The Deputy Executive Director (Deputy ED) of the Center for
Nonviolence and Social Justice (CNSJ) is responsible for the
oversight of the daily operations and programming of CNSJ. This
role will be an on-site presence providing supervision of the
Director of Healing Hurt People, the Director of Healing Centered
Learning, the Community Outreach Team (COT) Manager, the CNSJ's
Data and Compliance Manager, and the CNSJ Administrative
Coordinator. The Deputy ED will also support contracts and fiscal
relationships with CNSJ funders and stakeholders, community
partners, and third-party entities.
The Deputy ED will report programmatic efforts and developments to
the CNSJ Executive Director and communicate effectively with the
CNSJ Advisory Board by providing timely information and
programmatic updates. The Deputy ED will collaborate with the
CNSJ’s Director of Fiscal Operations and HHP’s Medical Director to
ensure cohesion among center-based projects and initiatives and
that fiscal, budget, data, and reporting considerations are being
supported by the work conducted by program staff. The Deputy ED
will support the execution of monthly, quarterly, and annual
reporting across the CNSJ, while pursuing grant opportunities to
sustain and expand the CNSJ activities. This position will also
assist the CNSJ ED and work with the Director of Fiscal Operations
in the planning and execution of the CNSJ annual budget. This role
would also be tasked with maintaining relationships and meeting the
expectations of the CNSJ’s multiple funders and partner
The Deputy ED will execute the CNSJ’s mission and strategic goals
and formulate policies and procedures under the supervision of the
CNSJ Executive Director. The Deputy ED will represent the CNSJ at
local funder and community events, actively engaging with the CNSJ
multiple stakeholders and partners.
The Deputy ED will be located at the CNSJ’s main office in downtown
Philadelphia (3 days per week required, 4 preferred) and support
the CNSJ’s Healing Hurt People program efforts at St Christopher’s
Hospital for Children. This position requires local and occasional
national travel. The CNSJ is housed within Drexel University’s
Dornsife School of Public Health and affiliated with the College of
Medicine. The CNSJ has a dynamic relationship with various
• Supervises the Director of Healing Hurt People, the Director of
Healing Centered Learning, the Community Outreach Team (COT)
Manager, the CNSJ's Data and Compliance Manager, and the CNSJ
• Hold regular supervision sessions with staff and coach efforts to
conform with programmatic expectations and deliverables.
• The Deputy Executive Director will execute the center’s mission
and strategic goals and formulate and update policies and
procedures under the supervision of the CNSJ Executive
Additional Duties as Assigned.
• Supports contracts and fiscal relationships with CNSJ funders,
community partners, and third-party entities.
• Oversees, with the assistance of the Data and Compliance Manager
and in collaboration with upper-management staff, the audit
materials required by the CNSJ’s funders and other
• Oversees the implementation of professional development and
required training for the CNSJ team with the assistance of the Data
and Compliance Manager.
• Oversight of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, fulfillment
of contract goals, and information required by funders, third party
entities, and stakeholders, while pursuing grant opportunities to
sustain and expand the CNSJ activities.
Additional Duties as Assigned.
- A masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or
- Minimum 8 years of experience leading teams in a social service
or health care setting with multiple programs or sites AND Minimum
3 years of experience serving in upper management capacity.
- Demonstrated ability to engage diverse stakeholders and
partners for the benefit of the CNSJ.
- Expertise in program implementation and demonstrated ability to
manage a center’s daily operations.
- Valid PA driver’s license and a vehicle available for
occasional supervision of community work.
- Demonstrated ability to create, implement, and oversee CQI
measures of programmatic deliverables and staff functioning.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to function within a
large complex university environment.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel.
- Ability to read and monitor fiscal and budget reports.
- Robust understanding of trauma-informed practices and
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of well-established as well as grass roots
organizations in target communities (racial and ethnic minority
youth and families exposed to community violence, LGBTQ
- Typically sitting at a desk/table
- Typically bending, crouching, stooping
- Typically standing, walking
- Lifting demands ≤ 25lbs
- Center City – Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as exempt
with a grade of M, Minimum: $ 75,200.00 - Maximum: $ 112,790.00.
The offered salary is dependent upon internal equity and the
successful candidate’s competencies, education, and
For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary
structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies, please visit
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Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
Oct 23 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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