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CEO Job Opening – CAAP (PA)

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Seeks Chief Executive Officer

Position description (4 pages)

Open until filled


The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP) is a statewide membership organization representing 42 Community Action Agencies in the Commonwealth.  CAAP acts as a statewide voice for local Community Action Agencies and low-income citizens.  It is the primary source of advocacy, education, technical assistance, news, and networking for the Community Action network of Pennsylvania.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall administration of Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP), maintaining relationships with funders and community partners, internal and external communications, hiring and supporting staff, and overseeing the development and coordination of CAAP programs and services.  The CEO, in conjunction with Pennsylvania’s CAAs, assesses significant statewide barriers to ameliorating poverty, and recommends strategies, services, and resources to enhance the local CAAs capabilities and capacities to address poverty issues.  The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing CAAP’s strategic plan and regularly informs the Board about the organization’s progress.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit management with experience in community action preferred.  The successful candidate must have an understanding of and passion for the goals and mission of Community Action and a commitment to play a leadership role in helping shape the community’s understanding and support for the needs of people experiencing poverty and other challenges.  The ideal candidate must be a thought leader on anti-poverty issues with the ability to summarize and disseminate information and best practices to member agencies.  The CEO serves as an advocate and activist with the ability to effectively represent CAAP at the national, state, and local level.  A high degree of financial literacy and an ability to ensure that CAAP continues to be an exceptionally well-managed, financially sound organization is essential. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.  Willing and able to travel.

See position description for additional information on CAAP, specific responsibilities and qualifications.

To Apply

Qualified candidates may send resume and salary requirements to:

Cathy McGeever
Lambert & Associates
222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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