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Community for New Direction in Columbus, Ohio
Date Posted March 01, 2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
    • Master's (Preferred)

    • Senior Leadership: 7 years (Preferred)

    • social service programs inclusive to budget development: 5 years (Preferred)

    • contract negotiation and grant funding: 5 years (Preferred)

    • OCPC or LCDC Certification (Preferred)

Full Job Description



Department: Executive

Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Board of Directors

Work Schedule: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Flexible)

Supervises Staff: Yes


Community for New Direction (CND) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids and their families build a bridge to a brighter tomorrow. Through innovative prevention and leadership programs, CND empowers youth to be the force for change in themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities – now and in the future. CND is building a bridge to a brighter tomorrow by empowering tomorrow’s leaders today. CND manages a portfolio of five (5) community programs with a staff of 54 and an operating budget of $5.1M.


The President/CEO, under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors, is accountable for the strategic and operational leadership of the organization. The President/CEO’s responsibilities include strategic management, reinforcing the vision and executing the mission of the organization. He/she will accomplish CND’s strategic management through organizational goal setting, implementation, and delivery on those goals. In addition, the President/CEO must be highly proficient in other areas of organizational management, ensuring CND staff and administration are high performing and continuously developing. The President/CEO must have an expertise in community impact, actively building strong community partnerships and continually seeking ways to cultivate new funding opportunities. S/he will also ensure the success of CND through strong financial stewardship and brand awareness.


Strategic Management

  • Responsible for the overall impact of CND, with particular emphasis on increasing its growth and success.
  • Reinforces the vision of CND through goal setting, implementation, and delivery. Ensures that all CND programs and activities remain in alignment with CND’s vision, mission, and core values.
  • Works closely with the Board of Directors to craft and adopt strategies to achieve increased impact, including fundraising.
  • Serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation.
  • Assists in other areas deemed necessary by the Board of Directors and performs other duties as assigned to promote the overall mission and vision of CND.

Organization Management

  • Supervises the COO regarding the day-to-day operations of CND programs including assuring that contract and regulatory compliance standards are met.
  • Assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing.
  • Hires, supervises, and retains highly qualified, credentialed, and experienced leaders (may include roles such as CFO, COO, Human Resources Manager, Director of Prevention and Director of Development & Community Affairs). Establishes, monitors, and evaluates goals of all staff members.
  • Works with the Chief Financial Officer to manage organizational spending, reviews monthly financials, grant development and other funding sources and opportunities.
  • Actively researches new funding streams and applies for grant funding. Works closely with CFO to monitor budget compliance and mitigate financial risks.
  • Remains committed to annual training and development of all CND team members. Ensures that goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of a successful, mental health and substance use disorder treatment facility, substance use disorder recovery house and the community-based drug and alcohol prevention/intervention programs within the agency.
  • Holds regular weekly or biweekly meetings with all operating managers and directors.
  • Reviews monthly quality assurance and census reports individually and in coordination with appropriate Board committees, consulting outside experts if necessary.
  • Create and monitor succession plans for key CND roles.

Community Impact

  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new partners, for fundraising opportunities and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and Board level.
  • Actively pursues all appropriate opportunities to expand and build relationships with community leaders in government and non-profit sectors.
  • Strongly pursues philanthropic contributions to meet or exceed annual development goals.
  • Works to strengthen partnerships with elected and appointed public officials, business and community leaders, and the voters of Franklin County.
  • Continuously finds ways to increase CND’s brand awareness with stakeholders and throughout the community.



  • Undergraduate degree in behavioral health or related field is required. Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Must possess, or be in the process of obtaining, an OCPC certification and a LCDC.


  • At least seven (7) years of senior leadership experience, including experience building revenue is required.
  • Expert-level knowledge in social service programs inclusive of budget development and financial oversight.
  • Experience with contract negotiation and management and grant funding.
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector is preferred.


  • Strong business acumen and broad management skills to lead staff at varying levels of the organization. Must be highly skilled leveraging strategies to drive impact.
  • Unwavering sense of integrity, accountability and good judgment; leads with sound business EQ and able to handle high levels of stress.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both individually and with mass media.
  • Ability to understand detailed complex concepts and problems and make rapid decisions regarding administrative issues.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.
  • Ability to relate to persons with diverse educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Computer Skills

Proficient in use of personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite, medical related software and the use of office equipment (e.g., fax, copier, printer).

Other Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio driver's license; must pass a criminal background check, credit check and a pre-employment drug screen.

CND is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
CND follows all COVID-19 safety best practices.


  • Master's (Preferred)


  • Senior Leadership: 7 years (Preferred)
  • social service programs inclusive to budget development: 5 years (Preferred)
  • contract negotiation and grant funding: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Non-Profit: 5 years (Preferred)


  • OCPC or LCDC Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company's website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

If interested in applying, please send resume to:

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