Support Center for Nonprofit Management Seeks an Associate Director of Programs
About Support Center
Support Center seeks to advance our mission for social change by empowering nonprofits and social enterprises to transform their leadership and management. Support Center is a nonprofit capacity building organization specializing in organizational development, leadership, and executive transition. Originally created as part of an international network of management support organizations (Support Centers of America) originally established in 1971, Support Center has been a trusted partner to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in the greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for more than 30 years.
Support Center provides capacity building support to approximately 150 nonprofit organizations and social enterprises annually, primarily in the metro NYC area (five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Westchester County), New Jersey (Newark, Ocean/Monmouth Counties, statewide), and Connecticut. Support Center’s program areas are: Strategy and Management, Executive Search and Transition, Professional and Leadership Development, and Organizational Navigation. Support Center derives 80% of its revenue from invoiced services, event and program registration fees, government contracts (e.g., New York City Department of Small Business Services, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development), foundation grants (general operating and program grants), and individual donations.
Our vision for social change is tied to the envisioned outcomes of our work. Specifically, we envision a society where:
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About the Position
The Associate Director of Programs for Strategy and Management will report to the Associate Executive Director and work with a dynamic core team and 20+ affiliate consultants. This position is full time. Support Center offices are currently located at 32 Old Slip, New York, NY (Lower Manhattan). Our staff has been working remotely on a full-time basis since March 2020, with the option of working in the office when desired. We anticipate accommodating full-time staff who opt to work remotely up to five days/week. The ideal candidate would live in the NYC metro area so they can support in-person programming and events and attend required quarterly all-staff in-person meetings. All staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-authorized vaccine and will be required to submit proof of vaccination upon hiring.
The salary for this position is $80,000. Benefits include health insurance (including vision and dental), paid leave, 15 vacation days (20 days after three years), 12 paid holidays, a one-month sabbatical option after five years, a $1,500 annual professional development stipend, and retirement. Employees can also audit Support Center’s numerous workshops as time permits.
Role and Responsibilities
The Associate Director of Programs will work across our growing portfolio of projects, focusing primarily on business development (e.g., outreach, marketing, intakes, proposals, agreements) and day-to-day work of our strategy and management portfolio. This role will also manage grants and contracts that fund Support Center’s major programs, which entails managing deadlines for proposals, reports, and stewardship through Smartsheet. Currently, Support Center receives general operating support from three funders, program grants from a handful of additional funders, and manages four government contracts including the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), NYC Small Business Services, and the NJ Office of Faith-Based Initiatives (NJOFBI).
The position will be instrumental in supporting business development and overall resource development for Support Center, expanding project management capacity for 75+ ongoing projects, supporting the work of 20+ affiliate consultants, and contributing to Support Center’s community of practice, strategic goals, and field building efforts through a number of partnerships and collaborations.
Core responsibilities will include:
Developing, Contracting, and Delivering Strategy and Management Services
Additional responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will have:
How to apply:
Interested candidates should complete this application, which includes submission of a resume and cover letter by June 11, 2023. The cover letter may be addressed to Keith Timko, Executive Director, and should describe the candidate’s interest in Support Center, professional experience, and qualifications, and suitability for this role. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Support Center for Nonprofit Management is an equal opportunity employer that values and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion. Support Center does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, national, social or indigenous origin, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, sex or gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital or partnership status, veteran status, military service status, arrest or conviction record (as provided for by applicable law) or any other class or status protected by law.