The New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT), an innovative Boston start-up nonprofit, is seeking an experienced, passionate, and innovative leader for the newly created position of Program Director. Reporting to the Executive Director, the NECAT Program Director (PD) will direct, administer, and coordinate the daily operations of both the adult career training program and the youth arts and technology program. The PD will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on the all areas of program design, curriculum development, establishment of goals and key benchmarks, as well as the creation of processes for program monitoring and evaluation. The PD will further play a key role in the recruitment, training, retention, and performance management of program staff, as well as budgetary oversight for the adult and youth programs.
NECAT is the latest replication site of the nationally recognized Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC), which was founded by Bill Strickland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1969. NECAT’s mission is to provide both year-round afterschool arts programs for at-risk high school students, and tuition-free job training for under- and unemployed adults. This new Boston site is poised to open its doors in late spring 2013. It will particularly feature a state-of-the-art culinary program for adults, designed in partnership with employers. NECAT strives to create an environment and a set of opportunities that allow its students to transcend a culture of poverty and enter a culture of opportunity.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a hand-on, driven leader who can balance the strategic requirements of program and curriculum design with the operational and management needs in order to achieve tangible program results. S/he will be a results-oriented social entrepreneur who possesses exceptional people management, networking, and communication skills. Experience in workforce development, youth development, and social innovation is highly desired. Prior experience building a culinary program is a plus.
Additional Key Skills/Experience
A minimum of six years of progressive experience in nonprofit administration, with recent experience at a senior management level required. Demonstrated professional experience in adult vocational and/or youth arts and technology programming, prior experience with accreditation, and experience working with at-risk youth is highly desired. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.
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NECAT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For immediate consideration, please use the reference code OK246 and address your cover letter and resume to Maury Peterson. Please email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org