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This page last updated 04/11/2014
Location: Montclair, NJ
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey announces extension of the search for CEO to lead the Council to provide Girl Scouting’s pre-eminent programming to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills. The CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors and capitalize on that collaboration to elevate the outcomes of all aspects of council functions. The CEO will provide leadership, strategic and tactical direction to fulfill the vision of the Council’s Board for the achievement of the organization’s critical goals, and directs the Council’s day-to-day operations through the senior leadership team. Of particular importance will be the ability to “hit the ground running” and demonstrate a style of leadership that is energetic, optimistic and empowering.
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is one of four Girl Scout councils chartered in New Jersey, and serves approximately 25,000 girls and 10,000 volunteer adults in seven counties, from Hudson County in the east to Warren County in the west. The Council’s gross budget is $5.7 million. There are currently 56 staff. Its administrative headquarters is located in Montclair, New Jersey with additional service centers in North Branch and Westfield. It operates camps, service centers, retail shops and Scout houses.
The CEO will possess solid and broad based business skills with a minimum of six years’ comparable executive-level experience including profit and loss accountability, and 10 or more years in managerial roles of progressive responsibility. The ideal candidate will bring a combination of strategic leadership and sound business experience including financial management, marketing, resource development, and the use of technology to support operational needs. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree preferred. For further details, please visit: http://egreensource.com/open_for_submission_of_resumes_ceo_-_girl_scouts_heart_of_new_jersey_montclair
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage expressions of interest as soon as possible to fill this important position in a timely manner. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to:
Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001
Location: Montclair, NJ
Summary: Garden State Equality, (“GSE”) an organization that supports and advocates for New Jersey’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities through public education, direct service programs, community organizing, legislative advocacy, public accommodations and litigation, is seeking a new executive director. The ideal candidate will be goal oriented, energetic and multi-talented. GSE is in the process of redefining our future goals past the success of marriage equality, therefore we need an executive director who is able to move our visions forward.
GSE is an organization with a track record of success. Since 2004, GSE was instrumental in the enactment of 216 LGBT civil rights laws in New Jersey at the state, county and municipal levels. GSE’s most prominent achievements are: marriage equality for all citizens of New Jersey; employment, housing and public accommodations protections for the transgender community; one of the strongest anti-bullying laws in the country; and a cutting edge law banning harmful “conversion therapy” targeting children and teens in the LGBT community. GSE operates a Bullying Resource Center, including an anti-bullying helpline, to support children and teens who face bullying in their schools or communities.
The ideal candidate will possess the requisite skills to implement the strategic vision set by the boards, excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, and comfort in the spotlight. The executive director will be the public spokesperson for GSE. In that capacity, the executive director must be an inspirational leader who designs, implements and sets the tone for GSE future strategies. Those opportunities include expanding our strong anti-bullying program, further championing the rights of the transgender community, fighting for LGBT homeless youth, and ensuring that LGBT senior citizens have the resources and care they need, free from discrimination. The qualified candidate must build and maintain relationships with community members, leaders, organizations, legislators and the media. They must be able to work in an environment that values both strong collaboration and respect for individual responsibilities. The candidate needs to be a strategic thinker who can balance big picture planning with the day-to-day details of executing those plans and managing the staff. The position reports directly to the executive board of GSE.
The candidate will maintain contacts with the press and continually recognize and seize opportunities to showcase GSE’s vision and accomplishments both with the press and general public. The position has direct supervisory responsibility for the staff and programs of GSE’s Bullying Resource Center. The candidate will guide anti-bullying staff to establish contacts with school administrators and their staffs throughout the state, and to speak to students, staff and administrators about bullying prevention and GSE’s anti-bullying work. In addition, the candidate will supervise the managing director in maintaining the infrastructure of the organization, which includes human resource management, reporting, budgeting, planning, and accounting compliance with state and federal laws, the organization’s Web site and other information technology, communications, and office maintenance.
The candidate, independently, and with guidance from the executive board, will establish new programs related to LGBT senior citizens and homeless youth, supplementing staff where necessary to implement these programs.
To ensure the organization continues to obtain the financial resources necessary to carry out its work, the candidate must establish and implement a development plan that includes establishing relationships with new donors, nurturing existing relationships, and identifying and writing grant proposals. The candidate will be responsible for planning and executing existing fundraisers including the annual gala and Equality Walk, and setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals.
• Bachelor’s degree required, with preferred concentration in public policy or equivalent years of work experience
• The preferred candidate should be familiar with the history of the LGBT movement and current challenges in this community
• Self starter with the ability to think, plan and execute projects and other tasks
• 3+ years experience working at a non-profit
• 1+ years managing a non-profit with fiduciary oversight of a budget of $200,000+
• Oversight of communications and press; wrote and issued press releases, led press conferences, and managed social media campaigns
• Developed and managed annual fundraising campaign, including direct response, telemarketing and events
• Successful track record of writing and receiving grants
• Exposure to the legislative process; has lobbied or testified before committees; leadership in passing legislation or working with government officials to change policy is desired
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
To Apply: All cover letters and resumes should be sent to: Resumes@GardenStateEquality.org
Loctaion: Hackensack, NJ
Summary: Greater Bergen Community Action is a $30 million dollar entity based in Bergen County, New Jersey with the staff size exceeding 500 employees, making us one of the biggest employers in Bergen County. This position will be assisting the Manager of the department. The position requires an exceptional individual who is focused and professional.
Location: Paterson, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Community Development Corporation is a multi-faceted community development and social service agency providing opportunities to transform lives in Passaic County.
The Director of Early Learning oversees NJCDC’s pipeline efforts to expand the coordination of pre-school centers in its neighborhood, offers opportunities to share professional development among pre-school and child care sites, coordinates shared programming for students and parents and links all neighborhood pre-school age children with NJCDC’s pipeline of programs and services. The Director will also assist in the development and implementation of new early childhood programs and services such as Parent Academy, a program to prepare first time parents for parenthood.
Qualifications: Prospective applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree; at least 5 years of experience as a program administrator in a child development center; at least 5 years of experience leading training within an early childhood setting; thorough understanding of child growth and development; Infant/Toddler Environment Rate Scale (ITERS), the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS),as well as evidence of coalition-building; demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; and ability to work independently. Attractive salary and benefits package will be provided.
To Apply: Send your resume with a cover note telling us a little about yourself, your skills, and experience to: Human Resources at email@example.com. New Jersey Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: Paterson, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) is a non-profit community development agency located in the historic district of Paterson, New Jersey. We are a comprehensive community development organization operating a variety of programs and services in the areas of community development, youth development, education, and affordable housing. Learn more about us by visiting www.njcdc.org.
NJCDC has adopted a strategic plan that seeks to borrow principles from the Harlem Children’s Zone to offer a pipeline of programs and services designed to ultimately assist thousands of children and their families within our neighborhood. We also seek to continue the physical revitalization of our neighborhood by building additional housing, schools, and parks/playgrounds.
Responsibilities: NJCDC is seeking one or more individuals to assist in all facets of the organization’s operations as a Community Development Associate (CDA). An entry-level position, the CDA will work with agency leadership to assist in the implementation and execution of programs, services, and plans. Particular emphasis will be placed on starting up new initiatives.
Qualifications: The CDA position is a good opportunity for individuals looking to start a career as a community development practitioner, helping to improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live in them. Successful candidates will have strong organizational, writing, and project implementation skills. A bachelor’s degree is required and experience in community development or a related field is preferred.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send a letter describing one’s interest in the CDA position along with a resume. Submissions should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 31, 2014. New Jersey Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: Paterson, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Community Development Corporation is a multi-faceted community development and social service agency providing opportunities to transform lives (see www.njcdc.org for more information).
The Development Associate works under the supervision of and with guidance from the Vice President of Development. He or She will be responsible for grant writing and reporting, database administration, prospecting, relationship management and providing support with event fundraising.
• Serves as grant writer for corporations, foundations, and government grant applications; coordinates projects with senior management and program staff; and completes and submits online grant applications in accordance with deadlines.
• Manages timeline for written projects and works with program staff to manage report submissions.
• Coordinates the end of year appeal and other appeals, as assigned. Works with Vice President of Development to develop appeal strategy, writes content and ensures execution.
• Conducts research to identify prospective donors and cultivates relationships, as assigned. Goes through process of new donor identification, qualification, and prioritization on an annual basis.
• Maintains Donor Perfect fundraising database. Updates contact information and new donations in a timely manner. Ensures that deadlines are logged into database and produces reports of donations and/or report deadlines, as requested.
• Manages donor correspondence in a timely and efficient manner. Works with Chief Executive Officer to acknowledge personal contacts, including drafting acknowledgement emails and notes.
• Works with Vice President of Development to execute an event fundraising strategy. Works with Fiscal department to ensure that outstanding donations are collected in a timely manner.
Qualifications: Prospective applicants must possess a Bachelors Degree with three years of development or comparable experience, some experience in project management; proven success in goal achievement and following through on tasks; demonstrated leadership capacity and sound judgment; strong organizational skills; excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; exceptional writing skills; ability to multi-task and work effectively independently and as a team. Computer skills are also essential with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.
To Apply: Send your resume with a cover note telling us a little about yourself, your skills, and experience to: Human Resources at email@example.com. Please place “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email. New Jersey Community Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Location: Cranford, NJ
Summary: To provide and maintain financial and accounting systems that reflects the corporation’s financial position. To insure proper reporting procedures as required by the various funding sources. To coordinates administrative systems that involve the physical environmental legal and human resources functions. Assist president in strategic planning functions.
Accountability: This position, reporting to the President, is accountable for the operation of financial and accounting systems as well as coordinating physical, environmental, legal and human resources services for the corporation. Supervision of administrative staff and general office operations.
Manages and directs computerized financial systems
• Accounts Payable
• Accounts Receivable including loan receivables & ACH
• General Ledger
• Monthly financial reports
• Cash Management including Investments
• Maintain accounting and loan software programs
• Payroll including payroll taxes
• Operating budgets including program budgets
• Audit preparation and reports
• Investigates and resolves variances
• Maintain revenue-tracking systems
• Prepare annual budget
• Manage investment portfolio
• Monitor all funding requests
• Monitor grant payments, accounts receivable, and other revenue sources
• Prepare budget modifications to bring budgeted funding in line with actual spending
• Ensure that all grant reports are filed on a timely basis
Manages administrative staff and systems
• Supervises administrative staff
• General office management ensuring smooth functioning of
office procedures, phones, computers, workloads, offices, etc
• Inventory and purchase of office furniture, fixtures and office supplies
• Maintain and upgrade office equipment, most notable: computer hardware and software
• Oversight coordinator of staff schedule and training including orientation for new employees; recruits new employees
• Responsible for management of owned real estate
• Research and analyze employee benefits (health, insurance, pension)
• Maintain organization’s insurance programs (workers compensation, liability, etc.)
• Oversee board and office procedures and manuals including attendance
Fundraising & Special Events
• Assists the President & other staff to plans, directs and implements various fundraising events:
• Annual fundraising campaign
• Assists in other events
• Coordinates facilities and food for events, i.e. board meetings, training classes, etc.
• Annual fundraising presentation
• Various committee meetings and presentations
• Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent experience
• CPA or CMA preferred
• 7 to 10 years' professional work experience in Accounting or Finance, including supervision of staff
• Payroll processing experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects
• Ability to multi-task across diverse assignments
To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Econ100SB@yahoo.com
Location: Camden, NJ
Summary: New Jersey Conservation Foundation, one of the nation’s leading non-profit land conservation organizations, seeks a Project Manager for acquisition and development of parks and greenways in the city of Camden.
Experience: Conservation real estate transactions; government public agency relations; securing public & private conservation funding; and working with land partners & supporters. Fundraising and/or grassroots organizing experience a plus. Knowledge of Camden community and geography desirable.
Qualifications: BS degree in environmental science, natural resource management, urban planning or a related field. Office is based in Camden area, with some travel required.
To Apply: Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Maria Hauser, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Bamboo Brook, 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ, 07931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see the full job post. EOE, M/F/V/D.
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Summary: Pro Bono Partnership provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Substantially leveraging the impact of our in-house legal staff, the Partnership annually recruits and mobilizes hundreds of attorneys from major corporations and law firms to donate their time and expertise on behalf of its nonprofit clients, enhancing their ability to improve conditions in their communities, particularly for the poor and vulnerable.
Responsibilities: The Administrative Assistant’s main responsibility is to provide administrative support to the professional staff in the Partnership’s Parsippany, NJ office. This includes but is not limited to:
Salary and Benefits: Mid-$30s DOE. Medical, Dental, 403b and Voluntary Life and AD&D. Paid vacation days, sick days and holidays.
To Apply: A cover letter and resume are required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Preferred: Submit your resume and cover letter as one attachment by email to email@example.com. Please make sure you reference the position in the email header and include your first and last name. Alternate Application Method: Mail to ATTENTION: Administrative Assistant Search, Pro Bono Partnership, Inc., 237 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 300, White Plains, NY 10605. For more information, see Pro Bono's website.
No phone inquiries please. Pro Bono Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.