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Chief Program Officer

New York City, NY, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Literacy Partners is seeking an exceptional individual to join our growing diverse, social-justice-oriented team of 17 staff and dozens of interns and volunteers. The Chief Program Officer (CPO), in collaboration with the CEO, will articulate and implement the strategic vision of the Center for Adult and Family Literacy. She or he will oversee all classes, workshops, and initiatives, and will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the programs. The CPO will partner with the CEO and Chief Development Officer to expand funding for the Center beyond its current annual budget of $1.2 million.

The portfolio of programs currently includes: (1) English classes for parents of young children; (2) a high school equivalency and college-transition initiative for young adult parents; (3) a basic reading and writing tutorial program; (4) English conversation classes for adult immigrants; and (5) family reading promotion workshops. The Center for Adult and Family Literacy is staffed by 6 staff members and several dozen volunteers and interns.

This position reports to the CEO, is a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and works closely with the Board of Directors.

A successful candidate:

has a passion for Literacy Partners’ 2-generation mission with an expertise in both adult education and child development

is committed to racial and gender equity

excels in a data-driven, results-based environment 

has relationships with funders and experience with government contracts

is an inspiring leader and an effective coach 

has a great sense of humor

has at least 5 years experience working in an executive-level position running an educational program of comparable size and mission

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