Founded in 1980, Neighborhood SHOPP is a nonprofit multi-service agency serving the diverse older adult population of the Bronx. Our mission is helping older adults to help themselves by promoting culturally competent self-help and mutual assistance strategies to empower older adults.
Neighborhood SHOPP’s portfolio includes two full service Neighborhood Senior Centers, one enhanced services Innovative Senior Center, a unique Senior Network Group Work Program, the only elder abuse and crime victims assistance program in the Bronx, community-based case assistance service for access to benefits, entitlements and community resources, a NORC program and case management services for vulnerable homebound persons aged 60 and older. The agency is also the Bronx hub for the NY Connects program linking Bronx residents to long term care resources.
The organization serves approximately 5,000 clients a year, from primarily Hispanic/Latino, African-American and West-Indian Caribbean backgrounds. We have an annual operating budget of almost $6 million; the largest source of funding is the New York City Department for the Aging. There are approximately 90 -100 employees, ranging from professional social work staff to activity coordinators and kitchen staff, reflecting the diversity of the clients we serve in terms of language and race/ethnicity.
With the retirement of the current long-term CEO, Neighborhood SHOPP is seeking its next President and CEO.
The President and CEO should be a dynamic leader and strong manager who can advocate for quality services for older adults. Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience working in a leadership capacity in the field of aging, demonstrated financial management skills, a strong fundraising track record with an emphasis on experience with government grants, and demonstrated ability as a community leader who is engaged, inspiring, innovative and visionary with excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ideal candidate must be able to work closely with the Board and staff to promote an open, inclusive environment that emphasizes cooperation, collaboration and teamwork.
The President and CEO should be able to navigate the demands and complexities of government funding sources and must have a detailed knowledge of nonprofit financial management and the budgetary process as well as the capacity to monitor cash flow and make fiscally sound decisions.
General Description of Roles and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO ensures the organization is fiscally sound and that its funding streams and programs reflect its mission and values while also meeting strategic targets. (S)He will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Neighborhood SHOPP staff, programs, operations, and execution of mission. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Provide leadership, vision and direction for the organization, creating a shared sense of purpose and advocacy among diverse teams focused on the same goals.
Translate vision into action to ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent high quality of administrative and financial operations.
Sustain positive working relationships with the Board of Directors with particular emphasis on implementing policies, programs, goals and objectives as established by the Board; keeping Board informed and engaged in meaningful participation.
Provide leadership and oversight in fundraising, planning and implementation including resource requirements, funding sources, and strategies to approach prospective contributors/funders.
Oversee the organization’s financial operations and ensures that sound financial controls are in place; reviews and oversees agency budget, revenues, and expenses.
Motivate and maintain a cohesive staff, ensuring that there is an appropriate supervisory structure with strong internal communication and coordination; encourage and develop talent within the organization.
Develop and maintain relationships with client groups, government agencies, representatives from community based organizations, elected officials, aging network professionals and other community leaders.
Master’s degree required, MSW preferred.
At least ten years professional experience with a minimum of five years in the nonprofit management and administration in a senior level position;
Strong background in serving older adults, working with diverse populations especially underserved communities of color.
Demonstrated success as a fundraiser, including writing and administering successful grants.
Experience in working with a Board of Directors.
Effective and proven communication skills.
Experience in nonprofit financial management
Knowledge of Spanish is a plus, though not a requirement.
Additional Application Instructions
For full consideration, applicants must apply by October 27, 2017 by sending a cover letter indicating salary requirements, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information to: CEOsearch@nshopp.org. Please enter CEO search in Subject field. We will not contact references without prior approval. All applications will be held in confidence.
We strongly encourage interested candidates to visit our website www.nshopp.org before submitting an application.
Neighborhood SHOPP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and benefits are competitive and in accordance with the background and experience of the selected candidate. Relocation expenses will not be considered.