Executive Director, NYSCA, Inc.

NYSCA – New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc.Position: Executive DirectorAssociation Office:   NYSCA, Inc., PO Box 912, Brooklyn, NY 11209 (Apply through e-mail address listed below)Note: Executive Director works in a home office location or a local CAC office within New York State.  The Executive Director must live in New York State.NYSCA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.Position Description & Board ExpectationsNYSCA, Inc is looking for a dynamic individual to provide leadership in the administration of the programs and activities of the State Chapter. The successful candidate will be responsible for the growth and viability of the organization. The Executive Director must ensure that NYSCA maintains and strengthens its position as a highly respected and desired partner with a strong stake in identifying and addressing the issues surrounding child maltreatment.Among other deliverables, the Executive Director will:

  • Be an ambassador for the mission, goals, and values of NYSCA internally within the membership and externally to government leaders and NYSCA partners.
  • Work with the volunteer board of directors, and establish an effective process to create a living strategic plan for NYSCA designed to enhance programming, resources, and build organizational capacity.
  • Work with the board to develop and implement an annual tactical plan for achieving key objectives and goals.
  • Cultivate and maintain quality relationships with NYSCA membership, partner organizations/agencies and state and local stakeholders.
  • Evaluate current strengths and weaknesses of key staff and create a plan to build unity, encourage teamwork, and foster individual staff development.
  • Establish a culture of inclusion, integrity, character, and life-long learning within NYSCA.

Minimum Candidate Criteria:

  • Accredited 4-year college degree (required).   Master’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the NYSCA mission.
  • Minimum five years’ prior experience in a senior management role with a not-for- profit organization of comparable complexity.
  • Proven track record of effective fiscal management including developing and maintaining a budget.
  • Experience leading and implementing a strategic plan.
  • Proven record of developing and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders, members, and a board of directors.
  • Able to uphold the highest standards and values of NYSCA; be able to maintain a culture of integrity, high ethical standards, accountability and performance, creating a spirit of inclusiveness and collaboration.
  • Experience with supervising staff.
  • Experience with Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) model preferred.

Salary: A competitive salary will be negotiated in hiring processResidency Expectation: The Executive Director works in a home office or a local CAC office when available; must reside in New York State.NYSCA Background Mission StatementEstablished in 2010, the New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc. (NYSCA) is an organization created to promote the development, growth and continuation of Multidisciplinary Teams and Child Advocacy Centers throughout New York State in order to better serve abused and neglected children and their families.OrganizationEstablished in 2011 the New York State Children’s Alliance is an independent 501(c)3 membership organization that supports forty (40) Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT) throughout the state. NYSCA currently has a nine-person Board of Directors to whom the Executive Director reports.Current OperationsNYSCA is a growing organization with a staff of three and an approximate budget of$725,000 for 2017. NYSCA provides technical assistance, resources, assessment and consultation services, mentoring, and trainings to NYS CACs and MDTs, and maintains a listserv for professionals from all disciplines across New York State who support the multidisciplinary team approach. The New York State Children’s Alliance also provides training and technical assistance, networking opportunities, grant administration, organization of statewide initiatives and advocacy on a local, state, and federal level.Currently, NYSCA is sustained through funding from state, regional and national grants.Websitewww.nyschildrensalliance.org Search Process Target Dates:

  • Application process opens: October 7, 2016
  • Candidate review: November 28-30, 2016
  • Initial Phone interviews: December 1-15, 2016
  • On-site interviews and selection: January 2016

To Apply:Please submit the following: A resume and cover letter, along with six professional references to NYSCAsearchcommittee@gmail.comPlease Note: References will be checked on final candidates only.Questions regarding this position should be directed to:NYSCAsearchcommittee@gmail.com