case management and tracking, based on established CHS guidelines, policies and procedures for pregnant women and new mothers who have been referred for program services to ensure linkage to perinatal care and pediatric care for their infants.
    • Maintain ongoing relationship with community and health care providers making referrals for program services.
    • Ensure client follow through with ongoing educational support and referrals for needed services.
    • Conduct networking with community stakeholders and recruit community participation in collaborative problem solving around barriers to care and in linking clients to services.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social work/human services or related field, Masters preferred
    • Basic computer skills necessary
    • Skills and experience in case management and community outreach
    • Experience with group process and parenting education helpful
    • Knowledge of community resources
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize work requirements
    • Ability to work well with consumers and providers
    • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
    • Experience with maternal and child health issues and target population a plus
    • Valid driver’s license, car, and current insurance policy.

    To Apply: The salary range for this position is $43,000 - $48,000 based on education and experience.Successful candidates must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review. It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. SNJPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at SNJPC Job Opportunities.


    Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: Health Educator – Camden Healthy Start

    Posted: December 5, 2014
    Location: Camden, NJ

    Summary: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health, is seeking a Quality Improvement Manager. This is a full time position reporting to the IPO Outreach Program Coordinator.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with the Health Education Specialist to develop collaborative relationships with MCH providers, CBOs and local health department to assess community educational needs and resources.
    • Design and conduct client and community education programs
    • Work with Community Health Worker staff to determine appropriate target audiences and opportunities for educational activities.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Health Education, Social Work, or related field Interest in maternal and child health;
    • Commitment to healthier communities.
    • Knowledge of health education theories for behavior change, health education strategies, general knowledge about MCH topics a plus
    • Ability to develop and implement curriculum and conduct training programs
    • Knowledge of health education and community resources.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills.
    • Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload requirements
    • Ability to work well with a variety of individuals and clients from diverse backgrounds
    • Knowledge of cultural diversity and cultural competency issues related to health education.

    To Apply: The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $41,000 based on education and experience.Successful candidates must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review. It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. SNJPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at SNJPC Job Opportunities.


    Southern NJ Perinatal Cooperative: Quality Improvement Manager – Camden Healthy Start

    Posted: December 5, 2014
    Location: Pennsauken, NJ

    Summary: Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative (SNJPC), a nonprofit maternal/child health agency providing programs/services to improve perinatal/pediatric health, is seeking a Quality Improvement Manager. This is a full time position reporting to the Director of MIS / Administration.

    Responsibilities:

    • Monitoring and supporting program quality by developing survey and assessment tools.
    • Implementing evaluation plans and compiling reports in conjunction with identified project goals.
    • Oversee the process for improvement of services and outcomes throughout the network.
    • Collaborate with program and data staff to develop reports and presentations relating to the evaluation of CHS projects and initiatives.

    Qualifications:

    • Masters degree in sociology, psychology, public health, public administration or related field.
    • Two years' experience in quality improvement, process improvement, total quality measurement, including data analysis and reporting
    • Knowledge of Microsoft data analysis packages, including Access, SPSS, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work with staff of different levels and expertise
    • Valid driver’s license, car, and current insurance policy

    To Apply: Successful candidates must undergo a criminal background check and driver`s license review. It is SNJPC’s policy to make every practical effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities to execute the crucial functions to the job. SNJPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at SNJPC Job Opportunities.


    Community Coordinated Child Care of Union County: Human Resources Coordinator

    Posted: December 4, 2014
    Location: Rahway, NJ

    Summary: The Community Coordinated Child Care (CCCC) of Union County is looking for an experienced Human Resources Coordinator.

    Responsibilities:

    • Recruiting, conducting background/fingerprint checks and conducting exit interviews
    • Manage organization's HRIS program (ADP HRB)
    • Process payroll for 55 staff using ADP
    • Administer Worker’s Compensation, FMLA, NJFLA and Disability plans.
    • Maintain Employee Handbook and implement policies as required by federal and state laws
    • Ensure adherence to state and federal laws and health and safety regulations
    • Plan, implement, and administer company benefits programs which include 403B plan, credit union, Holiday Club, health, dental and life insurance plans, pension plan and voluntary insurance plans
    • Assist Executive Director with events, special projects and fundraising

    Qualifications:

    • Strong project management experience
    • Associates degree in Human Resources or related years experience
    • 3-5 years HR generalist experience required (to include recruiting, employee relations, training, compensation, benefits and HRIS administration)
    • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and customer service skills required
    • Solid understanding of FMLA/NJFLA and Employment Law
    • Experience with ADP Payroll and ADP HRB program preferred
    • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Journyx timesheet program
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    To Apply: Please email resumes to Pat Mennuti at: pmennuti@ccccunion.org.


    The Community YMCA: Foster Care Clinician

    Posted: December 4, 2014
    Location: Eatontown, NJ

    Summary: The Community YMCA's Foster Care Program is an intensive, in-home program providing services for children placed in foster care that are referred by the two Monmouth County DCP&P offices. Services are delivered by a multi-service team and are designed to facilitate positive resolutions and closure for referred DCP&P cases involving substantiated or suspected abuse or neglect of the children. The Community Y seeks a Foster Care clinician.

    Responsibilities:

    • Suport and guidance for the foster parents who are caring for these struggling youth.
    • Act as the child's advocate and resource broker in ways such as serving as a liaison with the child's school system.
    • When more than one child placed in a home, clinician can provide group counseling to improve the interaction within the environment.
    • Play therapy, sand tray therapy, and traditional therapeutic models of treatment are combined in order to remove barriers to success.
    • Foster Care clinician is expected to maintain the belief that a family is the primary nurturing environment of a child and work to establish a partnership with the referred families to empower them toward solving their own problems.

    Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in Social Work or related field and a New Jersey license to practice counseling with two years minimum experience working with families & children.
    • Ability to relate to and engage multi-problem families.
    • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver's license, a safe driving record, valid NJ Motor Vehicle Insurance, and vehicle availability.
    • Must demonstrate a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity and responsiveness.

    To Apply: Full job description is available at: Community Y Career Opportunities. Please email resumes to Emily Wood at ewood@cymca.org.


    Partners for Women and Justice: Director of Development

    Posted: November 28, 2014
    Location: Montclair, NJ

    Summary: Partners for Women and Justice (Partners) empowers low-income and abused women to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice. The organization offers quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters. In 2013, Partners completed its tenth year of operation and as part of a strategy to build a sustainable organization and expand and enhance the essential roles of the Executive Director and Board of Trustees in fundraising, Partners is now hiring its first full-time Director of Development.

    Responsibilities:

    • Strategize and operate fund development in the organization.
    • Report to the Executive Director and be part of the team that drives the overall strategy of the organization to fulfill its mission and work closely with the Executive Director and Trustees.
    • Responsible for the implementation of yearly fundraising plans, including a major gifts program and a competitive grant program.
    • Organize fundraising events and a communications plan related to marketing and fundraising.

    Qualifications:

    • College degree,
    • Several years of relevant experience.

    To Apply: Please send resume to Executive Director Jane M. Hanson, Esq. at jmhanson@pfwj.org. No phone calls, please. Partners will not be able to acknowledge receipt of resumes and will only contact applicants they intend to interview.


    The Children's Institute: Communications Coordinator

    Posted: November 26, 2014
    Location: Verona/Livingston, NJ

    Summary: The Children's Institute is a progressive and highly-respected private non-profit organization that includes children's schools and adult programs for individuals on the autism spectrum. The organization seeks a self-motivated, articulate communications professional to report to the Executive Director. The role will be to educate and enhance public awareness of the programs and services the organization provides and building and strengthening relationships with the community, educators, lawmakers, and other stakeholders.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop, write, and edit copy for external e-newsletter, and print publications, including annual reports
    • Identify, develop and pitch feature stories to local and national media
    • Present information regarding organization's priorities/initiatives and values in a proactive and thorough manner
    • Update, expand and maintain database of background facts, stories, and images that reflect the mission of the organization, individuals served, and programs, respecting parental permissions as necessary
    • Identify, through market research, organizational relationships that will lead to increased community engagement and brand enhancement, as well as increased understanding and investment in the school’s strategic priorities
    • Educate corporations, businesses and community organizations about programs and services – promoting collaborations with them to expand the educational and career education opportunities provided to students and young adults, as well as engage volunteers to support students and programs
    • Establish relationships with colleges and universities, resulting in securing interns and creating collaborative community education
    • Identify opportunities for co-marketing and outreach in conjunction with area businesses
    • Engage stakeholders through social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
    • Engage local and state law makers and other elected and appointed leaders to support the school and adult program
    • Participate as an active and integral member of the Marketing Committee
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others at the organization
    • Meet schedules, time lines and deadlines
    • Serve as member of the crisis media team
    • Update internal staff on current events related to mission, programs, services and community
      Writing sample will be part of interview process

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism, or related field
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of journalism, public relations, media outreach, marketing, social media, and/or communications.
    • Ability to engage with credibility with the industry, including local, state, and national media outlets, columnists, bloggers, and journalists
    • Fluent in digital communications and communications management software
    • Excellent written and verbal skills
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage relationships internally and externally
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member with instructional and administrative staff
    • Ability to plan, organize and carry out work with minimal supervision
    • Preference will be given to applicants with practical understanding of special education, autism, and disability issues, as well as those with strong local connections (business, education, elected leaders) in Essex and adjoining counties

    To Apply: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to resume@tcischool.org. A writing sample will be part of the interview process. Please visit, The Children's Institute Employment Page.


    Homeless Solutions: Associate Director of Programs & Services

    Posted: November 21, 2014
    Location: Morristown, NJ

    Summary: Homeless Solutions' mission is to offer shelter, services and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. Thier philosophy is “a hand up, not a hand out." Homeless Solutions, Inc. (HSI) helps people by giving them the tools they need to rebuild their lives. HSI seeks an Associate Director of Programs and Services. The position reports to the Director of Programs and Services.

    Responsibilities:

    • Support the Director in providing overall direction of programs and services offered at the HSI 85 bed shelter for men, women and children, a Transitional Housing Program and Permanent Supportive Housing Program.
    • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations to facilitate the smooth running of the facility, as well as the cleanliness and safety of the facility.
    • Supervise staff, general program management support, participation in community meetings, and advocacy and representation for the program.

    Qualifications:

    • BA or BS with 10 years of professional experience
    • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience; demonstrated leadership skills
    • Knowledge of homeless shelters and related social services delivery experience. Familiarity with HMIS a plus.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Basic computer skills are essential.
    • Ability to successfully resolve conflict and to facilitate cooperation and consensual decision making among members of a diverse team.
    • Ability to establish and meet priorities while maintaining accurate records and necessary documentation.

    To Apply: Job inquiries may be directed by mail to Kari Szary, Homeless Solutions, Inc., 6 Dumont Place, 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960 or emailed to Kari Szary at: KariSzary@HomelessSolutions.org. Salary is $55K-$60K DOE. This is a full time, salaried, exempt position with a generous benefits package including health insurance, dental, life, LTD, 403b and vacation time. Hours are Monday – Friday 9-5 including one weekday shift of 1pm-9pm.


    New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women: Community & Program Education Manager

    Posted: November 20, 2014
    Location: Trenton, NJ

    Summary: New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, (NJCBW) is a statewide association that provides leadership, support and resources on the prevention of violence against women in New Jersey through advocacy, training, public awareness and research. NJCBW is hiring a Community & Program Education Manager to provide expertise in the development and presentation of community and domestic violence program education and training materials. Drawing upon years of experience in the field of domestic violence, the manager's primary responsibility is extending the education and training capacity of the Coalition through both in-person trainings and webinars; by developing and presenting training and education programs both within and outside of the NJCBW Training Institute.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develops and presents community professional education curricula for the NJCBW Training Institute and other appropriate governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations, including the Administrative Office of the Courts, child abuse prevention agencies, community mental health associations, and county welfare workers.
    • Coordinates, updates, and/or provides a monthly two-day training for child welfare workers on the fundamentals of domestic violence, the co-occurrence of child abuse/neglect and domestic violence, and the impact of exposure to domestic violence on children.
    • Serves as the NJCBW staff liaison to the Domestic Violence Liaison Project, a collaboration between the NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) and NJCBW at the state level and local DCF offices and DV programs at the county level. This is a program in support of the implementation of the DV protocol and DCF’s work with the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse.
    • Serves on both the Leadership Committee and the Advisory Committee
    • Reviews and revises NJCBW curricula as warranted.
    • Provides programmatic technical assistance to domestic violence programs in consultation with other NJCBW staff as needed.
    • Exercises leadership in domestic violence program development and coordinates the agenda and trainings for the Children’s Advocates Network and the Shelter Coordinators Network, and other forums as assigned.
    • Participates in the analysis and development of public and/or internal policies and best practices in areas of expertise, especially as they relate to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and abuse of children
    • Acts as NJCBW representative to assigned external organizations and staff liaison with assigned NJCBW committees and forums.

    Qualifications:

    • A Master’s degree in social work or other relevant field of study (additional relevant experience may be substituted).
    • Minimum of five years of successful experience in the domestic violence field including at least four years’ experience in a domestic violence program or agency servicing victims of domestic violence and at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
    • Certified DVS preferred
    • Demonstrated success in training, curriculum development and/or professional development activities.
    • Expertise in the delivery of domestic violence services.
    • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity as they apply to domestic violence prevention, intervention and services; ability and willingness to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Knowledge of issues related to domestic violence and child welfare.
    • Knowledge of systems issues as they impact victims of domestic violence.
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a currently registered vehicle.

    To Apply: Applications will be considered as they are received and will be welcomed until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your application to Lynda Carson at: carson@njcbw.org NJCBW is an Equal Opportunity Employer >. NJCBW is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    The Leaguer's, Inc.: Chief Operating Officer

    Posted: November 19, 2014
    Location: Newark, NJ

    Summary: The Leaguer's, Inc, is one of the oldest and largest providers of early childhood education in the region and the State. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and families through diverse educational and cultural programs that foster self-growth, personal empowerment and pride in one’s community. The Leaguer's Inc. seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position created as part of a larger organizational restructuring designed to both increase organizational efficiency and position The Leaguer’s for further growth and sustainability. The COO will be responsible for internal management and operations and will supervise Directors of Human Resources, Facilities, and Administration.

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with the CEO, CFO and CPO to provide continuity and coordinate between content areas.
    • Responsible for the day-to-day inter action and supervision of operational services.
    • Work with the CEO and CPO to build the capacity of the Management Team with an emphasis on developing capacity in strategic analysis, planning, measuring impact and managing talent.
    • Identify opportunities to leverage cross-program/department strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges both internally and externally.
    • Actively participate in building the organization's capacity to manage projects and activities across content areas and to collaborate internally and externally with partners.
    • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
    • Work closely with CEO, CFO, and CPO to coordinate development and implementation of new or refined policies.
    • Work in partnership with the CEO, CFO, and CPO to guide, prepare and submit annual operational plan and budget.
    • Effectively manage within the plan and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
    • Lead the process of implementing the Sustainability Plan, including regular reviews of progress, addressing challenges that arise, and suggesting modifications.
    • Lead the performance process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
    • Develop and implement a system for tracking and reporting on the progress and impact of the strategic plan.
    • Ensure the timely completion and submission of the annual Community Assessment (CN).
    • Work across multi-disciplinary project teams to bring innovation expertise to program teams.

    Qualifications:

    • A professional who believes in the core values of The Leaguers, has a passion for the education and care of young children, and has proven experience in the management of a large organization and a demonstrated ability to lead and build the capabilities of a committed, talented and diverse team.
    • A professional willing to be flexible, listen, learn and adapt; Someone with a sharp eye who can identify what is most needed from this position as well as potential challenges for the position and how to address them.
    • Exceptional management-including the ability to make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
    • Strategic vision and agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan; proven ability to leverage strengths across program areas.
    • A team builder with the ability to connect to staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability; and to learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed.
    • Action oriented-enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Microsoft Office skills; ability to collect and maintain information.
    • Demonstrated experience in project management; Respect for all levels of the organization and outside partners.
    • Master's Degree Preferred and 6+ years in administration and management.
    • Experience understanding of early childhood programming.
    • Valid New Jersey Driver's License and insured transportation required.

    To Apply: To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit Leaguer's Job Opportunities.


    Visual Arts Center of New Jersey: Executive Director

    Posted: November 11, 2014
    Location: Summit, NJ

    Summary: The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, (the "Center") is recognized as a leading contemporary arts educational institution in the tri-state region. The Center is the state’s largest institution dedicated exclusively to viewing, making, and learning about contemporary art. Comprising a renowned studio art school and a thriving exhibitions and programming schedule, the Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and hands-on creative art making experiences. The Center seeks an Executive Director to report to the Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall operations of the Center. Principal responsibilities include advancement of the Center’s comprehensive program in the visual arts, sound financial and managerial oversight, fundraising, and the development and maintenance of positive board, staff, faculty, and community relations.

    Responsibilities:

    • Serve as the principal spokesperson of the Center; promote and raise awareness of the Center to the communities it serves, reaching out to community and civic leaders, to corporations and foundations, to other non-profit organizations, and to individuals who could benefit from and/or contribute to the Center’s activities.
    • Ensure the Center has a visible, effective, and consistent public image.dvancement of the Center’s comprehensive program in the visual arts.
    • Play a leadership role in expanding the Center’s “vision” by re-evaluating and implementing the Center’s long-range strategic plan consistent with the Center’s mission and capabilities.
    • Devise and implement strategies to broaden, deepen, and diversify the Center’s various participant constituencies.
    • Direct and evaluate the Center’s educational programs, whether through classes, outreach, or exhibitions.
    • Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and reputation of excellence with respect to all of the Center’s programs.
    • Oversee the fiscal management of the Center; prepare the annual budget and operating plans for submission to the Board of Trustees.
    • With the Board, establish strategies for a wide range of development and play a leadership role in fundraising.
    • Plan, organize, and direct activities through the hiring and management of professional staff.
    • Develop and implement sound personnel policies. Evaluate paid staff on an ongoing basis, replacing where necessary.
    • Provide Board members and committees with necessary information and staff support, while maintaining Board interest and enthusiasm.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership position at a similar organization, with a demonstrable record of innovation and success.
    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in art history or fine arts along with either an MBA or a Master’s level degree in Arts Administration is strongly preferred.
    • Familiarity with the arts community and funding sources across the tri-state area as well as a willingness to represent and be an advocate for the Center effectively within the region are essential.
    • Demonstrated management experience at a similar organization showing a strong working relationship with staff.
    • Understanding of how new media and technology can be deployed to increase an institution’s visibility as well as the interplay between branding, marketing, and communication.
    • Knowledge of contemporary art trends and an appreciation of the role and work of a curator.
    • Excellent management and communications skills, including the ability to motivate and mentor professional staff.
    • Enthusiasm for the goals of the Center, flexibility and an open attitude toward new ideas, and a sense of humor.
    • Demonstrated ability in public speaking – listens, engages and influences.
    • Charismatic interpersonal skills, dynamic motivator who creates and builds both internal and external relationships and has a vision to promote the Center.
    • Ability to attract, retain, and motivate professional staff; prioritize and communicate with staff and managers about key objectives necessary to achieve the Center’s mission and goals.
    • Ability to maintain current with respect to knowledge of the arts field and apply such knowledge and information for the benefit of the Center.
    • Ability to prioritize responsibilities to execute appropriate strategic initiatives and in handling major issues in a timely and effective manner.

    To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter in Word to Janet Albert at: janet.albert@bridgepartnersllc.com. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.

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