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Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

The Organization

Incorporated in 1995 as a 501(c)6, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is the nation’s leading professional alliance committed to building the capacity of educators to increase student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. NAPE is a membership-based organization of federal and state agencies, local school districts, colleges, universities, businesses, and corporations. Recognizing the need to access support and resources to develop programs and tools to support the needs of NAPE members, in 2003 the NAPE Education Foundation (NAPEEF) was incorporated as a 501(c)3. These are legally two separate organizations with separate leadership that work in tandem to provide professional development, research, technical assistance to members and advocacy work on Capitol Hill.

NAPE and NAPEEF share a common mission, vision and strategic plan and staff with the NAPE Education Foundation as the employer of record. Externally, NAPE and the NAPEEF are seen as one organization and are collectively referred to as NAPE.

Position Overview

The Chief Executive Officer will report to the NAPE Education Foundation Board on operational and Foundation-related issues.  They will also report to the NAPE Executive Committee on issues related to the membership organization.

The ideal candidate would possess:

Minimum of a master’s degree in Education, Organizational Management or related field; ability to think strategically, identify organizational growth opportunities and provide leadership that keeps the organization on the cutting edge of innovation; and significant knowledge of equity in education and workforce development, especially in (STEM) career and technical education (CTE).

Understanding of and experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly with membership organizations; experience working with a volunteer board; understanding of the education and workforce development community; knowledge of and experience in collaborating with state & federal agencies, national education and workforce development partners, and others.

Ability to communicate the organization’s mission effectively to a wide range of audiences in a variety of venues; understanding of how to position the organization vis-à-vis other agencies, funders, corporate partners, politicians, and the general public; understanding of and experience in developing effective, outcome-based constituent service programs focused on equity in education and workforce development at the local, state and national levels.

Ability to manage and grow programs and staff effectively; financial management, budget development and grant management experience; history of successful federal, corporate and foundation grant writing and award management.

Ability to travel an estimated 30% of the year, with more travel during the school year and less travel in the summer; multiple years of experience within a nonprofit organization, in education administration or related experience; demonstrated success in fundraising; a vision of how to position NAPE to move equity forward over the next 5-10 years.

How To Apply

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

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