Executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director 150 150 JacquelineBoyce
November 15, 2021
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Jacqueline Boyce
(718) 276-4630



Description: The Executive Director of SQPA oversees and directs the organization's strategic planning, organizational and programmatic development, fundraising, community and stakeholder engagement, public footprint, and overall management. The Executive Director is an entrepreneurial and dynamic leader who at times and with unquestioned integrity represents and uplifts the reputation, impact, and community presence of SQPA, and drives the organization toward executing its theory of change in-line with its strategic vision.


Reporting to SQPA's Board of Directors, the Executive Director will:

Organizational mission and strategy

  • Provide leadership for SQPA by cultivating a clear and sustainable mission, mission and strategy for the organization.
  • Lead the organization's strategic planning efforts to ensure SQPA can successfully fulfill its mission in the immediate and long-term.
  • Collaborate with SQPA's Board of Directors to create, implement, and report on strategic planning efforts to actualize organizational objectives.
  • Oversee the implementation of SQPA's programmatic portfolio in-line with the organization's theory of change and strategic priorities.
  • Conceptualize and actualize an organizational culture that permeates throughout the organization.

Fundraising and development

  • Develop, oversee, and coordinate SQPA's annual fundraising and development plan to secure the resources required to support SQPA's mission.
  • Expand and diversify SQPA's visibility and funding base by identifying and engaging new networks of supporters, government officials, and elected representatives to support the organization's financial and programmatic needs.
  • Make public appearances and accept speaking engagements to share information about the SQPA with prospective donors and supporters.
  • Direct the development of a new performance management and data-tracking framework that will allow SQPA to explain its impact to potential funders.


  • Working with Program Directors, oversee the design and implementation of SQP's core programming and services.
  • Oversee the development of a new performance management framework and routines to evaluate the success of SQPA's program.

Budget and finance

  • Review and maintain adequate internal controls in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the organization's finance vendors and ensure timely and accurate reporting.
  • Work with SQPA's Board of Directors to prepare an annual budget that supports the organization's mission and goal.
  • Assist Program Directors with the creation of individual program budgets to ensure compliance with funder requirements and maintain oversight of overall programmatic budgets.
  • Regularly review budgets to determine performance against goals and identify fundraising plans.

Organizational operations and administration

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the organization, including staff well-being, program implementation, contract management, and community engagement.
  • Provide strong leadership to SQPA's senior management team and line staff.
  • Monitor the implementation of programs and projects in-line with annual budgets, the organization's strategic plan, and identified performance metrics.
  • Oversee the development and systematic documentation of policies and protocols that govern the work of the organization.
  • Establish and maintain policies and protocols that reflect best practices for collecting and using data and seek out opportunities to strengthen the quality and use of data across the organization.

This is a full time position based in Jamaica, Queens.


  • 7+ years of senior management experience leading teams toward operational and strategic success
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree in business or public administration highly preferred
  • Proven track record in organizational development, strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting and financial management, program planning and staff management.
  • Ability to develop and systematically monitor key performance metrics to assess organizational progress.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and working with volunteers, government agencies, community-based organizations, nonprofits, community stakeholders, and other public institutions.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to data driven processes.
  • Knowledge of DVCD, ACS, and NYC Government processes preferred.
  • Must be able to safeguard sensitive, confidential agency and staff information.
  • Commitment to working on behalf of SQPA's constituents and the broader community of Southern Queens.

How To Apply

Please send a thoughtful cover letter, as well as your resume.