Chief Executive Officer

Helping People. Changing Lives.

Position: Chief Executive Officer

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Are you passionate about helping people to change lives and alleviate poverty?

Northwest Community Action Partnership changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and shapes the communities they serve into better places to live. They care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. The departments at Northwest Community Action Partnerships include Head Start, Community Services, Weatherization, Volunteer Services, and Northwest Improvement, all of which serve the community in different ways.

Northwest Community Action is seeking Chief Executive Officer candidates with a commitment to ensuring delivery of high-quality services that produce targeted outcomes, leading and motivating others toward high-performance levels, sharing a common vision, connecting with community members to achieve fund development goals, and establishing strong partnerships, assuring responsible financial management for long term sustainability, and facilitating the work of our board of directors. The ability to influence high engagement levels with staff and uphold Northwest Community Action Partnership’s mission, vision and values are fundamental.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, and program evaluation, and strive to develop recognized best practices.
  • Direct the development, implementation, and progress of the Strategic Plan of NCAP annually.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of NCAP service delivery and direct the implementation of changes using the Community Assessment, ROMA outcomes, and the strategic plan.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain an atmosphere of cooperation, teamwork, collaboration, and support for all programs Directors and the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Directly oversee the Administrative Assistant for the CEO.
  • Conduct an evaluation of all Agency/Program Directors and staff annually or as otherwise required by policy.
  • Communicate and work effectively with clients, co-workers, and management.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 Preferred Talents

  • Must support and demonstrate commitment to agency mission, vision, and values.
  • Must foster an environment of respect and inclusivity for all participants, staff, volunteers, and visitors.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively and ability to make effective oral and visual representations before large groups.
  • Ability to inspire through leadership and nurture the involvement of others.
  • Ability to make organizational decisions when faced with competing and complex interests.
  • Ability to work with associates across the agency to promote services and ensure consistency of service practices.
  • Ability to keep all agency matters confidential.
  • Experience in personnel management and evaluation, recruitment, and relevant civil rights legislation.
  • Experience and ability to develop budgets and fund and administer a positive fiscal posture, large multi-source programs.
  • First-hand knowledge of communities' current social, political, and economic trends in the service area and the state and national arenas.
  • Experience and ability to motivate agency personnel, educators, the business community, target area leaders, and groups in the community at large in support of the agency’s goals and purposes and new programs.
  • Successful experience in developing service contracts with local, state, and federal agencies.


  • Experience with understanding poverty and its causes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, related graduate degree preferred.
  • Previous experience facilitating the work of a board of directors is helpful.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable through NCAP vehicle insurance plan.
  • Must clear all background checks.

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