Who We Are:
Volunteers of America of Upstate New York is a faith-based ministry of service whose mission is to change individual lives, instill hope, increase self-worth and facilitate independence, through quality housing, employment, and related supportive services. We empower people in our community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential. We accomplish this by providing long-term solutions to homelessness, poverty, addiction, illiteracy and criminal behavior through more than 34 essential programs and services. Learn more.

CEO Role Summary:
The President and Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the strategic leadership and vision of Volunteers of America of Upstate New York. Together with the Board of Directors, the President and CEO is responsible for the success and relevance of the organization to the community in a manner consistent with the national charter and local strategic plan. The President and CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors.
The President and CEO oversees the development and administration of the strategic plan in order to drive successful outcomes for clients and the community. Responsibilities include: the management of all programs, people, and operational activities, full profit and loss responsibility of an $11 million organization, fundraising and resource development, and driving community partnerships and engagement. The President and CEO must be a passionate and courageous leader with the ability to position the Agency and its mission at the forefront of the community. They must be aware of the changing environment and needs of the Agency to maintain a culture that supports the community, clients, and staff.

A Few Responsibilities Include:

  • Executive Leadership and Organizational Management
  • Provide leadership to position the Agency at the forefront of the community. Direct operations to ensure program quality, compliance, and cost-effective management of resources. Set the organizational infrastructure to fit changing Agency needs and maintain a culture of compassion, respect, integrity, and cooperation with a commitment to excellence. Provide spiritual leadership for the Agency in its ministry of service.
  • Board of Director Relations

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DEI PracticeOur Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.