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NJCA Executive Director – Washington D.C.

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Association according to the strategic direction set by the Association’s Board of Directors.

Reporting directly to the NJCA Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:

  • Leadership
    • Collaborate with the NJCA Board and Operators Advisory Committee to create a vision and strategic plan to guide the Association and influence Congress, funders, and other key stakeholders
    • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the Association
    • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the Association’s activities
    • Work effectively with the Board of Directors, staff, members of the Association
    • Act as a spokesperson for the Association both proactively and in response to media inquiries, etc.
    • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Association as appropriate
    • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the Association’s community profile
    • Coordinate the alignment of the Association’s goals with the organization’s Operators Advisory Committee and Governmental Affairs Committee
    • Develop and promote consensus among all Association members
    • Grow Association membership
    • Communicate NJCA activities, initiatives, and results regularly to NJCA membership at the corporate and center level
  • Operational Planning and Management
    • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Association
    • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement Association policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
    • Ensure that personnel, client, member, and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
    • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials
    • Coordinate Association’s Operators Advisory Committee meetings and agenda with committee chair
    • Coordinate successful Association conferences as determined by the Board of Directors
  • Public Policy/Governmental Affairs Leadership and Relationship Building

    • Develop a collaborative working relationship with the Department of Labor/Education and Training Administration/National Office of Job Corps key officials
    • Develop a collaborative working relationship with key congressional members, authorizing members, appropriations members, and ranking members
    • Increase the base of bi-partisan congressional support of Job Corps and increase the membership of the Congressional Job Corps Coalition
    • Communicate key Job Corps program results, successes, and initiatives with members of Congress and key stakeholders
    • Develop and initiate in coordination with the Board and Operators Advisory Committee a strategy to increase Job Corps funding
  • Human Resources Planning and Management
    • In coordination with the Board, determine staffing requirements for Association management and program delivery
    • Oversee the implementation of human resources policies, procedures, and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff
    • Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
    • Recruit, interview, and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the Association’s mission
    • Recruit, oversee, and manage all consultant relationships for the Association
    • Ensure all staff receive an orientation of the Association and that appropriate training is provided
    • Implement a performance-management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review
    • Coach, mentor, and provide corrective action to staff as appropriate to improve performance
  • Financial Management
    • Work with staff and the Board (finance committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget
    • Grow revenues/membership to secure adequate funding for the operation of the Association
    • Research new funding sources and oversee the development of fundraising efforts
    • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
    • Ensure sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures
    • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the Association
    • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the Association
    • Ensure the Association complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (master’s degree preferred)
  • 5 or more years of related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Financial management experience
  • Project management experience


  • Knowledge of transformational leadership and management principles as they relate to nonprofit/voluntary organizations (highly preferred)
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, health coverage, etc. (highly preferred)
  • Knowledge of federal governmental affairs

Qualified applicants, please submit resume to:

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