New Jersey - Center Director

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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

University Research Co., LLC Bridgeton, NJ

Bridgeton, NJ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Description:

Center Director

Center for Human Services

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the Center for Human Services mission is to work with communities to meet today s challenges and take advantage of tomorrow s opportunities by improving the quality of and access to health, educational, and social services for those most in need in the US and around the world. The nonprofit 501(c) 3, affiliate of University Research Co. LLC, has provided services in the US since 1968. In 1984, CHS began providing education and health-related services in south central Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey in 1988. Please join us in carrying out our mission (

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of US-Based Programs, the incoming Director will be responsible for the overall operations and growth of the NJ office. He/she will handle daily operations, ranging from overseeing staff work products to securing appropriate service contracts. The incoming Director should be both business and politically savvy, as interaction with community, and city/ government officials is a core component of the Director s responsibilities. Hours will include a combination of day shifts (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM), and swing shifts (12:30 PM - 9:00 PM). Examples of specific duties may include but are not limited to:

* Oversee daily operations, including staff supervision as well as guidance for consultants, work planning, resource allocation, and scheduling.

* Provide leadership and direction for technical staff, setting an effective agenda and ensuring performance goals are set and met. Coordinate and plan for ongoing staff development. Conduct weekly staff meetings to provide guidance, assess progress, plan, and facilitate smooth project and center operations.

* Work with the Director of US-Based Programs and Headquarters HR department to hire staff, conduct performance reviews, and handle other personnel issues.

* Work with HR department to establish and maintain a consultant pool with requisite skills to address long- and short-term project needs.

* Ensure that all projects are implemented on time, on budget and in compliance with the approved Statement of Work and federal regulations. Work with US-Based Programs Project Coordinator to manage project budgets, including subcontractor, consultants and vendor payments. Participate in project portfolio reviews with Headquarters financial management teams.

* Prepare and oversee preparation of project-related reports and other deliverables.

* Interact directly with program clients and funding agencies, including participating in or coordinating site visits, grantee and program review meetings. Request and implement alterations in project design (in consultation with funding agencies and Headquarters Contracts department) to meet performance objectives.

* Ensure management presence for all activities held in the Center, particularly those occurring in the evening.

* Organize staff and participate in weekly meetings (via WebEx) with Headquarters staff as well as quarterly meetings with all US-based Programs.

* Identify and implement opportunities to showcase CHS work to funders and the community (i.e., graduations, newspaper articles, web stories, etc.).

* Cultivate a thorough understanding of all existing projects and the grants that support them to affirmatively leverage all aspects of program work for business development efforts. Work with Director of US-Based Programs and Business Development Unit to research and identify creative and appropriate grant and contract opportunities. Prepare grant applications for new and renewal opportunities, approved by the Director of US-Based Programs, participating in the process from start to finish.

* Ensure that staff and Center operations comply with Corporate policies and procedures.

* Travel periodically to Bethesda, MD, Washington, DC and other locations throughout the US, as required.

Minimum Qualifications

* Master s degree in adult education, social work, public health, business administration or management level experience in related fields.

* Seven or more years of experience with increasing responsibility in nonprofit agencies.

* Demonstrated record of leadership and success in strategic planning, organizational development and problem solving.

* Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

* Able to meet aggressive deadlines with minimal supervision.

* Must pay attention to detail and quality.

* Experience with financial management, grant writing and grant management is expected.

* Familiarity with or experience working in federal or state government contracting environments (preferred).

* Must have the skills to effectively communicate in writing and orally, manage employees, work with Headquarters staff and publicly represent the agency.

* Should possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to creatively solve problems and resolve conflicts.

* Should maintain a professional manner at all times.

* Bilingual in English and Spanish, a plus.

* Proven skills and sensitivity in cross-cultural living, communication, understanding, and language acquisition.

* Proficiency in computer applications including the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and experience using case management software such as Apricot.

* Familiarity with managing applied research projects is also a plus.

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the US for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.