Executive Director City Wide Youth Coalition, Inc.

Jul 01, 2015

Executive Director

City Wide Youth Coalition, Inc.

Posted: 6/17/2015

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Youth Development

City: New Haven

Postal code: 06510

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M



Mission statement:

Citywide Youth Coalition (CWYC) is a network of over 500 youth-serving staff, community stakeholders and individuals in the New Haven urban region working together to build a courageous community in which all youth can succeed.

CWYC supports the youth sector and provides leadership with coalition members and partners on issues of youth voice, youth leadership and youth-led social justice.

We need to see real change among the outcomes with young people in the community. The only way to achieve the transformational changes needed is to include young people and adults in co-creating the services, supports and opportunities that young people need to be successful in life.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Link to CWYC’s most recent 990

For more information, please visit cwyc.org


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CWYC staff (paid and volunteer), programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and strategic plans.


Leadership & Management:

Maintain and build a coalition of youth-serving organizations and stakeholders

Nurture a community of high-quality youth development programs

Actively engage and energize CWYC volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders

Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations, as well as other potential partners of the organization

Develop and maintain effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents

Fundraising & Communications:

Expand fundraising activities to support existing program operations and potential expansion

Increase and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations—with the goal of creating a stronger brand and garnering new opportunities

Serve as a spokesperson for the successes of youth and youth serving organizations

Be an external presence that publishes and communicates results with an emphasis on the successes of the youth and youth service organization as a result of CWYC collaborative efforts

Planning & New Business:

Execute, develop and improve established strategic plan

Build partnerships beyond the coalition’s current limits, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders with an eye towards CWYC impact


The ED will be thoroughly committed to advancing CWYC's mission and values. Develop deep alignment of work and values with member organizations that will ensure that members and youth are fully engaged in leading and supporting CWYC mission. Accomplished by proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Other qualifications include:

Unwavering commitment in the values of CWYC and belief that all youth can succeed.

Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree in related field preferred; three to five years of experience and knowledge in youth development sector

Track record of effectively leading a youth sector organization and/or program

Experience in organizational, leadership, strategic thinking and planning, ability to coach staff (paid and volunteer), manage and develop teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget

Past success working with a Board of Directors, with the ability to cultivate existing and new board member relationships

Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to youth development practices, programs and services

Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously; flexible and able to attend community meetings/events after office hours and on weekends

Proficiency in Microsoft programs (including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint), QuickBooks, social media, basic web publishing, online fundraising and organizing tools

Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please submit the following to the CWYC Executive Director Search Committee by July 31, 2015 via email atcwyc.edsearch@gmail.com:

· Letter of Interest (PDF or Word)

· Resume (PDF or Word)

· List of three (3) references

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